Climate change increases odds of cataclysmic California flood. : NPR

Grape vines at Korbel vineyards are submerged under floodwater Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, near Guerneville, Calif. The Central Valley produces $17 billion worth of crops every year. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Ben Margot/AP hide caption toggle caption Ben Margot/AP Grape vines at Korbel vineyards are submerged under floodwater Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, near Guerneville, Calif. The … Read more

What the Inflation Reduction Act Does — and Doesn’t Do — for Climate

What the Inflation Reduction Act Does — and Doesn’t Do — for Climate President Biden is soon expected to sign the Inflation Reduction Act into law, marking the US’s most significant investment to date in the fight against climate change. Along with tax reform measures and efforts to bring down healthcare costs, the bill provides … Read more

Meet Adam Stickney From the Climate and Society Class of 2023

Meet Adam Stickney From the Climate and Society Class of 2023 Adam Stickney joins the MA in Climate and Society program this fall. He is looking forward to learning how to transform thought into climate action. This fall, the Columbia Climate School welcomes a new class of students into the MA in Climate and Society … Read more

Synthetic genetic circuits could help plants adapt to climate change

Increasingly, global food production is being threatened by the effects of climate change. As floods, droughts, and extreme heat waves become more common, crops need to be able to adapt faster than ever. Increasingly, global food production is being threatened by the effects of climate change. As floods, droughts, and extreme heat waves become more … Read more

Columbia Climate School Named University Partner for Climate Week NYC 2022

Columbia Climate School Named University Partner for Climate Week NYC 2022 The Climate Group has selected the Columbia Climate School as its university partner for this year’s Climate Week NYC. Running from Sept.19-25, Climate Week NYC convenes key climate leaders to accelerate climate action and is the biggest global climate event of its kind. “The … Read more

Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward as German Judges Arrive in Peru

Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward as German Judges Arrive in Peru Lake Palcacocha in 2014. Siphons were installed in the glacial lake to lower the water level. Photo: Cooperación Suiza COSUDE/ via Flickr CC A historic climate change lawsuit, Luciano Lliuya v. RWE AG, is ramping up again. Indigenous Peruvian farmer Saúl Luciano Lliuya … Read more

Meet Victoria Hamilton From the Climate and Society Class of 2023

Meet Victoria Hamilton From the Climate and Society Class of 2023 Victoria Hamilton joins the MA in Climate and Society program this fall. She’s looking forward to exploring policies and legislation that protect people who are often underrepresented in climate discussions. This fall, the Columbia Climate School welcomes a new class of students into the … Read more

How a Spanish newspaper experiment is improving public understanding of climate change

Credit: Christopher Furlong via Getty Images Climate change is not a new phenomenon. Nor is global warming. So why do researchers report a poor public understanding of this subject around the world? According to a recently published study, 70% of the people surveyed said they were concerned about rising global temperatures but had little knowledge … Read more

New Research Reveals Forest Mitigation of Climate Change Is Overestimated

In recent decades, global forest tree growth has dramatically slowed the pace of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) accumulation and climate change by absorbing about 20% of anthropogenic, or human-caused, emissions and sequestering this carbon (C) in wood. Published today in Naturenew research by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI) and partners reveals … Read more