Climate Week NYC Archives - State of the Planet

You Asked: Does Carbon Capture Technology Actually Work?

We have the technology to capture and store millions of tons of carbon globally. Now all that’s lagging is the policy.

by |September 27, 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
Karenna Gore speaks at a rally protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline

Karenna Gore on the Intersection of Faith, Climate Change, and Social Justice

How the daughter of Al Gore has forged her own unique path on addressing the biggest challenge of modern times.

by |September 25, 2019
smokestack emissions

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
Farmers looking at a graph

Ten Years of Collaborating on Climate and Food Security

An event this week will celebrate a partnership that has helped to make farmers and food systems more climate-resilient, and will discuss what comes next.

by |September 24, 2019
Asian Tiger Mosquito

You Asked: How Does Climate Change Help to Spread Diseases?

An Earth Institute expert explains why climate change is great for mosquitoes (but bad for people), and why we shouldn’t really worry about prehistoric germs coming back to life.

by |September 24, 2019
flooded backyard

How Climate Change Impacts Our Water

Climate change disrupts the water cycle in ways that could profoundly alter how we live our lives.

by |September 23, 2019
chart of energy subsidies

You Asked: How Much Does the U.S. Subsidize Renewable Energy Versus Fossil Fuels?

The answer might seem cut and dried, but it’s not as simple as you might think.

by |September 23, 2019

You Asked: How Can Students Make a Difference on Climate Change?

Two students weigh in on how they’re taking action and why it matters.

by |September 20, 2019