Reporting from the Mongolian glacier that holds the secret to climate change
A conversation over lunch with environmental journalist Kevin Stark
Friday, May May 5, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
ES Common Room, Adams Hall
Bring your lunch and meet environmental journalist Kevin Stark to find out what we can learn about climate change from a Mongolian glacier.
Kevin Stark is a journalist with Chicago’s Data Reporting Lab. His focus is environment, science, energy and climate change. Stark traveled with researchers to the Altai mountains of Western Mongolia and wrote about how climate scientists were dating the demise of last major Ice Age and finding a precise age for Mongolian petroglyphs. He reported on a crisis in Indiana where 1,100 people were living in a toxic public housing complex built on top of a defunct lead smelter. He has produced a data visualization of how sea level rise would hit some of the Bay Area’s hottest new development projects from the Warrior’s arena to Facebook HQ. He broke the story of how an building industry lawsuit convinced the California Supreme court that developers need not consider the effects of climate change on new real estate projects. He’s a current fellow with Northwestern University’s Social Justice News Nexus, and an alumnus of the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. His work has appeared in Pacific Standard Magazine, the Chicago Reporter, the Chicago Reader, the San Francisco Public Press, Earth Island Journal, and other places.