SCGM MBF March 2020 | The Climate Crisis: Watching, Responding, Leading
Old Jerusalem city had gate-keepers who kept watch. Now the world’s gate-keepers includes scientists who have raised an alarm. The speaker presents evidence of the climate crisis and reasons why we should all be concerned and become involved.
Speaker: David Court
David J Court was born in Australia and grew up with his family in New Zealand. He attended the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he graduated with a Master of Science (Hons.) degree, majoring in Botany. He then gained a Diploma of Teaching at the Auckland Teachers College and taught Science and Biology in New Zealand (8 years) and in Papua New Guinea (6 years). From 1991 to the end of 2006 he taught Science and Biology (Gifted Education Programme), at Raffles Institution, Singapore. He was a coordinator of the Science Mentorship Programme led by the Gifted Education Branch, Ministry of Education, which linked gifted pupils from Raffles Institution to a number of tertiary institutions. During this time, as an Adult Scout Leader, he led the 02 Raffles Scout Group. Since 2007, he has been working as an Honorary Research Affiliate with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum of the National University of Singapore; his research topics include the taxonomy and conservation of spiders. He contributed to “Singapore Biodiversity: An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development” and co-authored “Spider Diversity in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore”, part of the recent Biodiversity Survey of Bukit Timah conducted by the National Parks Board. He is a Lay Leader at St James’ Church, Leedon Avenue, and is married to Annie, a Singaporean.
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