State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Database Tracks Global Climate Law

    Database Tracks Global Climate Law

    A new online database is tracking climate change legislation around the world. The tool was launched this week in a joint effort by the Sabin Center for Change Law and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

  • Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

    Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

    The Earth Institute will offer nine research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the Spring 2016 semester.

  • The Paris Climate Summit: Resources for Journalists

    The Paris Climate Summit: Resources for Journalists

    Many experts at Columbia University’s Earth Institute are attending or closely watching the Paris climate summit. These include world authorities on climate science, politics, law, natural resources, national security, health and other fields, who can offer expert analysis to journalists. Here’s a guide to resources that journalists covering the summit can tap.

  • Rising Seas Pushing Island Nations to the Brink

    Rising sea levels caused by global warming could displace millions of people worldwide who are living on low-lying coastlines, and it may prove fatal to some small island nations. At a conference at Columbia Law School, legal experts explored the implications for the people whose homelands could become uninhabitable within a matter of decades.

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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

  • Database Tracks Global Climate Law

    Database Tracks Global Climate Law

    A new online database is tracking climate change legislation around the world. The tool was launched this week in a joint effort by the Sabin Center for Change Law and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

  • Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

    Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

    The Earth Institute will offer nine research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the Spring 2016 semester.

  • The Paris Climate Summit: Resources for Journalists

    The Paris Climate Summit: Resources for Journalists

    Many experts at Columbia University’s Earth Institute are attending or closely watching the Paris climate summit. These include world authorities on climate science, politics, law, natural resources, national security, health and other fields, who can offer expert analysis to journalists. Here’s a guide to resources that journalists covering the summit can tap.

  • Rising Seas Pushing Island Nations to the Brink

    Rising sea levels caused by global warming could displace millions of people worldwide who are living on low-lying coastlines, and it may prove fatal to some small island nations. At a conference at Columbia Law School, legal experts explored the implications for the people whose homelands could become uninhabitable within a matter of decades.