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Topic: climate

The rising homelessness rate was a crisis, even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Metro, News

Act on Climate bill passes R.I. Senate and House, introducing accountability in achieving updated emissions reduction goals

March 24, 2021 0 comments

The Act on Climate bill passed the Rhode Island House of Representatives 53-22 Tuesday after gaining approval from the state Senate last week. 

Study suggests potential decarbonization plan for R.I. that could lead to net zero emissions by 2050

News, Science & Research

Study suggests potential decarbonization plan for R.I. that could lead to net zero emissions by 2050

March 9, 2021 0 comments

Rhode Island has the potential to cut its carbon emissions by 80 percent between 2030 and 2050, according to data from a recently published study from the Brown Climate and Development Lab and the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

Op-eds, Opinions

Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

October 13, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 19, 2020, Americans watched in shock and horror as the Metronome Climate Clock was unveiled in New York City. The display, which displayed warnings like “The Earth has a deadline,” was programmed to highlight the existential threat that climate change poses to our species’ survival.

The southern Oregon Almeda fire created enormous clouds of smoke and ash across California and Oregon, forcing many, including Brown students, to evacuate.

Science & Research

‘Everything moved so fast’: Ravaging wildfires burden Brown students studying out west

September 21, 2020 1 comment

Noah Hoffman ’22, a Resumed Undergraduate Education student, was relaxing at his home in Medford, Oregon Sept. 8, preparing for the first day of a new semester. Little did he know that less than 24 hours later, the southern Oregon Almeda fire would force him and his partner to pack their belongings and evacuate.

Tweets, Testimonies, Reports: Brown researchers deconstruct climate change discourse in social media, Rhode Island

Science & Research

Tweets, Testimonies, Reports: Brown researchers deconstruct climate change discourse in social media, Rhode Island

April 25, 2020 Comments are Disabled

As the sun sets on a week preserved for celebrating and protecting the Earth and environment, University researchers continue dedicating their energy toward this very aim, unearthing information on climate-related discourse and the climate change countermovement and planting their findings to spur future action.

Energy, Media, Action: Brown researchers investigate climate change countermovement

News, Science & Research

Energy, Media, Action: Brown researchers investigate climate change countermovement

April 23, 2020 Comments are Disabled

As of Wednesday, Earth Day has completed its orbit around the world for the 50th time, carrying with it a global reminder to respect the environment.

Hall ’20: To the PTP: Don’t legitimize climate denial

Columns, Opinions

Hall ’20: To the PTP: Don’t legitimize climate denial

December 3, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Peter Kropotkin was a Russian aristocrat, political agitant, contemporary of Marx and radical anarcho-communist. Besides being an all-time great class traitor, he also had a passion for science. My favorite work of his is a book called “Mutual Aid,” a collection of essays written during the late 19th century.

Students, faculty consider climate action strategy in wake of Harvard-Yale protest

Sports

Students, faculty consider climate action strategy in wake of Harvard-Yale protest

November 25, 2019 1 comment

The widely covered interruption of Saturday’s annual Harvard-Yale football game by climate activists has prompted members of the University community to reflect on how they can help combat climate change through fossil fuel divestment.

Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

Metro, News

Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

November 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, University News

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.