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Tropical Climate Dynamics and Civilizations

Gerald H. Haug

  • Director, Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

Gerald Haug is a German geologic climatologist who studies paleoclimate and geology, with a focus upon how climate relates to the dynamics of societies. Since 2007, Haug has held a professorship at the ETH Zürich in Switzerland. In 2015, he joined the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz as a director. He was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2007 for his work.

In this talk, Haug will describe how high-resolution climate reconstructions reveal a strong relationship between climate-induced environmental change and social, political, and economic responses in several parts of the world. In addition, the very recent past shows that rapid changes lead to disconnects between social policies and environmental realities.

Introduction by leading earth scientist and global futures design leader Peter Schlosser. Schlosser is joining ASU as Vice President, Professor, and Vice Provost of Global Futures.

Refreshments will be served.

Co-Hosted with the new Global Futures Initiative at ASU and the School of Earth and Space Exploration.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.