Climate Archives - State of the Planet

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Resilience vs. Retreat in the Face of Climate Change

Small island nations are on the frontlines of climate change—and for some, retreat is not an option.

by |April 25, 2018

The ‘Grandfather of Climate Science’ on Climate Skepticism

Geoscientist Wally Broecker explains the money that’s backing climate denialism, and what it will take to fight it.

by |April 25, 2018
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Simon Mason Wins Meteorological Award for Outstanding Service

The World Meteorological Organization’s Commission on Climatology recognizes a Columbia climate forecaster’s scientific contributions.

by |April 25, 2018

What We Know (and Don’t Know) About Sea Level Rise

Polar scientists Marco Tedesco and Robin Bell provide a primer on how climate change will impact our coastlines.

by |April 24, 2018
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Sluggish Ocean Currents Caused European Heat Wave Some 12,000 Years Ago

New study suggests we may be underestimating the chances of extreme heat and droughts in Europe under climate change.

by |April 24, 2018
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Earth Institute Celebrates Earth Day 2018 in Herald Square

As part of NYC’s Car-Free Earth Day, we took to the streets to spread the word about climate change.

by |April 23, 2018

Vulnerabilities of a Coastal City: Reflections Five Years After Hurricane Sandy

A student shares her first-hand experience of the devastating storm, and discusses how New York City is building resilience—and how it could do better.

by |April 20, 2018
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“No Time for Delay” On Climate and Public Health, Doctors Warn

At meeting in mid-March, doctors, climate scientists, and global health specialists discussed how to tackle the health threats that climate change carries with it.

by |April 19, 2018
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How Would a Carbon Tax Impact the Economy?

A recent episode of the Global Energy Exchange podcast, conservative economist Glenn Hubbard explains how “putting a price on carbon” might work.

by |April 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt, Andrew Wheeler, and Regulatory Capture at the EPA

There’s a new deputy in town: Andrew Wheeler, a fossil fuel fanatic who once served on the staff of snowball-wielding climate denier Senator James Inhofe.

by |April 16, 2018