Rohan Naik (YPCCC/Pulitzer Climate Reporting Fellow) & Dr. John Kotcher (George Mason University) “Framing climate change as an air pollution issue - research & reporting” (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)

Event time: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sage Hall, Room 41C See map
205 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1714
Event description: 
Please join us on January 18th for this exciting talk and to learn more about the 2019 YPCCC/Pulitzer Climate Reporting Fellowship (applications due Feb. 25).

Significant reductions in the use of fossil fuels are needed to limit climate change, yet people consistently rank climate change as a low national priority and many citizens remain disengaged with the issue. Rohan will speak about his experience reporting on air pollution in London, its history, and the communities it most affects. John will discuss recent research that illuminates how informing people about the negative health impacts of air pollution from fossil fuels can increase public demand for a transition to clean energy. 

Rohan Naik was the 2018 YPCCC/Pulitzer Climate Change Reporting Fellow.  He graduated from Yale College in May 2018 with a degree in history. While at Yale, he wrote for the Yale Daily News and The New Journal, and also reported for ProPublica and The New Haven Independent. He currently works as a researcher at The Documentary Group, a documentary film production company in New York City.

John Kotcher, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor at George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication where he conducts research on science, environmental, and risk communication. His work focuses on how people respond to public engagement by scientists, how to effectively communicate about the public health implications of climate change and air pollution, and how civic organizations can most effectively recruit, organize, and mobilize citizens—especially political conservatives—to demand action on climate change.

We look forward to seeing you on January 18th.  Remember to RSVP as space is limited.