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Focus on policy to fight climate change

Focus on policy to fight climate change

By Brian Gentry | Columnist

March 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Pitt students, alumni and environmental enthusiasts arrived at the William Pitt Union Assembly Room Monday to hear Steven Cohen give a lecture on climate change. Cohen is an unassuming New York City professional dressed in a black suit, black shoes and a striped tie. And behind his appearance are imm...

Event explores conflict over climate change

Event explores conflict over climate change

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Highlighting the existing political lines at Pitt was not what Samuel Ressin had in mind while planning his Polarization vs. the Planet event. Ressin — the president of the Climate Stewardship Society — said the event was supposed to showcase climate change and ways to show bipartisan support on the ...

Op-Ed: Chancellor Gallagher: Now’s the time for fossil fuel divestment

Op-Ed: Chancellor Gallagher: Now’s the time for fossil fuel divestment

By Fossil Free Pitt Coalition

October 26, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Top Stories

Dear Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, At the Fall Sustainability Fair this October, Mayor Bill Peduto signed our petition demanding the University of Pittsburgh divest its holdings from fossil fuel companies, expressing his support as an alumnus and as the mayor of our city. This is consistent with ...

Climate change should hit close to home

Climate change should hit close to home

By Brian Gentry | For The Pitt News

September 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The apple core I had just tossed had no sooner hit the bottom of the bin when I heard the familiar scolding from my mom. Once again, I had forgotten to put it in the compost bin. As a kid, I didn’t really know why I needed to be environmentally conscious, whether it was recycling water bottles, ...

Don’t let fear undermine environmental threats

Don’t let fear undermine environmental threats

By Nick Voutsinos / Assistant Opinions Editor

December 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

ISIS achieved one of its main goals this year: it successfully became the world’s primary security concern. Here in the states, 70 percent of Democrats and 72 percent of Republicans view ISIS as “the number one threat to American interests,” according to the Brookings Institute. But it seems fear h...

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