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February 06, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: The Auburn University Hotel & Dixon Conference Center Auditorium

Mounting scientific evidence clearly documents the risks posed by climate change to the poor, the needy, and other vulnerable populations, the very people Christians and other faiths are called to love. As the scientific evidence builds, however, so does the vocal opposition to this evidence in the U.S.  Much of the disagreement comes from political and religious conservatives. Why is climate change so polarizing to these communities? What makes it so hard to comprehend and accept? Combining basic tenets of the Christian faith with recent findings from the areas of psychology, sociology, and climate science, Katharine Hayhoe will discuss potential reasons for these disagreements and the role that shared values may plan in moving us forward past these barriers. This event is cosponsored by the Department of Geosciences, the College of Agriculture, Academic Sustainability Programs, and the Office of Sustainability. This talk, “Faith, Climate Change, and Our Culture in the U.S.” will be held at The Auburn University Hotel & Dixon Conference Center Auditorium at 7 pm on February 6th.

Name of Sponsor Organization: Office of Sustainability

Contact Person: Jen Morse

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Contact Phone Number: (334) 787-7133