Last year, driven by a moral and ethical desire to use his platform to educate the masses on climate change, Jeff left his full-time job as a chief meteorologist in South Florida and embarked on a life experiment of sorts.
With no means of employment, he moved back to NYC to attain his graduate degree in climate from Columbia University and work on compelling the TV media to cover climate change as an important issue. This is the capacity in which he is working now.
Jeff views the mass media as a vital medium in educating the public on the risks and opportunities posed by the climate challenge. He will discuss the ethical motivations, as they pertain to climate change, behind his decision to make this dramatic change in his life. His talk will combine information from his experience at CBS News and how climate change is rising in prominence in the media, and what his personal experience reveals about following your passion and doing things for the right reasons.
Jeff Berardelli is a meteorologist and climate change communicator for CBS News in NYC.
Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings usually begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest. Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Ethical Culture philosophy. A collection basket is passed and money is shared between the Society and a charity selected for that day. While contributions are always appreciated, Sunday meetings are free and open to the public. Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.
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