Mika Tosca Talks to Chicago Tonight about Climate Change

Assistant Professor Mika Tosca (Liberal Arts) recently spoke with WTTW's Chicago Tonight about her move from NASA to SAIC and how artists and scientists can work together to communicate to the public about climate change. “There’s not a lot of human engagement as part of the scientific process … I wanted to think about new ways, or perhaps more effective ways, of ultimately getting the general public to buy into the science but also the solutions to climate change,” says Tosca. She remains optimistic about the future, adding, "I’m optimistic because not being optimistic and instead being defeatist guarantees that we won’t meet the challenge. If we are not optimistic I feel there is probably no hope.”