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Huber Weighs In on Biden’s Absence at the COP28 Climate Change Conference in RM.id Article

"President Biden promised a 'whole of government' approach to the climate crisis after taking office. But his absence at the COP28 meeting signals a lack of interest in the dangers of the ongoing climate crisis. Given that the United States is the world's largest emitter, this should be an international scandal," says Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment.

December 1, 2023

Sultana Discusses Carbon Inequality With BBC News Brasil and The Guardian

“Carbon inequality is effectively a colonisation of the atmosphere by the capitalist elite of the planet through hyper-consumption and pollution, while the cost of that climate coloniality is borne disproportionately by the marginalised and vulnerable communities in developing countries,” says Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment.

November 29, 2023

See related: Climate Change, Colonialism

Sultana Discusses COP28 Conference, Death of Climate Champion Saleemul Huq in The Guardian, France24

“As the world prepares for COP28, the onus is on global leaders, corporations and individuals to rise to the occasion and champion the cause of climate justice. Wealthy nations must start putting real funding towards loss and damage, while ramping up their mitigation and adaptation efforts, and reining in the influence of the fossil fuel industry in climate policies,” Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment, writes in The Guardian.

November 3, 2023

McDowell Talks to The Guardian, VOA About China’s Push to Internationalize Its Currency

"Over the last 15 years or so, we've seen some policies aimed at promoting its [renminbi] international use, but we've also seen a lot of policies that make it less attractive," says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

May 15, 2023

Reeher Quoted in The Guardian and Newsweek Articles on the AR-15

Discussing the AR-15's appeal on the right, Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells Newsweek: "In large part, I think it's because this particular rifle has become such a public target for Democrats and liberals regarding gun regulation and control. ...The rifle has become a symbol of the debate over gun control, and the political right is more associated with gun ownership and rights."

April 7, 2023

Gadarian Talks to The Guardian About Abortion Activists Building on Midterm Election Wins

“The state level is probably where abortion rights advocates will need to work, and have had some success in the last year,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science.

December 19, 2022

O'Keefe Talks to The Guardian About SpaceX's Latest Venture

The first orbital test launch of the largest and most powerful rocket ship ever to leave Earth—SpaceX’s towering Starship, from its Starbase headquarters in Texas—is seen by many as a pathway back to the moon for the first time in half a century.
January 4, 2022

Jackson quoted in the Guardian article on the use of tasers by police

"The reforms haven’t changed the way that especially black and brown folks experience policing,” says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science. "We are still seeing the same violence…Whatever tools that police officers have at their disposal will be used to physically harm those people, whether it’s a billy club, hose, a dog, a Taser or a gun."
April 21, 2021

Popp weighs in on Biden's green stimulus spending in NY Times, Guardian

"Unless they can pair it with a policy that forces people to reduce emissions, a big spending bill doesn’t have a big impact," says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs. But, he adds, "spending money is politically easier than passing policies to cut emissions."
March 31, 2021

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