Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

Food and Climate Nexus: Spotlight on China

  • Monday, September 19, 9 to 10 am.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “This event will explore the food-climate nexus in China, including background on the Chinese food system, its emissions impacts and its vulnerability to climate change. Leading experts will consider whether there are opportunities for US-China cooperation on this topic, even in a time of geopolitical tensions.”. More information here and here.

How Can Climate Data Improve Humanitarian Action?

  • Monday, September 19, 3 to 6pm.
  • The Forum, Columbia University.
  • “Climate scientists and humanitarian practitioners will reflect on the respective challenges they face regarding the use of climate data inviting a conversation on how climate scientists could better support humanitarian action.” More information here.

Climate Week Symposium

  • Tuesday, September 20, 3 to 5 pm.
  • The Diana Center.
  • “Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Circular City Week discuss ways to make lasting and equitable changes in three key sectors where an adoption of circular practices is necessary: science, business, and community.” More information here.

Elaine Ayers – “Three Inches Deep of Wet Moss:” Observation, Labor, and the Politics of Shipping in Colonial Botanical Collecting

  • Wednesday, September 21, 6 to 7:30 pm.
  • Online.
  • “Elaine Ayers unravels the networks of skilled observation and field-based labor sustained by working-class colonial servants and Indigenous communities necessary in maintaining and driving colonial botany”…“she suggests that moss, in all of its minuscule mundanity, fueled colonial preservational practices while exposing the racial and class-based complexities of collecting on the ground.” More information here.

Climate, Hope and Science: Shifting Paradigms in Spirituality, Technology, Finance and Civic Action

  • Friday, September 23, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Lenfest Center for the Arts.
  • “A series of discussions considering how three paradigm shifts (in spirituality, technology, and civic action) could prevent the catastrophic impact of unchecked climate change. Conversations will build on participants’ experiences with local communities and is connected to leading scientific discoveries, analysis, and socio-political strategy.” More information here and here.

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