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Resonate! How 90 Seconds of Cello Music Is Helping People Connect With Climate Science - Frontiers in the Environment Speaker Series Online

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cost: Free

The Institute on the Environment of the University of Minnesota will be sponsoring a "Frontiers in the Environment" lecture series on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. These take place on the Twin Cities campus, but UMC will be participating online in the Minnesota Room.

This series is open to all faculty, staff and students. Bring your sack lunch or go through Dining Services and expand your thoughts.

November 20 Resonate! How 90 Seconds of Cello Music Is Helping People Connect With Climate Science

Daniel Crawford, Undergraduate, College of Liberal Arts;
Scott St. George, IonE Resident Fellow and Professor of Geography, College of Liberal Arts;
Todd Reubold, IonE Director of Communications

Anthropogenic climate change is one of the most challenging problems humanity faces, but public opinion surveys show that many people are skeptical about global warming. In this seminar, Crawford, Scott St. George and Reubold will share their experiences with using music to help climate science reach out to new audiences. Their first collaboration - a music video that reconfigures global temperature data as a cello composition - has been described as "amazing, and eerie" and "an effective tool to show people that our planet is changing." Join us to learn what global warming sounds like!

Questions, contact Dan Svedarsky - dsvedars@umn.edu - 218-281-8129

Location:

Minnesota Room
2900 University Ave
100 Sargeant Student Center
Crookston, MN 56716

Contact:

Dan Svedarsky

Phone: 218-281-8129
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