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ClimatePalooza 2014

Connecting scientists, scholars, policy makers, and the public to change the way we understand and discuss climate issues.


Schedule of Events

Keynote: The Lollygaggers, 8:05pm – 8:35pm in the Annenberg Auditorium

Take Action Room – ASC 207

The Take Action! Room is a participatory lab where we will connect with the Earth, take responsibility for our actions as individuals, and strengthen our voices through the power of group participation. Topics covered during the sessions include things each of us can do in our daily lives to help the environment, how to be a proactive citizen, environmental sustainability in your career and learning what society can do to ensure a livable planet for our future. We’ll cover concrete actions like gardening with native plants, growing food and connecting with your elected officials. Come prepared to do something.

3:30pm – 5:00pm: Connect with the Earth, Take for our Actions, Strength our Voices

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Informal Discussion

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Connect with the Earth, Take for our Actions, Strength our Voices

Conversations on Climate Change -Annenberg Auditorium (G26)

4:00pm – 4:45pm: Atmosphere Sees All with Michael Gunson and Annmarie Eldering

5:00 – 5:45pm: Fate of the Terrestrial Biosphere with Joshua Fisher and David Schimel

6:00pm – 6:45pm: Oceans Rise Up Against Us with Joshua Willis and Jorge Vazquez

7:00pm – 7:45pm: Droughts vs Floods: Where is Our Water Going? with Thomas Painter and Jay Famiglietti

8:05pm – 8:35pm: The Lollygaggers Climate Performance, a fun-for-all-ages sketch comedy show about climate change!

Ask a Climate Scientist – ASC 236

5:00pm: Discussion about Atmospheres with Michael Gunson and Annmarie Eldering

6:00pm: Discussion about Land and Water with Joshua Fisher and David Schimel

7:00pm: Discussion about Oceans and Sea Level with Ian FentyJoshua Willis and Jorge Vazquez

Fun Room – ASC 204

4:00pm – 4:30pm: Climate Jeopardy

To participate as a contestant, email

5:00pm – 5:30pm: Climate Jeopardy

To participate as a contest, email

6:00pm – 6:45pm: Climate Debate: Should Carbon Fuels Be Left in the Ground?

Students from the Trojan Debate Squad, Olivia Panchal and Tom Placido will be debating Trojan Parliamentary Club students, Timothy Nyguyen and Jori Barash. It will be moderated by USC Annenberg Student Lawrence Paul Strait.

7:00pm – 7:30pm: Preview Screening of “Harmony: A New Way of Looking at our World” and “Years of Living Dangerously” with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Stuart Sender

Arts Zone – 2nd Floor West Lobby

3:00pm – 7:30pm: Write an Angry Haiku

Climate Lounge – 2nd Floor Patio

5:00pm – 6:00pm: DJ music

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Hayden Begley, singer and acoustic guitar performance

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Pop-up plays on climate change hosted by USC School of Dramatic Arts students, Deep Map Theatre Project

7:00pm – 7:30pm – Camino Real, band performance

Camino Real is a folk country duo inspired by the well known greats such as Johnny Cash and June Carter, the early marriage of country and rock n’ roll (think Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris), and more obscure artists like Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, The Beau Brummels, and much more. Julie Goodson and JR Nutt are thrilled to be performing songs about the weather for ClimatePalooza.

7:30pm – 8:00pm: Angry Haikus and Pop-up plays with the Deep Map Theatre Project

8:45pm – 9:00pm: The Lollygaggers, sketch comedy performance

Exhibits and Booths – West Lobby

Eyes on the Earth – 3D visualization of NASA’s Earth missions

Space Craft 3 “Earth Now” app

Rapid Scat

Hyundai Tuscon Fuel Cell Car

Exhibits and Booths – East Lobby

Aquarium of the Pacific

California Fuel Cell Partnership

Citizens Climate Lobby

Heal the Bay

Theodore Payne Foundation

Tree People

USC Sea Grant

USC Sustainability

USG Environmental Student Assembly

ClimatePalooza 2014 Research Presentations
USC students: If you are interested in presenting environmentally-themed research at ClimatePalooza, submissions are being accepted now for work from all USC schools, departments, theoretical backgrounds and methodologies. Submissions can include visual art, performance work and anything in-between. The presenters will be selected by a panel of faculty members who will award a scholarship prize. For more information and to submit your presentation, click here.


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