Climate Change: Causes, Consequences & Solutions

This is a Geography Subject Spotlight with Dr Matt Wilde & Dr Tess Osborne from University of Leicester. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Geography.

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Join Dr Tess Osborne and Dr Matt Wilde as they explore the causes, consequences and potential solutions to climate change. In this Subject Spotlight we’ll be exploring the real-world impacts that climate change will have, and is already having, on human societies both across the globe and here in the UK. These include the impacts on the natural world caused by global warming and new social and political challenges around energy, food production, inequality and migration. Finally, you’ll finish the session by doing some of your own research into the geographies of our clothes.

About University of Leicester

The University of Leicester aims to educate, equip and encourage their students to forge a better future. As Citizens of Change, Leicester's research excellence is changing lives and having transformative impact across the globe. Ranked as a Top 30 University, their students and staff make up a powerhouse for ground-breaking research, including being in the top ten UK universities for their COVID-19 research; locating the remains of King Richard III; and the discovery of DNA fingerprinting. Located right in the heart of the East Midlands, Leicester prides itself in being one of the UK’s most multi-cultural cities, playing host to a number of cultural festivals such as a colorful Caribbean Carnival and the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India.

Meet the academics

Dr Matt Wilde

Dr Matt Wilde is a Lecturer in Human Geography who specialises in research on popular democracies and urban politics, energy and natural resources, morality and critical approaches to the state. Matt has conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Venezuela since 2008. His first monograph, A Blessing and a Curse: Oil, Politics, and Morality in Bolivarian Venezuela, will be published by Stanford University Press in October 2023.

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