J500 Media and the Environment

Week 8


WEEK 8 (3/09-3/12):

  • 3/09/10 CLASS LECTURE: THE GREAT DEBATE: Discussion of climate change reporting and the challenges of news reporting on climate science.
  • Complete these readings/viewings before Week 9 class on 3/23
    Food and Climate

1) “Food and Climate Change — Save or Doom the World While Eating,” Benno Hansen
2) “Diet for a Warm Planet,” Julia Whitty
3) “Potential Contributions of Food Consumption Patterns to Climate Change,” Annika Carlsson and Alejandro Gonzalez
4) “Farmers v. Greens,” The Economist
5) “Global Warming on Your Plate,” Dave Gutnecht
6) “The Impact of a Global Temperature Rise of 4 Degrees Celsius” (map), Met Office
7) “Black Balloons Energy Saving Campaign,” (video)
8 ) “Are Polar Bears in Trouble? Yes But Which Ones? And Can the Rest Eat Berries and Goose Eggs Anyway?,” Yale e360
9) “Train,” Global Warming TV Ad (video)
10) “Most Ag Groups Dislike Senate’s Version of a Climate Bill,” Dan Looker
11) “Risks of Climate Change for Kansas,” Climate and Energy Project

  • 3/10 (between 10 a.m.-4 p.m.): In-person meeting with Simran Sethi. Be prepared to tell me your thoughts about the course and about your performance in class.
  • Write a post for the blog by 5 p.m. on Friday 3/12. Please put your name at the end of your posts and comments. Post under “Week 8” and the appropriate category. No response is required this week.

SPRING BREAK 3/13-3/21/10

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