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Perspectives: Understanding Climate Change Through Art and Conversation

June 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Scientists are fully in agreement and the solutions are ready-and-waiting. This means that addressing climate change is now primarily a question of hearts and minds. The ball is in our court. So where do Americans stand on this issue? How can we create more engagement and more action? These are the questions tackled by Dr. Abel Gustafson and his colleagues at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.


DR. ABEL GUSTAFSON’s research develops more effective strategies for communicating science topics to the public. At the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication, Abel is helping to discover which messaging strategies are most effective when presenting information about climate change to various segments of the public. Abel received his PhD from the University of California – Santa Barbara, his MA from the University of Hawaii, and his BA from the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

MELISSA FLEMING received an MFA from the Parsons School of Design and a science-based Master Naturalist Certificate from Cornell University. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), and serves as a Mentor with the Climate Reality Project. She lives and works in New York City.

 In Partnership with the UN Committee of New Canaan.


June 5, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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