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  • How Can We Use the National Climate Assessment to Prepare for Climate Change?

    How Can We Use the National Climate Assessment to Prepare for Climate Change?

    While the Trump administration is doing its best to ignore recent findings, an upcoming report will focus on helping cities, states, and businesses develop mitigation and adaptation strategies.

  • National Climate Assessment: Threats to U.S. International Interests

    National Climate Assessment: Threats to U.S. International Interests

    John Furlow is the Deputy Director for Humanitarian Assistance and International Development of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. He is an author of the new U.S. National Climate Assessment’s chapter on the impact climate will have on U.S. international interests. We spoke with Furlow about climate threats to trade, supply chains, national…

  • First Impressions at Columbia’s Earth Institute

    First Impressions at Columbia’s Earth Institute

    It has been a fantastic first few weeks at the Earth Institute in my role as the new director. Reflecting on this early time here, I’d like to highlight something that I found particularly special about the Earth Institute: activities that go beyond Columbia and engage with the real world.

  • Climate Advisory Panel Disbanded by Trump Is Revived—But Not By the Feds

    Climate Advisory Panel Disbanded by Trump Is Revived—But Not By the Feds

    Columbia University, New York State, and others will host the former Federal Advisory Committee for the National Climate Assessment.

  • National Climate Report: Q&A With Authors

    National Climate Report: Q&A With Authors

    Every four years Congress is provided with a state-of-the-art report on the impacts of climate change on the United States. The next National Climate Assessment is scheduled for 2018, but its scientific findings are scheduled to be published today. Here, two of its authors explain what to expect.

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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

  • How Can We Use the National Climate Assessment to Prepare for Climate Change?

    How Can We Use the National Climate Assessment to Prepare for Climate Change?

    While the Trump administration is doing its best to ignore recent findings, an upcoming report will focus on helping cities, states, and businesses develop mitigation and adaptation strategies.

  • National Climate Assessment: Threats to U.S. International Interests

    National Climate Assessment: Threats to U.S. International Interests

    John Furlow is the Deputy Director for Humanitarian Assistance and International Development of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. He is an author of the new U.S. National Climate Assessment’s chapter on the impact climate will have on U.S. international interests. We spoke with Furlow about climate threats to trade, supply chains, national…

  • First Impressions at Columbia’s Earth Institute

    First Impressions at Columbia’s Earth Institute

    It has been a fantastic first few weeks at the Earth Institute in my role as the new director. Reflecting on this early time here, I’d like to highlight something that I found particularly special about the Earth Institute: activities that go beyond Columbia and engage with the real world.

  • Climate Advisory Panel Disbanded by Trump Is Revived—But Not By the Feds

    Climate Advisory Panel Disbanded by Trump Is Revived—But Not By the Feds

    Columbia University, New York State, and others will host the former Federal Advisory Committee for the National Climate Assessment.

  • National Climate Report: Q&A With Authors

    National Climate Report: Q&A With Authors

    Every four years Congress is provided with a state-of-the-art report on the impacts of climate change on the United States. The next National Climate Assessment is scheduled for 2018, but its scientific findings are scheduled to be published today. Here, two of its authors explain what to expect.