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How Studying the Clouds Can Improve Climate Models

Kara Lamb discusses her research using machine learning to study cirrus clouds and how it can increase the accuracy of climate models.

by Elise Gout |November 23, 2022

Iron-Rich Dust From South America Played Role in Last Two Glacial Periods, Says Study

Dust from the land that gets blown into the ocean appears to influence natural climate swings. A new study looks into where much of that dust came from in the past 260,000 years.

by |November 22, 2022
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What Did COP27 Accomplish?

Delegates from Columbia Climate School discuss the achievements and shortfalls of COP27, as well as what took place outside the negotiation room.

by Emily Halnon |November 22, 2022

Faculty Spotlight: John Williams

He’s teaching “Geographies of Environmental Justice and Sustainability” in the Sustainability Management program this fall.

by Frederique Fyhr |November 22, 2022

Building Green Energy Facilities May Produce Substantial Carbon Emissions, Says Study

Moving from fossil fuels to solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy sources will by itself create a new stream of carbon emissions with the construction so much new infrastructure. The good news: Speeding the transition would greatly reduce this effect.

by |November 21, 2022

The Evolution of Sustainability and Organizational Management

Management education that omits environmental and other sustainability concerns will be inadequate as managers must navigate a highly regulated and complex organizational terrain.

by |November 21, 2022
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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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Photos, Tweets, and More: Columbia Climate School at COP27

Learn more about how Columbia Climate School has been advancing the conversation at the world’s most important climate change summit.

by |November 17, 2022
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As the Human Population Tops 8 Billion, a Look Beyond Bomb and Crash Panic Proclamations

After a two-century spike, huge demographic shifts are under way. Pay less attention to debates about explosions and collapse, and more to fostering girls’ rights and mobility.

by |November 15, 2022