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On a Friday afternoon late last August, Brooklyn-based artist James Leonard installed his Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies in a small room at Collar Works, an art space in Troy, New York. Starting around 5 PM, people of all ages trickled into the reclaimed warehouse for the evening’s opening. Small children darted around, their shrieks echoing across the concrete floors, while their parents talked; small groups ranging from 20-somethings to retirees clustered around the...
350 stands for the concentration (in parts per million) of carbon dioxide that our atmosphere can hold before climate change begins. Cool, except that, currently, we’re at 400—which is to say, Earth began to heat up long ago. May Boeve started 350.org as an undergraduate with six college friends and author and activist Bill McKibben. Today, she helps to create, spur, and champion worldwide movements to pressure companies and organizations to move away from fossil...
As Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that 900 solar projects are underway to encourage homes and businesses across New York to install solar panels, campaigns like Brooklyn SolarWorks and Here Comes Solar are working to phase out New York's reliance on fossil fuels for solar energy. With New York State goals aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent while generating 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, a date...
In 2001, long before climate change was among the two or three biggest concerns of the international argument, A.I. Artificial Intelligence posited a world ravaged by the phenomenon. A significant portion of land became uninhabitable, food was hard to come by, and much of the population was condensed in urban areas. Although climate change only existed on the periphery of A.I., the film nonetheless explored some of the philosophical implications of what scientists already...

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