SPEAK Event Detail

SPEAK Event: "The Human Element" documentary

Campus Center - Dining Hall - DH
Join CA in a screening of this arresting new documentary on climate change from the producers of Racing ExtinctionThe Cove, and Chasing Ice. In it, environmental photographer James Balog of Colorado captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element’s coast-to-coast series of captivating stories, including some shot in Denver, inspire us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. The screening will be followed by a talkback with a panel of esteemed climate change scientists including Max Boykoff, Scott Denning, and Elisabeth Cohen. The panel will be moderated by CA science teacher Thanh Luong. The documentary is appropriate for students Grade Five and up, and students and parents are invited to attend together.  The Middle School Environmental Club will be holding a bake sale at the event to raise funds for an environmental non profit organization. Light dinner will be served. Submit advance questions for our panelists here.
Max Boykoff
Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR)
Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Deputy Editor, Climatic Change

Maxwell Boykoff is the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, which is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He also is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies program. In addition, Max is a Senior Visiting Research Associate in the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. He has a new book just out called 'Creative (Climate) Communications: Productive Pathways for Science, Policy & Society' ( https://tinyurl.com/cccbook2019 )
Scott Denning
Monfort Professor of Atmospheric Science
Director of Education, ESMEI
Colorado State University

A. Scott Denning is a climate scientist and professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, whose faculty he joined in 1998. He is known for his research into atmosphere-biosphere interactions, the global carbon cycle, and atmospheric carbon dioxide. Professor Scott Denning received his B.A. in Geological Sciences from the University of Maine in 1984, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University in 1993 and 1994. He studied radiometric geochronology, surface water geochemistry, and mountain hydrology before becoming interested in global climate and biogeochemical dynamics. He joined the Atmospheric Science faculty at Colorado State University in 1998, and has served as Director of Education for CMMAP since 2006.
Elisabeth Cohen
COMET Associate Scientist

Elisabeth Cohen works as an environmental science at COMET at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Prior to that work she was the president of the Denver March for Science and the science communications manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado.  From 2012-2014, she worked for the National Park Service's Climate Change Response Program as their education and training specialist. She completed a master's degree in public affairs with a focus on climate and environmental policy at Princeton University.  Lis worked as part of the climate adaptation team for the White House Council on Environmental Quality during the Obama Administration. Before her enrollment in Princeton, she taught courses at the University of Utah and worked in the Utah Governor's Office on energy and climate change policy.  She has a master's degree in meteorology from the University of Utah where her research focus was clouds' effects on climate and an undergraduate degree in Earth Systems Science and Atmospheric Science from Cornell. 

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Denver, Colorado 80235

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