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Multiform Floods: A Growing Climate Threat

When different types of floods occur in close succession or simultaneously, the challenges to communities can be immense.

by Astrid Caldas |August 16, 2022

You Can’t Run From Climate Change, but That’s Not a Bad Thing

An intergenerational conversation about living with climate change and its impacts.

by Alexandra Grant-Hudd |November 2, 2021

How to Prevent a Flood Disaster: Using Law and Policy to Systematically Reduce Risk

Experts brainstormed legal ways to adapt to sea level rise at Columbia Climate School’s Managed Retreat conference.

by Jack Marcus Weissman |August 20, 2021

10 Climate Change Impacts That Will Affect Us All

And how to protect yourself from them. 

by |December 27, 2019

The Tribe That Brought a Damaged Shoreline Back to Life

How the Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribe in Long Island, NY, transformed a desolate and barren stretch of shoreline to protect their land from erosion and sea-level rise

by |September 18, 2019
sea wall

When Is a Sea Wall a Good Idea?

Scientists at Columbia’s Earth Institute are using simulations to test how well different methods protect coastal areas from hurricanes and sea level rise.

by |September 13, 2018

What We Know (and Don’t Know) About Sea Level Rise

Polar scientists Marco Tedesco and Robin Bell provide a primer on how climate change will impact our coastlines.

by |April 24, 2018

Analyzing Winter Storm Risk and Resilience in a Changing Climate

A new study analyzing storm intensity and impacts in the New York metro area aims to inform how communities can better prepare for winter storms and enhance resiliency as the effects of climate change exacerbate hazards.

by |August 8, 2017

Disaster Experts: A Journalist’s Guide

An all-purpose guide for journalists covering disasters, natural and manmade.

by |February 14, 2017
Hurricane Sandy

Was Hurricane Sandy the 100-Year Event?

Recent research suggests that Sandy may have been much more likely than previously believed.

by |May 20, 2015