Can blast from the past save our future?

Posted by vm64 at Feb 08, 2011 12:10 PM |
A public lecture on Wednesday 9 February 2011 will explore how historical examples can help us cope with climate crisis.
Can blast from the past save our future?

Dr Jago Cooper

In his lecture, Dr Jago Cooper will provide an insight into how past communities dealt with climate change and environmental disasters, and how they survived.

Treating current global approaches with scepticism, Dr Cooper calls for change to improve the way we manage environmental changes. He will present his findings to support his claim and explain how archaeology can provide us with the necessary information to revamp our approach.

In his capacity as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow with the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History, Dr Cooper has been studying the archaeology of climate change in the Caribbean.

‘Surviving Climate Change: Using the Time Depth of Human Experience to Build Sustainable Societies’ takes place on Wednesday 9 February at 5.00pm in the Belvoir Lounge on the second floor of the Charles Wilson Building.