End of Expertise & Politicizing Science: IGC Seminar Reflection Series

by Suwei Wang & Abby Lewis

Between September 20th and 27th, 2019, at least 4 million people from over 150 countries stepped up to support young climate strikers and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish environment activist, hit the headlines again. 

Thunberg began striking for action on climate change last year leading up to the Swedish parliamentary election. Her solitary strike from school has since transformed into an international movement of students ...

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IGCoffeeConvo with Bill Hopkins

by Melissa Burt

On Sept. 25th, 4 IGC fellows and 1 GCC faculty got together for the FIRST IGCoffeeConvo of the fall semester!

IGCoffeeConvo is a new regularly occurring (~3 per semester) event for small groups of IGC students to get to know a GCC faculty member in an informal setting. This event was created out of growing interest among students to get to know the 70+ GCC-affiliated faculty a little better. To address this need in a new way, the fellows decided ...

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What To Say And Whom To Say It To

by R. Bruce Hull and Paul Angermeier

Making global change science relevant and impactful often requires more than careful scholarship and robust methods.  It can also require getting that science to the people who matter and presenting it in ways that motivate those people to care and act.

As members of the Interfaces for Global Changecurriculum committee, we’re always seeking new, relevant material to use in the IGC seminars.  Here we summarize a few readings recently shared with us by conservation professionals. For more details, ...

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