Resource for journalists writing about climate change, Geneva negotiations


Image: David Downie2012 marked the hottest year in the contiguous United States since temperature record keeping began in 1895. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the average temperature in the continental U.S. was 55.3 degrees, with the year marked by a crippling drought and the devastating storm Sandy, among other weather events. For perspectives on this issue and climate change, nationally and globally, please consider as a resource, Fairfield University faculty member Dr. David L. Downie, director of the Program on the Environment and associate professor of politics:

  • Dr. David L. Downie, director of the Program on the Environment and associate professor of politics, conducts research on national and global environmental policy, particularly stratospheric ozone depletion, toxic chemicals, climate change and sustainable development. He has attended dozens of global environmental negotiations, and will attend the upcoming world negotiations on mercury emissions in Geneva.

Prior to joining Fairfield University, Dr. Downie taught courses in environmental politics at Columbia University, where he also served in multiple director roles relating to Columbia's programs in climate change and environmental policy.

For more info, visit http://www.fairfield.edu/academic/profile.html?id=58

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 14, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 150