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Leah Aronowsky - A History of Decarbonization

November 17, 2022
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
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Event Description

This talk tells the story of how scientists, policymakers, and corporations have grappled with decarbonization as a policy response to climate change. Over the course of the 1970s and 1980s, decarbonization advocates struggled to garner political support for the idea; they ultimately lost out to economists who championed a program of adapting to climate change’s consequences rather than combatting its causes. The talk situates the history of decarbonization as part of a broader story about the shifting boundaries of political possibility in the history of climate politics.

Event Speaker

Leah Aronowsky, Lecturer in History at Columbia University

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage or email [email protected]

Hosted by the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.