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Wharton hosts Climate Prof event for Climate Week

Outlet: The Daily Pennsylvanian
Arthur van Benthem and Sarah Light on showcasing climate-related research to students.

Ten Wharton faculty members presented their climate-related research to about 100 attendees at Penn’s Climate Prof event on Wednesday.

The showcase — hosted by Wharton Climate Center co-director Arthur van Benthem — was part of Penn’s Climate Week and was inspired by the “Iron Chef” TV show and Wharton’s “Iron Prof” events. The research presented covered a variety of topics, including climate inequality, greenwashing, green municipal bonds, vehicle emissions, and more.

Associate professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and the second Climate Center co-director Sarah Light said that “more and more” professors have been researching environmental issues.