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On April 2, we are excited to host our 19th Annual Malcolm L. Comeaux Lecture featuring Dr. Diana Liverman, Regents Professor and Director of the School of Geography, Development and Environment at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Liverman will be sharing her talk "Geography and the global environment revisited: geographical contributions and challenges to understanding the human dimensions of our climate future."
Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
About the talk:
This lecture will explore the ways in which geographers and geographical ideas have shaped the understanding of the societal causes and consequences of climate change and how geography can analyze the opportunities and difficulties in responding to climate while meeting other goals for the environment, justice, and sustainable development. How can we understand the geography of greenhouse gas emissions and the urgency of reducing them? How do we understand patterns of climate vulnerability and ensure adaptation is appropriate to local conditions? And what are the tradeoffs, especially across space and within society, between climate responses and other goals for sustainability?
About the Speaker:
Diana Liverman is Regents Professor and Director of the School of Geography, Development and Environment at the University of Arizona. Her work addresses the causes, consequences, and responses to climate change, especially climate vulnerability and climate justice, adaptation, governance, the role of the arts, and the links between environment and sustainable development. She served as director the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University and of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona. She was a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on 1.5°C, is a member of the Earth Commission, and in 2020 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences. Her BA, MA and PhD are all in geography, and she has been honored by the Royal Geographical Society, American Association of Geographers and the American Geographical Society for her contributions to the discipline.