On September 20 and 27, 2019, the Fridays for Future movement has called for a global climate strike to demand an end to fossil fuels. We are responding to these calls from youth across the globe by convening an open conversation about the role of geography—and geographers—in responding to the climate crisis for the September 27 Coffee Hour.
Questions that may frame the conversation include:
- What kind of climate research is necessary and important?
- What are new opportunities?
- What is the role of advocacy, engagement, and outreach?
- Can the department follow other geography departments in calculating our departmental carbon footprint— and are there ways to reduce it?