Sarah Fecht, Author at State of the Planet

Sarah Fecht

Sarah Fecht is the content manager at State of the Planet. She has previously worked as a freelance science journalist and an editor at Popular Science.

Recent Posts

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Columbia Student Presents Climate Change Board Games at COP27

Sustainability Management student Jiangnan Shen co-founded a company that is exploring new ways to teach sustainable development. She tells us about the company’s games and how they can contribute to climate action.

by |November 18, 2022
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A Warming World Makes Soccer More Challenging

With the World Cup nearly upon us, professional soccer player Samantha Mewis spoke with Climate School experts in an event focusing on how climate change is impacting sports.

by |November 18, 2022
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Loss and Damage: What Is It, and Will There Be Progress at COP27?

This seemingly simple term carries a lot of baggage. Scholars at the Columbia Climate School are helping to envision what forward movement could look like.

by |November 1, 2022

Highlights From the 2022 Lamont Open House

Visitors played with glacial goo, watched trash cans erupt with water and ping pong balls, and performed hands-on science experiments — all while learning how Lamont researchers help us understand our planet.

by |October 10, 2022

Should Coastal Communities Rebuild or Retreat After Hurricane Ian?

The benefits and challenges of moving communities to safer ground.

by |October 7, 2022
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25 Years of Translating Climate Science Into Action

The Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society celebrated its 25th anniversary in an event on September 16.

by |September 30, 2022
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How Climate Change Impacts Fall Foliage

Changing temperatures and precipitation can affect when the leaves change and how vibrant their colors blaze.

by |September 26, 2022
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Mining, Land Grabs, and More: When Decarbonization Conflicts With Human Rights

Transitioning off fossil fuels isn’t all sunshine and roses. Experts from around Columbia Climate School weigh in on how governments and developers can move forward responsibly.

by |September 22, 2022
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Is Air Pollution Fueling Stronger Thunderstorms? Project Aims to Find Out

In Houston, researchers are studying how air pollution particles affect the strength and lifecycle of storms in order to improve weather and climate forecasting.

by |August 17, 2022
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What the Inflation Reduction Act Does — and Doesn’t Do — for Climate

It’s the U.S.’s first bill that focuses on climate change, but it’s not perfect.

by |August 12, 2022