Sustainability Professor at WCU Joins Growing Number of Local Scholars Who Warn of Climate Change’s Irreversible Effects
Paul Morgan, who teaches sustainability at West Chester University, has joined the growing number of Philadelphia scholars backing the global report that warns of climate change’s irreversible effects, writes Kim Glovas for KYW Newsradio.
“Facilitation for Deep Adaptation” by Jem Bendell and Katie Carr warns of the possible drastic consequences of climate change – including starvation, migration, disease, war, and disruptions to power and social systems – as soon as 2030.
The report points to a need for swift action, something Morgan agrees with.
“Nobody has the crystal ball that can say exactly, but this decade that we’re in, this has to be the decade of rapid transformation and reaction,” he said.
As a feasible alternative, he has pointed to renewable energy as a way to go.
“Tearing down those coal-fired boilers and putting up solar panels and wind turbines, and using geothermal exchange systems,” he said.
He also emphasized the importance of local community.
“If and when times get tough, we are going to get through by relying on each other, and that means we have to have community,” he said.
Read more about climate change at KYW Newsradio here.
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