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December 2012

New Study Links Disease, Poverty, and Biodiversity

Publish Date: 
Friday, December 28, 2012 (All day)

Report Indicates Climate Risks Underestimated

Publish Date: 
Friday, December 21, 2012 (All day)

A recent study coauthored by professor Michael Oppenheimer indicates that available evidence suggests that scientist have been conservative in their projections of climate change impacts.

Exploring the Intersection of Cosmology, Ecology, and Ethics

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 (All day)

Environmental awareness comes in many forms. Often, it is shaped by an understanding of science or public policy, but it also can be informed by religion.  Rarely, however, do all three of these perspectives intersect at once—and that is the challenge two Yale University professors, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, have been addressing for the past three decades.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

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Friday, December 7, 2012 (All day)

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation has created a scholarship program to attract students into careers in environmental public policy.

Socolow Essay on the Truths We Must Tell Ourselves to Manage Climate Change

Publish Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2012 (All day)

Cli­mate change is unwel­come news, and the best and worst out­comes con­sis­tent with cur­rent sci­ence are very dif­fer­ent, says Prince­ton University’s Robert Socolow, pro­fes­sor of mechan­i­cal and aero­space engi­neer­ing, in a new review arti­cle pub­lished in the Van­der­bilt Law Review.  There are novel ways the envi­ron­men­tal com­mu­nity, in its role as mes­sen­ger, could tell the story about cli­mate change using greater empa­thy and can­dor.  This essay, which was deliv­ered as a keynote address at a sym­po­sium held Feb.

Video Feature Including PEI ENV Student and Former Summer Intern Carmina Mancenon

Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 (All day)

This video features three Princeton students who are exploring their passions in distinctive ways.  One of the students participated in PEI’s internship program last summer.

Study of Southern Ocean Critical to Understanding of Climate Change

Publish Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012 (All day)
Jorge Sarmiento
Jorge Sarmiento, Professor of Geosciences and Geological Engineering and director of the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University.
Photo courtesy of Jorge Sarmiento