States, cities, and businesses are trying to pick up the federal government’s slack to fight climate change. How big of a difference can they make?
A new report explores how advances in climate science can inform near-term investments in the global economy.
Kate Orff designs urban environments for the future by combining ecology, climate dynamics, and community.
In a lecture at Columbia Law School, Gina McCarthy sharply critiqued the Trump administration’s environmental policies, but offered hope that grassroots movements and other branches of government can make a difference.
If a serious cyclone were to strike Mumbai, the results could be catastrophic, says a study underway at Columbia.
A conference at Columbia University yielded consensus on the need for an international environmental agreement, and advanced discussion on what that agreement could look like.
A thousand years ago, powerful Viking chieftans flourished in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, above the Arctic Circle. In an environment frequently hovering on the edge of survivability, small shifts in climate or sea level could mean life or death. People had to constantly adapt, making their living from the land and the sea as best they could.
The rise of the Vikings was not a sudden event, but part of a long continuum of human development in the harsh conditions of northern Scandinavia. How did the Vikings make a living over the long term, and what might have influenced their brief florescence? Today, their experiences may provide a kind of object lesson on how changing climate can affect civilizations.
The answers to some of these questions may surprise you.
Three scientists explain what they’re learning about the ocean’s changing conditions. These discoveries will contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of marine resources, helping to secure food for current and future generations.