Talk Examines America’s Heated Debate on Climate Change

Talk to Examine America’s Heated Debate on Climate Change
Peter Jacques

Why are debates on climate change much more heated in America than in other countries? That’s up for discussion during the next Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series talk, hosted by NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Math, Science, and Technology.

“An Assessment of Climate Change Politics: Discourse and Division”

Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series | Peter Jacques, Ph.D. (University of Central Florida)

Friday, Sept. 20
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Mailman-Hollywood Building | Second Floor Auditorium

About the Talk

This talk will discuss the phenomena in the U.S. of denying the human impact on climate change, calling upon social-science research to better understand this conspicuous and growing debate. The said flash point in U.S. politics is important because it informs domestic and international discussions about mitigating greenhouse gases and adapting to growing climate threats.

Thus far, U.S. policy debate has stalled over whether climate change is real, which has effectively halted discussions over what and how to form sensible strategies to protect U.S. domestic interests, international vulnerabilities, and growing threats to the non-human world. If we understand the dynamics of this debate, we may be able to learn more about how to make progress in social action.

About the Speaker

Peter Jacques is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. His academic research interests include sustainability, global environmental politics, ocean policy, and American Indian environmental politics.

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.

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