Behind the Headlines: Beasts, Bogs and Biodiversity
In the latest Behind the Headlines, experts in literature and translation, climate science, biodiversity and agriculture discuss how our everyday lives, and the words that we use may hold more clues to climate change than we think.
As ‘climate emergency’ becomes part of our daily discourse, we consider the words that have fallen out of our lexicon, and language that conveys the richness of the ecosystems we live in. Biodiversity is under threat as a result of climate change, but it also holds the key to many solutions against climate change. But in an increasingly polarized public debate, our alienation of those with beliefs that differ from ours may hamper any efforts to effectively address climate change globally. Our panellists will discuss how we can share practical stories which will resonate with people’s values and culture, promoting action.
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• Michael Cronin, Professor of French (1776), Trinity College Dublin and Director, Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation
• Jane Stout, Professor in Botany, Trinity College Dublin and Chair, Natural Capital Ireland
• Katharine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist, Director of Climate Science Centre, Texas Tech University
• Darragh McCullough, farmer, journalist and broadcaster (RTÉ and Irish Independent)
The Trinity Long Room Hub Behind the Headlines series is supported by the John Pollard Foundation.