2020-2021 Events and seminars
September 24: The Use of Climate Models in the Simulation and Projection of Climate Change (Laura McBride’16, 5:15pm)
As a 2016 graduate of Moravian College, McBride's PhD research is focused on developing and evaluating climate models to determine how effective the Paris Climate Agreement pledges will be at keeping global warming to only 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. Starting with the basics of climate science, she will describe the role of models in science research.
October 6: From Shallow Sustainability to Deep Sustainability: Our Common Future Requires Environmental Justice (Dr. Sam Grant, 7pm)
"I can't breathe" forms an intersection of environmental justice and social justice. Sam Grant works with frontline communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental issues, yet historically excluded from the conversation. He directs an organization, MN350.org, that works to "ensure that all voices — white, black and brown; indigenous and immigrant; rural and urban — are heard and honored in securing a safe climate."
September 3: Jonathan Safran Foer, author of our first year reading We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast (Thursday, September 3, 7–9:30 p.m. )
InFocus Kickoff! Jonathan Safran Foer, author of our first year reading We
are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast (7pm).
Foer is a bestselling novelist who has turned his focus to environmental issues. In We are the
Weather, he addresses the question of how people can know about climate change and yet not
believe in it deeply enough to take any action. The entire first year class will participate in this
special event featuring Foer at Moravian College, by providing questions for the Q&A following
his talk. These questions are drawn from students’ summer writing assignment.
About Jonathan Foer: Award-winning, bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer engages audiences in thoughtful dialogue on the environment, culture, and society. His books include Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Here I Am, Eating Animals, and We Are the Weather.
September 1: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (Film screening, Tuesday Sept. 1, 7-9:30 p.m.)