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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 0 comments

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

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

April 23, 2020 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 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.

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.

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.

Metro, News

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 Comments are Disabled

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.

Metro, News

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

April 25, 2017 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

“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.