Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30pm
Alice Statler Auditorium
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Class of 1945 Lecture
Alize Carrere, National Geographic Explorer & Cultural Ecologist
With the persistence of climate change, people across the world are experimenting daily with different adaptive methods on the ground. At a time when doomsday narratives dominate the current climate conversation, adaptation plays an increasingly vital role for both its practical application and as a hopeful reminder of our resilience as a species. Alizé Carrère, an Ithaca native and a National Geographic Explorer, will be sharing her experiences from the field looking at remarkable examples of human adaptation. With support from National Geographic, she has been documenting case studies in places such as Madagascar, Bangladesh, India, Norway and the United States to create a web series that reveals human ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity. Collectively, the story they tell is far grander than the sum of its parts: it is one that reminds us of the single most important trait that has allowed for survival for as long as life has existed on earth.
Lecture, 7:30 p.m. Statler Auditorium