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Behind the Headlines: Climate Change and Pandemics

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 7:30 – 9pm

Behind the Headlines: Climate Change and Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that acting fast and decisively is key to managing this public health crisis. If we imagine the severity of the climate emergency like the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, would we act now?

As the interconnectedness of global societies becomes strikingly clear, we assess how the current pandemic is changing perspectives on how we live, how we interact – not only with each other – but with our greatest asset, Mother Nature.

Numbers for the interactive online discussion are limited, if you are not able to register you can still watch the discussion live on our Facebook page here.
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Our panelists include:

Katharine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist and Director of the Climate Science Centre at Texas Tech University.

Michael Cronin, Professor of French (1776) at Trinity College Dublin and Director of the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation.

Jane Stout, Professor in Botany at Trinity College Dublin and Chair of Natural Capital Ireland.

Darragh McCullough, farmer, journalist and broadcaster (RTÉ and Irish Independent).

The Trinity Long Room Hub Behind the Headlines series is supported by the John Pollard Foundation.

Campus Location: Online
Accessibility: N/A
Room: Online webinar
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities, Identities in Transformation
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Healthy Trinity, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but Registration is Required
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