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Third Coast Disrupted- The Art of Communicating Climate: A Conversation
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The Art of Communicating Climate: A Conversation Thursday, September 17, 8 – 9 am CDT Free - Online. Register here. If we want action on climate change, we need to talk about it. We need the issue to be in the public eye. But how? The topic can be overwhelming and contentious. What strategies work? What role does data play? What is the range of engagement tools? What does success look like? Join two climate scientists using different yet complementary approaches to engagement.

When: September 17, 2020
8 AM- 9AM
Where: A Zoom link will be provided to ticket holders the day of the event.
United States
Contact: Christine Esposito

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Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist, Texas Tech University

Mika Tosca, Climate Scientist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Christine Esposito, Project Director & Lead Curator of Third Coast Disrupted and Founder, Terracom (Moderator)


Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is an endowed professor at Texas Tech University, she hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, and she has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People, the United Nations Champion of the Environment, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Climate Ambassador.

Mika Tosca is a climate scientist, a humanist, an activist. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an affiliate climate researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in southern California. Her research explores the intersection of human activities and climate change and has brought her to Africa and back. Mika is an out and proud transgender scientist (she/her/hers pronouns).


Christine Esposito has been an environmental communicator for more than 30 years. She is founder of Terracom, which she launched in 1990 to help green organizations grow in impact through strategic communications. Most recently, through Terracom’s Ex.Change Project, she has used the power of science-inspired art to build awareness of and spur action on critical environmental issues. She has been recognized with more than 30 communications awards.


Sponsored by Openlands


A zoom link will be provided to ticket holders the day of the event.


This program is presented in conjunction with Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate, taking place at Columbia College Chicago's Glass Curtain Gallery. The exhibition is the culmination of a yearlong conversation between artists and scientists centered on climate change impacts and solutions in the Chicago region. It was created through a collaboration between Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University's Institute for Nature and Culture and Terracom. For more information about the exhibition and other programming, go to; to learn more about the artist-scientist collaboration, visit