Tag Archives: climate change

5th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Future Sea Level in Lower Manhattan
Led by Richard Reiss, New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas   The leaders of the New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas join to host a walk featuring other experts and students. What’s the best response to the enormous social challenge of rising seas? Since our first Jane’s […]
by Truly Johnson
4th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
City Design in Times of Proliferating Informality and Climatological Crisis
This lecture by Alfredo Brillembourg will explore the work of ETH Zurich Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. U-TT was co-founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, who previously co-taught at Columbia University in New York before joining […]
by isil
28th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing to Avoid Disaster
Thomas Fisher, a professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the fracture-critical nature of many of the systems we have put in place since the mid-20th century, how such systems are especially vulnerable to catastrophic failure, and what we need to do to create more resilient, affordable, […]
by isil
15th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Using Data to Disrupt Business as Usual
Big Data and Sustainability Business Stepping Up– The Lovins Series As President Trump pursues a regressive, isolationist agenda, business is stepping up to address climate change, promote equality and protect human rights, and create economic opportunity. Join sustainability pioneer Hunter Lovins for a conversation series with industry experts to explore this shift in progressive business leadership. Our […]
by Ashley Brown
28th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Experiments for the Rebuilding of Houston and other Disaster Cities
Professor Natalie Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program. She will discuss design experiments for the rebuilding of Houston and how to create porous cities. NYU Urban Seminar Series: Equity, Design, and Climate Change […]
by isil
21st Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change and the Future of Cities
What can cities do about climate change? How can they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable forms of collective life? How can they protect vulnerable people and places from the outbursts of extreme weather that are becoming evermore likely to arrive? And can they adapt to global warming without making the world […]
by isil
14th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Beyond Green Growth: Policymaking under Planetary Boundaries for the Transformations Towards Sustainable Development
In 2015, the United Nations announced a document known as ‘Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, which is built around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agenda stresses the need to change our development path. Indeed, the existing development models do not fit this new agenda, and several alternatives have been proposed. […]
by isil
Feb 1, 2018
Fighting climate change in California
Edgar McGregor is an amateur climatologist and founder of WhereWeStand.info. He’s also a high school senior in Pasadena, California. This essay is an entry in the Cambridge University/Climate Tracker essay contest. From a Mediterranean climate to desert climate, and from warm to hot, California has been severely impacted by climate change. Everywhere one travels, evidence of […]
by Edgar McGregor
1st Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Book Talk - Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design!
Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design is a book documenting the proposal to create an offshore barrier island chain in the New York/New Jersey Harbor. Today, this proposal stands at a crossroads and its potential for the future of coastal protection requires further development. Participating scientists, engineers, planners, economists, and maritime stakeholders identified critical key […]
by isil
31st Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Fossil Free Fast
On January 31st, the day after Trump’s first State of the Union, our movement will come together in Washington D.C. for Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Senator Bernie Sanders Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement Rev. Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus Jessica Lorena Rangel of Houston Eyes of a Dreamer Bill McKibben, […]
by Truly Johnson
Jan 22, 2018
Climate writers: Cambridge wants to hear your story
Are you a writer in an undergraduate program or in grad school? Or, a recent graduate? Do you have a personal story to tell about climate change? Enter by 2/2 for the chance to tell your story at Cambridge University.
by Richard Reiss
17th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Climate Reality Project Presentation
The Climate Reality Project was founded in 2011 by former Vice President Al Gore to amplify the message about climate change—its causes, consequences, and solutions. Climate Reality presentations are available world-wide, offered for free by trained presenters. Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the […]
by Truly Johnson
8th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
An Evening With Zaria Forman
Join artist Zaria Forman and the Climate Museum in toasting her window installation, part one of In Human Time. Hot spiked drinks—plus a raffle, Antarctic soundscapes, more. Free and open to all.
by Truly Johnson
Dec 31, 2017
New York Society for Ethical Culture
Monica Weiss and Richard Koral
The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a humanist community that has been dedicated to social justice and education since its founding in 1876. At a time when other nonprofit institutions, including major universities like Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Columbia, have failed to divest and have so far failed to rebuild their curricula with […]
by Emily Rutland
Dec 29, 2017
The conscience of a graphic novelist
Given the imperative of fast action on climate, 2018 must be a year that prioritizes decisions rather than simply adds more detail to a story we already know. 2017 already brought three books that tell us enough about what we need to do and why: Peter Kalmus’s Being the Change, Brett Favaro’s The Carbon Code, […]
by Truly Johnson
9th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change Symposium (for adults)
This program will address one of the most critical modern sustainability issues: climate change. The program will feature individual talks by three eminent speakers in the field of climate change. Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will talk about the science and impacts of climate change; Michael […]
by Sophie Freedman
30th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Global Energy Interconnection- Roadmap to a Low Carbon Economy
Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a presentation and discussion with Chairman Liu Zhenya. Chairman Liu served as Chairman and CEO of China State Grid (the world’s largest electric utility) from 2004 to 2016 and currently serves as Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) and Chairman of the China […]
by Sophie Freedman
28th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Sandy5
Communities across the city will remember, resist, and rise together. Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. Like in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and our already most vulnerable communities. New York’s elected officials must […]
by Truly Johnson