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Tree toppled by Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata

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
12 climate legal tools

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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13 Proposals to Boost Resilience in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Working closely with Vieques residents, graduate students designed solutions to help the tiny island recover after Hurricane Maria and weather future storms. Their proposals are published in a new report.

by |December 6, 2019
river in johnstown

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
flooding in nyc street from hurricane sandy

How Climate Change Threatens NYC’s Transportation Infrastructure

Environmental Science and Policy alum Susanne DesRoches has testified before Congress on how to build resiliency in roadways and public transit.

by |September 4, 2019
prairie wildflowers in restored ecosystem

Nature-Based Solutions: The Missing Ingredient in Climate Adaptation?

Restoring natural ecosystems can make communities more resilient to climate change while offering other benefits along the way.

by |June 28, 2019
Flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Even If You Don’t Live in the Midwest, This Spring’s Floods Could Still Impact You

While the flooding may not have inundated your house, you could still feel its effects in the form of more volatile food prices.

by |May 2, 2019
time scales for decision making

The Use and Misuse of Climate Change Projections in Development

Current practices are not making use of the best available scientific knowledge to guide real-world decision making.

by |April 11, 2019
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Climate Panel Disbanded by Trump, Now Regrouped, Releases Report

The report details how to translate climate science into local action.

by |April 4, 2019
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New York City Panel on Climate Change Releases 2019 Report

The report lays out how climate change is already affecting New York City, and what’s needed to adapt for the future.

by |March 15, 2019