State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • You Asked: Why Do We Know More About the Moon Than Our Own Oceans?

    You Asked: Why Do We Know More About the Moon Than Our Own Oceans?

    An Earth Institute oceanographer answers this deep question from a reader as part of our Earth Month Q&A on Instagram.

  • Exploring Obama’s Seafloor Canyons by Mini Submarine

    Exploring Obama’s Seafloor Canyons by Mini Submarine

    Only a few people have ever explored deep inside the seafloor canyons that President Obama just designated a national marine monument. Bill Ryan is one of them. In this podcast he describes what his team saw and learned.

  • What Darwin Saw

    What Darwin Saw

    Sir Charles Darwin realized that humanity is interwoven with nature, that all of life is in a state of constant flux. The empowerment of nature, made possible by Darwin’s integration of human life into the whole, and grounded in his lived experience and profound humility, is the foundation of modern ecology.

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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: Why Do We Know More About the Moon Than Our Own Oceans?

    You Asked: Why Do We Know More About the Moon Than Our Own Oceans?

    An Earth Institute oceanographer answers this deep question from a reader as part of our Earth Month Q&A on Instagram.

  • Exploring Obama’s Seafloor Canyons by Mini Submarine

    Exploring Obama’s Seafloor Canyons by Mini Submarine

    Only a few people have ever explored deep inside the seafloor canyons that President Obama just designated a national marine monument. Bill Ryan is one of them. In this podcast he describes what his team saw and learned.

  • What Darwin Saw

    What Darwin Saw

    Sir Charles Darwin realized that humanity is interwoven with nature, that all of life is in a state of constant flux. The empowerment of nature, made possible by Darwin’s integration of human life into the whole, and grounded in his lived experience and profound humility, is the foundation of modern ecology.