Achieving the energy transition will take money, minerals, land, water, and skilled labor. Will we have enough of each?
climate change Archives - State of the Planet
Several weeks during summer 2021 saw heat records in the western United States and Canada broken not just by increments, but by tens of degrees, an event of unprecedented extremity. To what degree was it climate change, bad luck, or a combination?
Dust from the land that gets blown into the ocean appears to influence natural climate swings. A new study looks into where much of that dust came from in the past 260,000 years.
Delegates from Columbia Climate School discuss the achievements and shortfalls of COP27, as well as what took place outside the negotiation room.
Moving from fossil fuels to solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy sources will by itself create a new stream of carbon emissions with the construction so much new infrastructure. The good news: Speeding the transition would greatly reduce this effect.
In a recent event, John Furlow, director of Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, provided a brief overview of this year’s global climate change conference in Egypt.
As natural disasters become more frequent and more costly, the struggling insurance market could affect the entire economy. To weather the storms ahead, insurers will need to make some changes.
Cynthia Rosenzweig co-chaired the New York City Panel on Climate Change, an expert body advising the mayor, from its inception four years before Hurricane Sandy, and well after. Here, she assesses what was learned, and done, before and after.
Some of the Most Drastic Risks From Climate Change Are Routinely Excluded From Economic Models, Says Study
Economic models are missing huge future risks from climate change, in part because no one knows how to quantify them, says a new study.
Even if pollution goes down and climate change is slowed, deaths from air pollution in some regions may still rise.