Beyond Copenhagen opens Wednesday

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Mark Twain once wrote, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” 

But the scientists and policy makers presenting at Beyond Copenhagen, the international climate change conference this week at Chapman, are going beyond talking. 

“I think what we’re doing is actually a new way to look at the whole issue of climate and how these points are interconnected,” says Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., dean of Chapman’s Schmid College of Science and a noted computational science and climate researcher. 

“It’s very unique. Usually the climate meetings are dominated by either scientists or policy people, but not the way that we are bringing everything together,” Dr. Kafatos says. 

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Film director and cinematographer Greg MacGillivray to speak at Beyond Copenhagen film night.

There’s even entertainment. Among the highlights of the three-day conference is Wednesday’s 7 p.m. screening of excerpts from the unreleased film
To the Arctic
, Greg MacGillivray’s new film now in production. A Q&A with documentarian MacGillivray and Tom Campion, co-founder of Zumiez, Inc. and Campion Foundation, will follow. Then MacGillivray’s Academy-Award nominated
The Living Sea
, will screen. The film event will be in Marion Knott Studios. Watch a short excerpt of
To the Arctic

 on YouTube. 

Late reservations for conference events are still possible by directly emailing Ashley Melton at
. All events are free. View a full conference schedule

Dawn Bonker

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