Environmental Talk by Dr Harvey Dzodin
On Tuesday 24th May, the Confucius Institute at Bangor University hosted a public lecture in Pontio on Environmental Challenges in China and Beyond: Can the World Survive? The speaker, Dr Harvey Dzodin is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for China & Globalization, and Senior Consultant of the National Image Communication Research Centre of Tsinghua University. Dr Dzodin has published over 300 articles in several media outlets including China Daily and Global Times focusing on international affairs, Sino-US relations, the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as on climate change and the environment.
Dr Dzodin discussed the global issues of climate change and the time-sensitive nature that affects governments and citizens of the world in the need to combat and rectify rising temperatures. Dr Dzodin offered his perspective on changes that both international governments, and us as individuals, can make to reverse climate change.
Mr Peter Burns commented:
“A very in-depth presentation of the approach to keep the climate from rising to a level of CO2 and greenhouse gases causing environmental damage to the whole of the world, its community and the natural environment by using fossil fuels, and the most important need and priority; change to green technology. Commitments were made at COP22 by nations and communities. Many promises made, may their words be put into action by Universal Participation through unity and cooperation, and the understanding of the Oneness of Mankind and all can contribute to solving problems of this age. We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside of us and say once one of these is reformed everything will improve. Mankind is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and itself is also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions. Thank you very much for such an important presentation by The Confucius Institute, also Harvey’s in-depth knowledge of climate change and the way to resolve these issues.”
The talk prompted a detailed Q&A from the audience who attended in person and via Zoom, with discussion continuing afterwards at the reception.
If you missed the talk, you can watch it online here.
Publication date: 27 May 2022