The Last Iceberg? On Critical Optimism in the Anthropocene

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The Last Iceberg? On Critical Optimism in the Anthropocene

Can we build a sense of critical optimism in the face of the open ended effects of global warming--from sea level rise to glacial melt?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
This talk will explore how we can build a sense of critical optimism in the face of the open ended effects of global warming--from sea level rise to glacial melt. It will focus on the fate of icebergs in the 21st century. These icy phenomena are emerging as sought after sources of potable water, as well as becoming symbols of the unstable environment created by climate change. The aim is to examine what these new relationships being forged with icebergs have to tell us about conceiving of a future-looking optimism today.  
 
Rafico Ruiz, PhD, is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. From February to July, 2018, he will be the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College.
 
For more information, contact:
Lee McDavid

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