Addressing the systemic causes of environmental destruction depends on fostering environmental awareness among the non-scientific public. This staged reading explores the relationship between human beings and the natural world through a merging of scientific research, poetic wisdom, political activism, climate-change denials, environmental writing and pleas from beleaguered indigenous communities.
Language matters. Terms used to communicate about the environment can significantly influence public support for a range of issues and solutions. This project develops, tests, and deploys a set of new terms, aiming to be either less politically divisive or more likely to increase support for environmental practices and policies.
Lynne Zummo, PhD ’20, talks about why students’ politics matter in the science classroom.
Buzz Thompson is quoted on the many legal cases surrounding the Trump administration's environmental policies.
The world has been suffering at the hands of COVID19. While the pandemic has had a devastating effect on national economies, supply chains, essential commodities, public health services, and various other fields, the travel bans, shut international borders, restricted imports and various other government decisions pivoting on a global lockdown have improved the Air Quality Indices around the globe. This phenomenon thus begs the question: What can be the takeaways from one fight – against the pandemic – to aid in the fight against environmental pollution.
Researchers from the Stanford Natural Capital Project found that urban nature has the potential to improve air quality and mitigate heat as well as provide a number of other benefits for city-dwellers, such as enhancing physical health.