Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Heather Goldstone, Justin Brice & Konrad Hughen

Our warming planet needs both art and science right now

To date, human activities have caused approximately 1°C of global warming since the Industrial Revolution; with warming projected to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if current activities continue. Coral reefs are especially vulnerable, expected to suffer a 70-90 percent loss at 1.5°C and much worse as temperatures rise higher. Join WHOI coral reef expert Konrad Hughen and Woodwell Climate Research Center Artist in Residence Justin Brice to discuss how art and science can synergize to convince the world of all we stand to lose if we don’t reverse climate change and soon. Emcee and moderator: Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer, Woodwell Climate.

The Creating a Climate for Change series explores the synergies between art and science as a way to communicate important issues surrounding the environment and planetary health while inspiring change and stimulating action.

This in-person event series is presented by Highfield Hall & Gardens in collaboration with the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Woodwell Climate Research Center, and sponsored by the Woods Hole Foundation and the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation.

Admission is free, pre-registration required.

September 8, 2021 5:30pm–7:00pm ET
Highfield Hall & Gardens
56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540
Dr. Konrad Hughen
Konrad Hughen

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Justin Brice Guariglia
Justin Brice

2021 Artist in Residence

Heather Goldstone
Heather Goldstone

Chief Communications Officer