March 10, 2015

The Social and Economic Impact of Climate Change

A conversation with

Marshall Burke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Environmental Earth System Science
Stanford University

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:00 pm

Climate change represents a major global environmental challenge, but we are only beginning to understand how changes in climate might affect social and economic outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Marshall Burke summarizes a new body of evidence describing how a range of social and economic outcomes are shaped by changes in climate. Dr. Burke will provide new empirical evidence that warmer temperatures make societies both poorer and less peaceful, and discuss what implications this holds for both business and policy.

About the Speaker

Marshall Burke, Ph.D., is an assistant professor, Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University. He has a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Stanford as a professor, Burke worked as a Program Manager for the Program on Food Security and the Environment and as a Research Associate for the Center on Environmental Science and Policy, both at Stanford University. His research areas include adaptation to climate change, agricultural development, climate effects on food security, and the influence of climate on human conflict.