Initiative on Communication and Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

2023 Climate Resolutions: How Will You Make a Difference Next Year?

Our elected officials, community leaders, experts, and students discuss their 2023 climate resolutions. What will yours be?

by |December 27, 2022
megadrought is causing lake mead's water levels to fall

How a Two-century Megadrought Gap Set Up the West for Its Water and Climate Crisis

A new study further cements how global warming, by drying soils, is raising the odds of megadrought conditions across a swath of the western United States.

by |February 16, 2022

You Asked: What’s the Best Way To Talk About Climate Change?

Columbia scientists, journalists, and content creators answer some of the most frequently asked questions about climate communication.

by Elise Gout |September 21, 2021
The container ship, Ever Given, stuck sideways across the Suez Canal and blocking the canal to all ship traffic

How Journalists Can Track Down Great Satellite Images in Realtime

The pandemic has been making on-the-ground photojournalism difficult. Eyes in the sky offer a variety of options, some of them free.

by |March 31, 2021
car submerged in flood water

Increasing Numbers of U.S. Residents Live in High-Risk Wildfire and Flood Zones. Why?

A variety of factors conspire to put people and property in harm’s way.

by |January 22, 2021

Journalist Andrew Revkin to Head New Communications Initiative

The Earth Institute is starting a new initiative to expand Columbia University’s outreach on climate change and other sustainability issues to the public, policymakers and international organizations.

by |July 1, 2019