GE has endeavoured to curate co-curricular programmes that are creative and proactive in order to develop a collegial, flexible, pluralistic and supportive intellectual environment since 1995. In this semester, we try to build our programmes along the theme of “Alternatives”.
We will probe into the theme through a wide range of activities listed below. Our Student Team (GEST) is recruiting members throughout the year to let your talents shine and to share some happy hours at the Gatherland.
We believe that the questions of why and how are highly essential in your intellectual journey. There is always more than one way out. To flourish during your HKU journey, please remember that we are definitely one of your options.
The 21st Conference of Parties summit (COP21) took place at the end of 2015. Heads of states agreed in general to spell the end for coal and other fossil fuels before 2050 hoping to prevent a climatic catastrophe caused by Global Warming. As we switch to renewable energy, we are also entering the zero-carbon era.
While fossil fuel industry revenues some trillions a year, will the state leaders support an agreement that hampers their ability to develop and profit? Renewable energy currently contributes a mere 2% to the global energy supply. Are we likely to be able to increase this percentage 50 times in around 30 years? The fate of the world hangs in the balance, depending on our responses to these questions. How can we rise up to this defining challenge of the 21st century?
Dr. Eddy Lee Wai Choi李偉才博士 Chairman, Hong Kong Science Fiction Club; Former Senior Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory 李偉才博士，筆名李逆熵，畢業於香港大學物理系。曾先後任職太空館助理館長，天文台高級科學主任、港大助理教授。1985年因其在工餘的科學普及工作而獲選為「十大傑出青年」。他至今出版的書籍逾三十本，近作《資本的衝動》被《亞洲周刊》選為2014年「十大中文好書」之一。他現為香港科學館顧問委員、香港科幻會會長、「350香港」召集人，並曾於2015年11月29日響應巴黎氣候峰會而舉辦了全港首次的「氣候大遊行」，以提升市民大眾對全球暖化危機的關注。