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  • Framing the Climate Crisis as a Terrorism Issue Could Galvanize Action

    Framing the Climate Crisis as a Terrorism Issue Could Galvanize Action

    A student argues that underlining global warming’s threats to national security could increase the sense of urgency and free up funding to take action.

  • New Program Will Tackle Public Health Threats Around the Globe

    New Program Will Tackle Public Health Threats Around the Globe

    From pandemics to food crises and climate-related disasters, Columbia’s new Global Health Security and Diplomacy program will help prevent, detect, and respond to a wide range of problems.

  • An Admiral Assesses Climate Change

    An Admiral Assesses Climate Change

    Columbia University’s Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate hosted its biggest seminar to date. David Titley presented a talk entitled Climate Risk and National Security: People not Polar Bears. Titley, a retired U.S. rear admiral and now a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, brought humor to a serious topic and how it affects…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Framing the Climate Crisis as a Terrorism Issue Could Galvanize Action

    Framing the Climate Crisis as a Terrorism Issue Could Galvanize Action

    A student argues that underlining global warming’s threats to national security could increase the sense of urgency and free up funding to take action.

  • New Program Will Tackle Public Health Threats Around the Globe

    New Program Will Tackle Public Health Threats Around the Globe

    From pandemics to food crises and climate-related disasters, Columbia’s new Global Health Security and Diplomacy program will help prevent, detect, and respond to a wide range of problems.

  • An Admiral Assesses Climate Change

    An Admiral Assesses Climate Change

    Columbia University’s Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate hosted its biggest seminar to date. David Titley presented a talk entitled Climate Risk and National Security: People not Polar Bears. Titley, a retired U.S. rear admiral and now a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, brought humor to a serious topic and how it affects…