Welcome to the Anthropocene: A Geological Age of Our Making
Andrew Revkin, The New York Times and Pace University
On Thursday November 12, 2015 at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick, NJ,award-winning journalist Andrew Revkin spoke on the age of the anthropocene to a body of students, faculty, staff and members of the public.
Revkin noted that addressing climate change requires a mix of urgency and patience and emphasized the need for sustained engagement: "we can have a good path in a toubled time." He relayed human implications from his reporting about resource exploitation and climate change and challenged the audience to be sensitive to the needs of those in the developing world for example, those that lack electricity. Among his strategies for sustained engagement are response diversity, innovation, connectedness and communication, teaching, transparency, reflection, and rejoicing in remembering what the planet is about, and repeating the resolve to address environmental problems.
Along with the Rutgers Climate Institute, the evening lecture was sponsored by G. H. Cook Campus Dean, Rutgers Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers Energy Institute, Environmental Science and Engineering Club, Meteorology Club, Naturalists Club, Oceanography Club, Rutgers Fossil Fuel Divest, Students for Environmental Awareness.
Event flyer pdf here (2.63 MB).
Read more about Andrew Revkin's visit to Rutgers here.