Cognitive Profiles of Climate Change Understanding

1.  Please answer the following question in 10 minutes without looking at the film below or searching for an answer, write a single sentence on a piece of paper about climate change, and compose an email starting with that sentence.  The idea is to be spontaneous.

Can humans change the climate of earth?

2.  Then when you have finished step 1 watch the following YouTube video: 3.  When you have watched the YouTube film in 10 minutes answer the following question again in the following way.  Search the Internet or ask a friend, write a second sentence on a piece of paper about climate change, and compose an email ending with that sentence.  The idea is to be spontaneous.

Can humans change the climate of earth?

4.  Email the two sentence to william.kaya.erbil@gmail.com. Thank you for taking part in this study!

Dr. Kaya Erbil

 

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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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