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The National Climate Seminar Conference: Between God and Green

Story posted March 25, 2013

Event date(s): March 25, 2013 — April 06, 2013

Wednesday, April 3
12:00-1:00 PM
Adams Hall, ES Commons Room

Bring a bag lunch and join us for this conference call with Katharine K. Wilkinson, a former staff member at the National Resource Defense Council, and author of- Between God & Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change (Oxford University Press). We'll have drinks and cookies.

Join us every first and third Wednesday via conference call and listen in real-time to climate professionals discuss the latest science, politics, and economics of climate change. It is possible to listen online after the call and all calls are available as podcasts 24 hours after the event. A question and answer session follows each presentation. Email your questions prior to each call: climate@bard.edu. All speaker information and recorded calls are available on our website at http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs/.

This specific talk will be hosted by Katharine K. Wilkinson. Despite three decades of scientists' warnings and environmentalists' best efforts, the political will and public engagement necessary to fuel robust action on global climate change remain in short supply. Wilkinson shows that, contrary to popular expectations, faith-based efforts are emerging and strengthening to address this problem. In the US, perhaps none is more significant than evangelical climate care.

Wilkinson reveals how evangelical environmentalists are reshaping not only the landscape of American climate action, but the contours of their own religious community. Though the movement faces complex challenges, climate care leaders continue to leverage evangelicalism's size, dominance, cultural position, ethical resources, and mechanisms of communication to further their cause to bridge God and green.

Call in number: 1 – 712- 432-3100; Conference Code: 253385
Check back on the ES webpage for more information on the future talks!