Andrea Basche, Author at State of the Planet

Andrea Basche

Andrea is a member of the 2010 Climate and Society Masters Program at the Earth Institute. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences and Philosophy from Fordham University in 2006. In addition to numerous teaching assistant posts at Columbia, Basche serves as an intern for the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) where she is helping develop effective climate communication materials. Her research interests include sustainable food systems, agro-ecology and its relationship to climate, and the environmental decision-making process. She also continues to work part time for Jack Rabbit Sports, where she shares the joys of endurance running, fitness, proper diet and yoga with the running community in New York City.

Recent Posts

Think Globally, Act Locally: Climate Adaptation in Action

Across Indonesia, several effective climate adaptation actions on local levels are underway. These actions serve as a reminder of the important change that starts with a community of dedicated individuals.

by |August 10, 2010

Looking Back on Winter: Part I

The arrival of spring in temperate climates means more hours of daylight, showers and flowers.  Despite the general mood improvement from the dark days of winter, we should not be quick to forget the controversies surrounding this past season. Winter 2010, deemed by media outlets as Snowmaggedon and Snowpocalypse, was the snowiest season on record… read more

by |March 26, 2010

Is there hope from Copenhagen?

Can we find positives from the United Nations Summit on climate change?  Even President Obama  admits that disappointment is justified, although the Commander in Chief claims a non-binding accord was better than a complete collapse of the negotiations. Jeffrey Sachs, fearless leader of the Earth Institute, adamantly opposed such victory proclamation from the President, for… read more

by |January 27, 2010

30 Rock and Responsible Energy Use

NBC’s Green Week 2009 featured an entertaining energy challenge for the characters of 30 Rock, when Jack tasks Kenneth and the office with reducing the show’s energy consumption by five per cent. Here are some highlights of how characters committed to help the cause. Liz Lemon: Agrees to remove the mini fridge from her office… read more

by |November 25, 2009

Tips for Communicating Climate Change

Last week the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) published a concise guide for “scientists, journalists, educators, political aides, and the interested public” on the challenges of communicating climate change. Below are some common excuses that lead to a lack of action on climate change and tips from the CRED guide that explain what… read more

by |November 13, 2009