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Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Indigenous Peoples Representative to the U.N., Speaks With GlacierHub

Around the world, Indigenous communities are losing their lands, livelihoods and culture to climate change. Sherpa is fighting to bring their voices to the United Nations.

by |July 21, 2020
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Malgosia Madajewicz Studies How Communities Make Decisions in the Face of Rising Seas

The development economist thinks that understanding the factors that influence climate adaptation decisions will be key to building a more resilient future.

by |July 8, 2020

Is the Ski Industry Self-Destructive?

The steps that resorts in Europe took to save their ski season caused COVID-19 to spread. This behavior is remarkably parallel to how they’ve been “adapting” to climate change.

by |July 8, 2020
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Cyclone Amphan Reinforces Urgent Need for Climate Adaptation Planning

By building resilience into our infrastructure and communities, we can reduce the damages from natural disasters and recover from shocks more easily.

by |May 26, 2020
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John Furlow: Helping Developing Countries Adapt to Climate Change

He and his team are deploying seasonal climate forecasts and index insurance to help Vietnamese farmers plan ahead for changing weather, and to enhance food security.

by |April 2, 2020
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Report: Major Accomplishments of the ACToday Project

ACToday aims to combat hunger and improve food security by increasing climate knowledge in Ethiopia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Colombia, and Guatemala.

by |March 10, 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
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12 Legal Tools to Push Climate Preparedness

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and severe. Here are 12 ways the law can help society cope with these impacts.

by |December 16, 2019
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Columbia Students and Locals Team Up to Build Resilience in Johnstown, PA

Workshop shows how climate adaptation could be linked with economic revitalization in the nation’s so-called “Rust Belt.”

by |November 12, 2019
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Should New York Build a Storm Surge Barrier?

A recent event at Columbia University debated the pros and cons.

by |October 24, 2019