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Panel IXA: A cross-disciplinary panel on How to communicate about climate change

Wednesday, March 18, 2020; 11:30-12:30

Room RF 110, Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre, 7141 Sherbrooke St. O. (Loyola campus)


In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the special report Global Warming of 1.5°C, calling for an unprecedented effort to avoid that level of warming. The fact the news media underplayed the story for the most part ignited the birth of the Covering Climate Now initiative. Since the launch of this media coalition of 400 members, led by The Nation, The Columbia Journalism Review and The Guardian, the coverage of climate change by the media doubled. The language shifted as well, with the new expressions «climate crisis» and «climate emergency» taking over. Are we witnessing a significant transformation in the way we communicate about climate change?  Canadian Press reporter Mia Rabson, Climate Scientist Damon Matthews and documentary maker and Professor Liz Miller will provide insight from their different point of view – journalism, science and art.


 

All parts of the Sustainability and the Climate Crisis conference are free and open to the public but registration is required.


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