During the two weeks of the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) international climate change conference’s talks and negotiations, 45 undergraduate and graduate Cornell students plugged in from Ithaca through select channels, listened and held digital front row seats to environmental history.
This is the second in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past year to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. Here, we highlight college efforts to design a more inclusive curriculum and detail some of the courses CALS faculty have developed or adapted to address issues of racial, social, gender, economic and environmental justice.
A key component in the saga of the electric vehicle has been the supremacy of gasoline as the world’s fuel of choice. Through the course of the 20th century, petroleum exerted an all-consuming monopoly over transport; the industry selling it would tolerate no competitors. That’s one reason why it’s taken a full century for electric cars, and the facilities to charge them, to return to America.
Several Cornellians – appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul – will explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy in the new Climate Impacts Assessment project.