In staving off climate change, social landscape adjusts | Cornell Chronicle

In staving off climate change, social landscape adjustsByBlaine FriedlanderChris Kitchen/University PhotoLara Skinner explains a climate jobs program for New York state at a panel discussion Feb. 26.Chris Kitchen/University PhotoBob Howarth explains that reducing methane from the atmosphere is “low-hanging fruit” to keep Earth from warming too much.At the intersection of activism and academia, a climate change and clean energy panel gave details of environmental urgency and impending social refinements. The Feb. 26 panel included Cornell researchers, alumnae, New York Assembly representatives and sustainability advocates, and was hosted by student-led KyotoNow! Cornell.“We can … actually make our society more socially equitable and socially just,” said Lara Skinner, associate director for Cornell’s Worker Institute. “It’s the cultural, political and social struggles that we face … the greatest social crisis of our time,” she said, noting how environmental changes resulting from a warming climate will modify the social science landscape

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