New York City has its problems, but the energy, work ethic, brainpower, and sheer determination of the people who live here always ensure its revival.
New York City Archives - State of the Planet
Columbia Climate School experts comment on the dangerous air pollution from Canadian wildfires.
Just in time for Earth Day, New York City has issued a new sustainability plan; Mayor Adams deserves enormous credit for empowering his team to develop and issue this plan and for deploying his political capital in support of practical, real-world-oriented sustainability planning, policy, programs, and management.
A Climate and Society alum and former fellow with the Health Working Group reflects on what she learned and how it opened the door to future career opportunities.
New York City’s resilience and great economic strength are directly derived from its diverse people and communities.
Managing New York City is enormously complicated, and reaching carbon reduction goals will be a matter of two steps forward and one step back; management innovation is necessary to bring our city government’s operations into the 21st century and hasten the transition to environmental sustainability.
A hyper-local study of vegetation shows that the city’s trees and grass often cancel out all the CO2 released from cars, trucks and buses on summer days.
Rikers Island, the world’s largest penal colony, could become a solar farm. While this is a significant step toward a healthier future, certain considerations must be taken into account to ensure the transition is just and equitable.
Diversity and tolerance comprise the secret sauce that fuels New York City’s creative and economic dynamism.
Cynthia Rosenzweig co-chaired the New York City Panel on Climate Change, an expert body advising the mayor, from its inception four years before Hurricane Sandy, and well after. Here, she assesses what was learned, and done, before and after.