Indiana Gallant, Senior Communitarian Reporter
Dr. Kimberly Nicholas will talk about her book Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World for DCCC on Feb. 9, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. over zoom.
As a part of the College-Wide Reading Program and the STEAM Speakers Series, Dr. Nicholas will discuss the topic of climate change. “The bottom line is that right now the Earth is in big trouble.”
Nicholas says fixing climate change is “easy, but not simple.” She explained that the changes revolve around stopping the production and consumption of fossil fuels and to stop destroying nature.
She also hopes to discuss the exploitation mindset. The exploitation mindset is the idea that “some humans are better than other humans and believe that humans are superior to nature.’ She explained that this causes exploitation of both people and nature.
Nicholas wants people to understand that individuals can make real, lasting impacts on the well-being of the planet. “We need to put everything we’ve got into limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius”.
The seminar aims to encourage people to respect and protect nature, stop harm at its source, and build resilience against climate change.