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Religion and Climate Change: A Visual and Scholarly Representation

Event Date:

January 23, 2019 | 4:00 PM EST


Georgetown University
Healy Hall - Riggs Library

Washington, DC 20007

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Losing Earth

Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do...

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Flooding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Image by George Steinmetz. United States, 2018.
Flooding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Image by George Steinmetz. United States, 2018.

Climate change continues to impact the environment in measurable and perceivable ways, yet politically this problem remains difficult to solve. "Losing Earth," the Pulitzer Center-supported reporting that took over an entire issue of The New York Times Magazine, highlights how the narratives and arguments around climate change took shape over the past several decades and got us to the political impasse we face today.

On Wednesday January 23, 2019, at Georgetown University's Riggs Library, photographer George Steinmetz, who contributed stunning aerial photography to the "Losing Earth" project, shares his work and project insights. His photographs reveal some of the damage already done to our planet, but also remind us of what remains at stake and why communities must take action.

Joining him will be American University Professor Evan Berry, whose research focuses on such community action, specifically in regard to the ways in which religious ideas and organizations are mobilized in response to climate change and other global environmental challenges.

The photography by Steinmetz and Berry's scholarly work will be featured in a conversation moderated by Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan. A reception, featuring prints of Steinmetz's aerial photography, will follow the event.

Georgetown University and its Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs are part of the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium network along with more than 30 other colleges including American University.


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Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change