Climate Forward 2021 - Day 3

Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This is a past event.

In celebration of Earth Day, the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, and GRoW@Annenberg are hosting a series of conversations around advancing climate change issues. A slate of political figures, academics, scientists, policy, and industry experts will address climate change through the lenses of social justice, business, communication, and politics as we look ahead to the priorities of President Biden’s Administration.

Each of the four days will focus on a different policy area that is critical to advancing climate change solutions.

Day 3 - Words That Work: Red States and Climate Change

In a time where climate change has become a partisan issue, how can we communicate the urgency of environmental legislation and encourage bipartisan support? Why are red and blue states seeing climate change differently?  How should communication on climate change vary based on the audience? Are government agencies and international bodies communicating effectively to conservatives?


  • Garret Graves - U.S. Representative (R-LA)
  • Katharine Hayhoe - Climate Scientist, Founder and CEO of Atmos Research
  • Bina Venkataraman - Journalist, Author, Science Policy Expert 
  • Wandi Bruine de Bruin -  Provost Professor of Public Policy, Psychology, and Behavioral Science
  • Moderated by Mike Murphy - Co-Director, USC Center for the Political Future; NBC Political Analyst

CLICK HERE to watch the video for "Climate Forward 2021: Day 3- Words That Work: Red States and Climate Change 4/21/2021".

In partnership with the USC Staff Assembly Environment and Safety Committee, Office of Sustainability, USC Dornsife Environmental Studies Program, USC Employee Gateway, and Unruh Associates.

The discussion will be live-streamed on the CPF Facebook page. Email for questions.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Event Highlights


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


humanities, Politics, Dornsife, Wrigley Institute, POIR, cpf, USC_Earth

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