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