December 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM
What To Do About Climate Change?
2012 has seen drought, wildfire, ice-melt, Sandy, and 70-degree temps in Chicago in December. What are we going to do about climate change?
A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (AP)
In the first decade of the 21st Century, a lot of Americans checked out on climate change. Wandered off. Doubted. Ignored it. But not now. The last couple of years — and this year in particular — of heat and drought and crop loss and wildfire and ice melt and coastal flooding have got people’s attention in a way that overwhelming majorities of scientists never could.
Hurricane Sandy put miles of New York City underwater. On the south side of Chicago this week, in December, it was 72 degrees. Weather isn’t climate, but weather makes it real.
Cambridge Climate Research Associates
Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us