Coping with Crisis: Climate Change and Economic Transformation

Coping with Crisis: Climate Change and Economic Transformation


Paul J. McInerney Lecture in Earth Sciences presents Coping with Crisis: Climate Change and Economic Transformation

Thursday, March 1, 2018 7:00 – 8:00 pm Clair Hall, Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center Millersville University

Climate change is here. What is to be done? Parenti's talk will draw on his work as a journalist reporting from conflict zones hit by climate-change driven crisis, and on his more recent research into American economic history, to examine the [likely] social and economic dislocations promised by climate change. He will explore how the US could be drawing on its own history of state planning and public investment to drive the economic transformations necessary to effectively mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis, and he will address how the American public can help build political will for such a project, despite the acute political challenges. Dr. Christian Parenti is associate professor of economics at John Jay College, City University of New York. His books include Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (2011); The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq, (2004); The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror (2002); and Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis (2000/second edition 2008). He has reported extensively from Afghanistan, Iraq, and various parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America for The Nation, Fortune, The London Review Books, The New York Times, and other publications.

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