Mike Tidwell, the founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, will deliver two lectures next week on climate change.
Tidwell is Goshen College’s 2015 Yoder Public Affairs Lecturer, a role which in the past has been filled by prestigious speakers like novelist and memoirist Reyna Grande, journalist and educator Simran Sethi, and David Cortright, director of policy studies at the the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Tidwell is a filmmaker and an author, and is known for his 2003 book “Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast,” in which he predicted the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
His first lecture at GC will be on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Church Chapel, titled “Will Indiana Overheat or Become a Clean Energy Paradise?” The second session, called “Global Warming: How Young People Can Change an Old Debate” will take place during Wednesday convocation on Sept. 30.
Along with these two lectures, Tidwell will also meet with the first-year students for their Identity, Culture and Community class to discuss his 1990 book “Ponds of Kalambayi: A Peace Corps Memoir,” which is one of the textbooks for the course.
Both of Tidwell’s lectures are free and open to the public.