Climate Change Book Series Features IDCE Contributors

Climate-change-bookA new book series about climate change has Clark University written all over it.

The four-volume “Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History” is co-edited by Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy, and boasts contributions from a host of Clark faculty, students and alumni.

The series provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue.

The articles in “Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History” are designed to inform readers’ decision-making through the insight of scholars from around the world, each of whom brings a unique approach to this topic. The book explores the ideas that have converged and evolved to clarify our current predicament.

Among the series’ many features are:

• Contributions from more than 100 experts

• Excerpts from reports from international organizations, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

• Transcripts of speeches from world leaders on the climate change issue

• Sidebars on the “climate-history connection,” exploring the possible links between climate and key events through history, such as the Classical Maya collapse.

Multiple members of the International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) and Geography departments at Clark University have contributed to “Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History.”

Faculty contributors are Karen Frey (Geography), Rob Goble (Environmental Science & Policy/IDCE), and Steve McCauley, Ph.D. ’09 (ES&P/IDCE and Geography).

Students contributors are Julia Lenhardt ’13 (Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment) and Melissa Skubel ’13-M.S. ’14 (ES&P), and geography Ph.D. candidates Pheakkey Nguon and Christy Wood.

Several Clark alumni also contributed, including IDCE alums Elizabeth Allen ’12 (ES&P), Elisa Abelson ’11 (ES&P), Adrienne LaPierre ’11 (International Development and Social Change), Igor Rubinov ’11 (IDSC), Kristin Sherwood ’10 (IDSC), and Geography alums Roberta Hawkins, Ph.D. ’12, Elia Machado, Ph.D. ’11, and Prajjwal Panday, Ph.D. ’13.

This news story first appeared on Clark University’s News Hub.

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