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Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Mark Hauser

Extreme weather events, changing precipitation, and sea-level rise have made thosecliving in the global north more mindful of the vulnerability of lives and livelihoodscdue to climate change. For centuries, people living on Caribbean islands, particularly those who are most economically and politically vulnerable, have been at the forefront of solving climate problems, including agricultural precarity, water resource management, and forced migration. Eighteenth-century sugar cultivation made everyday life more precarious for enslaved laborers, Kalinago, and smallholders, especially with regard to issues of subsistence, land, and its
resources. Sugar cane had a detrimental effect on soil and water availability. Plantation economies led to forced migration and conscription of people to and from Dominica as planters attempted to meet labor needs and cut costs when markets faltered.
Time
Monday, 11.07.2022 - 16:15 - 18:00
Event format
Lecture series
Topic
Perennial Problem Solving
Target groups

Students

Researchers

Languages
English
Location
Online via zoom
Reservation
not required
Organizer
BCDSS
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