NASA-GISS Archives - State of the Planet

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Tackling Severe Air Pollution in Africa

An atmospheric scientist has been working to measure and mitigate a longtime health crisis afflicting much of the continent.

by |September 20, 2023
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New Project Will Develop Climate Action Plan to Ensure New York City Water Quality

With nearly $3 million in federal funding, Climate School researchers will help develop a climate action plan to mitigate the effects of climate change on the city’s water supply.

by |January 13, 2023
Cynthia Rosenzweig

2022 World Food Prize Awarded to Columbia Climate Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig

The award recognizes her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide.

by |May 5, 2022

Food Systems Offer Huge Opportunities to Cut Emissions, Study Finds

Researchers drilling into the many moving parts of food systems say that greenhouse-gas emissions have been systematically underestimated.

by |June 8, 2021

Columbia Climate’s Hot 23

The news agency Reuters produced a list of top climate scientists. Columbia researchers comprise a significant number.

by |April 30, 2021
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New Video Merges Art and Climate Science

A research group that projects the effects of our changing climate on agriculture, cities, and ecosystems teamed up with an artist to provide a visual record of the extraordinary time we are living through.

by Cynthia Rosenzweig |February 26, 2021

Fast-Growing Parts of Africa See a Surprise: Less Air Pollution From Seasonal Fires

Unfortunately, growing urban emissions mean that the reprieve may only be temporary.

by |February 8, 2021
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New U.N. Report Highlights Need to Step Up Climate Change Adaptation

Earth Institute scientists are among the lead authors on the report, which calls for increased financing for adaptation projects, especially nature-based solutions.

by |January 21, 2021
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Earth Networks Take Interdisciplinary Work to the Next Level

Working across the university, the Earth Networks will focus on climate mobility, environmental justice, habitable planets, and sustainable food systems.

by Sydney Williams |December 21, 2020
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How the Effects of COVID-19 Could Cause Food Insecurity Until 2050

A panel discussion at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union discussed how the pandemic and climate impacts are combining to disrupt the world food supply.

by |December 18, 2020