Politicians, religious leaders and environmentalists are buzzing about Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, in which he addresses the “ecological crisis” and anthropogenic climate change.
After spending years lamenting the lack of political action on climate change, Julia Wilson decided to stop complaining and start acting. Wilson, a math professor at SUNY Fredonia, had heard talk about the largest climate change event in history, the People’s Climate March, which was scheduled to take place in New York City on Sept. 23, 2014.
Pari Tuthill appreciates seeing the fruits of her labor — sometimes literally. “I don’t know who wouldn’t enjoy gardening,” said…
Two former governors of Western states, Robert List, R-Nevada, and Bruce Babbitt, D-Arizona, who later served as secretary of the interior under President Bill Clinton, discussed politics in the American West with Washington Post White House reporter Juliet Eilperin at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday in the Amphitheater.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, a panel of three — including journalist Juliet Eilperin, former governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt, and former governor of Nevada Robert List — will be explaining how environmental issues unique to the West are tied up in national politics.
When I received the invitation to participate in Chautauqua’s focus on the American West, I anticipated speaking about the demands that climate change has placed on local, regional, state and federal actors across the West to overcome barriers to the integrated management of water and energy.
In the last 50 years, the world’s population has doubled. The economy, when adjusted for inflation, has grown sevenfold.
Kreable Young | Staff Photographer Pamela C. Ronald, author of Tomorrow’s Table, delivers her morning lecture at the Amphitheater on…
“Food transforms the world’s landscapes,” said Dennis Dimick, executive environmental editor at National Geographic. “Forty percent of the land area of the Earth has been transformed for agriculture.” Those transformations and the many faces behind it were vibrantly presented to the Amphitheater audience on Monday as Dimick, joined by National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, showed photographs from their 25-year collaboration exploring the world’s agricultural systems.
“Is it possible for one generation to undermine the possibilities and scope of honor and integrity for its children and theirs?” asked David Orr during the 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Friday in the Hall of Philosophy.
“The answer is sure it is.”
In the final Week Seven Department of Religion lecture on the theme “Creating Cultures of Honor and Integrity,” Orr discussed culture, honor and integrity from the lens of an environmentalist in a lecture titled “Creating Cultures of Honor and Integrity in a Hotter Time.”