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Adapt and Thrive: Creatively Living in a Climate Changed World


Alizé Carrère, National Geographic Explorer & Cultural Ecologist
Wednesday, November 8; 7:30 p.m.

With the persistence of climate change, people across the world are experimenting daily with different adaptive methods on the ground. At a time when doomsday narratives dominate the current climate conversation, adaptation plays an increasingly vital role for both its practical application and as a hopeful reminder of our resilience as a species. Alizé Carrère, an Ithacan native and a National Geographic Explorer, will be sharing her experiences from the field looking at remarkable examples of human adaptation. With support from National Geographic, she has been documenting case studies in places such as Madagascar, Bangladesh, India, Norway and the United States to create a web series that reveals human ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity. Collectively, the story they tell is far grander than the sum of its parts: it is one that reminds us of the single most important trait that has allowed for survival for as long as life has existed on earth.

Q and A with Alizé
Here is an insider's look at Alizé, her work, and her insights on human ingenuity in this interview written by Cornell intern Diana Buckely.?

Date/time: Wednesday, November 8; 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Statler Hall, Cornell University