Franklin resident Kathleen Wood is currently enrolled in a class entitled “Global Climate Change: The Science, Social Impacts and Diplomacy of a World Environmental Crisis” at Harvard University.
The course is an intensive seven-week seminar that addresses the latest scientific research, social implications and diplomatic response to global climate change.
While climate scientists across the world are in agreement regarding the reality of global climate change, a recent Harris Poll indicated that only 51 percent of Americans believe that global climate change is real. This figure is down from a high of 75 percent in 2001 in spite of mounting scientific evidence and the prevalence of extreme weather events.
In association with the course, Wood is conducting research to determine the sources and causes of public opinion, with the objective of forging common ground between disparate groups. As part of her research, Wood is seeking participants who would be willing to submit to a brief interview.
All participants will remain anonymous.