Climate Change

Climate Change

In the run up to the COP26 global climate change summit in Glasgow, this module will take a whistle stop tour of the subject of climate change. It will explore what is COP and why this year’s meeting of world leaders is THE most important COP ever.h

The definition of climate change is shifts in climate patterns due to carbon dioxide emissions produced by the use of fossil fuels. This has resulted in global warming which is endangering the planet and the people, animals and plant life who live on it.

The solution, agreed by world leaders, is to achieve zero-emissions by 2050 to keep the planet’s temperature under 2 degrees. 

The HERA climate change module aims to explore the challenges we face in this climate change emergency from its beginnings to the present day. It will endeavour to cover as much ground, in what is a huge subject matter, using video, poetry, music and art to tell the stories of how politicians, scientists, activists, celebrities and individuals are trying to reverse the human impact. 

It’s clear that since the industrial revolution, in the mid-18th century, humans are responsible for continued damage of the planet. The World Wildlife Fund reports that “we are using 50 percent more resources than the earth can support and with an anticipated population of nearly 10million by 2050 we will need three planets to live on. Half of the Great Barrier Reef is dead. 80% of the world’s forest has been destroyed”.

From Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to cutting edge technology and innovation we will look at the problems and solutions to the global threat of climate change. We will find out how environmental activists like Greenpeace and celebrities shine a light on the climate change atrocities – for example, the resource grabbing by superpowers in new territories like the Artic. A territory, now, made accessible due to ice melt.

If you’re wondering ‘how can I make a difference’? then module is designed to give a greater insight into how we as individuals can live more sustainable lives by making shifts in our diet, shopping, transportation and domestic renewable installation. If you want to revamp your CV to reflect an interest and a greater understanding of climate change, this module is for you. If you want to make a difference, then come and join us?

‘The future depends on what you do today’

Mahatma Gandhi

Due to the pandemic, room lets at Harris Academy are unfortunately unavailable for this term.   With this in mind, Hera has decided to cancel enrolment night at Blackness Library, with online payment options to be made available on 13th October from 6pm until 20th October at 6pm:

Payment for this term is £56.00 PayPal – The safer, easier way to pay online!
  • Classes commence Wednesday 27/10/2021, 18:30pm – 20:30pm for 8 weeks until 15/12/2021.
  • View our speedy guide to Zoom here
  • Click here to download the Climate Change evaluation form. Please email completed form to

Classes are run by Harris Education and Recreation Association HERA