June 2014

  Conveners Javiera Barandiaran, Global Studies: jba@global.ucsb.edu Stephan Miescher, History: miescher@history.ucsb.edu Research interests As climate change threatens communities worldwide, how to transition to cleaner sources of energy remains a global challenge. For developing countries, the stakes are high: they must simultaneously respond to climate change impacts and strive to develop...

  ABOUT The Anthropocene, a newly-coined geologic term, designates the age during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. While subject to the forces of nature, the human species is itself a force that acts upon the natural world. We have...

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