climate change Archives - State of the Planet

As Climate Warms, Plants May Demand More Water, Cutting Supplies for People

New study challenges many climate scientists’ expectations that plants will make much of the world wetter in the future.

by |November 4, 2019

Trump’s Continued Climate Denial and the Fires of California

If we are to address climate change, environmental protection must once again be seen as above politics and an unfit arena for partisan battle.

by |November 4, 2019
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Five Ways Schools Can Advance Sustainability and Climate Justice

It is more important than ever for schools, educators, and students to lead the way toward a more sustainable future.

by |October 24, 2019

Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

Recent research suggests it might not be as sustainable as we might think, but it’s complicated.

by |October 22, 2019
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Grim Projections for the Ocean—and the Life Within It

Sonya Dyhrman, a microbial oceanographer affiliated with Lamont’s Center for Climate and Life, explains how human-caused climate change is harming ocean health.

by |October 8, 2019
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Climate Change and Economic Consumption

Climate change requires nothing less than transforming the nature of economic production and consumption: Not to consume less, but to consume without destroying the planet that sustains us.

by |September 30, 2019

Climate Museum’s ‘Taking Action’ Exhibit Finds New Ways to Engage on Climate Change

The latest show has gotten thousands of people to commit to taking civic action on the climate crisis.

by |September 26, 2019

You Asked: Should We All Go Vegetarian or Vegan to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?

Short answer: Moderation is key.

by |September 26, 2019

Center for Climate and Life Fellow Explains IPCC Sea Level Warning

Pierre Dutrieux, a Lamont-Doherty oceanographer and 2019 Climate and Life Fellow, discusses his Antarctic research and what the new IPCC report says about sea level rise.

by |September 25, 2019
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You Asked: Are My Efforts to Reduce My Carbon Emissions Too Minor to Matter?

Individual efforts to reduce carbon emissions could, in fact, go a long way in making a difference.

by |September 25, 2019