When Dawn King, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies, asked her class how many students were planning to attend this weekend’s People’s Climate March in New York, the response “inspired” her, she said.
Sixty percent of her class was planning to attend — an unprecedented level of student involvement in an environmental protest in her experience, she added.
The march was the largest in history. More than 400,000 marched in New York while nearly 3,000 simultaneous marches took place globally.
Paul Sabin, author of The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future (2013) & Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940 (2005), will be here at Brown, Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:00 pm in Rhode Island Hall, Room 108 The title of his talk is "Making a Place for Historians in the Climate and Energy Debates."
On Aug. 2, Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 signed the Resilient Rhode Island Act of 2014 into law — a climate change bill that had originally been drafted by Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, J. Timmons Roberts, 15 Brown students and a group of consultants.
The law’s main goals are to reduce the state’s carbon emissions and to adapt to the consequences of climate change by creating the EC4, or the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Committee.