State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • You Asked: Can the Great Green Wall Stop the Sahara From Expanding?

    You Asked: Can the Great Green Wall Stop the Sahara From Expanding?

    A climate scientist answers readers’ questions about an initiative that would plant a vast wall of trees to combat the effects of climate change.

  • Our Newest SEE-U Field Site in Jordan

    Our Newest SEE-U Field Site in Jordan

    In partnership with Columbia’s Global Center in Amman, the Columbia University Middle East Research Center, undergraduate students of all majors have the unique opportunity to study ecosystems and environmental sustainability in Jordan.

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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

  • You Asked: Can the Great Green Wall Stop the Sahara From Expanding?

    You Asked: Can the Great Green Wall Stop the Sahara From Expanding?

    A climate scientist answers readers’ questions about an initiative that would plant a vast wall of trees to combat the effects of climate change.

  • Our Newest SEE-U Field Site in Jordan

    Our Newest SEE-U Field Site in Jordan

    In partnership with Columbia’s Global Center in Amman, the Columbia University Middle East Research Center, undergraduate students of all majors have the unique opportunity to study ecosystems and environmental sustainability in Jordan.