Joel Landry and Seth Blumsack, professors from Penn State, discuss economic views on climate change along with the benefits and damages that go along with climate change actions. See related resources below.
November 19th, 2019
Students joined the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources personnel in a conversation about Pennsylvania’s changing climate and the role they can play in helping to shape Pennsylvania’s future through adaptation and mitigation efforts. These include conservation at a landscape level; retaining and planting forests, urban trees and stream buffers for carbon sequestration and water quality; high-performance building and renewable energy use; sustainable transportation; connecting young people to the outdoors; and adapting to different demands and seasons for recreation. See related resources below.
October 29th, 2019
Shored Up is an award-winning documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions. A screening of the film was followed by a question and answer sessions with Ben Kalina, director and producer of Shored Up. See related resources below.
October 17th, 2019
Richard Evans, an NPS ecologist since 1992, presented evidence for the climate changes at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (and how it may change in the future).The DEWA has taken steps to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the changing climate. Evans discussed the continuing research and monitoring of hemlock forests and brook trout at DEWA, which have been and continue to be affected by climate change. See related resources below.
March 28th, 2019 - 6:00pm Life Sciences Auditorium, Co-Sponsored by the Bucks County Audubon Society
Reporters covering climate change face an extremely difficult task. The prolonged, complex, and extensive scope of the climate crisis requires strategies and frames for coverage. If climate journalism is to improve in both scope and rigor, reporters must specifically name and reveal the sources/perpetrators of climate change, identify the most severely impacted, and feature different knowledge, experiences, and solutions. In this talk, Hanna E. Morris discussed how journalists in the United States are currently covering the climate crisis, the challenges these journalists face, and possible avenues for improvement.
Hanna E. Morris is a doctoral student at the Annenberg Hanna School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she researches media, culture, and climate change. She was the recipient of the 2017 New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship awarded by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA). She is the graduate student representative on the Board of Directors for the IECA and has several forthcoming reviews and publications. Morris completed her Master of Science in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Bachelor of Science in Society and Environment with a concentration in Global Environmental Politics at the University of California, Berkeley.