Since the spring, Professor of Government Peter Cannavò has presented several virtual talks on the topic of climate change throughout the Central New York area, including one with Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Aaron Strong that was hosted by the Fayetteville Library.
Earlier this week, Cannavò was joined by Hilary McManus of Le Moyne College and Sarah Pralle of Syracuse University in a discussion hosted by the Maxwell Memorial Library in Camillus, N.Y. “How Do We Address the Climate Emergency?” focused on the ongoing impact of and political responses to climate change as well as injustice reflected in climate change responsibility.
Cannavò is organizing the talks as part of his role as director of the Central New York chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network. He said he is motivated by his “interest in explaining climate change to ordinary citizens in accessible terms and urging their awareness of this issue.”
Scholars Strategy Network is a national organization that promotes public engagement by academics. The CNY chapter includes scholars from Hamilton, Syracuse University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Oswego, Le Moyne College, Onondaga Community College, and the University at Albany.