Lowell Lecture

SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES Lessons Learned from a Pandemic: Coronavirus and Climate Policy

Date & Time

Jan. 29, 2021 at 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St. Salem , MA 01970
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Dr. Heather Goldstone holds a Ph.D. in ocean science from M.I.T. and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Her reporting on science and the environment has appeared on NPR, PBS NewsHour, The Takeaway, and PRI’s The World.

Presenting Organization

Peabody Essex Museum



Join us for our latest virtual series, in conjunction with PEM's upcoming Climate & Environment initiative. Each session offers a different perspective on the lessons we've learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how we move forward from here.

In this session, Dr. Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer at Woodwell Climate Research Center in Falmouth, Massachusetts, introduces comparisons between the current coronavirus pandemic and the increasingly apparent impacts of climate change. In exploring connections between the COVID-19 virus and the climate crisis, she emphasizes the need to ensure that pandemic response policies also advance climate preparedness.