Sage's Professor Leibo Addresses NYS Senate's Climate Roundtable

May 19, 2010 at 8:19 am

Dr. Leibo attends NYS Senate hearing to provide expert climate commentary on proposed bill

Steven A. Leibo, Ph.D., professor of International History and Politics at The Sage Colleges and District Manager of Upstate New York and Vermont The Climate Project was invited to speak at the NYS Senate's roundtable discussion at the New York State Capitol in Albany on Monday, May 17, 2010.

Dr. Leibo was one of dozens who joined the roundtable to speak about a proposed bill, "The Climate Change Pollution Act," a proposed law to set statewide greenhouse gas emission limits and to establish best practice methods to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in New York state. Environmental advocates, including Leibo, cautioned that immediate action was necessary in light of worsening climate change.

Leibo heads Sage's Climate Crisis Education Center and was personally trained by Al Gore to give updated versions of the slideshow featured in the Academy Award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. He also serves as the District Manager for The Climate Project.

The hearing was sponsored by Senator Antoine Thompson, head of the Environmental Conservation Committee. The bill, passed by the Assembly last month, requires greenhouse gas emissions statewide to drop by 20 percent of 1990 levels by 2020, and to hit an 80 percent reduction by 2050.

More information on the bill is available at: http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/api/1.0/html/bill/S4315

Visit Professor Leibo's World Watch blog at: http://sagethoughts.wordpress.com