We just picked up a new contributor to the blog–Andrew Jorgenson from the University of Utah. Following is the blurb about him that I put up on the “About the Contributors” page. Make sure to keep an eye out for his posts.
Andrew Jorgenson is an environmental macrosociologist and a faculty member of the Department of Sociology at the University of Utah where he is also affiliated with the university’s Environmental Studies Program, the Institute for Policy and International Affairs, and the Master of Statistics Program. He has published extensively on the human dimensions of global environmental change in top peer reviewed journals in environmental sociology, ecological economics, international relations, and human ecology. Much of this research focuses on the human drivers of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in comparative international perspective. He is also a contributing member of the newly formed American Sociological Association Task Force on Climate Change. Dr. Jorgenson has deep roots in Utah, with most of his extended relatives living in rural parts of the state where they work in agriculture and mining.