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Ground-truthing With Yohana Tesfamariam Tekeste

Tesfamariam Tekeste helps farmers reduce their vulnerability to climate change. She tells us about her work, as well as some hard truths about why those vulnerabilities exist in the first place.

by Elise Gout |March 8, 2022
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Learning From Tree Rings: An Interview With Nicole Davi

A dendrochronologist explains how tree rings can teach us about our past, present, and future.

by Nataley Williams |March 8, 2022
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Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: What’s New in the Latest IPCC Release

An interview with Ben Orlove, lead author on the report’s chapter on decision-making around climate adaptation.

by |February 28, 2022

A New Multimedia Package Offers Talks by Top Scientists on Climate Impacts and Adaptation

A printed book supplemented by electronic slides and a webinar series will present authoritative lectures from a wide variety of scientists across the world.

by |February 10, 2022

Lisa Goddard: Led Global Efforts to Advance Near-Term Climate Forecasting

Lisa Goddard, longtime director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has died.

by |January 21, 2022
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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish? NYC Budget Cuts Aggravated Flooding and Deaths

When drainage infrastructure isn’t maintained, even modest rainfall events can cause dangerous flooding.

by Yunus Kovankaya, Sara Schwetschenau, and Upmanu Lall |January 6, 2022
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Three Questions About Last Weekend’s Devastating Tornado Outbreak

Natural hazards expert Chiara Lepore explains some of the factors that contributed to making the outbreak uncommonly dangerous.

by |December 14, 2021
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Which Areas Will Climate Change Render Uninhabitable? Climate Models Alone Cannot Say

Understanding how people will respond to climate dangers depends not only on top-down data, but also on bottom-up community engagement.

by Radley Horton and Alex de Sherbinin |June 17, 2021
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Conference Will Discuss Retreat From Rising Seas and Other Climate Hazards

From June 22 to 25, the Managed Retreat conference will examine the thorny questions around relocating homes and communities away from growing threats.

by |June 3, 2021
Farmers from southern Mali's Sikasso region tend to their cowpea crop.

Columbia Institute to Be Key Partner in New World Bank-funded Climate Resilience Project

The Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa project will help farmers anticipate and prepare for destructive climate-related events.