Student Lecture Conflict and Climate Change
Feb 04, 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Laura Hoverson, Academic Affairs
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
STUDENT LECTURE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
RESULTING IN CONFLICT
Rachel Kohler, a senior at Concordia College, will present a lecture as part of the Student Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the Morrie Jones Conference Suite A & B in the Knutson Campus Center. The lecture, “The Climate’s Conflict: How the Effects of Climate Change Cause Transnational and Interstate Conflict,” is free and open to the public.
Kohler will discuss climate change effects, such as sea level rise, severe weather events, desertification, and reduced land and water resources. The research is based on two case studies: one in Bangladesh, profoundly affected by sea level rise, intensified precipitation, flooding, and natural disasters (such as tropical cyclones and hurricanes) and the other in Sudan where climate change has caused decreased precipitation and droughts, and conflict over scarce resources has intensified into war.
Kohler’s faculty sponsor is Dr. Stewart Herman, associate professor of religion.