Climate Week NYC Archives - Page 2 of 3 - State of the Planet

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
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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
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You Asked: Does Caring About Plastic Distract From Climate Change?

Short answer: Why not both?

by |September 17, 2019
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You Asked: What Are My Clean Energy Options in New York?

Because most NYC apartments don’t have the space for a solar panel array.

by |September 16, 2019

Event: Earth Institute Experts to Discuss How to Act on Climate

Join us at ‘Our Future Festival NYC’ on September 21. This groundbreaking climate event is designed to inform and inspire.

by |September 12, 2019
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100+ Climate Experts at the Earth Institute

Sources and story ideas for journalists during ‘Covering Climate Now,’ Climate Week, and beyond.

by |September 11, 2019
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Interactive Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Climate Change and Its Impacts

In celebration of Climate Week NYC, here are 10 sample questions from our Climate Challenge game on Kahoot!

by |September 27, 2018
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6 Ways Our Team Is Taking Action on Climate Change—And How You Can, Too

Scientists and staff within the Earth Institute share some of the ways they’re shrinking their carbon footprints.

by |September 25, 2018