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Reshmi Mukherjee, the Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has spent years staring into space.

A new study coauthored by Professor Stephanie Pfirman indicates pollution can spread rapidly via polar sea ice, which is melting faster than ever before due to global warming.

On behalf of Barnard College, Interim President & COO Rob Goldberg has signed a letter along with more than two dozen higher education institutions to endorse a carbon pricing initiative. The campaign was started by Our Climate, an advocacy group that promotes science-based policy through civic engagement. 

Earth Day—Saturday, April 22—is more important than ever this year. As environmental protections are increasingly challenged or reduced, the Barnard community is enhancing sustainability efforts, working to reduce the effects of climate change, and creating scientifically based solutions to address environmental hazards.
 

The Barnard College Board of Trustees announced today approval of a plan to divest from fossil fuel companies that deny climate science or otherwise seek to thwart efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. Barnard is the first college to take the unique and innovative approach of divesting from climate change deniers.

College Divests from Fossil Fuel Companies Denying Climate Science