Past Event

Rachel Rothschild – Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

March 20, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Bobst Library, Room 745, 7th Floor, AFC (New York University) 70 Washington Square S, New York

Speaker: Rachel Rothschild, New York University

Rachel Rothschild’s Poisonous Skies is the untold story of how acid rain changed ideas about the threat fossil fuels posed to the global environment, the attempts of the coal industry to discredit scientific research on the problem, and how we might learn from acid rain’s history to better approach environmental threats like climate change.

Rachel Rothschild is currently a Furman Academic Scholar at New York University’s School of Law. She previously served on the faculty of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized study after receiving her PhD in History from Yale University with distinction.  Her current book project, Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution, will be published next year by the University of Chicago Press.

Free and open to the public but registration required; please visit NYU’s website for more details.

This Salon is sponsored by the Bobst Library Reference Departments (Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Center, and Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Center).