Maxwell School News and Commentary
Filtered by: Climate Change
Huber Discusses His Book, “Climate Change as Class War” on Future Histories Podcast
"So if we can pair climate decarbonization with more increased secure access to people's basic material needs, you could start to build a much broader popular base," says Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment.
Climate Investor Tom Steyer Tells Students, ‘We Can’t Accept People Shirking Their Responsibility’
The 2020 presidential candidate and former hedge fund manager visited the Maxwell School as part of the inaugural Sustainable Syracuse series.
See related: Climate Change, Social Justice, Student Experience, Sustainability, U.S. Elections
Huber Weighs in on NY Using Nuclear Power to Reach Its Climate Goals in City & State Article
“It’s a generational thing,” says Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment. “A lot of younger generations are really fixated on climate and understand that nuclear is one our best options to deal with climate, so we gotta keep it on the table.”
See related: Climate Change, Energy, New York State
Coffel Quoted in CNN Article on the Increase in Number of MLB Home Runs and Climate Change
“The authors show that the effect of warming on home runs is less for indoor stadiums and night games, making a somewhat controlled experiment,” says Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment. “There may have been other changes to gameplay or equipment which could have also affected trends in home runs, but one might not expect those things to differ between indoor and outdoor stadiums or night versus day games.”
Coffel Speaks to Newsweek About the Effects Climate Change Has on Flying
"There are three primary effects [of climate change on flying]: a reduction in payload capacity for some flights because of rising temperatures, an increase in clear air turbulence on some flight routes, and changes in fuel consumption on some routes due to changes in upper level wind speeds," says Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment.
See related: Climate Change, Infrastructure, United States
Huber Talks to Real Change News About Carbon Pricing Programs
The fact that the costs of compliance are typically borne by workers and consumers is a fundamental flaw of carbon pricing programs, says Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment. It’s one that, he suggests, has led to the Biden administration’s relatively skeptical stance on cap-and-trade programs.
See related: Climate Change, State & Local, United States
Thomas Perreault Receives Fulbright Specialist Award
The professor of geography and the environment will spend part of the summer researching peatlands and helping develop a doctoral program in Chile.
Sultana Talks to Inside Climate News About the COP27 Loss and Damage Agreement
“When you can’t adapt to climate change at all and face interconnected issues surrounding loss and damage, the unbearable heaviness of climate coloniality is worsened,” says Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment. “This means destruction, devastation and loss are so profound that one can’t finance one’s way out of it.”
See related: Climate Change, Colonialism, International Agreements
Wilson Discusses the Impact of Warming Winters in CNN Article
“In coming decades, winter—as most people understand it—will get shorter and warmer, with less snow and more rain,” says Robert Wilson, associate professor of geography and the environment. “This poses a serious threat to winter recreation: snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing.”
Huber Weighs in on the Effectiveness of the International Climate Summit (COP) in the Toronto Star
“I don’t think they’ve proven to be effective in actually coming up with a kind of international agreement with binding limits on countries that would penalize them if they were not to abide by the pledges,” Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment, tells the Toronto Star.
See related: Climate Change