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Barriers to Addressing Our Climate and Energy Challenges

Thursday, May 9, 2013 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Why is it so difficult for Americans to act on our climate and energy challenges? On May 9, 2013, the Wisconsin Academy hosted a panel of experts, Sharon Dunwoody and Dietram Scheufele of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Kathy Kuntz of Cool Choices, to discuss the latest research on social and informational hurdles to tackling some of the planet's most serious problems. Video provided courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television.


Sharon Dunwoody is Evjue-Bascom Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among other affiliations, she is a member of the Governance Faculty of the University's Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and is a faculty affiliate of the Science and Technology Studies program.

Kathy Kuntz joined the nonprofit Cool Choices as its executive director in May 2010.  Cool Choices inspires and assists individuals, communities, and businesses to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through voluntary action.  Kuntz has two decades of experien

Dietram A. Scheufele is the John E. Ross Professor in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Honorary Professor of Communication at the Dresden University of Technology (Germany).

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