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Coffel Cited in NY Times Article on the Link Between Traveling Wildfire Smoke and Climate Change

When there is less precipitation than normal, warmer temperatures cause vegetation to dry out more quickly, says Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment.

June 15, 2023

Bendix Comments on Canadian Wildfires, Climate Change in CNY Central Article

What is clear is that the Canadian wildfires are a product of man-produced climate change and climate disasters are going to become more commonplace, says Jacob Bendix, professor emeritus of geography and the environment.

June 14, 2023

Wilson Discusses Why Wildfire Smoke is No Longer Solely a West Coast Problem in The Hill

"Before this week, it was easy for those of us in the East to think that suffocating wildfire smoke was solely a West Coast problem. But no longer. The smoke clouding our skies, scratching our throats and watering our eyes shows we’re all Westerners now," writes Robert Wilson, associate professor of geography and the environment.

June 12, 2023

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. 

June 7, 2023

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. 

May 1, 2023

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.”

April 26, 2023

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.”

April 11, 2023

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.

March 29, 2023

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.

March 20, 2023

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. 

March 17, 2023

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