Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground: What Climate Change Really Means, and Whom It Will Affect Most

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  11/14/2013

IslandScientists, politicians, oil barons and even Leonardo DiCaprio have all chimed in to give their take on the existence or non-existence of climate change. But what does a changing climate actually mean, who thinks it’s really going to happen, and if the ‘climate’ warms, what does that mean for people on the ground?

November 19, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Elizabeth Marino, research associate at OSU–Cascades, will present “Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground,” on Tuesday, November 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library as part of November’s “Know Sweat” series of programs. Marino will provide a run-down on what natural scientists mean when they talk about climate change and what social scientists are determining about who will be most affected. If you’ve ever wanted to hear an overview of the climate data, and see what turning up the heat will mean for social life as we know it, this is the talk for you.

Elizabeth Marino is a cultural and environmental anthropologist; she teaches at OSU–Cascades. She received her PhD in cultural anthropology from University of Alaska at Fairbanks. She has researched the possible displacement of indigenous villages in Northwestern Alaska due to increasing erosion, storm activity and rising water, with a particular emphasis on government response to climate crisis. She has authored numerous articles and has contributed chapters to books, including Anthropology and Climate Change (Left Coast Press, 2009).

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.

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