Climate Change the Hot Topic at Lakehead Orillia’s Next In Conversation Lecture

Characterized as one of the most urgent problems facing humanity, climate change is one of the most important research questions of today.

Dr. Pallavi Das will explore how climate change is perceived and experienced by ordinary people, such as apple farmers, and compare it to the experiences of scientists in the Western Himalayas, at the upcoming instalment of In Conversation Speaker Series, “People’s knowledge versus scientists’ knowledge: Perceptions of climate change in the Western Himalayas.”

An Associate Professor in the Department of History, Das teaches courses in world,
Asian, and environmental history at Lakehead Orillia. She has published on the impact
of colonial development policies on the forests of India. In her current research project,
Das is developing ‘a people’s history of climate change’ by studying climate change from
the apple farmers’ perspectives in the Western Himalayas.

Das’ lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:15 p.m. at the Orillia Public Library.
This session is free and open to the public. Register by email to or by phone at 705-325-2338.

Photo Credit: Lakehead U

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