A roundup of articles aimed at explaining what is happening, and why.
media Archives - State of the Planet
Opinion pages are one of the best-read parts of any publication. Here is how to break into them.
Sustainability Management student Amy Bohnenkamp reports on how artists in New York have been raising their voices to make the public more aware of climate change issues.
Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends
Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.
A Sustainability Management course starting in July will help students develop skills to produce magazine articles. Professor Dreifus explains why these skills are important for scientists and sustainability professionals.
Many experts at Columbia University’s Earth Institute are attending or closely watching the Paris climate summit. These include world authorities on climate science, politics, law, natural resources, national security, health and other fields, who can offer expert analysis to journalists. Here’s a guide to resources that journalists covering the summit can tap.
(Updated Feb. 12, 2019) Earth Institute scientists can offer a wide range of expertise to journalists covering natural-gas production using hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking). This includes basics of energy exploration and extraction; rock mechanics; contaminants in underground water; manmade earthquakes; and economic/political questions surrounding the practice. Here is a brief guide. (Click on hyperlinks for individual… read more
Jeffrey Sachs discusses the inaction and inability of the US to enact any meaningful climate legislation with future prospects growing dim with the changing of the guard in Congress after last week’s midterm elections.
The Guardian – Sep 23, 2010 Millennium development goals in an age of fear and loathing Inter Press Service – Sep 23, 2010 Obama Lays Out Vision, Details Still Blurry Associated Press – Sep 21, 2010 State of the World: Progress in a small Kenyan village Financial Times – Sep 23, 2010 Rationalise aid to increase efficiency… read more
Financial Times – Sep 20, 2010 Pool resources and reinvent global aid by Jeffrey Sachs Financial Times – Sep 20, 2010 Jeffrey Sachs: yearning for happiness – and innovative financing Blog by Jeffrey Sachs. Telegraph.co.uk – Sep 20, 2010 US ‘failing to keep up with Britain’ on aid promises Wasington Post – Sep 20, 2010… read more