Earth Day is turning 50 on April 22! Join us for virtual events celebrating this birthday!
A Life On Our Planet Earth
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is a 2020 British documentary film narrated by David Attenborough. The film acts as a "witness statement", through which Attenborough shares first-hand his concern for the current state of the planet due to humanity's impact on nature and his hopes for the future.
Viewing party of the film
- 11:00 AM Register
Post-film screening Q&A
- 1:00 PM Register
Is it ‘Global Warming’ or ‘Climate Change’? The Philosophy of Communicating Climate Science
Why do so many people not accept the science of global warming? What are the rhetorical devices most often used to confuse people about the science? What are more effective ways to talk about and communicate what is happening with our climate? Most challenges made are not really about the science, but about previously held behavioral commitments. Learn some surprising theories about best practices for communicating climate science, such as the importance of storytelling.
Matthew Goodwin holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy with specializations in environmental ethics and phenomenology. He is currently a faculty member at Coconino College. Dr. Goodwin recently participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar on extending Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic.” He is co-founder of Sedona Philosophy, which offers guided hikes and retreats in Sedona and northern Arizona.
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Goodwin
- 5:30 PM Register