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The Elephant in the Room: Talking about Climate Change

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Sep 5, 2019, 12 – 1pm EDT

This is the inaugural Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lecture. Award-Winning Washington Post Columnist Tamar Haspel will discuss how climate change has become such a charged issue and what to do about it.

How did climate change become such a charged issue? It's gone from being an obscure field of study to a badge of identity, all in the last decade or so. We're not going to be able to de-escalate until we understand how we got here in the first place. To do that, we have to figure out how humans make decisions -- and take a long, hard look in the mirror.

Tamar Haspel is a journalist who has been on the food and science beat for the best part of two decades. She writes the James Beard award-winning Washington Post column, Unearthed, which covers food supply issues: biotech, pesticides, food additives, organics, nutrition, food policy among other subjects. She also contributes to National Geographic, Discover, Cooking Light, Edible Cape Cod, and other publications. Haspel is knee-deep in the public food conversation, and speaks frequently at venues where the debates about our food supply play out, including the National Academy of Sciences, food- and ag-related conferences, and SXSW. She is also an oyster farmer, growing over 300,000 oysters a year off Cape Cod.

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Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
City: Medford, MA 02155
BuildingBallou Hall
Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
Location Details: Coolidge Room
Event Type: Lectures & Seminars, Special Events
Event sponsor (school, institute, center, etc.): School of Arts and Sciences
Event Contact: Sara Gomez
Event Sponsor: Environmental Studies
Open to Public: Yes