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Climate and the Personal Essay — A Reading List

In a new reading group, students will explore the emotional and personal side of climate change. Follow along with this reading list.

by |February 11, 2020
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The Latest in Climate Change Attribution and the Law

A new paper provides a comprehensive overview of our understanding of how humans are affecting the global climate system, and its application in legal settings.

by Michael Burger, Jessica Wentz, and Radley Horton |February 7, 2020

Framing the Climate Crisis as a Terrorism Issue Could Galvanize Action

A student argues that underlining global warming’s threats to national security could increase the sense of urgency and free up funding to take action.

by Jennifer Zhang |February 6, 2020

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2020 and Beyond

Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.

by |February 4, 2020

Could 2020 Determine Fracking’s Future?

With mounting evidence of health and environmental impacts, fracking faces opposition from many of the leading Democratic candidates for president.

by |January 28, 2020

Taro Takahashi Receives Inaugural Wallace S. Broecker Medal

The award posthumously recognizes Takahashi’s research around ocean uptake of carbon dioxide emissions.

by |January 27, 2020
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Wine Regions Could Shrink Dramatically With Climate Change Unless Growers Swap Varieties

Diversity is key to resilience, says new study.

by |January 27, 2020

Mary Annaïse Heglar to Join Earth Institute as Writer-in-Residence

The climate justice essayist will work on creative projects and lead a reading group at Columbia for six months.

by |January 27, 2020

Bridging the Air Pollution Data Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dan Westervelt, a 2019 Center for Climate and Life Fellow, received funding to address the ongoing air pollution crisis in three large sub-Saharan African cities.

by |January 23, 2020
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U.N. Human Rights Committee Issues Landmark Climate Migration Decision

The decision may open the door for climate refugee claims down the line.

by Hillary Aidun and Ama Francis |January 23, 2020