The very impressive students at NYU Divest took a big step forward yesterday. They met with NYU President John Sexton and Exec. VP Martin Dorph and came away with several key understandings: Continue reading
I had the distinct pleasure this past Tuesday of moderating a panel of top experts on clean tech and the state of its global development: Clean Energy For All was a part of the “Fueling Our Future” series at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs where I teach. Our guests were Travis Bradford, from SIPA and the Prometheus Institute; Vignesh Gowrishankar, from NRDC; and Minoru Takada from the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. CGA’s Dean, Vera Jelinek, welcomed our guests and the full house of audience members. Continue reading
Cool poster, isn’t it? I’m on this panel and I think it will be pretty interesting and energizing. Continue reading
I’m happy to report that I’ve got two book talks coming up this month. For those of you around New York City, I’ll be at Book Culture, in the heart of the Columbia University and St. John the Divine community. That’s on Thursday, October 24th. We get going at 7:00 PM at the W. 112th St. location. For more, see their events calendar here. (Scroll down for A Newer World.)
If you’re up in Fairfield County, I’ll be there earlier that week, on Tuesday evening the 22nd. You can get more information and register here.
A good time is guaranteed for all.
Last Saturday’s “Draw the Line” events around the country have further galvanized the movement against the Keystone XL project and the Alberta tar sands development. We had a great turnout in New York City. I had the privilege of speaking at the rally in Battery Park before it headed uptown for some demos along the march route then another rally at the South Street Seaport.
Here’s a video of me at the rally. There’s still a little fire left, it appears, in this old activist.
ANW is, if you hadn’t guessed, my shorthand for A Newer World. The erudite Christopher P. Winter put a nice review of the book out there on the net recently at his interesting website, To Open The Sky.
The review notes that “…things can be done about climate change because, as this book thoroughly documents, things are being done about it.” Describing me, Winter goes on to say Continue reading
I was pretty happy to learn of a glowing review of the book by the very well regarded American Library Association. It appeared in a recent issue of Choice, a publication of the Association for College & Research Libraries, a division of the ALA. What’s more, the reviewer, Dr. Kathleen E. Halvorsen, is a respected academic, natural resource policy wonk, and high-level researcher. Here is her review: Continue reading
If you’re thinking ahead a couple of weeks and are going to be up near Greenwich, NY – no, that’s not Greenwich Village in Manhattan – we’re going to have a book talk, hosted by the very good folks at Gallery 668. The date is Saturday, August 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Come to see the truly fine collection of painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography on display, and stay to hear the talk.
I’m an old Sierra Club hand. Back in the 1980’s, I was the Conservation Chair of the NYC Group of the club, and I was very heavily involved in Clean Air Act issues, particularly acid rain. I’m happy to say that Sierra Club Radio had me on yesterday to talk about the book and about President Obama’s plans for his second administration to deal with climate change. Here is a link to yesterday’s broadcast. (You can find me from 15:33 at the link.) I thought it all came off nicely. It sure helped that Orli Cotel, the host of the show, was so easy to be with on air.
DeSmogBlog, if you don’t know it, is a great resource. Time named it one of the 25 best blogs of 2011. They’ve got a great team and hard-hitting stories. I was happy to have one there a few years back: The Paradox of Canada’s Tar Sands and America’s Drive to Substantially Decarbonize Energy.
They’ve been good enough to post an excerpt from the book there today. It’s on the insurance industry’s response to climate change. Take a look – and definitely bookmark and/or subscribe to DeSmogBlog.