Trump dump of Paris pact environmental, economic blunder

President Trump is expected to announce that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate accords, a global pact designed to fight climate change. Two experts at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University say that withdrawing from the accords would be a major mistake, both environmentally and economically. David M. Lodge: […]

Climate experts tackle policy, activism and clean energy at upcoming community conversation

WHAT:  “Policy and Activism:A Conversation on Climate Change & Clean Energy” WHEN:  Friday, Feb. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE:  Uris Auditorium, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:  The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-4799 or dal296@cornell.edu.   ITHACA, N.Y. […]

Pollution alert in Beijing reminder of high cost of climate change

Chinese officials have issued the first ever “red alert” in the capital city of Beijing with pollution levels described as “very unhealthy”. Robert Howarth, the David R. Atkinson Professor in Cornell’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has studied global warming for 40 years, particularly the impact of methane gas emissions on the environment. Howarth, […]

Cornell experts on soil, literature, environmental politics and greenhouse gases headed to Paris climate conference

Cornell University is sending four delegates to the COP21 Paris Climate Conference, which runs November 30 through December 11. Each delegate attending has a different research focus – soil science and climate smart farming, geo-engineering, climate change policy, greenhouse gases and methane emissions. The delegates are available before, during and after the climate conference for […]