MA in Climate and Society Archives - State of the Planet

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Nothing to Sneeze At: How Climate Change Could Make Your Allergies Worse

As the world warms, plants may benefit but pollen allergies will likely get worse.

by |July 23, 2019
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Alum Records Glacier Sounds in Peru

Gustavo Valdivia’s work helps people to connect with the natural world in a different way.

by |January 3, 2019
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Fighting Back Against Attacks on Science

A recent panel explored strategies on how to protect people, the environment, and science under the current political climate.

by |October 18, 2018
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Will Climate Change Cause More Glacial Lake Outburst Floods?

When glacial lakes burst, the sudden and intense flooding can be catastrophic for nearby communities. A new study looks at what role climate change plays in these events.

by |May 21, 2018
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Was the Earth Ever Frozen Solid?

Hundreds of millions of years ago, the planet was trapped in a global ice age. But exactly how icy things got is still up for debate.

by |May 4, 2018

Record Numbers at the Annual All Ivy Sustainability Career Fair

The Annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair brought in a record number of recruiters and students last Friday, making it the largest and most successful fair in the event’s 12-year history.

by |March 4, 2015

Sustainability Skills Seminar: Lifecyle Assessment

Christoph Meinrenken, Associate Research Scientist with the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy led a seminar on Product Lifecycle Assessment and Carbon Footprinting. This seminar is part of the Sustainability Skills Series available to students in the Earth Institute education programs.

by |March 4, 2013

Two Climate and Society Students Chosen as Finalists for Prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship

Two Climate and Society students have been chosen as finalists for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF). The PMF program is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and was established in 1977. The program brings graduate students from a wide variety of academic disciplines to the Federal service. Megan Fleming is a… read more

by |April 12, 2011

Columbia University’s Master of Arts program in Climate and Society

There is still time to apply to Columbia University’s Master of Arts program in Climate and Society (C&S). The need for professionals who understand the links between climate and society is acute, and grows ever more so as human activity alters the global atmosphere. The 12-month Columbia M.A. in Climate and Society will give you… read more

by |February 9, 2011

Supporting Students from Developing Countries with Scholarships and Internships

A recent anonymous gift of $200,000 to the Earth Institute will provide financial support for students from developing countries. The gift will fund two scholarships for students either in our MA in Climate and Society or MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, and will also provide funding for summer internships.

by |February 12, 2010