Leadership: The Balance of Empathy and Strength

Leadership: The Balance of Empathy and Strength

Given the unusual political climate we find ourselves in, I wanted to learn from an expert who has many years of experience overcoming political barriers. Last week, I had the […] Posted on 13 May 2017 | 8:42 pm

Bard CEP at the UN: How Profitable is Adaptation to Climate Change?

Bard CEP at the UN: How Profitable is Adaptation to Climate Change?

This article is based on work alumni Judson Peck, ’15 completed for his Capstone Project at Bard CEP for the United National Development Programme’s Climate Change Adaptation team. Reposted from […] Posted on 11 May 2017 | 10:31 am

Microhydropower: Part of New York’s Clean Energy Future?

Microhydropower: Part of New York’s Clean Energy Future?

Hydropower has a long history in New York State. There are more than 6,000 dams in New York, some dating back to the 1700s. Even through the industrial revolution of […] Posted on 8 May 2017 | 3:09 pm

Promoting Science-Based Policies in the Era of “Alternative Facts”

Promoting Science-Based Policies in the Era of “Alternative Facts”

In one episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) tries to pass a bill adding fluoride to the town’s water source.  She’s opposed by a councilman/dentist who […] Posted on 5 May 2017 | 1:41 pm

The State of Climate Science: CEP Interview with Dr. Michael Mann

The State of Climate Science: CEP Interview with Dr. Michael Mann

On May 3rd, Bard CEP’s National Climate Seminar spoke with reknowned climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann, Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. Check out the […] Posted on 4 May 2017 | 9:48 am

Sprawl and Bikes: A History In Tandem

Sprawl and Bikes: A History In Tandem

Urban sprawl has negative impacts on human health. The extension of suburbs from US urban centers has increased dependence on automobiles, resulting in the production of air pollutants and contributing […] Posted on 3 May 2017 | 10:56 pm

GMOs are not the problem, but they’re part of it

GMOs are not the problem, but they’re part of it

GMOs are a hot topic these days. Get in an argument with someone who’s ‘pro-GMO’, and they’re likely to tell you that we’ve been engineering crop genetics since the dawn […] Posted on 3 May 2017 | 9:43 pm

Climate: The Path to War

Climate: The Path to War

When we hear about Syria in the news we are repeatedly disheartened. We see a country in shambles, bombs exploding, injured children… The media discusses the increased political tensions in […] Posted on 3 May 2017 | 7:30 pm

Green Festivals Inspiring Green Cities

Green Festivals Inspiring Green Cities

As the impacts of climate change become more of a reality, many cities are developing sustainability plans to guide them towards a greener future. While setting the goals within these […] Posted on 3 May 2017 | 6:37 pm

Offshore Wind: What Lies Beneath?

Offshore Wind: What Lies Beneath?

With an increasing demand for alternative energy production, offshore wind has become a hot topic of discussion. For the last twenty years Germany, United Kingdom, and many other European countries […] Posted on 3 May 2017 | 5:37 pm