Lake Cayuga was one of Ithaca’s ecosystems affected by the heavier than normal rainfall this summer. Harmful algae has taken root in the lake.
“Silence is deadly,” Edwards said. “Society often believes that silence is consensus. When people don’t speak up, then the majority are driven by the minority opinion.”
For Sustainability Week at the college, environmental activist Sandra Steingraber hosted a panel to present climate change and social issues.
An extinction of bees would eliminate many of the foods farms use to feed their animals, therefore decreasing the quality of their meat and byproducts.
The college has not provided a convincing argument as to why it should not make the pledge, or at least study the potential outcomes of doing so.
Former Republican Congressman Robert Inglis came to Ithaca College and spoke about his atypical conservative strategy for tackling climate change.
As with so many aspects of global warming, however, last year’s forecasts are often upended by this year’s science, generally in the direction of an acceleration of trends toward a much hotter planet that will be inhospitable to civilization as we know it.
Despite the impending threat to health and security that climate change poses, politicians and voters are not talking about the environment. Addressing climate change should be at the top of the agenda for everyone right now.