Visiting Lecturer to Discuss Impact of Climate Change on Remote Islands and its Inhabitants
Pacific University welcomes Dr. Christina Gerhardt to the Forest Grove Campus on Wednesday, March 13 for a discussion on the effects climate change is having on sea level and its impact on residents of remote islands. Gerhardt's talk will take place in Pacific Hall, room 217 and begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
In her current project Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise, Gerhardt presents the current climate change induced impacts on low lying islands and the solutions being put forward to them, in many cases by the indigenous inhabitants of the islands themselves.
Gerhardt is an associate professor of environmental humanities, film and German studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She is the author of Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise (UC Press) and the editor of Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific. She is also an environmental journalist, covering the annual UN climate negotiations, renewable energy and related legislation and direct action. This writing has been published under "Tina Gerhardt" in venues such as ClimateProgress.org, grist.org, The Nation, The Progressive and the Washington Monthly.
Gerhardt's talk is part of Pacific's Environmental Politics Lecture Series.