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Cutting Edge: Art & Science of Climate Change

Event Date: May 1, 2014 | Lecture
Cutting Edge: Art & Science of Climate Change

Join AAAS for an evocative exchange as artists and scientists come together to interpret the effects of climate change on the poles.

“Cutting Edge: Art & Science of Climate Change” will be held at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. This live event features talks by two leading Arctic researchers, followed by a panel discussion on communicating climate change to the public.

“Cutting Edge: Art and Science of Climate Change” coincides with the art installation, "Voyage of Discovery," currently in the lobby of AAAS headquarters. This remarkable exhibition, featuring works by Michele Banks, Jessica Beels, and Ellyn Weiss, explores a “hypothetical journey” to the poles where climate change has caused the ice to recede, reawakening life that has been frozen for millennia.

Attendees can explore this fascinating interpretation of climate change and mingle with the artists and speakers during a catered reception in the art gallery immediatly following the panel discussion.

Join us for an outstanding evening. RSVP to reserve your spot!

Lecture Speakers

O. Roger Anderson
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Janet Jansson
Professor and Senior Staff Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Panel Discussion Featuring

Courtney Mattison
Artist and Ocean Advocate

H. Jesse Smith
Senior Editor, Science

Peter West
Outreach & Education Program Manager, Office of Polar Programs, NSF

Moderator

Lisa Friedman
Deputy Editor, ClimateWire

Lecture date and location:

May 1, 2014 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. EDT

AAAS Auditorium
1200 New York Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20005

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