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Talks @ Pulitzer: Conversation on Climate Change

Event Date:

April 24, 2014 | 5:30 PM EDT
Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn

In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon...

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King Crab. Image by Steve Ringman. Alaska, 2013.

On Thursday, April 24, Seattle Times Journalist Craig Welch joins Sarah Cooley of Ocean Conservancy and Ben Strauss of Climate Central for a conversation on how journalists and scientists explain the science behind climate change to the public and share their expertise.

Strauss is vice president for Climate Impacts and director of the Program on Sea Level Rise at Climate Central. He has published multiple scientific papers on sea level rise, testified before the U.S. Senate, authored the Surging Seas report, and led development of the coastal flood risk tool, leading to front-page coverage in The New York Times and The Washington Post and extensive coverage nationwide. He received his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University.

Cooley is a science outreach manager in Ocean Conservancy's Ocean Acidification program. Previously, she was a research scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where her research used oceanographic and social science data to forecast the total consequences of human-driven changes in the marine inorganic carbon cycle. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia School of Marine Programs.

Welch and his colleague Steve Ringman received Pulitzer Center support for "Sea Change: The Pacific's Perilous Turn," their series on ocean acidification for The Seattle Times. The series won the 2013 Scripps Howard Foundation's Edward J. Meeman Award for Environmental Reporting. Welch's first talks @ pulitzer in March 2014 focused on this award-winning reporting.

Welch, Cooley and Strauss also are participating in climate change seminars for journalists organized by the Metcalf Institute, the Wilson Center and the Pulitzer Center in Washington, DC, April 23-25.

We'll start the evening on April 24 with a light reception at 5:30 pm, followed by remarks at 6 pm.
Space is limited so reserve your seat today: [email protected]—specify in subject line: "April 24 Talks @ Pulitzer."

Thursday, April 24

Pulitzer Center

1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615

Washington, DC 20036

Closest Metro: Dupont Circle

The event will be livestreamed using Google Hangout on Air. Watch above (refresh the page if you do not see a video) or on YouTube. Tweet your questions to @pulitzercenter.


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Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change