According to Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research, the sea level around New York City may rise more than two feet by the year 2080. In addition, "flooding by major storms would inundate many low-lying neighborhoods and shut down the metropolitan transportation system with much greater frequency." Increases in average temperature in the same […]
A lecture by Peter Marcotullio of Hunter College. This is part of the CUNY Climate Change Science Lecture Series and Exhibition on Governors Island. CUNY is proud to present its second annual science lecture series and science exhibition on Governors Island. The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, starting June […]
A sobering post today from the Streetsblog Network on the importance of preparing our transportation system for the effects of climate change. Megan McConville at The City Fix reports on a panel titled "Perspectives on Adaptation to Climate Change," hosted by the Engineers Forum on Sustainability. The message? "We can no longer focus exclusively on […]
A talk by Stuart R. Gaffin, Ph.D., Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University & NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Spurred by recent observational evidence that climate change may be occurring more quickly than anticipated — the current spate of record high temperature years, rapid ice melt on the Greenland Ice Sheet, for example […]
The Earth Institute’s Office of Educational Programs presents, "Practical Approaches to Climate Change," the annual Student Lecture with Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Rarely a day goes by that you can’t read about an environmental problem in the newspaper. The earth and its inhabitants are facing unique environmental challenges that necessitate bold new ideas and solutions. Solving these challenges demands an understanding of environmental policy. Perhaps now more than ever before solving the world’s environmental problems requires a […]