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[Live Webinar] Climate Change: Facts and Solutions; An Ethical Challenge For Engineers and Architects

Intended Audience: All Engineers
Credits: 2 PDH Units
When: Wednesday 10/28. 10 – 12 pm ET


A recent Google search on climate change returned 818 million hits in a matter of 0.53 seconds.  How can anyone wade through so much information and why would anyone feel the need to add yet another commentary?  The overwhelming amount of information itself, some of which is false, is the reason for narrowing the information down to a clear definition of the problem and a clear definition of the solution.  This webinar presents a summary of the science of climate change and climate-related obstacles faced by modern civilization followed by an analysis of how the world can profit from engineers and architects becoming a part of the solution through economically attractive contributions to the built and transportation environment.  This webinar is especially designed to meet the AIA HSW requirement since global climate change is an imminent, challenging, threat to the health, safety and welfare of the population and the environment of the entire planet.


  1. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports.
  2. US Energy Information Agency (EIA) reports.
  3. Journal of Bioscience 2019 signed by 11,000 scientists.
  4. US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reports.
  5. https://www.joboneforhumanity.org/climate_tipping_points.
  6. Blunden, J., and D.S. Arndt, Eds., 2019: State of the Climate in 2018, Bull.Amer. Meteor. Soc., Volume 100.

Date:  Wednesday. October 28. Starts: 10 – 12 pm ET

Credits: 2 PDH Units

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student should understand

  • What’s going on out there and how serious is it?
  • Climate change fiction and facts.
  • The connection between climate and weather.
  • Why the climate is changing – effects of greenhouse gases.
  • Eleven key tipping points and the need for urgent action.
  • How much will it cost to fix the problem?
  • Specifics and economics of zero energy building technologies.
  • How to determine the carbon footprint of fossil vs electric fuels.
  • Zero greenhouse gas transportation technologies.
  • Low/zero greenhouse gas industrial, agricultural and water resource technologies.
  • The role of government in promoting sustainability.
  • Sustainability ethical obligations of architects and engineers.

Special Webinar Instructions

After payment, please visit this webinar page, click “Start Course” and fill out the Webinar Registration Form.  You’ll receive email notification and details on how to join the webinar.  You will then be able to access the webinar slides, test your system and receive webinar reminders.  After completing the webinar requirements, your certificate of completion will be saved and available for download in your profile.

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Course Reviews


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  1. Climate Change: Facts and Solutions; An Ethical Challenge For Engineers and Architects


    The course was interesting. More emphasis should be placed energy efficiency methods in building / industrial design. Less emphasis on the hysteria of climate change. I was waiting for Greta Thunberg to make a statement.

  2. Climate Change: Facts and Solutions


    The presentation was very detailed and easily to follow. Thank you.

  3. Educational Material


    I appreciated this opportunity to get a better realization of the causes and impacts of Climate Change. In this period of the Covid-19 Pandemic, acquiring qualifying Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to meet licensure requirements for my Professional Engineer’s license is challenging. Thanks for providing this service.

  4. 4

    Excellent webinar overall – – a few errors with the quiz. Quick overview of Professor Messenger’s background would have been helpful.

  5. Climate Change: Facts and Solutions: An Ethical Challenge for Engineers and Architects


    Instructor was very knowledgeable, but makes several assumptions that are glossed over when the proposed solutions are offered. While part of the solution is replacing fossil fuel-fired plants with renewable energy, and switching to all electric vehicles, the solution fails to acknowledge the additional energy generation needed to power 500 million EV’s. This would also require even more renewals.

  6. 5

    Great presentation on climate change and its impacts.

  7. 5

    An excellent course. I learned a lot

  • $99.00
  • Average Rating4
  • Webinar No: WBNR 1137
  • PDH Units: 2

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