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Loyola University Chicago Hosts Conference on U.S. Energy and Climate Change
Event to Feature Photographer James Balog on the “The Art of Chasing Ice” 

Loyola University Chicago is hosting “U.S. Energy and Climate Change: Science, Ethics, and Public Policies.” The goal of the conference is to raise awareness about the urgency of climate change and to explore the validity of the scientific evidence supporting climate change, the ethics of fossil fuel extraction and energy production, and the public policy options regarding energy in the United States.

Photographer James Balog will deliver the keynote lecture for the conference, titled “The Art of Chasing Ice,” on Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m. He will discuss the scientific evidence for climate change with illustration from his documentary Chasing Ice, which won the Excellence in Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Balog is also the founder of the Extreme Ice Survey, the most wide-ranging, ground-based, photographic study of glaciers ever conducted.

Additional conference speakers will include leaders in the environmental and theological fields.

The conference is free to Loyola faculty, staff, and students. There is a registration fee of $25 for the general public.

For more information, or to register, visit LUC.edu/theology/intellectuallife/usenergyandclimatechange/.

Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m. (Keynote Lecture)
Friday, November 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago
Mundelein Auditorium
Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660

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