PCC Hosting Reception for Climate Change Photo Exhibit

Female student checking out photo exhibit in PCC Library.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College will host a reception this week in conjunction with the “Snapshot: Climate Change” initiative organized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Public Humanities program.

The reception will take place in the PCC Library Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and feature an exhibit of climate change photographs from around the American South, as well as a keynote speech by UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Spencer George. It will also include the presentation of awards to winners of the college’s recent climate photography competition.

PCC Humanities Instructor Scott Temple, who is coordinating Thursday’s event, says even though many associate climate change strictly with the sciences, its “devastating effects” have a human toll as well.

“Just consider how many extreme storms have occurred recently throughout the country,” Temple said. “Spencer George’s research examines the human struggle and disrupted lives through a lens focused on the humanities.”

Temple encouraged students and members of the community to join the climate change conversation and learn more about the issue by attending the reception, which is free and open to the public.