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Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

They crowded into the small annex in the Land-Grant brewery in Franklinton, lovers of hops and barley and the Earth on which they grow, come to hear a four-person panel discussion on how climate change threatens everyone’s favorite beverage. This was the latest and last Defend Our Beer event put on by Defend Our Future […]

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Columbus Among 20 Cities Chosen for Climate Change Mitigation Program

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Among 20 Cities Chosen for Climate Change Mitigation Program

As the world faces down a tightened timeline to address climate change, Columbus has been chosen for a unique opportunity. Named one of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ winning cities in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, Columbus will set out on a two-year accelerated program that will help the city achieve its carbon reduction goals. Columbus and […]

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Dr. Lonnie Thompson: Past and Contemporary Climate Change

  Dr. Lonnie Thompson: Past and Contemporary Climate Change

Past and contemporary Climate Change: The Evidence, People, and Our Options Lecture Presented By: Lonnie Thompson – Climate Change Researcher – The Ohio State University. What can the ice fields tell us about the past and the future of climate on our planet? Come hear from one of the premier researchers on climate change and […]

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To Study Global Warming, this OSU Team Hikes to the Ends of the Earth

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea To Study Global Warming, this OSU Team Hikes to the Ends of the Earth

This summer, an expedition from the Ohio State University set out to the ends of the Earth to study one of Earth’s greatest threats. The team of scientists from OSU’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center first flew from Columbus to Lima, then to Cusco, and then drove for a day to a place called […]

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How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

It was the Summer of the Scooter, in Columbus and in cities across the nation, as dockless, GPS-tracked electric scooters appeared seemingly overnight. Plenty of opinions continue to fly around about whether the scooters solve any of the problems they’re ostensibly supposed to – traffic congestion, access to transit, the “first mile/last mile” challenge – […]

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Socialism and the Climate Leviathan

  Socialism and the Climate Leviathan

Climate change is the greatest existential threat to humanity. Even though we’ve understood the effects of human activity on the environment since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, our political and economic structure, fueled by capitalist greed, only exacerbates our planetary crisis. While heads of state gather occasionally to promise, but never fulfill, a reduction […]

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Food Sustainability Panel

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Food Sustainability Panel

On Wednesday, July 18th at 630pm, climate advocacy group Defend Our Future will host an event in partnership with A & R Restaurant Group at TRISM in Columbus. The event is a free panel discussion featuring local food producers, business leaders, sustainability, and climate change experts all who will be coming together to talk about […]

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