I haven’t attended many new talks and panels, but I was instead able to attend something unsimilar (whoops, apparently that’s not a word- but I’m keeping it there) yet still very interesting- a collection of plays focusing on environmental issues. These plays were student-directed, and took place in a small, dimly-lit theater by a couple of acting students. After each play was performed, there was … Continue reading Climate Change Theater Action: Yet Another Harmonious Blend of Art and Science
Welcome back again! I’ve come back to give the run-down on another talk that I just participated in! Another one of my Environmental Science professors, Dr. Gunderson, spoke on- you guessed it- communicating the science of global environmental change. It was an interesting topic, and looked at a couple of key points:
- Conceptualizing the planet
- The macroscopic views of Earth
- Earth system sciences
- Humans and the planet
- Limits to growth
- Planetary Boundaries
When I think of climate change and weather, the last thing that I connect it to is art. However, when I went to the Weatherwise/ Otherwise Gallery at Agnes Scott College, I was amazingly surprised- the artists who were featured knew exactly how to connect art, climate change, and weather. And boy, did they know how to do it well. Data visualization is an art- and … Continue reading Weatherwise/ Otherwise- Artists Respond to Climate Change
Hello, I’m back, and this time with more lecture experience! Thomas D. Rogers is one of Emory University’s teachers- however, unlike any of the other talks that I’ve participated in, Dr. Rogers didn’t focus on Environmental Science, but instead was technically a teacher for Modern Latin American History. This speech was nothing that I was expecting- in fact, while touching upon environmentalism, his speech was … Continue reading Thomas D. Rogers- Environmental History and It’s Challenges
On Wednesday, my Climate Change and Society class and I participated in a mock UN trial simulation on World Climate.
It was one of the more interesting activities that we’ve participated in, as we each were able to gain a little perspective in how world and group discussions worked, as well as the relative power that countries had over others (I’m talking to you, USA).
Everyone in our trial simulation played their parts with extreme accuracy, from the aloof United States representatives, to the loud but firm voices of the coal and oil representatives, to the hurried actions of the climate change activists.