(Cancelled) We Need to Talk about the Anthropocene: Policy Implications
The Seminar is CANCELLED
There is an enormous amount of research on how climate change is being reported in media all over the world, but there is very little on the new concept of the Anthropocene in the mass media. Despite growing academic interest, most people in the world have either never heard of it or if they have, they have no clear idea about it. Why is this important? The simple answer is that most scientists researching human impacts on the Earth System believe that the Anthropocene presents real existential threats to the survival of human life on the planet in the foreseeable future. This talk will present findings from an international research project to discover what the media are saying about the Anthropocene and how this impacts on environmental policy.
1 November 2018 (Thursday)CANCELLED
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm (Luncheon Seminar)
Mini Theatre, 2/F Library, Lingnan University
Professor Leslie Sklair
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, the London School of Economics and Political Science
Biography of Speaker
Professor Leslie Sklair is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Associate Faculty in the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics and President of the Global Studies Association (UK). He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, New York University, New School in New York, University of Sydney, Hong Kong University, and Strathclyde University, Glasgow. His Globalization: Capitalism and its Alternatives (2002) has been translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Persian, Spanish, Korean, Arabic and Chinese, and The Transnational Capitalist Class (2001) into Chinese (2002). His book, The Icon Project, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017 (Serbian edition, 2018). His new project in on the Anthropocene.