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Rising Sea Levels Cause Destruction

by Andre Carrion   Rising sea level is a slow killer that is fixable for the entire globe. Rising sea levels are caused by greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Global warming melts the ice caps slowly, and, as the

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Jacqui Patterson at John Jay College

by Nyasha Laing On Wednesday, September 30, the Program in Sustainability and Environmental Justice, the Africana Studies department and the Gender Studies program welcomed Jacqueline Patterson, Director of Environmental and Climate Justice at the NAACP to John Jay as part

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Coming to Terms with Climate Change. Book Review: David A. Collings. Stolen Future, Broken Present. The Human Significance of Climate Change.

by Alexander Schlutz Environmentalists celebrated a rare victory at the end of last year, when New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking. The decision was made after the state’s acting health commissioner Howard Zucker – following

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Brown bag talk: Distributed solar power and the energy-system revolution

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, James Martin will discuss his work on “Distributed Solar Power and the Energy-System Revolution.  The talk will take place at 1:40 p.m.  in room 3510 North Hall (Economics conference room) at John Jay College of

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Law as a solution to climate change

Recent court filings in Europe accuse governments of insufficiently countering climate change By Lieselot Bisschop In 2012, Roger Cox, a Dutch lawyer, published a book called Revolution Justified: Why only the law can save us now. This provides a well-documented historic account of

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Air pollution in Tonawanda (N.Y.) sickens and kills, according to pending civil suits

By Mykola Rudchyk People living in Tonawanda, New York, outside Buffalo, have been suffering from illegally-released toxic gases in the air for years. There are 52 factories and plants in a five-mile radius around the town. The area has been under

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More pictures from the People’s Climate March

Here’s another installment of pictures from last month’s climate march, with SEJ program members and other John Jay faculty out in force among the other marchers.                      

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More photos from Climate Week

Featured image (above): Caribbean Youth Exchange for Climate Change Resilience participants discuss the environmental health and justice challenges in Caribbean nations. Below: More scenes from the John Jay contingent at the Climate March last Sunday. [Photos by Nyasha Laing and

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Panel discussion: “A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead”

In preparation for the People’s Climate March, local, national, and international environmental leaders will be discussing why a new international treaty to reduce greenhouse gases should be pursued by world leaders on September 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the

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U.N. draft report of risks of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions

The New York Times recently published the conclusions of a leaked U.N. draft report on the effects of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions, which finds that they are already threatening to be more of a global crisis than the political process can solve alone.

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