Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.
Economics Archives - State of the Planet
Using old tree rings and archival documents, historians and climate scientists have detailed an extreme cold period in Scotland in the 1690s that caused immense suffering. It may have lessons for Brexit-era politics.
Intern Dorothee Grant is using daytime and nighttime lights satellite data to help map urban areas at large spatial scales.
Warming temperatures, rising seas, and more extreme weather are going to cost us. But they’ll create new business opportunities, too.
Nicholas Stern is optimistic that we can create a zero-carbon world economy in the coming decades. What he’s worried about is whether we will, he said in a recent talk.
Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends
Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.
A short, handy new guide from the Earth Institute cuts through the noise about renewable energy to lay out the facts about this politically charged subject.
Intensifying river floods caused by global warming may hamper national economies worldwide, and effects might propagate through global trade and supply networks, a new study says.
Economist Glenn Hubbard explains why carbon pricing can appeal to people on both sides of the political aisle.
Women today are completing higher levels of education and taking on more leadership roles, yet many barriers to economic empowerment still persist.