climate change

Climate change vulnerability assessment

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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Yesterday, The Guardian and ABC News quoted geography professor Marshall Shepherd about a study showing population concentrating into areas facing significant temperature rises. Today, we released news about a study authored by Shepherd and his colleagues about vulnerable populations in Georgia that are highly susceptible to climate change:

The study, published May 18 in Applied Geography, examines not only the sensitivity and susceptibility of populations that are vulnerable to flooding along the coast but also the social vulnerability of inland populations in Georgia. The...

Climatology Research Lab looks into the future of storms

Posted 2 years 9 months ago
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Statistical techniques like downscaling allow climate researchers to peer across extraordinarily large amounts of different kinds of data to give us a better idea of what to expect in terms of the broader changes in the climate and how those may translate into recurring weather events in the future. Researchers from the department of geography recently published an unequivocal new study:

More tornadoes will be commonplace by the year 2080 as a result of a changing climate, according to a new study from University of Georgia geography researchers.

They used climate...

Shepherd to moderate 'Champions of Change' event at White House

Posted 2 years 9 months ago
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In his Climate Action Plan, President Barack Obama laid out a series of steps to combat carbon pollution, prepare for climate-change impacts and lead global efforts to tackle this shared challenge. The steps range from broad, national policy to recognizing localized efforts and the people behind them. One of these will take place Monday, Feb. 9 at the White House and will be hosted by UGA's Marshall Shepherd:

Shepherd, the University of Georgia Distinguished Athletic Association Professor in the Social Sciences, will moderate the "Champions of Change for Climate Education and...

Climate Change Governance

Posted 2 years 9 months ago
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The Institute for Women's Stuides Friday Speaker Series features a talk today by associate professor of geography, Amy Trauger: "A FEMINIST EPISTEMOLOGY OF CLIMATE CHANGE GOVERNANCE: EVERYDAY AND INTIMATE POLITICS"

The paper tackles the often neglected dimensions of everyday engagements with climate change and climate change governance and brings together literature from critical social sciences and feminist theory to critique mainstream approaches to climate change policy.

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:20pm Free, Open to the Public, First Year Odyssey Approved Miller...

Faculty in the Media, January 2015

Posted 2 years 9 months ago
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Franklin College faculty play a vital public role by sharing their expertise in the media on a range of subjects. A sampling from just the past month:

Visualization of Native American dispossession by Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt continues to be featured in the news media, Aeon.co, UK Daily Mail.

On the Subject f 2014 having been the warmest year in modern history, Athletic Association Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd was quoted widely, in outlets around the world – ABC News, Mother Nature Network, France 24, Think...

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