Search Results for ""climate change"" : 49

by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:34 am / in Cover Story, Environmental, Issue, World

The Day After Copenhagen

…With movies like The Day After Tomorrow depicting the apocalyptic consequences of global warming, the issue of climate change has since transformed from being simply a “Hollywood problem” to a reality we must confront. Global warming deniers have long since been discredited, and an urgency to address climate change has heightened in policy spheres and also in the public imagination. It is the unfortunate fact that climate change is not an issue…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Oiled Up and Ready To Go

…has received a mandate to divest from fossil fuels. It is imperative that collective action be taken to address climate change, and divestment is the most effective tool available to college students seeking to make an impact. In order to understand the magnitude of climate change, the time we have to address it, and why divestment is the best way that college students can do something about the problem now, it is necessary to first consider two…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:25 am / in Interview, Issue

A New Currency for Climate Change

…ibben, one of the most prominent environmental activists and journalists today, has been at the forefront of the climate change movement since its inception. He wrote the first book on climate change, The End of Nature, in 1989. In 2007, he founded, an international organization committed to reducing global CO2 atmospheric concentration levels to 350 parts per million—the level scientists agree is environmentally safe. In 2009, under McKi…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 5:11 am / in Domestic, Environmental, Issue, Main Menu

Environmental Justice

…’s future climate, and thereby, to reduce the threat to the security of mankind. Action is necessary now, before climate change moves beyond man’s control.” It is evident that Al Gore won the Peace Prize because of his aim to influence states to introduce legislation that promotes environmental preservation through awareness-raising about the effects that man-made climate change will have on our environment. Through his media campaigns—including…

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by / on September 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 9/22 – 9/28

…8211; 1:00pm Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107 The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law will co-host a talk and discussion with Matthew Rimmer on Intellectual Property and Global Warming: Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice. The United Nations Climate Summit in New York will provide a focal point for a number of outstanding issues on climate change including intellectual property. Engaging in a close analy…

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, Most Recent Column

Kyotastrophe – the Kyoto Protocol’s Inequitable Failure

…by Rising temperatures. Wild hurricanes. Severe droughts. Disappearing shorelines. Shrinking ice caps. Climate change is an urgent test presented to every person living on the planet—and right now, we are failing. Unlike two decades ago, when a true/false response could withstand electoral pressures, political leaders today are expected to have answers to a far more intimidating question: What should we do to reduce the speed of climate…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm / in Issue, World

Pipe Dream: How Environmentalists Stopped Keystone but Ignored an Oil Revolution

…eenhouse gas pollution.” Furthermore, while complete extraction of the Alberta tar sands would be disastrous for climate change, it would take thousands of years for that degree of extraction to occur. This is a long time even on the scale of climate change; as Levi notes, “the fate of the climate will be determined long before” the Alberta tar sands could be completely depleted. Conservatives’ predictions of massive job creation and economic gro…

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by / on April 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Issue

License to Spill

…XL pipeline, a proposed extension to the Keystone pipeline that has become a rallying point in the fight against climate change, and to take swifter action to combat climate change more generally. The XL extension, a seven billion dollar pipeline, would stretch 875 miles from Canada, crossing Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, before ending in Texas. It would transport 830,000 barrels of diluted or crude oil per day to refiner…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm / in Business, Domestic, Organizations

Rigging the System

…of restructuring these companies’ corporate incentives such that they are more consistent with efforts to limit climate change. So we are left with a vivid understanding: Multinational oil corporations cannot be properly held accountable, and, if left unchecked, they are capable of strongly influencing United States foreign policy and policies on energy and climate change in ways that are inconsistent with government’s ultimate goal of promoting…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:32 am / in Asia, Domestic, Environmental, World

That Sinking Feeling

…ional Organization for Migration will play a role in this transition. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has already taken steps by recognizing the issue at the Cancun 2010 Conference, stating the necessity “to enhance understanding, coordination and cooperation with regard to climate change induced displacement…at national, regional and international levels.” More fundamental than protection of climate refugees, thou…

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