Save the Amazon Protestors stood outside Barton Hall on Sep 15 as the ClubFest continued indoors.

Amazon Rainforest Fire Sparks Climate Protest at ClubFest

Cornell Students for Animal Rights and Cornell Vegan Society stood in solidarity outside of Barton Hall during Sunday’s ClubFest, bearing signs of “Burning the Amazon is Genocide” and “Take Action” to protest the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Prof. Johannes Lehmann, soil and crop sciences, discusses soil carbon at COP 23.

Cornell Students, Professors Participate in UN Climate Conference

Sixteen of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. However, progress toward minimizing increases in global temperatures is slowly being made. In 2015, 198 countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement, the first major pledge by countries to limit global temperatures to 2 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels. Now leaders and academics from around the world will be returning to the conference at which the historic agreement was signed, the 23rd Conference of the Parties in Bonn, Germany from Nov. 6 to 13.