State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

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Climate Change Will Displace Millions of People. Where Will They Go?

Improving Tropical Cyclone Risk Assessment

Chia-Ying Lee, a scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, studies the structure and intensity evolution of tropical cyclones and how these are influenced by climate change.

by |January 18, 2018
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In Continuation of Trend, 2017 Was Second Warmest Year on Record

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA released today.

by |January 18, 2018
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NYC is Selling Off Its Fossil Fuel Investments—Here’s Why That Matters

The City of New York joins a chorus of public and private entities refusing to support companies that contribute to climate change.

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Want to Be a Sustainability Expert? Don’t Quit Your Day Job!

A new degree program at Columbia offers technical training in sustainability science for working professionals as well as recent grads.

by |January 17, 2018

The Hard Work of Making Sustainability Management Real

To have meaningful change on sustainability, corporations, nonprofits and governments must bring it into the regular fabric of organizational life.

by |January 16, 2018