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Michelle DePass is dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy and a national leader on sustainability and environmental policy making.
Michelle DePass is dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy and a national leader on sustainability and environmental policy making.

Climate Action for the Nonscientist

Even before Rachel Carson’s controversial and illuminating 1962 publication of Silent Spring, the scientific community issued warnings about the havoc being wrecked by industrial companies, big agribusiness, and everyday human activity on the global environment. Today, that warning has reached a fever pitch, and a new populace has entered the fight.

Upon the worldwide success of last September’s People’s Climate March, climate action became a mass social movement. What started with abstruse data and predictions has evolved into public awareness and action. Michelle DePass, dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, and Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management, joins Research Radio this month to discuss what climate action looks like to the non scientist, and how The New School is using design-inspired action to combat global climate change. Click on the player above to listen to “Climate Action for the Non-Scientist.”

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