Town Hall Seattle (lower level, enter on Seneca) @ 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

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Tuesday
Jun
3
2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
“Is farm-to-table cooking sustainble?” Chef and author Dan Barber doesn’t think so. He’s spent more than a decade exploring farming and cooking practices around the world — and he’s ready to share. The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food explores the fate of seafood on the Atlantic coast, Spain’s cultivation of jamón ibérico, and cutting-edge Washington seed developments fueling the needs of local malters. According to Barber, the time has come to move past the “second plate” of the organic farm-to-table movement and refocus on “cooking with the whole farm.” By incorporating overlooked grains, vegetables, and certain livestock, Barber’s model “will change the way you look at food” (Elizabeth Kolbert). Barber is Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Blue Hill Restaurants. Dan Barber will be joined in conversation by Seattle Times food writer and KPLU commentator Nancy Leson. Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Arts & Culture series sponsored by City Arts, and the Town Green sub series, sponsored by The Peach Foundation. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Listen to Barber’s TED Talk: “How I Fell in Love with a Fish.”
Monday
May
19
2014
Monday, May 19, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
The dangerous effects of global warming on health, ecosystems, natural disasters, and economics are at an all-time high, according to a recent United Nations report. Despite a better understanding of the science behind climate change, author Joshua Howe says we still don’t have a handle on this environmental problem. In Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming, he traces the history of the global warming debate, beginning with Charles D. Keeling’s 1958 readings of CO2. Howe says a solution is hard to find because political opponents focus on the science behind these discoveries, rather than what they say about our changing planet. In a history fraught with developing world vs. the developed world and liberals vs. conservatives, understanding the past is an important step in moving forward. Howe is a professor of history and environmental studies at Reed College. Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Double Feature! Admission to this event also gains access to UW Science Now: Chelsea Kahn: Communicating Climate Change at 6:00 p.m. Doors open: 7:00 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Learn more: Read a review. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/joshua-howe-the-global-warming-rut/
Monday, May 19, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
Conveying environmental issues to the general public has challenges, but according to Chelsea Kahn, this is especially difficult when the facts are disseminated through the media. Her research examines the communication of uncertain information before and after scientific reports have been published. She’ll share her analysis of English newspapers from four South Asian countries and their coverage of climate change. Kahn is a Master’s candidate at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Presented by: Town Hall and UW’s Engage: The Science Speaker Series, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, with the University of Washington. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Double Feature! Admission to this event also gains access to Joshua Howe: The Global Warming Rut at 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating. Doors open: 5:30 p.m. Learn more: About Engage. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/uw-science-now-chelsea-kahn-communicating-climate-change/