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Climate Matters@Columbia: Photo Essay: The Re-Greening of Puerto Rico

Researchers survey the damage to Puerto Rico's forests in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

2018-03-22 13:13   Click to comment

Climate Matters@Columbia: Climate Change May Be Hazardous to Your Health

From 2030 to 2050, climate change impacts may cause 250,000 more deaths globally each year. Here’s why.

2018-03-12 15:01   Click to comment

Climate Matters@Columbia: How the U.S. Might Fulfill Its Paris Pledge Without the White House

States, cities, and businesses are trying to pick up the federal government’s slack to fight climate change. How big of a difference can they make?

2017-10-17 19:51   Click to comment

Climate Matters@Columbia: Could Climate Change Shut Down the Gulf Stream?

In the 2004 disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow,", global warming accelerated the melting of polar ice, disrupting circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean and triggering violent changes in the weather. Could climate change shut down the Gulf Stream?

2017-06-06 17:28   Click to comment

Climate Matters@Columbia: The Paris Climate Agreement: What Trump’s Decision to Leave Means

In the wake of the decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, several questions have emerged about what withdrawal means for environmental policy, research and innovation.

2017-06-01 19:01   Click to comment

Climate Matters@Columbia: How We Know Today’s Climate Change Is Not Natural

Despite the many climate “skeptics” in key positions of power today, 97 percent of climate scientists agree that the warming of Earth’s climate over the last 100 years is mainly due to human activity. Why are they so sure?

2017-04-04 20:28   Click to comment

Climate Matters@Columbia: Will China Take the Green Mantle From the U.S.?

While President Trump has promised to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, China's President Xi Jinxing has vowed to continue to tackle climate change and honor his country's obligations. Will China become the global leader in combating climate change?

2017-03-03 17:34   Click to comment

Climate Matters@Columbia: The Undermining of Climate Science

The election of Donald Trump has climate scientists concerned about its implications for U.S. environmental policies and worldwide efforts to curb the effects of climate change. Many fear that climate science under Trump could be strategically undermined in a variety of ways.

2016-12-09 21:27   Click to comment

Climate Matters@Columbia: Climate Change Under Trump: A Q&A with Michael Gerrard

For those who favor strong action on climate change, the election of Donald Trump is creating plenty of anxiety and concern. Will Trump set our efforts to curb climate change back? How can those who are concerned about climate change best fight back?

2016-11-16 01:22   Click to comment

Climate Matters@Columbia: Red Flags Over the Arctic’s Future

A new white paper reviews climate impacts already underway in the Arctic, and examines further changes expected to take place even if the world meets the goals of the Paris Agreement. It will be presented today at a meeting at the White House of national-level science ministers and advisors from around the world.

2016-09-28 13:44   Click to comment


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