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American Geophysical Union 2021: Key Events From the Columbia Climate School

A guide to some of the most provocative talks at the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists.

by |December 7, 2021

Researchers Map Impacts of Human Sewage Along the World’s Coasts

Newly granular details may help cities plan strategies to deal with wastewater.

by |November 15, 2021

Pod of the Planet Episode 17: Mapping Out a Vaccination Strategy in Nigeria

In this episode, we talk to two experts from the GRID3 program, which is providing geospatial data to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccination planning.

by |November 3, 2021

Exposure to Deadly Urban Heat Worldwide Has Tripled in Recent Decades, Says Study

A detailed analysis of temperatures and population trends in 13,115 cities shows where specific numbers of people are most affected.

by |October 4, 2021
Map showing "Hotspots"--areas of intense activity--of migration in and out of countries of North Africa

New Climate Migration Modelling Puts a Human Face on Climate Impacts

New models project number of migrants within countries of six regions of the world to be up to 216 million by 2050.

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A New Dataset Could Aid Climate Justice Research

Researchers have combined information about social vulnerability with data on mortgages, evictions, and threats from climate change. The new dataset will be freely available to other researchers.

by |August 19, 2021
Columbia University Campus

Fall 2021 Internship Opportunities

The Earth Institute is offering undergraduate, graduate and PhD students opportunities to intern in various departments and research centers in a variety of administrative, communications and research roles.

by |August 16, 2021

Task Force Presents Advice to U.S. on Climate and Global Migration

Experts call for vastly expanded U.S. programs to aid displaced people.

by |July 14, 2021
somalian family climate migrants

Which Areas Will Climate Change Render Uninhabitable? Climate Models Alone Cannot Say

Understanding how people will respond to climate dangers depends not only on top-down data, but also on bottom-up community engagement.

by Radley Horton and Alex de Sherbinin |June 17, 2021
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Staff Spotlight: Elisabeth Sydor, Communications Coordinator

Elisabeth works with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network on the Lamont campus.

by Judy Jamal |June 4, 2021