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Seminar series: Climate and Sustainability in Multiple Dimensions

12 March 2015

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The Centre for Science and Policy and Christ's College have worked with Professor Charles Kennel, Emeritus Director at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to convene a series of seminars on Climate and Sustainability in Multiple Dimensions. The series will explore the cultural framings of climate change, to ask whether human understanding of global warming has affected our response to climate change. This series will follow on from the seminars on adaptation to climate change that Professor Kennel gave last year, podcasts of which can be found here, and supplementary materials here.

The seminars will occur on consecutive Thursdays from 26 February to 19 March (17:30 - 19:00) in the Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College. A drinks reception will follow each seminar.

You must register for each seminar separately. To do so, and for more information, please click on the relevant link below.

26 February: Ditch the 2 degree warming goal

Speakers: Professor Charles Kennel & Professor Susan Owens

Professor Charles Kennel will discuss whether the widespread goal to stop global warming at 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels is in fact misguided. Professor Susan Owens will respond.

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5 March: Confronting Climate Risks: Overcoming the ‘Tragedy of the Horizons’

Speakers: Rowan Douglas & Dr Andrew Coburn

Rowan Douglas will discuss whether the major longer term risks of climate change are unable to adequately influence short term business actions and public policy. Dr Andrew Coburn will respond.

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12 March: Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Environment, Our Responsibility

Speakers: Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta & Lord Martin Rees

Professor Dasgupta and Lord Martin Rees will discuss a joint workshop at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences which combined natural and social scientific expertise to address the relationship between humanity and nature and its implications for sustainability.

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19 March: Mountain Messages: Knowledge, Values, and Decision Making in the Himalayas

Speaker: Dr Hildegard Diemberger and Professor Brian Wynne

Dr Diemberger will explore the different ways that people around the world perceive, narrate, and frame changes in their environment, with a focus on Tibet and the Himalayan regions. Professor Brian Wynne will respond.

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Professor Charles Kennel

University of California San Diego

  • In news articles

    Mountain Messages: Knowledge, Values, and Decision Making in the Himalayas

    Dr Hildegard Diemberger and Professor Brian Wynne led a discussion on the tensions between globalised and localised experiences of climate change in the final seminar of the Multiple Dimensions of Climate Change series.

  • In news articles

    Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Environment, Our Responsibility

    The penultimate session of the Climate and Sustainability in Multiple Dimensions seminar series saw talks from Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor Charles Kennel and Lord Martin Rees on the relationship between humanity and nature, and its implications for sustainability.