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Workshop 1:
14th November 2008
University of Southampton »
Dr. Mark Levene (Project director)
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1 September 2008
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Workshop 1: Climate Catastrophe, where are we heading?

Friday 14 November 2008, 9.45am to 5.15pm.
Garden Court (Garden End) Building 38
Highfield, University of Southampton.

Climate Catastrophe, Where are we heading? The first of seven, one day workshops, to explore and interrogate the connections between accelerating anthropogenic climate change and the potentiality for violence in all its forms.  Organiser: Dr Mark Levene


9.45 - 10.10am: Registration

10.10:  Welcome on behalf of the University of Southampton
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Adam Wheeler

10.15 - 10.30:  Introduction: Why climate change and violence?
Dr. Mark Levene
(Crisis Forum.  History, University of Southampton)

10.30 - 12.00:  First session: How bad is bad? What the science is telling us
David Wasdell
(Director, Meridian Programme)
'Climate Dynamics and the Potential for Violence in an Interconnected World'
Prof. Kevin Anderson (Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester)
'Reframing Climate Change: from long-term targets to emission pathways'
Chair: Peter Challenor (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)

12.00 - 12.15:  Coffee

12.15-1.15:  Second session: Climate Change and Security
Prof. Paul Rogers
(Peace Studies, University of Bradford)
Chair: Dr Rob Johnson (History of War, All Souls and Faculty of History, University of Oxford)

1.15 - 2.00: Lunch

2.00 - 3.30:  Third session: Structural underpinnings of violence in an age of acute climate change
Patrick Holden
, CBE (Director, Soil Association)
'Food security'
Aubrey Meyer (Global Commons Institute)
'The Stern report and the economics of genocide'
Chair: Prof. Tony McGrew (Social Sciences, University of Southampton)

3.30 – 3.45:  Coffee

3.45 - 5.15: Fourth session: Future shock
Prof. Dave Webb
, (Praxis Centre, Leeds Metropolitan University, and vice-chair CND)
'Geo-engineering and its implications'
Chair: Dr. Stefan Skrimshire (Lincoln Theological Institute, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester)

Leading into: An initial assessment: Final session roundtable (all speakers available).


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