The semester’s first talk in the Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, will feature a discussion about the impact of climate on human activity.
Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series
“Causality Between Climate and Human Activity”
Christopher Harrison, Ph.D. (University of Miami)
Friday, Feb. 1
Mailman-Hollywood Building | Second Floor Auditorium
About the Talk
While it is known that the last Ice Age caused large migrations of humans to lower latitudes, how has climate affected humans over a shorter, more recent, time period? This talk examines the effect of climate change from 1500 to 1800 on a variety of human activities, such as wars, famines, earned wages, and product prices. The discussion will focus on the analysis of some research results related to this topic that were published in late 2011 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
About the Speaker
Christopher Harrison, Ph.D., is a professor of geophysics at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Song Gao, Ph.D., associate professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, at (954) 262-8388.
Hosted by the college’s Division of Math, Science, and Technology, the Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series aims to increase the understanding of the science, technology, and policies relating to climate change and sustainable development. Experts in related fields from within NSU and other institutions are featured speakers. These lectures give faculty members and students the opportunity to discuss the scientific, technological, social, and policy aspects of sustainability-related issues.