EU should skip LNG’s ‘bridge to nowhere’ and leap to sustainable energy

As pipeline-delivered natural gas continues to be a politically unstable energy source for Europe, officials in Brussels are exploring large-scale importation of liquefied natural gas from alternative sources – including the shale gas industry in the United States. Cornell Professor Robert Howarth, an expert on the atmospheric implications of methane, COP21 delegate and author of […]

Local climate summit delegates share experience with Ithaca community

WHAT: COP21: Reflections on the Historic Climate Agreement WHEN:  Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7:15 p.m. WHERE: Borg Warner Room, Tompkins Co. Public Library, 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, […]

COP21 side event: Tackling food security and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

WHAT:“Climate Change, Agroecology, Nutrition and Food Security: Critical Lessons from Project Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa” WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 3, 16:00 – 17:30 WHERE: COP 21, Paris-Le Bourget, France – Africa Pavilion, Hall 3, Conference Rooms in Stand 28 MEDIA NOTE: Participants must possess an official United Nations delegate badge with blue zone access to attend events in the Africa Pavilion. […]