AAAS Downtown D.C. Headquarters Offers Photojournalist, Author Timely and Key Venue

Photojournalist and writer Gary Braasch, and his author and filmmaker colleague Lynne Cherry, will see their climate change “message of urgency and action” placed in a strategic Washington, D.C., location and at a politically strategic time … from October 26 through February 2010.

With the Senate at least theoretically primed to be considering the House-passed Waxman-Markey greenhouse gas bill, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) headquarters atrium will post “giant photographic prints” from Braasch’s 2007 book “Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World” (see Yale Forum article).

The 1200 New York Avenue, N.W., downtown Washington AAAS headquarters building is less than two miles – about six minutes by taxi – from the Senate buildings where the legislative action may be under way. That’s no guarantee that influential legislators and their staffs will take advantage of “the excellent chance for education and inspiration” (Braasch’s words).

Along with Braasch’s stunning images, the full exhibit is aimed at children, their parents, and school groups. “How We Know About Our Changing Climate” reflects the work done by Cherry and Braasch in their book by the same title (subtitle: “Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming”). Cherry’s “Young Voices on Climate Change” film, based on the book, includes footage of children acting to help protect the climate.

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