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Climate Change: Hope, Effective Action and Climate Justice

Dwight Krehbiel

Location: Kidron Bethel Village, 3001 Ivy Dr., North Newton, Kansas

Kaye Penner Education Center

· Tuesdays –April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7.

· 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Course Cost: $50

This course will explore priorities in addressing climate change – the greatest challenge now facing humankind. The framework for these explorations will be the software and other resources developed by Climate Interactive ( The role of individual actions, the impacts of lifestyle choices, climate effects on health, food and agriculture, understanding competing interests, the inequitable impacts of climate change, and coping with the emotional effects of climate change will be among the topics of discussion.


With a Ph. D. in physiological psychology and a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, Dwight Krehbiel has taught at Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.) since 1978, and in a part-time capacity since 2019. Several sabbaticals have taken him to the INRA (agricultural research institute) near Nouzilly, France. Since retirement from full-time teaching in 2019, he has worked to become a climate educator, especially through the Climate Ambassador program of Climate Interactive, a non-profit organization that develops and disseminates software and other resources for teaching and learning about climate change. He has led numerous workshops under the auspices of this program with audiences ranging from teenagers to retirees.

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