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Environmental Professor Speaks October 16

Author Katharine Wilkerson will speak Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Mississippi as part of the National Science Foundation funded Climate Literacy Partnership in the Southeast (CLiPSE) project.

Wilkerson will discuss and sign her book entitled “Between God and Green,” a study of evangelical Christian viewpoints toward the environment and climate change.

“Dr. Katharine Wilkerson studies the emerging perceptions and attitudes of many in the evangelical Christian community toward environmental issues in general and climate change more specifically,” said David Rutherford, executive director of the Mississippi Geographic Alliance and assistant professor of public policy and geography.

“Her book, titled ‘Between God and Green,’ emerges from her extensive research on this topic. This talk and book signing are part of the Climate Literacy Partnership in the Southeast (CLiPSE) project that seeks to improve understanding of climate science and implications in the Southeastern U.S. through respectful dialogue, critical thought, and effective communication among leading theologians, scientists, agricultural groups, educators, and culturally diverse communities,” he added.

For more information contact David Rutherford, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Geography and Executive Director Mississippi Geographic Alliance, at druther@olemiss.edu, 662.915.1337 and 662.915.3776