climate change Archives - State of the Planet

Anillos de Crecimiento de los Árboles Revelan Aumento sin Precedentes en Extremos Climáticos en Sudamérica

Un nuevo Atlas Sudamericano de Sequía revela que las sequías severas expandidas y los períodos inusualmente húmedos sin precedentes han ido aumentando desde mediados del siglo XX.

by |July 7, 2020

Tree Rings Show Unprecedented Rise in Extreme Weather in South America

A new South American Drought Atlas reveals that unprecedented widespread, intense droughts and unusually wet periods have been on the rise since the mid-20th century.

by |July 7, 2020

Environmental Justice and Economic Recovery

An American infrastructure revitalization program could put people to work while improving the efficiency and quality of our communities and economy.

by |July 6, 2020
cars in nyc street and empty bus lane

Reopening Mostly Erases Effects of Pandemic Reductions in CO2 Emissions

Although emissions temporarily dipped due to coronavirus, the numbers are bouncing back quickly as economies reopen.

by Marco Tedesco |July 3, 2020
A Climeworks plant captures carbon out of the air

What’s New and Noteworthy in the Latest Congressional Report on Climate Change

In its new report, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis decided to select more solutions — more technologies, more policy options, and more innovation.

by Julio Friedmann |June 30, 2020
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Announcing ‘EI Teach’ for K-12 Educators

The Earth Institute’s inaugural professional development training effort will provide cutting-edge content and tools to prepare K-12 educators to teach climate change in the classroom.

by |June 29, 2020

COVID-19’s Long-Term Effects on Climate Change—For Better or Worse

Changes in carbon emissions, individual behaviors, and government responses will have a big impact on the environment and our ability to combat climate change.

by |June 25, 2020
An orangutan swings in a tree in a rainforest on Borneo

Coronavirus and Wildfires Combine to Pose Potential Threat to Indigenous Lives and Lands

But experts say it’s not too late to reduce the most serious effects of these compound issues.

by |June 22, 2020
Two adults and a child dressed in traditional clothing stand in front of a tent and a group of other people in a valley of grass and rocks.

What Superpower Conflicts Mean for Indigenous Peoples

Geopolitical tensions between China and India at their disputed Himalayan border have ecological and social consequences for local peoples.

by |June 16, 2020

Mass Media World, Social Media World and the Real World

In the world outside of the mass and social media, we can have a reasoned, and even emotional argument about what we should do about the situation we are in.

by |June 1, 2020