Professor Jessica Green spoke, on the November 5 episode of CBC’s The Current, about the U.S. officially pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate and what a Biden presidency means for U.S. climate policy. “The Paris agreement is not going to save us. We need to go much bolder, much more quickly than the pledges […]
Professor Tanhum Yoreh published Broadening the Tent: Moral Language and Conservative Environmentalism in the Berkley Forum. According to Yoreh, “The more pathways we establish towards sustainability, the bigger the tent of those taking environmental action. Religious communities, particularly conservative religious communities, have until recently been largely outside the environmental movement.”
Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Data Analytics Professor Steve Easterbrook’s research group in the Department of Computer Science and School of the Environment at the University of Toronto is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work with us on a new funded project, Data Analytics for Canadian Climate Services (DACCS). The DACCS project is building a […]
Steve Easterbrook, Director of the School of Environment at U of T and a professor at the Department of Computer Science who is researching the applications of computer science and software engineering to the challenge of the climate crisis, wrote to The Varsity about U of T’s lack of action toward the issue. “To put it bluntly, […]
Professor Miriam Diamond‘s article Are We Locked Into a Plastic Future?, in the Toronto Star, discussed plastics’ link to fossil fuels. “Rather than just seeking to ban single use plastics, we need to break the bonds of the “lock-in” effect. First, we need to have integrated policies addressing fossil fuel (and plastic) supply and demand,” wrote Diamond.
Professor Tanhum Yoreh was the recipient of the 2020 Canadian Jewish Literary Award in the category of Jewish Thought and Literature for his book Waste Not: A Jewish Environmental Ethic. The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards is honoured nine outstanding books for 2020. Now in its sixth year, the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards recognizes and rewards […]