Professor Stoll in AP Environmental ScienceThursday, December 19, Steven Stoll, Associate Professor at Fordham University, was a guest lecturer in the Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science Class. He delivered an interesting historical perspective on climate change, the political landscape of reducing emissions, and ideas on what an individual can do to make a positive impact on the slowing of global warming.

Professor Stoll is listed as among the “100 Top Young Historians” by History News Network, George Mason University (2010) and has published four books and numerous articles. His book, U.S. Environmentalism Since 1945, A Brief History with Documents, is used as a supplemental text for environmental science classes across the country. “I study the ways people think about resources, capital, and how what we call The Economy functions within the larger economy of Earth. I call myself an environmental historian, but my work is related to geography, social ecology, and the political theory of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries,” explained Stoll.

Junior Joel Castle said, “I acquired new knowledge of the environment, whilst losing some of my old stigmas about climate change. I discovered that climate change is a social issue, and needs to be treated with activism and community involvement.” Junior Batsheva Labowe-Stoll added, “These rising temperatures are a threat to our current world and getting involved politically by voting or policy changing and truly make a difference in this pressing issue.”

Steven Stoll is the parent of JHSC students Batsheva ’15 and Katya ’17.

 

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