In the years and decades to come, all people will be affected by climate change in one way or another. Yet there is significant diversity and disparity in the ways in which different individuals, communities, organizations and nations will be impacted by climate change. Just as diverse will be people’s responses to the multifaceted challenges climate change poses to how we organize and live our lives. Cutting across the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering fields, faculty in this group pursue a wide range of projects that examine the diversity of human impacts and responses in the context of global climate change. Examples of research projects include:
- Exploring the distributional effects of climate change policies and solutions on various subgroups and populations within society
- Examining disparities across individuals and communities with respect to the economic, social, health and other impacts of climate change
- Studying differences and similarities across communities with regards to mitigative and adaptive responses and capacity
- Investigating coupled social and natural systems’ responses to climate change-induced impacts on human communities and non-human species
This research group meets once a month and is open to faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff from the Five Colleges whose work touches on diversity and disparity in the context of climate change.
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