| ||February 7, 2019|
(1:00 - 5:15 pm EDT)
NAS Building, Room 125
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418
Webcast will commence at date/time listed
Recent international and national scientific assessments of climate change outline a multitude of possible future challenges for society in a warming world, with the magnitude of challenges increasing with each additional unit of warming. This seminar will review the human dimensions of climate change and discuss the roles of social sciences for building a more resilient society.
The seminar builds on insights from a 2017 USGCRP Social Science Coordinating Committee workshop Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change and will discuss: social vulnerability, drivers of and responses to climate change, innovative methods, data and analyses to understand interactions between human and natural systems, and values and challenges with knowledge integration.
The seminar will also include a presentation on highlights of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) and the IPCC 1.5 °C Special Report as well as panel sessions to explore strengthening interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in federal programs with a focus on the infrastructure and integration needed for solution-based research.
(submitted after the workshop on Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change)
Jorgenson et al. (2018). Social science perspectives on drivers of and responses to global climate change
Thomas et al. (2018). Explaining differential vulnerability to climate change: A social science review
| ||Meeting Resources|
Toby Warden, Board Director
Tina Latimer, Program Coordinator
Core funding for the board is provided by the National Science Foundation