Western Reads Science Panel Discussion

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 7:00pm

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1200 11th St
98225-7015 Bellingham
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Join a diverse group of panelists with expertise in environmental studies and science as they discuss the scientific and ethical issues raised in Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North by Nancy Lord.

About the panelists:

Andy Bunn, Associate Professor and Director of Western’s Institute for Energy Studies, has taught at Western since 2006.  His research interests include global climate change and energy and he is currently working on research projects that focus on paleoclimate issues and carbon cycling with the Polaris Project, which takes researchers and undergraduates to the Siberian tundra each summer.

Professional science photographer & filmmaker Chris Linder’s education and training as an oceanographer gives him a special insight into photographing scientific fieldwork. For more than a decade, Chris has focused on communicating the stories of scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctic. He has documented dozens of expeditions and has spent nearly two years exploring the Polar Regions. His images have appeared in numerous publications including Smithsonian, Canadian Geographic, Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer, and Wired. He is the author of the hardcover book Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions.

Grace Wang, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Huxley College of the Environment, focuses her research on the human dimensions of natural resource management, community-based resource management, and cultural resources management. Her work analyzes stakeholder issues and attitude identification, which has implications for the management of natural resources, and involves her in evaluating how organizations can maintain sustainable human and ecological communities in light of changing conservation laws.

Books: 

Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781582438023
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - January 10th, 2012

Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226482477
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Chicago Press - December 15th, 2011