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Ming Chun Tang '16
Tang ’16 Studies Media Response to Climate Science

Roughly every five or six years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishes a report that indicates the current impact of climate change and consequent policy recommendations. The most recent report, the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, contains three separate reports based on the IPCC’s working groups. Ming Chun Tang ’16, under the guidance of Professor of Government Peter Cannavo, is researching online news media’s coverage of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report for his Levitt Fellowship this summer.  More ...

Peter Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer Discusses Geopolitical Implications of Arctic Climate Change

From disappearing landmasses to widespread drought, descriptions of climate change’s potential impacts are grim. Its larger geopolitical and commercial ramifications are perhaps less talked about. On April 7, Peter Oppenheimer, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, delivered a lecture about the impacts of climate change in the Arctic.  More ...

Peter Oppenheimer
Climate Change, Marine Geo-Engineering Subject of Lecture

Peter Oppenheimer, section chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will give a lecture titled “Aspects of Arctic Climate Change and Marine Geo-Engineering,” on Monday, April 7, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. It is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

Rachel Sobel '15, third from right, and other ACS student delegates.
UN Climate Change Convention Students Hosting Videoconference

Rachel Sobel ’15 is among six student delegates sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) who are currently attending the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw, Poland. A videoconference with the student delegates will take place today, Thursday, Nov. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Levitt Center Conference Room (KJ251A).  More ...

Joyce Barry
Barry Gives Talk on Gender and Climate Change

Joyce M. Barry, visiting assistant professor of women’s studies, gave an invited lecture at the Center for Women’s Studies at Colgate University on Nov. 5. Barry’s talk, “Gender and Climate Change: Lessons from the Movement to End Mountaintop Removal,” was based on research from her 2012 book, Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal, as well as information she is currently gathering on the connections between gender and climate change.  More ...

Rachel Sobel (3rd from right) with her fellow American Chemical Society representatives
Rachel Sobel ’15 to Attend UN Climate Change Convention

After an extensive and competitive application process, Rachel Sobel ’15 has been selected to be a student representative of the American Chemical Society at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The annual convention will take place from Nov. 11-22 in Warsaw, Poland, and will address proposals for a comprehensive international agreement to reduce carbon gas emissions.  More ...

A Frosted Elfin, one of the species studied.
Ernest Williams Co-Authors Article in Biological Conservation

In a new study, Hamilton College Biology Professor Ernest Williams and Boston University researchers have found that butterflies show signs of being affected by climate change in a way similar to plants and bees, but not birds, in the Northeast United States. Their findings indicate that butterflies are flying earlier in warmer years.  More ...

Peter Cannavo
Cannavo Pens Op-ed for Huffington Post

Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavò published an op-ed, “The Real Frankenstorm,” on The Huffington Post (Oct. 26, 2012).  In the piece Cannavò questions why the subject of climate change has not been addressed in this year’s presidential race.  More ...

Richard Alley
UN Climate Change Committee Glaciologist Richard Alley to Lecture

Glaciologist Richard Alley, a member of the UN climate change committee that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will present a lecture, “Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise,” on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Joyce Barry at the climate change conference in Prato, Italy
Barry Gives Paper at Global Climate Change Conference

Joyce M. Barry, visiting assistant professor of women’s studies, presented a paper titled “Situating the Particular and the Universal: Gender and Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in the Context of Global Climate Change” at the Gender and Climate Change conference on Sept. 15 in Prato, Italy. The paper is part of a chapter from Barry’s forthcoming book Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal.  More ...

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