Tag: climate change

Student Research: Working in the Eye of the Storm

By Jeroen Oomen (Doctoral Candidate) When the COP21 Paris climate agreement was announced in December 2015, much of the world reacted with relief, disbelief, or skepticism. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol, after many monumental failures, the international community seemed to have… Continue Reading “Student Research: Working in the Eye of the Storm”

Making Tracks: Carrick Eggleston

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “From Atoms to Energy Transitions” By Carrick Eggleston Scientists can really only… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Carrick Eggleston”

Student Research: Break Free 2016

“Ende Gelände” for the Fossil Fuel Industry By Alexander Gorski (Environmental Studies Certificate Program student) Over the first two weeks of May this year, a global network of organizations and individuals from six continents united for the Break Free 2016 campaign, taking action against… Continue Reading “Student Research: Break Free 2016”

Snapshot: Beach Litter in a Sustainable Exhibition

By Katrin Kleemann A few weeks ago, “Snapshot: Zero Waste?” featured an exhibition exploring global waste production. Today’s feature looks at what happens to that waste. As part of its Planet Oceans Initiative, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich hosts one of London’s first sustainable galleries: the… Continue Reading “Snapshot: Beach Litter in a Sustainable Exhibition”

Making Tracks: Axel Goodbody

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “From Romantic Poetry to Contemporary Fiction and Climate Discourse”  by Axel Goodbody… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Axel Goodbody”

Making Tracks: Sarah Strauss

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “Hither and Yon—All roads lead to Munich?” by Sarah Strauss It’s really… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Sarah Strauss”

COP21: How We Make the Weather

by Dominic Kotas, Copywriter at ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability and alumnus RCC editor. So, after all the planning, speculation, and nervous anticipation, COP21 happened—and was generally seen as a qualified success. I was lucky enough to be in the “Climate Generations” areas (just next door… Continue Reading “COP21: How We Make the Weather”

Making Tracks: Mike Hulme

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. Weather and Culture as a Teenage Boy in Scotland: The Early Days… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Mike Hulme”

Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch

This is a beach in Malibu. It is one of the most expensive places on the planet: the smallest bungalow is a multimillion dollar property. The sea is eating the land away. The sand is public but the owners are protecting their properties by… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Christof Mauch”

All Environmental Politics is Local: What Today’s Climate Activists Can Learn From Yesterday’s Antipollution Movement

Post by Christopher Sellers As we approach the forty-third Earth Day, American climate activism has finally gotten feisty. Hopes have arisen that its sway can approach that of the antipollution movement of the 1960s, out of which the first Earth Day sprang. A recent… Continue Reading “All Environmental Politics is Local: What Today’s Climate Activists Can Learn From Yesterday’s Antipollution Movement”