Speaker: Margrit Eichler
Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, UofT
Title: What Sociology does - and does not - contribute to understanding climate change
In this presentation I will explore the – largely unrealized - potential of Sociology to contribute to our understanding of climate change and what to do about it. Why are the contributions of Sociology so minimal? What could they be? I will then explore the notion of Canada as a climate criminal as one potential sociological contribution.
The Collaborative Challenges for
the Climate Change Research Community (CCCCRC or C4RC) is a weekly
seminar series highlighting trans-disciplinary research in climate
change, with a goal in fostering meaningful collaboration between
climate change researchers. Our aim is to use this as an exploration
of the range of research related to climate change across the
University of Toronto, and to inspire new collaborations. A central
theme of the series is the role of computational climate models: how
researchers share models, verify models, create models, and share
results. All are welcome to attend the series.