Monday, October 27, 2014

Sage Professor to Speak about the Climate Crisis and the American Northeast

TROY, NY – Steven Leibo, Ph.D., professor of modern international history and politics at The Sage Colleges will speak about how the climate crisis is likely to impact America’s Northeastern states and how local communities are already starting to face the challenge.Although the warming of the globe, a phenomenon largely caused by humanity’s prolific burning of fossil fuels has impacted the entire planet, it is playing out differently in different regions. The WORLD Series lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 29 at 1 p.m. in Bush Memorial on the Russell Sage campus in Troy.

In addition to teaching, Leibo is also head of the Climate Crisis Center at Sage. He is a former Fulbright scholar, who specializes in the relationship between Asia and the West with a focus on technology ranging from early Chinese Industrialization to Climate Change issues.  Since 1997 Leibo has served as an international affairs commentator for WAMC Northeast Public Radio.  He is currently a Climate “Mentor” for Al Gore’s Climate Reality project and in November of 2012, Leibo appeared as a guest on Mr. Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality: The Dirty Weather Report global webcast which attracted over 16 million viewers. He is also the international adviser for Brill Publication’s series on Chinese research on climate change. He was recently elected to membership on the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Leibo is also the author, editor and adviser of many academic and popular works.

The event is free and open to the public. It is part of the WORLD Series, a year-long lecture series for first-year Russell Sage students, the campus community and the public, focusing on topics of global and national importance, women's lives, science and technology, and the arts. WORLD stands for “Women Owning Responsibility for Learning and Doing.” 

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