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IOES Climate Series: Imagined Futures for a Hotter Planet

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Climate change is the existential crisis of the 21st century. How it plays out, how we can curb it, and how we adjust to the changes already underway will define our generation.

This fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, in collaboration with UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has designed a new kind of climate series: a four-night conversation between the L.A. community and some of the world’s experts on all things climate.

October 5 – Climate Change Cliff Notes
October 19 – Earth and Human Climate
November 2 – A Tale of Two Cities in a Hotter World: Los Angeles and Beijing
November 16 – Imagined Futures for a Hotter Planet

Thursday, November 16 Imagining Futures for a Hotter Planet

Artists, writers and media organizations are playing vital roles in conveying the science and ethics of global warming. This conversation will explore how experiments in environmental storytelling and media imagine possible futures for different communities and ecosystems in the context of planetary climate change.

Conversation with

Rita Wong, Poet, educator and activist

Marina Zurkow, Media artist and NYU Professor

Juan Devis, KCET Chief Creative Officer

Natale Zappia, professor of American History at Whittier College

Moderated by

Allison Carruth, UCLA Associate Professor of English and Director of Laboratory for Environmental Strategies (LENS)


November 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
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La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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