Maxwell Boykoff inaugurates the cycle ‘The great challenges of science’ with a speech on the climate change

  • Mètode
  • February 25th, 2019
 
Maxwell Boykoff

The conference, organised by the Escola Europea del Pensament Lluís Vives and the scientific journal Mètode, will take place on the 28th of February at 7.00 p.m. in the Aula Magna of the Cultural Centre La Nau.

The lecturer of the University of Colorado Boulder Maxwell Boykoff will inaugurate the cycle ‘The great challenges of the science with the speech Creative (Climate) Communications, on the 28th of February at 7 p.m. in the Aula Magna of the Cultural Centre La Nau of the Universitat de València.  Maxwell Boykoff, expert in communication of the climate change and director of Center for Science and Technology Policy Research of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences of the University of Colorado Boulder (EUA), will focus his speech on some innovative ways of efficiently communicating the climate change.

Maxwell Boykoff is also director of the Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) and co-director of the project «Inside the Greenhouse», an initiative to promote an original focus of the communication of climate change among students of the University of Colorado Boulder.  At this conference, Maxwell Boykoff presents some aspects of his last book Creative (Climate) Communications (2019), in which he tries to answer when, where, why and in which conditions the message of climate change is better transmitted.  When the discussions on climate change are paralysed between science and politics, knowing, analysing and assessing the creative efforts can help us to answer these questions.

The conference is free until the full seating and the speaker will be  translated simultaneously.

The cycle ‘The great challenges of science’ is organised by the Escola Europea de Pensament Lluís Vives together with the scientific journal Mètode on the occasion of the 100 issues of the dissemination journal of the Universitat de València.  This cycle is part of the scheduling of the Cultural Centre La Nau of the Universitat de València on the occasion of its 20th anniversary and the 520th anniversary of the Universitat de València.

The next conference of the cycle will be given on the 26th of March by Carme Torras and it will focus on the ethical challenges of the current development of the artificial intelligence.

100 issues disseminating science

Mètode is a journal with the purpose of disseminating and studying science.  The journal, which is edited by the Universitat de València, has been consolidated as a dissemination referent of the science in Spain.  Mètodewas created in 1992 managed by the Journalist Olga Dénia, who started the project and who led it until the 18th publication.  Since 1998, Martí Domínguez, journalist and biologist, has been the director of the Journal.

Mètode has focused on the analysis and the diffusion of different aspects of scientific research and it has helped to support the interaction among science and humanities, which allows the participation of scientists as well as artists, philosophers, sociologists, historians and literati. An evidence of this interaction is its covers, which have joined some of the artists with the highest profiles throughout Valencia in order to debate about science and its breakthroughs. The protagonists of the covers have been Carmen Calvo, Manuel Boix, Rafael Armengol, Rosa Torres, José María Yturralde or Antoni Miró, among others.

The Journal is edited every three months in Catalan and in Spanish, and each year in a yearbook in English, Mètode Science Studies Journal, which has been classified among the main databases and impact rates. With regard to the hard-copy publication, Mètode had an important and increasing presence on the Internet and on Social Media, and it published a dissemination book collection, whose 10th volume is being prepared.

 

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