adaptation Archives - State of the Planet

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Manishka De Mel: Helping People and Ecosystems Adapt to Climate Change

At the Center for Climate Systems Research, she translates information about climate risks to support resilience-building in developing countries.

by |June 24, 2022
An emerging proglacial landscape of the Tour glacier on Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

International Framework Aims to Protect and Manage Lands Recently Exposed by Glacier Retreat

As global temperatures increase, questions regarding how to sustainably manage and steward lands recently exposed by glacier retreat are arising. In response, a team of researchers has proposed an international framework that could address these questions while empowering local adaptations around the world.

by |June 2, 2022

Technology Not Treaties will Reduce Global Warming

Diplomacy has influence, but only the development and implementation of new technologies will end the climate crisis.

by |November 15, 2021

Tidal Communities Make Their Case for Shaping Resilient Coastal Futures

A recent conversation focused on three coastlines where Indigenous and Black communities are caught between rising seas and societal and development threats on land.

by |March 29, 2021

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Development: Science Speaks Directly to Business

Business leaders and climate scientists recently met to discuss how advances in climate science research can be used to reduce investment risk and improve returns.

by |July 9, 2018
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What Helps Animals Adapt (or Not) to Climate Change?

As our climate changes, some animals seem to be able to adapt while others cannot. What makes adaptation possible? Can humans help it along?

by |March 30, 2018
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Toward Resilient Cities and Landscapes

The Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at GSAPP is dedicated to helping communities thrive in an age of climate uncertainty. Missed the launch event? Watch it here.

by |March 30, 2018
people live on a raft in Bangladesh's Jamuna River

Climate Migrants Will Soon Shift Populations of Many Countries, Says World Bank

If emissions of greenhouse gases remain high, as many as 143 million “internal migrants” might move within their own countries by 2050.

by |March 19, 2018

Rivers Predicted to Jump Banks More Often as World Warms

Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flooding risks across the globe by the 2040s, says a new study.

by |January 10, 2018

How Climate Change Affects New York’s Plants and Animals

Climate change is already affecting New York, and these changes will have profound effects on its ecosystems, plants and animals. What are the implications of these projected changes?

by |January 6, 2017