State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Switchyard Project: Tracking the Arctic Seascape

    Switchyard Project: Tracking the Arctic Seascape

    Arctic summer sea ice is declining rapidly: a trend with enormous implications for global weather and climate. The multi-year Arctic Switchyard project will seek to distinguish the effects of natural climate variability from those of human-induced climate change.

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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

  • Switchyard Project: Tracking the Arctic Seascape

    Switchyard Project: Tracking the Arctic Seascape

    Arctic summer sea ice is declining rapidly: a trend with enormous implications for global weather and climate. The multi-year Arctic Switchyard project will seek to distinguish the effects of natural climate variability from those of human-induced climate change.