State of the Planet - News from the Columbia Climate School

Human Activity Has Degraded More Than a Third of the Remaining Amazon Rain Forest

Meet the Next Generation of Africa’s Climate Forecasters

New state-of-the-art forecasting systems are enabling regional and national meteorological agencies to generate timely and decision-relevant climate information for their agricultural sectors.

by Amanda Grossi and Francesco Fiondella |February 3, 2023

COP27 and Its Outcomes for Kyrgyzstan

A Kyrgyz journalist reflects on COP27 and its results for Kyrgyzstan.

by Baktygul Chynybaeva |February 2, 2023
people chatting on the deck of a ship

Waters of Long Island Sound: How Local Perspectives Inform Ecological Research

By sharing their day-to-day experiences and deep knowledge of the local environment, fishermen and residents of the Long Island Sound provide crucial information for researchers studying coastal ecosystems health.

by Shangtong Li |February 1, 2023

Virtual All Ivy Career Week: February 6-10

The virtual career fair will include information sessions, panel talks, one-on-ones with company representatives, and more. Students and alumni must register by Friday, February 3 in order to participate.

by Kayley Beard |January 31, 2023
An aerial image of a grey-brown coastline, where brown sand diffuses into blue water.

As Greenland’s Ice Melts, Glacial Sand Deposits May Offer a Welcome Economic Opportunity

Greenland’s majority Indigenous population is in favor of exploring sand extraction, according to an academic research poll.

by |January 31, 2023
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