Site: Climate Matters@Columbia
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 21:28 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 14:44 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: NYC’s Public-Private Partnerships to Fight Climate Change
New York City's Carbon Challenge is helping to foster public-private partnerships that are crucial in any city's attempt to combat climate change.
2016-03-30 18:12 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Questioning Carbon Capture and Storage
With billions of dollars around the world being invested into carbon capture and storage, often in the energy sector, there are compelling questions to ask about when, where and for what purpose we use this technology.
2016-03-14 14:42 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Understanding the Paris Climate Accord and Its Implications
On Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, 195 countries reached a history-making agreement to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to avert the direst effects of climate change. Here are some of the best and most reliable resources to help you understand the Paris accord and its implications.
2015-12-15 22:14 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: The Changing Climate of Security
In the November Democratic presidential primary debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders said that the greatest threat to national security was climate change. But is there actually a link between national security and climate change, and if so, what is it?
2015-12-09 13:44 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Six Tough Questions About Climate Change
People often ask certain tough questions about climate change— about the costs of cutting carbon emissions, the feasibility of transitioning to renewable energy, and whether it’s already too late to do anything about climate change. Laura Segafredo, manager of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, answers these questions.
2015-11-30 12:59 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Alaska: Hotspot for Oil and Climate Change
In September, Shell Oil abandoned its offshore oil drilling projects in the Alaskan Arctic. Why is Arctic drilling so controversial and what impacts will Shell's announcement have?
2015-11-12 16:59 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: The Paris Climate Change Conference – What You Need to Know
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, meeting in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, brings together world leaders to craft a new international agreement to keep the average global temperature rise below 2°C by 2100. Here's what you need to know about it.
2015-11-11 17:00 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Antarctica’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate
We hear a lot about polar bears and other Arctic mammals in connection to climate change, but what about biodiversity in Antarctica?
2015-10-26 20:29 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: The Presidential Candidates on Climate Change
The presidential election of 2016 will determine the United States’ role in confronting the global challenge of climate change, and preparing our nation to manage its impacts for years to come. Where do the presidential candidates stand today on these issues?
2015-10-26 20:17 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Can We Save Coral Reefs?
We are losing coral reefs at an alarming rate and scientists believe that with business as usual they will likely be gone by the end of the century. However, better local management, coupled with new research on coral reef resilience and adaptability, may help buy some time for these indispensable ecosystems.
2015-08-17 15:39 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Corals and Climate Change
Corals are already facing a host of stressors—from pollution and overfishing to tourism and coastal development—but climate change puts corals at risk from rising temperatures and ocean acidification. The decline of coral reefs will have devastating consequences for the ocean, and for us.
2015-08-04 17:25 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Corals and Climate Change
Corals are already facing a host of stressors – from pollution and overfishing to tourism and coastal development – but climate change puts corals at greater risk from rising temperatures and ocean acidification. The decline of coral reefs will have devastating consequences for the ocean, and for us.
2015-07-24 23:16 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Antarctica’s Retreating Ice
While the ice sheets on West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula are usually the ones to make the news in relation to climate change, recent studies have documented transformations that are taking place on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet as well. On the continent as a whole, large areas of ice have already melted and this trend shows no sign of slowing, meaning the implications for global sea…
2015-06-30 16:16 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Mt. Everest Not Safe from Climate Change
Climate change has many asking if the days of being able to summit the world’s highest peak are numbered.
2015-06-12 16:54 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Scientists Speak Out on Climate: Is Anyone Listening?
In the light of recent varied efforts to focus public attention on the risks of climate change, we asked Earth Institute scientists what they want the public to understand about the issue and how they see their roles.
2014-04-09 14:24 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: FutureCoast: A Voicemail Vision of Climate-to-Be
Melting glaciers, collapsing sea ice, water supplies under stress, increases in storm frequency, impacts on food supply -- are we reading a synopsis of the IPCC report or messages from the future delivered through a software glitch? People around the world are posing this question.
2014-03-31 18:34 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Diminishing Ice Intensifies Spotlight on Arctic
As the arctic region loses ice in a changing climate, the economic and social tradeoffs are unclear. How will we balance economic, social and environmental functions? The Center on Global Energy Policy and the Consulate General of Canada in New York will examine these questions in a discussion on March 26: “Understanding the Arctic Resource Challenge: Canada and U.S. Perspectives.”
2014-03-10 17:54 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Explore the Arctic Ocean With ‘IceTracker’
This week, we are launching a test of “IceTracker”—a tool that allows users to see the trajectories of Arctic sea ice forward or backward from any day between 1981 and 2012, as well as sea-ice speed, air temperature, water depth and the age of the sea ice.
2013-12-11 00:46 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Obama’s Climate Legacy Depends on EPA’s Gina McCarthy
Due to Congressional gridlock over greenhouse gas regulations, Obama will need the help of new EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to pass crucial carbon emission standards.
2013-08-08 22:37 Click to comment
Climate Matters@Columbia: Managing Water in a Dry Land
Since 2010, the Earth Institute’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society along with UNESCO and their colleagues in Chile have been working with Elqui’s water authority to help them use seasonal forecasts as way to better allocate water and prepare for droughts.
2013-06-17 21:55 Click to comment
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