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Myanna Lahsen | The Challenges of Meat and Media in Brazil: Decoding Manifestations of Climate Skepticism

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2:55pm to 4:10pm

Plant Sciences, 233

Recent analyses of Brazil's mass media coverage of climate change have found it relatively devoid of climate skepticism and more "advanced" compared to more "advanced" societies, such as the United States, responsible for generating a high and striking level of climate change concern. Through a focus on resource depletion and global environmental change generated by agricultural expansion in Brazil, I examine the extent to which Brazilian research and mass communications structures contribute to the challenge of communicating and addressing them. I argue that current scholarly analyses fail to perceive the nationally particular expressions and foci of anti-environmental forces and how these forces limit the country's environmental policy and politics. 

Seminar Series: Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge:

  • Mondays, Spring Semester 2020, 2:55-4:10pm, 233 Plant Sciences
  • Most sessions available as a Zoom Webinar

This university-wide seminar series provides important views on the critical issue of climate change, drawing from many perspectives and disciplines. Experts from both Cornell University and other universities will present an overview of the science of climate change and climate change models, the implications for agriculture, ecosystems, and food systems, and provide important economic, ethical, and policy insights on the issue. The seminar is being organized and sponsored by the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.

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Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Sustainability



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Dr. Myanna Lahsen

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Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and INPE, Brazil

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