USDA Experts to Lead Discussion on Controversial Nature of Climate Change

February’s Science by the Glass event will focus on what’s not socially acceptable.

The Texas Tech University Climate Science Center’s monthly Science by the Glass discussion for February will focus on why climate change is a controversial topic.

Clay and Sarah Pope, experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Plains Climate Hub, will lead the discussion “The Climate Change Caucus: Money, Politics and Religion. A conversation you shouldn’t have in mixed company.”

The discussion starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 9) at Fox & Hound Sports Tavern, 4210 82nd St.

Science by the Glass events are informal monthly discussions that bring together members of the community with Texas Tech faculty and students to discuss topics related to science, climate and society. They are open to the public and admission is free.

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The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges.

Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.

With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest college on the Texas Tech University campus.

In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.