Renee Cho, Author at State of the Planet

Renee Cho is a staff writer for the Columbia Climate School. She has written over 180 articles for State of the Planet on a broad range of topics. She was previously published by www.insideclimatenews.com, and other environmental magazines. Renee was Communications Coordinator for Riverkeeper, the Hudson River environmental organization. She received the Executive Education Certificate in Conservation and Sustainability from the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability. Follow me on Twitter: @ReneeCho_

Recent Posts

With Climate Impacts Growing, Insurance Companies Face Big Challenges

As natural disasters become more frequent and more costly, the struggling insurance market could affect the entire economy. To weather the storms ahead, insurers will need to make some changes.

by |November 3, 2022

How Do We Clean Up All That Ocean Plastic?

A number of organizations are attempting to clean up the water, but solving the problem of ocean plastic pollution will also require big changes on land.

by |October 13, 2022

How Do We Deal With the Polarization Around Climate Change?

Suggestions from Peter Coleman, psychologist and expert in conflict and cooperation.

by |September 23, 2022

The 37 Easiest Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint (Animated Graphic)

Making a difference on climate change doesn’t have to take lots of time or effort.

by |September 19, 2022

What Lies Beneath Melting Glaciers and Thawing Permafrost?

As the planet’s ice disappears, it’s exposing new surfaces, opportunities, and threats — including valuable mineral deposits, archaeological relics, novel viruses, and more.

by |September 13, 2022

What Makes Electrifying the Economy So Challenging?

As the nation moves toward decarbonization, it will be challenging to produce enough renewable energy to meet the increased demand for electricity. What’s standing in the way?

by |June 3, 2022
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Decarbonization: An Animated Graphic

‘Decarbonization’ is a buzzword, but what does it actually mean? Learn more in this simple and fun illustration.

by Illustrated by Julie Winegard; Based on reporting by Renee Cho |April 22, 2022

What Is Decarbonization, and How Do We Make It Happen?

To keep the planet from warming more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, economies must rapidly decarbonize. What will this involve?

by |April 22, 2022

Sustainable Investing: How Effective Is It Really?

Can your personal investments really help to fight climate change and advance sustainable development? The real-world impacts are inconclusive.

by |April 18, 2022
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Why Climate Science Needs More Women Scientists

Women scientists continue to face unequal access to resources and opportunities in climate science. This lack of gender diversity is concerning, since women around the world will bear the brunt of climate change impacts.

by |February 11, 2022