Guest Blogger, Author at State of the Planet

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Expanding Global Cold Chains: Effective Adaptation, or Dangerous Contribution to Climate Change?

Cooling technologies, including refrigerators and industrial chillers, can prevent food waste and are increasingly necessary in our warming climate. Are there ways to minimize their climate impacts?

by Benjamin Ritter and Kevin Karl |January 27, 2023

Intern With the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development This Spring

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 7.

by |January 24, 2023
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Resilient Coastal Communities and Climate Adaptation: Lessons from New York for New Zealand

A Fulbright scholar from the South Pacific shares the lessons she will bring home after a research fellowship with the Climate School’s Resilient Coastal Communities Project.

by Aya Morris |January 20, 2023

Funding Opportunities for Student Travel in Spring 2023

Travel grant funding is meant to support students’ continued learning, by helping to facilitate fieldwork in the areas of climate change, sustainable development and the environment.

by Yana Zeltser |January 19, 2023
lithium mine in france

The Paradox of Lithium

The clean energy transition depends heavily on lithium, but mining this element is not “clean.” We must not fall into the same traps from which we are trying to free ourselves.

by Marco Tedesco |January 18, 2023
copper mine in the DRC

By Favoring Allies, Inflation Reduction Act Could Delay Decarbonization Efforts

Domestic supply requirements in the landmark climate bill could make it more difficult to obtain the critical minerals needed for energy transition, and may disqualify many leading brands of electric vehicles from tax credits.

by Julia-Grace Sanders |January 13, 2023
2023 total bills by state

What Climate Resilience Policies Are in Store for State Legislatures in 2023?

States have already filed at least 39 bills related to disaster resilience. Here, a closer look at what they focus on.

by Lucia Bragg |January 11, 2023

Spring 2023 Student Research Opportunities

The Climate School is offering three new research assistant opportunities during the Spring 2023 semester.

by Yana Zeltser |January 11, 2023
A view of the New York City skyline from Governors Island

How Governors Island Could Become a Beacon for Climate Solutions

A new climate research center on Governors Island will be critical in designing a more resilient city — and the Columbia Climate School has an opportunity to be at the helm.

by Joshua Nodiff |December 28, 2022
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Education Isn’t Considered a Key Tool for Reducing Climate Risks, but It Should Be

If we don’t prepare our communities and youth to understand the climate risks we are facing today, then simply put, there is no tomorrow for us.

by Radhika Iyengar |December 21, 2022