Climate Week NYC Archives - State of the Planet

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
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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
A comparison of forest cover before the British established a colony in New Zealand (left) versus today (right).

How Colonialism Spawned and Continues to Exacerbate the Climate Crisis

Colonialism was motivated by the promise of plundering the environment and subjugating populations. Its legacy makes it far more challenging to address the climate crisis and implement equitable solutions.

by |September 21, 2022
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You Asked: Dinosaurs Survived When CO2 Was Extremely High. Why Can’t Humans?

Our expert says: Although carbon dioxide levels have been much higher in the past, they generally increased slowly, giving plants and animals time to adapt. When the rate of climate change was staggeringly fast, like today, there were big problems.

by |September 20, 2022
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Circularity: A Powerful Tool for Fighting Climate Change

Sandra Goldmark discusses an upcoming Climate Week NYC event on the power of a new approach to consumption as a collective climate response.

by |September 19, 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

Climate Week 2022 at Columbia Climate School

We’ll be offering a lineup of special content and interesting events all week long.

by |September 16, 2022
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Exploring Actionable Solutions for Water Security

America’s water systems face many challenges, including climate change and aging infrastructure. An upcoming event will focus on ways to solve multiple problems at the same time, with the same funding.

by Emily Halnon |September 7, 2022

Columbia Climate School Named University Partner for Climate Week NYC 2022

Experts from Columbia Climate School will join events bringing together voices from business, government, and civil society for the biggest climate event on earth.

by |August 4, 2022

Recap of Climate Week NYC 2021 at Columbia

Climate Week NYC may be over, but you can watch recordings of most of the amazing events hosted across Columbia University and the Climate School here.

by |October 4, 2021