Climate Week NYC Archives - Page 2 of 4 - State of the Planet

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
A new statistical method inspired by economics is helping scientists identify old volcanic eruptions through temperature changes. Photo: Volcano in Papua New Guinea, by Taro Taylor/CC-BY-2.0

You Asked: What Caused Climate Change Before the Industrial Revolution?

A paleoclimatologist walks us through some of the natural causes of climate change — and why it’s important to take action on human-caused warming.

by |September 19, 2019

What the Earth Institute is Doing for Climate Week 2019

We’ve planned a busy week of climate-related events and blog posts for you to learn from, enjoy, and get inspired.

by |September 18, 2019

You Asked: Can the Great Green Wall Stop the Sahara From Expanding?

A climate scientist answers readers’ questions about an initiative that would plant a vast wall of trees to combat the effects of climate change.

by |September 18, 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