Earth Institute faculty Archives - State of the Planet

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Investigating How the Built Environment Impacts Health and Equality

Having grown up poor, urbanist and Earth Institute faculty member Malo Hutson brings a unique perspective to his work with displaced and impoverished people.

by |August 14, 2018

Ethics for Sustainability Management and Finance

The redesigned course focuses on the ethical challenges, pathways, and practices of sustainability in its intersections with the financial sector.

by |July 20, 2018
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Making Progress in Sustainability May Require a Culture Shift In Science and Academia

A new commentary suggests innovative ideas to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork, which are essential to sustainability breakthroughs.

by |July 19, 2018
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Machine Learning May Be a Game-Changer for Climate Prediction

A new study uses machine learning to better represent clouds in climate models, which helps to predict the climate’s response to rising levels of greenhouse gases.

by |June 21, 2018

Writing About Global Science for the International Media, with Claudia Dreifus

A Sustainability Management course starting in July will help students develop skills to produce magazine articles. Professor Dreifus explains why these skills are important for scientists and sustainability professionals.

by |June 5, 2018

Theory & Practice of Life Cycle Assessment

MS in Sustainability Management Professor Christoph Meinrenken will bring his expertise to SUMA in Spring 2018 with a new course, Theory & Practice of Life Cycle Assessment.

by |November 22, 2017

Earth Institute Faculty Now Accepting Nominations for New Members

Faculty who join this vibrant community as associate-level members will help guide the Institute’s intellectual agenda, while maintaining its overall academic integrity.

by |September 28, 2017
Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard to Head Institute Faculty

Columbia Law School Professor Michael B. Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, has been named chair of the faculty of the Earth Institute.

by |July 22, 2015

Head of IDDRI to Teach Sustainability Management Course

This semester, visiting professor Laurence Tubiana, head of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in France, will be bringing her professional experience to bear as the instructor for two courses in the Earth Institute’s education programs, Political Economy of Energy and Climate Policy at the School of Continuing Education (SCE) and the International Political Economy of Biodiversity at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

by |December 21, 2012
Yochanan Kushnir

Faculty Profile: Yochanan Kushnir

by Kaci Fowler Yochanan Kushnir began his career as a meteorologist in the Israeli Navy, where he started as an operational marine forecaster, and with time became the Navy’s Chief Meteorology Officer. As part of his duties, Kushnir ventured out to sea to collect meteorological and oceanographic data for research. Motivated by these experiences, Kushnir… read more

by |April 3, 2012