Academic Year 2012-2013

BillMcKibbenNancieBattaglia-HighResBill McKibben: Do the Math - Why Climate Change Matters and What You Can Do About It

On February 4th, the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society and co-sponsors hosted a day-long visit by Bill McKibben, one of the country‚Äôs foremost environmental writers and a globally prominent climate change activist (350.org).  Following on his hard-hitting piece in Rolling Stone and his 20-city tour recently covered in the New York Times, McKibben challenged the Rutgers campus and wider public to Do the Math - Why Climate Change Matters and What You Can Do About It.

Read more: Bill McKibben - February 2013

The Rutgers Climate Symposium
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The study of climate change is inherently interdisciplinary, cutting across the physical, ecological and social sciences, as well as policy, business, engineering, law and medicine.

Read more: Rutgers Climate Symposium - November 2012

The Polar Speaker Series was a subset of the 2012-2013 Climate & Society seminar series.  All speakers except for Galya Morrell were co-sponsored by a Technologies Without Borders grant from GAIA.

Nikolay Shiklomanov - Arctic Urban Development and Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future of Urban Infrastructure in Permafrost Regions

Lawson Brigham - The New Maritime Arctic: Responding to Change at the Top of the World

Galya Morrell - Expedition Avanaa: Vanishing Ice and Culture in Northern Greenland

Timothy Heleniak - Polar Peoples: Population and Migration in the Arctic

Read more: 2012-2013 Polar Speaker Series

Don Nelson - From Client to Citizen: The Role of Technology in Changing Social Relations in Northeast Brazil

Martin Bunzl - Rational choice, climate risk perception, and poverty

Howard Latin - Climate Policy Failures: Running out of Time

Nikolay Shiklomanov - Arctic Urban Development and Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future of Urban Infrastructure in Permafrost Regions

Lawson Brigham - The New Maritime Arctic: Responding to Change at the Top of the World

Galya Morrell - Expedition Avanaa: Vanishing Ice and Culture in Northern Greenland

Timothy Heleniak - Polar Peoples: Population and Migration in the Arctic

Pamela McElwee - Payments for ecosystem services in Vietnam: balancing equity and efficiency in market approaches to forest conservation

Allen Frei - Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and extreme hydrological events in the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley

 

Read more: 2012-2013 Climate & Society Seminars