Events

Tracing the Cracks in Climate Fragility Logics
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:00am

Join the Geography Department for a seminar with Kimberley Thomas, an assistant professor of geography and political ecologist at Temple University. She conducts justice-oriented research on such varied flows as water, people, capital, and rights.

In this seminar, she will give a short talk on her recent research on climate vulnerability followed by a roundtable discussion. Vulnerability to climate change is being weaponized through the personification of climate threats, in which vulnerable people, rather than environmental hazards, are framed as posing the greatest danger from climate change. In this talk, she examines how this logic is being applied to entire states and what the implications are for climate justice.

Wednesday, Nov. 27 | 10 to 11 a.m.

Cramer Hall, Room 409