Madeleine Rubenstein, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 3

Madeleine Rubenstein is the Research Coordinator for the Columbia Climate Center. A graduate of Barnard College with a B.A. in French Literature and a minor in Political Science, her research with the Climate Center focuses on renewable energy policy and climate change communication, as well as the intersection of science, society, and ethics. While at Sciences Po-Paris, Madeleine studied international climate change policy as well as political theory and environmental economics.

Recent Posts

Climate News Roundup: Week of 8/15-8/19

Climate change could drive native fish out of Wisconsin waters, University of Wisconsin News, 8/16 A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that an important forage fish, the cisco, could disappear from most of the Wisconsin lakes that it currently inhabits by 2100 as a result of climate change…. read more

by |August 19, 2011

Climate News Round Up: Week of 8/1

Obstacles to Capturing Carbon Gas, NYTimes, July 31 Carbon capture and sequestration is a technology that traps carbon dioxide and stores it, usually underground in a geological formation. The process, already used by oil and natural gas companies, presents the opportunity for capturing CO2 from power plants and other sources of carbon emissions as a… read more

by |August 5, 2011

Climate News Roundup: Week of 7/18 and 7/25

Sizzle Factor for a Restless Climate, NY Times, July 19 In the context of the recent East coast heat wave, NOAA’s recent finding that the last 10 years was 1.5 degrees higher than in the 1970s is particularly palpable. If trends continue, the number of days that exceed 95 degrees is expected to triple by… read more

by |July 29, 2011

Climate News Roundup: Week of 7/4

Most Americans Want Scientists, Not Politicians, to Lead Climate Debate, Reuters, July 5 The ongoing Six Americas study, a nation-wide report conducted by Yale and George Mason Universities which reviews how Americans think about climate change, released its most recent results in late June. The study breaks Americans into six categories based on their level… read more

by |July 8, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 5/30 and 6/6

IEA Sees Record CO2 Emissions in 2010, Reuters, May 30 2010 saw that highest level ever seen of world-wide CO2 emissions, driven in large part by economic growth in coal-heavy countries, including China and India. Increased consumption of oil and natural gas were the next largest contributors to emissions levels. The Fukushima disaster and ensuing… read more

by |June 10, 2011

Climate News Roundup: Week of 5/08

In a Changing Antarctica, Some Penguins Thrive as Others Suffer, NY Times, May 9 Adelie penguins, inhabitants of the northern edge of Antarctica, are considered to be a “bellwether” of climate change. This Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming places on Earth: average winter air temperature has risen an alarming 10.8 degrees Fahrenheit… read more

by |May 13, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: 2/6-2/11

Droughts, Floods and Food, NYTimes, Feb. 6 Extreme weather events in 2010 are linked to the current global food crisis, in which the prices of wheat, corn, sugar, and oils have exploded. In combination with growing demand from developing nations and increased competition for crop land, extreme weather events such as droughts in Brazil, wildfires… read more

by |February 11, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 1/16

For Many Species, No Escape as Temperature Rises, New York Times, Jan. 21 Adding to existing stressors from deforestation and habitat loss, climate change is expected to further harm populations of mountain dwelling animals. While other species traditionally seek higher elevation in response to warming, mountains species cannot do so, as they are limited by… read more

by |January 21, 2011

The Skeptic Series, Part I: Earth is Not Warming: Temperatures Haven’t Risen

Observations such as glacier retreat, decreasing Arctic sea ice, and rising sea levels, are consistent with rising temperatures and support the conclusion that Earth is warming.

by |December 1, 2010

Climate Solutions, Nation by Nation

This summer, the Earth Institute launched the Global Network for Climate Solutions (GNCS), a research-driven effort to inform and promote international climate change negotiations and activities on a country-by-country basis. Since then, the GNCS has begun facilitating the design of specific adaptation and mitigation efforts through a virtual network of international experts, universities, government agencies, research… read more

by |November 29, 2010