Dr. Andrew Jorgenson discusses his research Guns versus Climate: How Militarization Amplifies the Effect of Economic Growth on Carbon Emissions
Andrew Jorgenson is a Professor of Sociology and Founding Director of the Climate & Society Lab at the University of British Columbia. Working in the areas of environmental sociology, global political economy, and the sociology of development, he conducts research on the human dimensions of global and regional environmental change, with a primary focus on the societal causes and consequences of the climate crisis. In 2020, Andrew received the Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Environmental Sociology for his innovation, publication, and service in the field of environmental sociology. He is an appointed author of the Fifth National Climate Assessment of the US Global Change Research Program, an appointed member of the US National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and a Research Fellow in the Department of Theoretical Economics at Vilnius University.