climate communication Archives - State of the Planet

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
Brighton training young people in Hong Kong

Brighton Kaoma: Empowering Communities for Climate Action Since Age 14

As a teenage radio journalist in Zambia, Kaoma helped communities voice their environmental concerns. Now he’s a graduate student in Environmental Science and Policy.

by Brighton Mukupa Kaoma |November 20, 2019
brainstorming session

Join the Earth Institute’s Climate and Sustainability Communications Network

The network, open to all members of the Columbia community, will explore communications solutions to the challenges of climate change and sustainability.

by |October 18, 2019

Cycle for Science: Glacier Edition Completes Its Circuit

Wrapping up a week-long bicycle trip that has brought climate science to underprivileged schools.

by |October 16, 2019
Columbia's Low Library

How You Can Help to Advance Science in Society

An event on October 16 will share insights and strategies to help scientists get their message across to the general public.

by |October 15, 2019
Glacier goo moving down a ramp

On the Road, Teaching Glacier Science

A PhD student explains what life is like on a week-long bicycle trip that’s bringing climate science to students from economically disadvantaged families.

by |October 11, 2019
fake volcano eruption

Prepare to Be Amazed at Lamont Open House This Weekend

Visit us in Palisades, NY, for hands-on, family-friendly science activities and lectures — including a new panel that will address the challenges of reporting the climate story.

by |September 30, 2019
radley horton

Radley Horton: Finding Answers and Spreading Messages of Caution and Hope on Climate

Climatologist Radley Horton’s impactful research is matched by his commitment to communicating the under-appreciated threats associated with global warming.

by |September 19, 2019
newspapers burned and waterlogged

Burning Headlines Kick off a Climate-Coverage Campaign

As part of the Covering Climate Now initiative, an art exhibit transforms climate-related newspaper pages to reflect what’s coming on a human-heated planet.

by |September 17, 2019
andy revkin

The Challenge of Communicating Climate Change

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff interviews one of the pioneers of climate change reporting, Andy Revkin.

by |August 20, 2019