General Earth Institute Archives - Page 2 of 193 - State of the Planet

When It Comes to Climate, Embrace Chaos, Says a Physicist

Physicist Tim Palmer explains why chaos theory is so pivotal in tackling climate change

by |October 18, 2023

Meet Steve Goldstein, Interim Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Steve Goldstein, interim director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, talks about his long history with Columbia, and why the geosciences have such an important role to play in the climate crisis.

by |October 11, 2023

Why Climate Change Is a National Security Risk

The U.S. Defense Department regards climate change as a “threat multiplier” that exacerbates existing environmental stresses and national security risks, and affects everything it does.

by |October 11, 2023
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8 Questions with Jeffrey Shaman, Columbia Climate School’s Interim Dean

A Q&A with Jeffrey Shaman, who recently assumed the role of interim dean at Columbia Climate School

by |October 5, 2023
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A Summer of Science Saturdays: Casting a Wide Net at Lamont

Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory’s community education program draws in students of all ages to learn about the Hudson River.

by |August 23, 2023

Columbia Climate School Leadership Announcement

On July 1, Jeffrey Shaman will become interim dean of the Climate School, continuing the work of co-deans Alex Halliday, Jason Bordoff, Ruth DeFries, and Maureen Raymo, climate leaders who built the School’s strong foundation.

by Lee C. Bollinger |May 24, 2023

The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

Looking at remote work from the perspective of management, one can see advantages and disadvantages; organizations will continue to search for the balance of in-person and remote work that best fits their operation.

by |March 27, 2023
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Columbia Climate School Welcomes New Faculty Member Jessica Fanzo

Jessica Fanzo will be joining the Climate School faculty as professor of climate in July.

by |January 24, 2023
Minouche Shafik

Columbia University Names Minouche Shafik 20th President

Board of Trustees elects leading economist and current president of the London School of Economics and Political Science to succeed Lee C. Bollinger.

by |January 18, 2023
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Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2022

A list of some of our most popular articles and videos, plus some of our favorites that you shouldn’t miss.

by |December 22, 2022