In the newsAsia conference highlights Cornell’s sustainability efforts [Cornell Chronicle 2017-05-04] - In an increasingly interconnected world, sustainability challenges require collaborative, holistic approaches, Cornell University experts said at a conference in Hong Kong April 6-7. The university, they said, is prepared to play a central role in that process. Ronnie Coffman, the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor and director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, focused on the challenges of food security in light of global climate change. “To be successful in addressing food deficits and climate change, we need to forge global collaborations and build human capacity,” Coffman said.
Migration, Forced by Climate Change [Cornell Research feature] - “More and more people will be displaced because of climate change,” says Maria Cristina Garcia, History. “The question is this: Can we come up with some kind of legal mechanism in the United States and internationally that addresses what promises to be a significant problem?” Garcia is exploring that question in her latest book project, Climate Refugees: The Environmental Origins of Refugee Migrations, which looks at environmentally driven migrants. “People have been displaced by climate for millennia,” Garcia says, “but we are now at a particular historical moment, facing a new type of environmentally driven migration that will be more fast and furious. It will require incredible adaptability and political will to keep up with the changes that are forecasted to happen.”
New partnership connects retirees to conservation [Cornell Chronicle 2017-04-27] - “Retirees are an underutilized resource who have the time, talent and skills to help address issues like climate change, air and water pollution, waste management and the protection of natural areas.”
Climate change is not a hoax — ask any millennial seeing it firsthand [The Hill 2017-04-14] - In January, a group of Cornell University undergraduates travelled to the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam. The students gathered stories to tell and share with the world – because what is happening in Vietnam will be repeated globally.
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