The discussion of climate change will be front and center at two events this month—the first involves a small-group discussion of public policy options, and the second features a journalist who covers climate change nationally for the Associated Press.
At the first event, participants will break into small groups to discuss policy options outlined in a guide from the National Issues Forum. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization promotes public deliberation about complex public issues. Each small group will be asked to review NIF’s guide, “Climate Choices: How Should We Deal with the Challenges of a Warming Planet?” and then discuss the policy options the guide outlines – or add their suggestions.
The event will be on March 16 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Library.
The center is hosting the discussion as part of the Northern Kentucky Forum, a nonpartisan alliance that includes the center and the three public library districts – Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties. The Forum encourages civil and civic discussion of public issues and public affairs in Northern Kentucky.
The second event is part of the Scripps Howard Center’s community lecture series, Six@Six, showcases NKU professors, students, and special guests.
An AP journalist is featured each season as part of the series. This year’s AP speaker is Peter Prengaman, who leads AP’s newly created team of editors, reporters, and photographers covering climate change worldwide.
Prengaman will speak and take questions from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 22 at NKU’s George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium, located on campus in Griffin Hall.
Both the March 16 and March 22 events are free and open to the public. Parking at the library is available on-site; parking at NKU is in the nearby Kenton Garage. Parking validation will be available at the lecture. Both events also have a virtual option if patrons want to attend online.