Ask a Scientist with Dr. Sonali McDermid: Facing Unprecedented Realities
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Ask a Scientist with Dr. Sonali McDermid: Facing Unprecedented Realities

There’s good news about the climate crisis every day—advances on solutions as well as growing awareness and political commitment—but the fundamental physical news is almost always bad. Climate impacts are worsening faster than predicted. A new book by top experts has just come out on this under-estimation bias: here’s the author's summary in Scientific American.

What is it like to be a climate scientist directly confronting these stark realities every day in your work? What lessons about resilience—and courage—can we draw from the practice of climate science? What connections can we make across disciplines and other boundaries to help us face the climate crisis?

Join Dr. Sonali McDermid to explore these questions and others on the social and psychological context for climate science. We will also hear her assessment of where climate science is advancing fastest and where it needs to catch up to what is happening in our world today.

Dr. McDermid teaches Environmental Studies at NYU, holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science and Climatology from Columbia University, and was a NASA Post-Doctoral researcher at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. She is a contributing author to the UN’s upcoming Land Report and an established expert on climate change and food security, among other subjects.

Space is limited. Please RSVP on our eventbrite page.

Dr. Sonali McDermid will also remain at the exhibition from 3:45pm - 6:00pm to field questions from the public.

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Climate Communications Workshop with Dr. Edward Maibach
Aug
16
4:00 PM16:00

Climate Communications Workshop with Dr. Edward Maibach

Dr. Edward Maibach, an internationally renowned pioneer in the field of climate communications, will be offering a special program on communicating climate solutions and our exhibition Taking Action. Maibach, in dialogue with Climate Museum Director Miranda Massie, will discuss research findings regarding public opinion on the climate crisis and the challenges and opportunities presented by climate communications, with opportunities for questions and dialogue throughout. Maibach and Massie will discuss the climate communications techniques and ideas underpinning the content design of the exhibition Taking Action, how they respond to some of the identified challenges within communications about the climate crisis, and how they relate to broader trends in climate advocacy. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free. Space is limited. Please RSVP on our eventbrite page.

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The New York City Poetry Festival
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

The New York City Poetry Festival

Building on our recent work with climate poetry and performance, we will have a table at the The New York City Poetry Festival this year! Together, we will create a collective poem about the climate crisis and how we can respond to make a better future. For inspiration, we will also have printed versions of the poems of our 14 finalists from Climate Speaks. Come contribute a line!

Every year on the last weekend of July, The New York City Poetry Festival invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to the festival grounds. By uniting the largest community of poets in the country and offering a unique setting for literary activity, the New York City Poetry Festival electrifies arts and literature and brings poetry to new light in the public eye.

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Ask a Scientist! Livecast with Dr. Gisela Winckler from the Southern Ocean
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Ask a Scientist! Livecast with Dr. Gisela Winckler from the Southern Ocean

Space for this event is limited; please RSVP on our eventbrite page.

Join us for a thrilling look at the cutting edge of climate research! For the first in a series of Ask a Scientist events at Taking Action, meet Gisela Winckler of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Co-Chief Scientist of a major international expedition to study 5 million years of climate data captured in layers of deep sea sediments. The ship just passed over the point in the Earth’s oceans farthest from land, Point Nemo.

Dr. Winckler will livecast a tour of the expedition ship she leads, the JOIDES Resolution, and explain the basics of the scientific exploration she and her colleagues are carrying out. Dr. Winckler will also answer questions from the audience. Don’t miss this rare chance to look behind the scenes of the climate science discovery process!

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City of Water Day: Tile Painting
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

City of Water Day: Tile Painting

Create your very own water-awareness inspired tile to contribute to our City of Water Day 2019 mural! City of Water Day is an annual celebration of New York City’s waterfront presented by Waterfront Alliance. Now in its twelfth year, this day continues to educate and excite New Yorkers about their coastline through dozens of events, workshops, and community activities. By paying special attention to our waterfront on this day, you are joining thousands of individuals in the greater New York area in recognizing the need for a protected, resilient, and accessible waterfront.  

A list of our event details and other events happening this City of Water Day around New York City, Westchester, and New Jersey can be found here.

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