“We have work to do”
Climate change experts, including WUCCP’s David Fike and Beth Martin, speak to the challenges we have yet to overcome.
Beth Martin and Michael Wysession on the Biden Administration
WUCCP Director Beth Martin comments on the implications of rejoining the Paris Agreement, and Steering Committee member Michael Wysession speaks optimistically about the new administration’s plan to advance our energy sector.
Executive Committee member David Fike in Slate article
Fike speaks to the power of collaboration in the Slate article The U.S. Fight Against Climate Change Has to Start at Its Center: The Midwest. The article advocates strongly for the undertakings of the Midwest Climate Summit.
WUCCP Director Beth Martin offers a perspective on the Biden administration
Experts at WashU discuss the results and implications of the 2020 Election results. Beth Martin speaks about the future of climate change.
Steering Committee member Michael Wysession featured in the Source
Read the recent article in WashU’s The Source, “Updating high school chemistry with a focus on climate, real-world examples.” The article features the recent work of Professor Michael Wysession, a member of the WUCCP steering committee, and his colleagues in high school chemistry curricula.
Midwestern Climate Summit focuses on equity and momentum
WashU’s student-run newspaper published an article on the Midwest Climate Summit and its effects on the community.
Climate Associate Nina Silverstein connects pandemics to conservation
In the student-run magazine Frontiers, Nina Silverstein authored “Preventing Another Pandemic Means Protecting the Planet.” In this article, she highlights the risks of human-wildlife interactions and our destructive habits that exacerbate them.
WUCCP Director Beth Martin featured in Missouri Humanities Magazine
Beth Martin wrote an article in Missouri Humanities titled “Why Are the Humanities Integral to the Climate Change Program at Washington University in St. Louis?” In it, she outlines the often overlooked importance of the humanities on answering perennial climate questions.
How are we understanding each other and our needs, both individually and collectively? What are our individual responsibilities and ethical obligations, and what are our collective ones? These are questions those who work in the climate change arena continually ask, and they are questions that the humanities are critical in helping us answer.Beth Martin
The Source: Sustainability Doesn’t Stop
Despite pandemic protocol shifts, climate work and sustainable practices continue at Washington University. Read the full article to discover how WUCCP and other WashU sustainability programs are continuing their work in the era of COVID-19.
UMSL Daily: Effecting Change in Missouri
Missouri ranks 30th out of 50 for statewide energy efficiency, but that doesn’t discourage Missourians from working for change. Read the full article to find highlights from our recent webinar, Solve Climate by 2030.
Other Climate News
Sustainable Innovation in the St. Louis Food System
WUCCP Steering Committee member Linda Samuels led students in MUD Studio to reimagine St. Louis as a laboratory for creative thinking around sustainable innovation in the food system. In this video, they present ten reasons why St. Louis is the ideal location for the Impossible Foods Headquarters, and how design can support the goals of this ambitious company.
Note: WUCCP did not participate in the making of this work. This post serves to promote the climate-related work of Professor Samuels.
IPH: The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases
Read short write-ups and watch flash talks (short videos) below as faculty and trainees weigh in on topics such as the role of healthcare workers, nutrition, spread of disease, mental health, and more.