When National Policy Stalled, This Community Took Climate Action Into Its Own Hands

When National Policy Stalled, This Community Took Climate Action Into Its Own Hands “Once-in-a-lifetime” storms, wildfires, and heatwave events are happening more frequently, and areas like Whatcom County — located in the northwest corner of Washington State — have begun to feel the effects already. In 2021, severe flooding displaced 500 county residents, heatwaves killed … Read more

‘Not just a science’: Vanderbilt University’s new major offers a new way to study climate change

A university in the US is introducing a new interdisciplinary climate and environmental studies major. It’s the first time climate studies have been treated as more than a pure STEM subject. Students can still expect to take a climate science course, as well as courses on climate and environmental studies in the social sciences, natural … Read more

‘Not just a science’ Vanderbilt University’s new major offers a new way to study climate change

A university in the US is introducing a new interdisciplinary climate and environmental studies major. It’s the first time climate studies have been treated as more than a pure STEM subject. Students can still expect to take a climate science course, as well as courses on climate and environmental studies in the social sciences, natural … Read more

The Cryptocurrency Crash Is Great News For The Rest of The World. Here’s Why

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin were meant to be used as digital cash. Instead, they’ve become popular as speculative investments. As well as being resource-intensive and inherently wasteful, cryptocurrencies are also incredibly volatile. Prices for the largest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, have both dropped by over 55 percent in six months, leading some to suggest that regulation … Read more

NASA’s EMIT Mission Will Map Tiny Dust Particles To Study Big Climate Impacts

EMIT is being developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is scheduled to launch in 2022. The instrument will observe Earth from outside the International Space Station. Once it begins operation, EMIT data will be delivered to the NASA Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for use by other researchers and the public. Credit: … Read more

Meet the climate and energy wonks in Biden’s embattled science office

President Joe Biden has stacked his White House science office with veteran researchers charged with expanding the government climate science and renewable energy research expertise. On his first day in office, Biden sought to raise the profile of the Office of Science and Technology Policy after it was a low priority during the Trump administration, … Read more

Columbia Climate School Celebrates Its First Class Day

Columbia Climate School Celebrates Its First Class Day The Columbia Climate School’s class of 2022. The Columbia Climate School today celebrated its first-ever Class Day, a ceremony that honors the school’s 2022 graduates. These students are the first group to graduate from the recently launched Climate School. After an intense year of interdisciplinary climate education, … Read more

Chris Dedo: Arming Employees to Spur Climate Policy and Action

Chris Dedo: Arming Employees to Spur Climate Policy and Action A soon-to-be graduate of the Columbia Climate School, Chris Dedo will spend the summer interning at ClimateVoice and creating playbooks for employees to convince their companies to advocate for climate policy. Columbia Climate School’s inaugural class of students will don their blue caps and robes … Read more

Sal Brzozowski Thinks That Every Job is a Climate Job

Sal Brzozowski Thinks That Every Job is a Climate Job by Suzie Hicks |May 11, 2022 Columbia Climate School’s inaugural class of students will soon be graduating. To celebrate, State of the Planet is publishing a series of stories highlighting students and faculty involved with the Climate and Society program. Read more of our Class … Read more

How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive as Damage Worsens | Science News

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer In the course of a single year, University of Maine climate scientist Jacquelyn Gill lost both her mother and her stepfather. She struggled with infertility, then during research in the Arctic, she developed embolisms in both lungs, was transferred to an intensive care unit in Siberia and nearly died. … Read more