Începem această primăvară cu cel de-al doilea eveniment din cadrul proiectului “Youth are shaping the future”.

Evenimentul se va desfășura sub forma unei dezbateri în stil Oxford, și va avea ca temă principală schimbările climatice ce ne afectează planeta și viața de zi cu zi. Dezbaterea în stil Oxford este un format de dezbatere care prezintă o anumită tematică ce este propusă de o parte și opusă de alta. Cele două echipe își susțin punctele de vedere prin aducerea unor argumente fondate pe dovezi, statistici, articole și studii de cercetare, cu scopul de a transmite publicului mesajul și de a convinge cât mai mulți participanți că argumentul lor este fondat si veridic.

Cele două echipe oponente, alese prin tragere la sorți, vor juca rolul de Climate Believers (cei care cred în schimbările climatice), respectiv Climate Deniers (sceptici sau negaționiști care nu cred în schimbările climatice), într-o dezbatere de argumente și contraargumente bazate pe cunoștințe și persuasiune.

La începutul dezbaterii moderatorul va prezenta structura și vor descrie pe scurt cele mai frecvent întâlnite afirmații si replici, ca de exemplu:

Climate-sceptic claimClimate-believer claim
This is the coldest winter we’ve had in years! So much for global warming.

There’s a difference between climate and weather: Weather fluctuates day in, day out, whereas climate refers to long term trends—and the overall trend is clearly and indisputably a warming one. While the impacts of climate change have only just begun to hit the Global North, farmers in the tropics have been contending with impacts—from droughts to floods to a proliferation of crop-destroying pests—for years. Farmers need to take a climate-smart approach. That means first assessing a farm’s particular climate risks, taking the crop and local ecosystem into account, then finding the right combination of tools to manage the farms climate challenges. That’s what makes climate-smart agriculture “smart.”
Climate change is natural and normal—it’s happened at other points in history.It’s true that there have been periods of global warming and cooling—also related to spikes and lulls in greenhouse gases—during the Earth’s long history. But those historic increases in CO2 should be a warning to us: They led to serious environmental disruptions, including mass extinctions. Today, humans are emitting greenhouse gases at a far higher rate than any previous increase in history.
There’s no consensus among scientists that climate change is real.There is nearly 100 percent agreement among scientists. Moreover, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that global warming is accelerating, and will reach 1.C above pre-Industrial levels around 2030—a full decade earlier than previously forecast.  
Plants and animals can adapt.Human-caused climate change is happening so rapidly, species simply don’t have time to adapt. Frogs tell the story best: With their semi-permeable skin, unprotected eggs, and reliance on external temperatures to regulate their own, they are often among the first species to die off when ecosystems tip out of balance—and they’re dying off in droves. Frogs can be a bio-indicator: A healthy frog population signals a healthy ecosystem, which is what we’ve been working to promote—along with thriving communities—since 1987.
Climate change is good for us.It’s hard to even know where to begin to address this statement, especially when you think about the human cost of a warming planet. The evidence points to a clear link between climate change and a surge in modern slavery: When crop failures, drought, floods, or fires wipe out livelihoods and homes, people migrate in the hopes of improving their lot—but can find themselves vulnerable to human trafficking and forced labor and other human rights abuses. And the overall economic cost is staggering: The global economy could lose $23 trillion to climate change by 2050.
OK, maybe climate change is real, but there’s nothing to be done—it’s too late.It’s true that we don’t have a moment to waste, but it’s not too late. If governments, business, and individuals begin taking drastic action now, we can keep warming within the 1.5C target set by the Paris Agreement. What can you do to make sure that happens? A lot. Here are actions you can take—both to make your daily life more sustainable and to push governments and companies to act—to secure a better future.  
Sursa: rainforest-alliance.org

One of the most pressing issues of our time, climate change threatens the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. Natural disasters, environmental degradation and extreme weather patterns disrupt harvests, deplete fisheries, erode livelihoods and spur infectious diseases. (UN.org)

What is the most pressing climate issue?
Drought Is Most Pressing Climate Change Worry

Across the nations surveyed, the threat of droughts or water shortages is the most troubling potential effect of global climate change – a median of 44% say they are most concerned about this possibility (pewresearch.org)

Dezbaterea va fi urmată de o sesiune de feedback in care vor fi discutate aspecte precum:
– Livrarea mesajului
– Construcția discursului
– Argumentare, contraargumentare și exemplificare
– Originalitate
– Urmăriea unui fir logic
– Folosirea argumentelor științifice
– Abilitatea de a răspunde întrebarilor asupra tematicii

Evenimentul va avea loc pe 28 martie, ora 17:30 în cadrul Universității din Craiova (mai multe detalii vor fi trimise pe email, fiecărui participant).

Alătura-te evenimentului dacă:
✨ ești interesat de problemele cauzate de schimbările climatice
✨ vrei sa ai un impact pozitiv asupra societății
✨ crezi că schimbarea in bine începe cu tine
✨ ești un bun orator și îți place să te faci auzit și înțeles

Dacă te pasionează oratoria și dezbaterile, sau regăsești printre interesele tale problema mediului înconjurător, iți lăsăm mai jos formularul de înscriere. Te așteptăm să te înscrii până cel târziu LUNI 28 MARTIE ORA 15:00