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August 29th, 2012

International conference draws experts in climate politics and culture

Global experts in climate change politics and policy will be in Boulder September 13-15 for the International Conference on Culture, Politics & Climate Change.

The conference is organized by the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. Hundreds of participants from over 20 countries will explore intersections between culture, politics and science in an effort to increase understanding of how public policy is (or is not) created to address climate change.

Speakers will include prominent scholars in fields including environmental communication, environmental policy and politics, risk communication, visual culture, religion and the environment, globalization and spirituality, journalism studies and science communication.

Ray Bradley will deliver the opening plenary, “The Politics of Global Warming in the United States.” Bradley is a university distinguished professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and director of the Climate System Research Center there. Bradley has written or edited 12 books and authored more than 180 articles on the science of climate change.

Mike Hulme, climate change professor at the University of East Anglia and author of Why We Disagree About Climate Change, will give a keynote lecture, "Climate Change: What Sorts of Knowledge and What Sort of Politics?"

The conference schedule is at http://www.climateculturepolitics.com/.

Registration is required to attend and is open through September 1st. Members of the media may contact Deserai Crow at deserai.crow@colorado.edu or (303)492-0364 for credential information.

The International Conference on Culture, Politics, and Climate Change is pleased to partner with the Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science (CHPS) to present a concurrent selection of speakers on the history and philosophy of climate science as part of their annual Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science. Sessions and keynote lectures are open to attendees from both conferences.

The International Conference on Culture, Politics & Climate Change is hosted by the Center for Environmental Journalism (CEJ) at the University of Colorado and sponsored by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Journalism and Mass Communication, Ads a2b, the Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science, the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), the Environmental Studies Program, the CU Environmental Center, and the International Environmental Communication Association.