Peabody Museum to host faculty talks and more for Yale Climate Day

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina (Photo credit: Ben Zukowski)

The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and the Yale Peabody Museum are co-sponsoring a campus-wide Yale Climate Day 2019 by hosting a full day of talks by faculty members with expertise on climate change and its history, impacts, and potential solutions. The date of the event is Wednesday, May 1.

All talks, a photo exhibition, and a poster session will take place at the Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave. The entire program is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is necessary by April 23 to attend the talks.

The speakers for the event, representing six Yale departments, are: Gary Brudvig, Chemistry and Yale Energy Science Institute; Deborah Coen, History and History of Science and Medicine; Justin Farrell, Forestry and Environmental Studies; Virginia Pitzer, Yale School of Public Health; Alan Rooney, Geology and Geophysics; and Carla Staver, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

The day will kick off with a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the museum’s David Friend Hall. The presentations, also in David Friend Hall, will run 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., with lunch offered noon-1:30 p.m. in the Kroon Hall courtyard (rain location: 1st floor, Yale Environmental Science Center [ESC], 21 Sachem St.).

The photo exhibition and poster session will feature submissions to a contest held to showcase current university work on climate change and encourage campus networking around this theme. Photos will be displayed throughout the day outside David Friend Hall on the Peabody’s third floor. The poster session will be held throughout the Peabody’s first floor 3-5 p.m. Poster proposals and photos are still being accepted, with online submission due no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 23.

A cocktail reception will take place 3-5 p.m., and visitors are welcome to attend. Prizes for the winning photos and posters will be awarded at 5 p.m.

Following is a detailed schedule:

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Breakfast, David Friend Hall
  • 9:30-10 a.m.:  “Tracking Ice sheets in a Warming World: Insights from Isotopes,” with Alan Rooney;
  • 10-10:30 a.m: “Drought in a Tropical Savanna,” with Carla Staver;
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m.: Coffee break
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m.: “Learning from Nature How To Power the Planet with Renewable Energy,” with Gary Brudvig;
  • 11:15-11:45 a.m.:  Photo Exhibition outside David Friend Hall (remaining up throughout the day);
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.: Lunch, Kroon Courtyard (rain location: first floor of the ESC);
  • 1:30-2 p.m.: “Reimagining the History of Climate Science,” with Deborah Coen;
  • 2-2:30 p.m.: “Evidence-based Strategies To Combat Scientific Misinformation about Climate Change,” with Justin Farrell;
  • 2:30-3 p.m.: “Microbial Forecasting: How Do We Predict the Impacts of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases?” with Virginia Pitzer;
  • 3-5 p.m: Poster session and cocktail reception;
  • 5 p.m.: Award ceremony — Prizes awarded for photo and poster contest.
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