"Climate change communication and the articulation of local and scientific knowledge in Yosemite National Park" by Kelsey Lahr, University of Utah
As a high-profile, heavily visited national park that is already experiencing climate change impacts, Yosemite is a valuable case study of climate change communication in a public lands setting. This talk explores articulations of climate change among Yosemite's visitors and employees. Based on in-depth interviews, it examines the blending of local and scientific knowledge and the use of diverse environmental discourses in the construction of arguments about climate change, highlighting the potential of national parks as productive contexts for climate change engagement.
The Forum will take place Tuesday, April 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium. Please contact Ami Knighten at 379-1301 for additional information.