Summertime brings hurricane season, heat waves, wildfires, and flooding. Is the U.S. prepared to deal with extreme weather at the same time as a pandemic?
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According to new research, the rains that come once the storm has weakened may actually be more intense than when the storm is at its strongest.
Sources and story ideas for journalists during ‘Covering Climate Now,’ Climate Week, and beyond.
We have reason to question the competence and readiness of the federal government after over two years of amateurish, chaotic and dominantly political presidential leadership.
Midwestern floods, Western forest fires, and coastal hurricanes are creating a call for climate resilient infrastructure. The Green New Deal is a way to respond to that demand.
This is an opportunity to reengineer and reimagine the way toxic materials are managed.
We need to understand and empathize with our neighbors in need in order to build open, creative, generous and diverse communities.
A project that anticipates how people will move in response to environmental changes could help to bolster social and humanitarian support for countries in crisis.
Madeleine Thomson, a senior research scientist at IRI and a senior research scholar at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, is a co-editor of PLOS Medicine‘s special issue on Climate Change and Health. Articles in the issue cover climate-related impacts, adaptation and mitigation.
The President’s Global Innovation Fund will provide grants to four Earth Institute research projects.