Topic: climate

Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

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Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

November 12, 2019 0 comments

With the impacts of climate change disproportionately affecting low-income communities in Providence, Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled a plan that he hopes will help mitigate the disparity.

The local protest was organized by several climate action groups, including Climate Action Rhode Island and Sunrise Rhode Island.

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International climate strike unfolds in Providence

September 23, 2019 1 comment

An estimated 1,000 people took to the streets of downtown Providence Friday to strike for political action on climate change. The youth-led protest was part of an international strike to demand climate justice.

One hundred protesters gathered outside the offices of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Governor Gina Raimondo (D) yesterday, urging them to support the Green New Deal.

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Sunrise Movement rallies for Green New Deal

September 10, 2019 0 comments

One hundred protesters spent over five hours at the offices of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) Monday, urging the Rhode Island politicians to sign their names in support of a Green New Deal.

A study conducted by the Fox-Kemper Lab found that energy dissipation of large-scale ocean turbulence follows a lognormal statistical distribution. This finding could increase the accuracy of climate models.

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University researchers gain further understanding of ocean turbulence

March 5, 2018 0 comments

Scientists have long examined the dynamics of the ocean, and a recent study conducted by University researchers brings new insight into the properties of ocean turbulence.

J. Timmons Roberts, professor of environmental studies and sociology, asked members of RISCC to spearhead the movement in Rhode Island in the hopes that Rhode Island could be the final state to hold the march.

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People’s Climate Mobilization to take place Saturday at RI State House

April 25, 2017 0 comments

The R.I. Student Climate Coalition will host a march at the Rhode Island State House as hundreds gather for the People’s Climate Movement in Washington.

Todd Stern discusses future of climate, energy policy

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Todd Stern discusses future of climate, energy policy

March 8, 2017 0 comments

“Don’t give up and don’t be resigned” in the fight against climate change, said Todd Stern, former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change.

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U. researchers discover inaccuracy of previous climate models

February 14, 2017 0 comments

Current climate models used to study climate change may not be as accurate as previously thought.

The paper, co-authored by Victoria Hoffmeister ’17 and Sujay Natson ’16, proposed a carbon tax as one of the best tools to combat climate change.

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Study assesses financing methods for climate change damages

November 15, 2016 0 comments

Researchers at the Climate and Development Lab have published a paper evaluating different financial options to pay for damages caused by climate change.