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Climate School Co-Hosts COP27 Dialogue on Accelerating Climate Breakthroughs in Small Island Nations

Leaders from all over the world shared stories of climate action and developed plans to advance action and resilience. This conversation is just the beginning.

by |November 10, 2022
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As Global Warming Fuels Record-Smashing Heat Emergencies, Cut Vulnerability Now and CO2 Always

Don’t let the heat, or the size of the climate problem, paralyze you. There are cool solution paths cutting climate risk down the block or around the world.

by |July 19, 2022

COP-26: A Kyrgyz Journalist’s Perspective

A Kyrgyz journalist shares stories from her time at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.

by Baktygul Chynybaeva |November 11, 2021

The Sources and Uses of Climate Finance

A conversation with Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and UK Prime Minister Johnson’s Climate Finance Advisor for COP26.

by |October 1, 2021

Trying to Stay Afloat: How Mumbai’s Climate Action Plan Falls Short

Mumbai’s climate action plan, created as part of the C40 cities initiative, focuses too much on data collection and not enough on action.

by Tanishka Sachidanand |September 29, 2021

Irwin Redlener: On the Pandemic, Harnessing Celebrity Fame, and Public Health Activism

The pediatrician and founder of Columbia’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness also talks about childcare, climate change, and what’s next for him.

by |September 14, 2021

Faculty Spotlight: Yutian Wu, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Researcher and ESP Climatology Professor

Wu started her career in mathematics before coming to Lamont and applying it to climate change and atmospheric processes.

by Taylor Goto |September 8, 2021

Climate Journalist Andrew Revkin on Evolving Beyond Storytelling

The veteran reporter discusses how he prefers fostering dialog with his audience over simply telling a story.

by Russell Kuhner |September 7, 2021

Protecting New York City from the Impact of Climate Change

The climate crisis and the extreme weather it brings will get worse before it gets better, and New York City’s very survival depends on our ability to finally respond to the climate adaptation crisis before us.

by |September 7, 2021

Climate Policy’s Critical Moment is Here

The environmental catastrophe predicted by climate modelers a generation ago is upon us. We need to provide the resources and organizational capacity required to end most use of fossil fuels as fast as possible.

by |July 19, 2021