March 3 Green Business Roundtable - Professor Geoffrey Parker


Green Business Roundtable invites all interested in the intersection of business and sustainability to join us for networking, discussion and insight.  
I look forward to seeing you there.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 11:30 - 1:00
Location: Offices of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
1000 Vermont Ave., NW - 3rd Floor
Washington, DC  20005
(nearest Metro - McPherson Square)

Includes Lunch

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March 3, 2015 Green Business Roundtable

Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Parker
Professor Parker is the Distinguished University Professor and Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History  at Ohio State University.  He is a graduate of Christ’s College, Cambridge University, UK (BA, Ph.D, and Litt.D), and has taught at Cambridge, St. Andrews University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Yale University.

Topic: Climate Change: the Little Ice Age and Its Impact on Human Societies
Professor Parker's book, “Global Crisis: War, Climate Change, and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century [Yale University Press, 2013]” describes the impact of the Little Ice Age on human societies around the world during the seventeenth century.  Central points of the book are: 
  • Climate change is more than just an environmental issue--it affects all aspects of human societies.  
  • Human societies vary greatly in their capacities to respond to the impacts of climate change.  It is estimated that the Little Ice Age caused the deaths of 1/3rd of the human population during its climate impact. 
March 3, 2015 Green Business Roundtable