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  • What Helps Animals Adapt (or Not) to Climate Change?

    What Helps Animals Adapt (or Not) to Climate Change?

    As our climate changes, some animals seem to be able to adapt while others cannot. What makes adaptation possible? Can humans help it along?

  • Hatchets, Ratchets & Pivots: Book Talk by Ruth DeFries

    Hatchets, Ratchets & Pivots: Book Talk by Ruth DeFries

    As Professor Ruth DeFries aptly stated in her opening remarks at yesterday’s book launch for “The Big Ratchet,” if you look at satellite pictures of the earth, you see the imprint of the human species everywhere. Humans have come to dominate the planet. But how did this come to be? This question, among others, is…

Science for the Planet: In these short video explainers, discover how scientists and scholars across the Columbia Climate School are working to understand the effects of climate change and help solve the crisis.
  • What Helps Animals Adapt (or Not) to Climate Change?

    What Helps Animals Adapt (or Not) to Climate Change?

    As our climate changes, some animals seem to be able to adapt while others cannot. What makes adaptation possible? Can humans help it along?

  • Hatchets, Ratchets & Pivots: Book Talk by Ruth DeFries

    Hatchets, Ratchets & Pivots: Book Talk by Ruth DeFries

    As Professor Ruth DeFries aptly stated in her opening remarks at yesterday’s book launch for “The Big Ratchet,” if you look at satellite pictures of the earth, you see the imprint of the human species everywhere. Humans have come to dominate the planet. But how did this come to be? This question, among others, is…