Crosscurrents episode 6: “Climate Change and Energy Futures Workshop”

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Crosscurrents (podcast)

Nezhadhossein, Elahe, and John Sandlos. “Episode 6: Climate Change and Energy Futures Workshop.” Crosscurrents: A Podcast of the Nexus Center, 21 March 2019, MP3, 1:01:03.

Episode 6 of Crosscurrents features talks and short interviews from the The Climate Change and Energy Futures workshop held at the Nexus Centre, Memorial University, on October 10-11, 2018. The workshop was co-organized by Mark CJ Stoddart (Memorial University), John McLevey (University of Waterloo), John Sandlos (Memorial University), Vanessa Schweizer (University of Waterloo), and Catherine Mei Ling Wong (University of Luxembourg).

This workshop was held to engage in “thinking futures” related to climate change and energy, with attention to the social values that underlie decision-making in a carbon constrained world.

The workshop had participants from Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Iceland, India, Luxembourg, and the United States. It also included a range of disciplines, such as Sociology, Geography, Political Science, and Environmental Studies, as well as community speakers. The presentations and discussions generated new insight into how energy systems may be reconfigured to address the problem of climate change and promote social-ecological wellbeing. Transdisciplinary and international contributions focused on the social challenges, possibilities and trade-offs involved in pursuing fossil fuels, nuclear power, hydro-electric, and emerging renewable energy technologies. (Text from The Nexus Center)

climate_change_and_energy_futures.mp3, by eluciano

Music credits: “Ice and Chilli” by _ghost.

Crosscurrents is the podcast series of The Nexus Centre, meant to highlight interdisciplinary research initiatives primarily within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. The series features interviews and group discussions with leading researchers in the faculty and across the university and is hosted by John Sandlos.

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