School of Geography

The Politics of Climate Change: Why is there no global consensus for action?

20 March 2014

Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm
Venue: Room 126, Geography Building, Queen Mary School of Geography


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The climate change debate is no longer about whether human-induced climate change is significant, but rather about how people respond to the challenges at individual, local, national and global levels.

The second in a new series of Geographical Association events at Queen Mary’s School of Geography, this discussion will explore the implications of projected climate change to 2100 based on the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth assessment report for different locations and societies. It will also include a series of activities to demonstrate why achieving consensus is so difficult at all levels of society.

Senior lecturer in physical geography Dr Simon Carr, who will be hosting the event, said that the event will conclude by issuing a challenge to each person about what they can do to respond to the risks associated with projected climate change. “We are all aware that climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity, but how can we overcome our feelings of helplessness in the face of this immense challenge?”

Ideal for teachers, teaching assistants and anyone involved in the preparation, teaching and evaluation of teaching, Geographical Association events are free but registration is required. Due to popularity, places are limited to ten people per school.

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To find out more about the Geographical Association East London branch, email Dr Simon Carr.