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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
From a bird's eye view, there is a large group of people holding banners with an circle opening in the middle.

German Court Sides With Youth Climate Activists to Safeguard Human Rights

The court ordered an expansion of the country’s carbon emissions law on the same day as an announcement that Germany’s glaciers could be gone in a decade.

by |May 28, 2021
sign says 'action not words'

On the Eve of Earth Day, A Live Discussion About the Consequential Decade Ahead

Tonight’s Earth Lecture takes a hard look at climate change and the path forward.

by |April 21, 2021
sps precollege program

Columbia Climate School Goes to the Green Mountains

This pre-college program in Castleton, Vermont, will mobilize students in grades 9–12 to take action and affect change in response to our warming planet.

by |April 16, 2021

The Biden Environment Team and a Government-Wide Approach to Sustainability

We need to ensure that during these next few years we rebuild the American consensus behind environmental protection.

by |December 21, 2020