By quitting Paris accord, Trump would open Pandora’s box

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. The following Cornell University experts, including COP21 delegates, discuss the ecological, economic, health and political impacts of this move. David W. Wolfe: Climate change is an economic and national security issue […]

‘Climate-smart soils’ may help balance the carbon budget

Here’s the scientific dirt: Soil can help reduce global warming. While farm soil grows the world’s food and fiber, scientists are examining ways to use it to sequester carbon and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. “We can substantially reduce atmospheric carbon by using soil. We have the technology now to begin employing good soil practices to […]

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. […]

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 […]