climate change

Courage on Climate Change

Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
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The Office of Sustainability hosts a discussion today with former U.S. congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC), "Finding the Courage to Come Together on Climate Change":

Mr. Inglis is a six term congressman from South Carolina who is advocating a free market approach to begin dealing with the problems associated with the burning of fossil fuels. He is currently Executive Director of republicEn.org, a growing grassroots community of over 3,750 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change.

Monday, October 30, 4:30 pm, Miller Learning Center, room 214...

Noted and Quoted, October 2017

Posted 6 months 4 weeks ago
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Franklin faculty, students and alumni continue to appear in a variety of media around the world. A sampling of October news about and by our colleagues:

Study provides first estimate of total U.S. population with felony convictions – research by associate professor of sociology Sarah Shannon at Phys.org

“Something tropical” in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend? Hurricane season is not over, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

UGA researches how “brown ocean” effect strengthens hurricanes on land, research by Marshall Shepherd...

Noted and Quoted, September 2017

Posted 8 months 6 days ago
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The stormy weather brings out the best in our climate experts, among others. A sample of the Franklin College faculty members quoted in the media during September:

Why President Trump recoils from denouncing his “alt-right” supporters, article in STAT quotes professor of psychology Keith Campbell

New light cast on sea level, climate threats – Brunswick News mentions work by Public Service Associate and geography Ph.D. Mathew Hauer

No, NASA is not predicting 15 days of complete darkness in November, by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall...

Noted and Quoted, summer 2017

Posted 9 months 1 week ago
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Algal blooms, Waffle House eclipse-viewing, food insecurity, Planet of the Apes, work-life conflicts and many more stories, Franklin College faculty kept a full schedule in media across the globe this summer. Here's a sampling:

Assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon creates map of Waffle House restaurants to watch the solar eclipse from – AJC, R&B, WSB, Q & A in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Science says: Trump team garbles climate science (Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd) – WTOP

Trump’s tax plan a reminder of...

Communicating research to the public

Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago
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The varied effects of climate change. The Zika virus. Vaccinations and immunizations. Are bumble bees disappearing? How do we keep our data private? As the media catches up with the latest scientific findings and relates them to the public, how should the public interpret them? It's a big question, especially given the volume of research publications and the click-bait business model of many online news sources. It can be easy for the public to be misled or simply to ignore significant new findings. A recent symposium on helping the public interpret new research presented some important...

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