Discover public national and local events related to learning more about climate change and taking action – whether online, in the streets, or in the auditorium. The more we know, the more effective we will be. And, the more we participate, the more we will build a community of people working for the welfare of our children and our grandchildren.

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Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas

February 14, 2020–January 10, 2021
Brooklyn Museum
Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Exhibit

Climate change is having a severe impact on Indigenous communities across the Americas, but the situation has an even longer history rooted in the legacies of European colonialism. With more than sixty works spanning 2,800 years and cultures across North, Central, and South America, this installation draws upon the strength of our Arts of the Americas collection to highlight the complex worldviews of Indigenous peoples and explore how their beliefs, practices, and ways of living have been impacted by the ongoing threat of environmental destruction.

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“Kiss the Ground” Film Q&A

December 2, 2020
7:00 – 8:00PM EST
Online

“Kiss the Ground” is a new film how about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. Watch now on Netflix.

Join the Discussion and Q&A at 7 pm to learn from local experts and farmers who are practicing regenerative agriculture and permaculture in central Ohio. Panel will be announced soon.

How a new administration could impact the U.S. energy landscape

December 3, 2020
1:00 – 2:00PM EST
Online

Now that the results of the presidential election are clear(er), power and gas companies are trying to understand how a new Presidential Administration could affect the market, regulatory, and operations landscape. For example, what are the practical implications of a zero-emission power sector by 2035 or a zero-emissions economy by 2050? How will the immense scale of our current energy infrastructure, foreseeable technical change, consumer preferences, and investor decisions impact these goals?

Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Launch Event

December 3, 2020
12:00 – 2:00PM EST
Online

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration that monitors and reports annually on the relationship between health and climate, and its implications for national governments. It was launched following the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, which concluded that unmitigated climate change would undermine 50 years of public health gains, but that responding to climate change could represent “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”

Each year, a special companion U.S. brief is released alongside the global report that aims to draw out the most nationally relevant findings to highlight the key threats and opportunities climate change poses for health in the United States.

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Climate Science in the Courtroom: How Scientists Can Inform Climate Litigation and the Law

December 9, 2020
7:00 – 8:00PM EST
Online

Increasingly, cases related to climate change are coming before courts of law in the United States and around the world. These cases often involve questions of climate science that courts have historically been ill-prepared to address. The guiding question of this Town Hall is, “how can climate science and scientists effectively and responsibly inform decision-making in judicial branches?” We will explore both scientific and legal perspectives on the role of climate science in the courtroom and initiatives underway to build climate science literacy within the judiciary and legal literacy among scientists. Discussions will consider the challenges and best practices for scientist engagement in climate litigation and the law; the role of attribution science in informing climate litigation; and physical, natural and social science dimensions of litigation-relevant climate research. The virtual or in-person event will begin with a brief moderated panel discussion, followed by a facilitated conversation with the audience. Panelists include senior and early career scholars and practitioners. They will share insights from their research and personal experiences.

Consequences of Climate Change

Opening in 2021
Madison Square Park
New York City

Installation

For Madison Square Park Conservancy’s 40th public art commission, Maya Lin will realize a new, site-responsive installation that brings into focus the ravages of climate change on woodlands around the world. Ghost Forest will take the form of a towering grove of spectral cedar trees, all sourced from the region and presented in sharp contrast to the Park’s lush tree line. The installation builds on Lin’s practice of addressing climate change within her work and serves as a call to action to the 60,000 visitors who pass through the Park daily.