Emily Denny, Author at State of the Planet

Emily Denny is currently a Master's student at the Columbia Climate School, studying the intersection of climate and society. Before pursuing a Master's degree, she received degrees in English Literature and Environmental Studies at UC Berkeley.

Recent Posts

A photograph of the Eastern Ice Field

‘Make Scientists Artists Again:’ Photographer Ian van Coller on Reimagining Glacier Retreat

His new book reinterprets photographs from a 2016 expedition to Kilimanjaro’s glaciers, looks at the relationship between art and science, and documents loss caused by climate change.

by |July 12, 2022
An emerging proglacial landscape of the Tour glacier on Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

International Framework Aims to Protect and Manage Lands Recently Exposed by Glacier Retreat

As global temperatures increase, questions regarding how to sustainably manage and steward lands recently exposed by glacier retreat are arising. In response, a team of researchers has proposed an international framework that could address these questions while empowering local adaptations around the world.

by |June 2, 2022
Skier stands on mountain in New Hampshire

Bipartisan Caucus Aims to Support Ski Industry Threatened by Climate Change

Led by a bipartisan team of U.S. representatives, the Ski and Snowboard Caucus brings awareness to an industry that is increasingly vulnerable to warming winters and fewer snow days.

by |March 31, 2022
The Matterhorn, a 4,478 meter peak that straddles the borders of Switzerland and Italy.

The Matterhorn: Alive With Vibrational Energy

In a recent study, researchers found that the Matterhorn is constantly swaying to the seismic energy of earthquakes and ocean tremors felt around the world.

by |March 24, 2022
The Tulsequah Glacier, British Columbia

Melting Glaciers Could Produce More Than 3,000 Miles of New Pacific Salmon Habitat

Once filled with ice, glacial valleys are now flowing with water in a warming climate, opening up new habitat for the Pacific salmon and revealing opportunities for a modern-day gold rush in parts of British Columbia and Alaska, a new study finds.

by |March 1, 2022
Nooksack River in Washington State

Atmospheric Rivers Spur Debates on Flood Management in Washington State

After receiving unprecedented amounts of rainfall late last year, communities in northwestern Washington are asking questions about how to prevent flood damage in a warmer and wetter climate.

by |January 31, 2022
A person in a red coat stands in front of ice two times his height. The ice is covered with a white blanket.

Glacier Blankets in Switzerland Highlight Global Disparities in Fighting Climate Change

Although geotextiles have helped to slow glacier melt in Switzerland, they are a climate change adaptation that’s not affordable or feasible in many developing countries.

by |January 5, 2022
Scientists from the 2013 eco-horror “Blood Glacier'' approach a nearby glacier leaking a mysterious, red liquid.

Blood Glacier and Creative Climate Storytelling for an Uncertain Future

A new eco-horror film highlights how filmmakers, journalists and artists can tell stories about climate change in ways science traditionally has not.

by |December 16, 2021