Why the Thawing Arctic Matters, and How To Communicate It

Event Date: 
December 1, 2016

A talk with Eli Kintisch, an award-winning correspondent for Science Magazine

The Arctic is warming at twice the global average rate, but the effects of its thaw could affect billions far from its frozen shores. Kintisch will explore the Arctic's history and modern unraveling through photos, video footage and tales of Arctic inhabitants, explorers and scientists.

Kintisch, Yale College '99 (Ezra Stiles), will also discuss the challenge of reaching audiences on climate change using stories from the Arctic. Based in Washington D.C., Kintisch has traveled to seven Arctic nations since 2013 to witnessed the thawing first hand. Last year, an article he wrote on how the Arctic might be impacting global weather was included in the annual Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology.

The talk (12:00-1:30 p.m.) is hosted by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication Campus Consortium Partnership in New Haven, CT.  Kintisch’s presentation will be followed by conversation with Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the YPCCC, Jon Sawyer (Yale College ’74 [Morse]), Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center, and Bud Ward, Editor of Yale Climate Connections, YPCCC’s online news service and national radio broadcast.

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