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Environment / Sustainability

Sociological impacts of climate change March 12

March 5, 2009

What difference will climate change make to human beings? Faced with such problems as droughts, heat waves, rising sea levels and other climate-related disturbances, what will people do to cope and adapt?

Impact of climate change

Colorado State University sociology Assistant Professor Lori Peek will talk about some of the innovative and creative ways people around the world are already starting to deal with these enormous challenges - especially some of the poorest and most marginalized people, those who don't have the choice of waiting to see what happens.

Her presentation is at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 12 in CSU's Lory Student Center North Ballroom.

Ongoing lecture series

The lecture, part of an ongoing program called Changing Climates @ CSU, is free and open to the public. Changing Climates seeks to increase public awareness and understanding of current science and research on climate change.

Peek's work focuses on the intersection of social inequality, vulnerability and disasters, including some of the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina on displaced children and families. She has received many research grants and numerous teaching awards at CSU, including the Best Teacher Award.


Contact: John Calderazzo
E-mail: jcaldera@lamar.colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6896