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Philippe Tortell

Philippe Tortell

Philippe Tortell is a professor of oceanography at the University of British Columbia, and head of the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. He previously served as director of UBC's Institute for Advanced Studies, where he worked to build strong interdisciplinary collaborations across the University and beyond. He is also deeply committed to public engagement on a range of important societal issues.

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Earth Day at 50: A Look to the Past Offers Hope for the Planet’s Future

Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets in cities and towns across the United States, giving voice to an emerging consciousness of humanity’s impact on Earth. Protesters...

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