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Communication, Christianity, and Climate Change

Tuesday, February 7, @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Despite the scientifically established threats of climate change, there remains a segment of the U.S. population that is skeptical of the scientific consensus on climate change. Many scholars view the Christian community and its ties to conservative ideologies, as an obstacle to environmental action. Rather than thinking of Christians or climate skeptics as single unified groups, it is essential to recognize variations in interpretations that foster different environmental conclusions. By analyzing the complexity Christian environmentalism, we can better tailor our communication strategies to engage in ethical and productive ways.

Free and open to the public.

About the speaker: Emma Frances Bloomfield (PhD, University of Southern California) is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a rhetorician who studies environmental communication and scientific controversies. Her book, Communication Strategies for Climate Skepticism: Religion and the Environment (2019) was published in Routledge’s Advances in Climate Change Research series.

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