Episode 6 of Crosscurrents features talks and short interviews from the The Climate Change and Energy Futures workshop was held at the Nexus Centre, Memorial University, on October 10-11, 2018. The workshop was co-organized by Mark CJ Stoddart (Memorial University), John McLevey (University of Waterloo), John Sandlos (Memorial University), Vanessa Schweizer (University of Waterloo), and Catherine Mei Ling Wong (University of Luxembourg).

This workshop was held to engage in “thinking futures” related to climate change and energy, with attention to the social values that underlie decision-making in a carbon constrained world.

The workshop had participants from Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Iceland, India, Luxembourg, and the United States. It also included a range of disciplines, such as Sociology, Geography, Political Science, and Environmental Studies, as well as community speakers. The presentations and discussions generated new insight into how energy systems may be reconfigured to address the problem of climate change and promote social-ecological wellbeing. Transdisciplinary and international contributions focused on the social challenges, possibilities and trade-offs involved in pursuing fossil fuels, nuclear power, hydro-electric, and emerging renewable energy technologies.

For more information on the Climate Change and Energy Futures workshop, you can click on a link to a blog posting about the event:

https://www.hss.mun.ca/nexus/posts/81

The full workshop report is available at:

https://www.academia.edu/37964039/Climate_Change_and_Energy_Futures_workshop_Final_Report

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This music used in the podcast was Ice and Chilli by _ghost (c) copyright 2009 Licensed under a Creative Commons Noncommercial Sampling Plus license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/22043

This episode was produced by Elahe Nezhadhossein

The Nexus Centre is generously supported by the Faculty of HSS and the VPR office at Memorial University. The environmental humanities in the public realm workshop was generously supported by SSHRC, and at Memorial by the Faculty of HSS and the VPR Research Office.

Join us for episode 7 of Crosscurrents, when we continue with our series on the environmental humanities.