Tuesday September 15th, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us on the third Week of each month for the WISE Media Club – a virtual community dedicated to discussing thought-provoking books, videos, podcasts, and more–covering topics on the built environment, climate action, and unique challenges facing the post-COVID world.

Grab your beverage and snack of choice and meet us online for the next community conversation, on September 15th from 6:00-7:00pm. (*Note: Space is limited to preserve a participation-based discussion format. Please notify us 24-hours in advance if you will be unable to attend.)

Event Details
Join WISE (Women in Sustainability and Energy) for our upcoming “Media Club” event. We will be discussing a photo-essay that examines the toll that extreme heat takes on people around the world, and an audio-article that explores the paradox of how air conditioning both offers relief from and contributes to globally rising temperatures.

BE-Ex staff will kick off the conversation and help to facilitate an interactive discussion among attendees. We look forward to hearing from you–please come prepared to share thoughts on the following items:

1. “This is Inequity at the Boiling Point,” by Somini Sengupta
Earth is overheating and 2020 is poised to be one of the hottest years ever. In this photo-essay from the New York Times, Somini Sengupta explores the agony of extreme heat across the globe, from Nigeria to New York City, and shows how the toll it takes is profoundly unequal.

2. “The Air Conditioning Trap: How Cold Air is Heating the World,” by Stephen Buranyi
The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap? In this audio-article from The Guardian, Stephen Buranyi speaks with a wide variety of experts to unpack the history of air conditioning and explore how it has transformed the world, for better and worse.

About the WISE Media Club
The “WISE Media Club” was developed in March 2020 as a creative way to keep the WISE (Women in Sustainability & Energy) community spirit alive and to facilitate remote interaction during this time of social distancing. This recurring, monthly media club will cover female-developed podcasts, videos, and articles that touch on climate action, the built environment, and new challenges and opportunities created by the COVID.

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