Topical Tag: Narrative

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Panel Discussion: Biodiversity in the Anthropocene

Join the UCLA Botanical Garden for an expert discussion about species that are flourishing in a rapidly changing world

5.18.2017

Biodiversity is undergoing tremendous change at the hands of humanity. As some habitats disappear and many wild organisms face extinction, other species flourish in novel ecosystems. Join us for an expert panel discussion which will examine the current state of biodiversity and the narratives which shape related public opinion and policy as we ask the question: how can we successfully coexist with nature on an increasingly technological planet?

People

M. Sanjayan

M. Sanjayan

Visiting Researcher

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Jenny Aleman-Zometa Headshot

Jenny Aleman-Zometa

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Ursula Heise

Ursula K. Heise

Professor, Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies | LENS P.I.

Department of English

Projects

Communications, science, and authoritarianism: then and now

This seminar class explores the role communications and science play in societies trending toward authoritarianism, tribalism and insularity. We compare global historical precedents and current events—in particular the Trump presidency—with a focus on technology, the immediate impacts of climate change, and new social justice realities for different populations. How do these factors affect personal and...

In the News

Headline

4.27.2017

Variety: Paul Allen, Peter Kareiva call on Hollywood to make more films about climate change

“…The best environmental stories frame tough challenges in ways that not only spark people’s sense of morality, but also empower them with the belief that they can make a difference.”


Headline

4.20.2017

Here’s an Interesting New Video Series on Psychology and Climate Change

Climate Lab, a new YouTube series by Vox and the University of California that explores the behavioral science of climate change and attempts to mitigate it, is a smart idea for a series.


Headline

4.20.2017

Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

“In terms of behavioral change, we need two things,” said Magali Delmas, a professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainability at UCLA and the Anderson School of Management. “We need first to increase awareness, and then second, we need to find the right motivations for people to change their behavior.”