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American Geophysical Union 2022: Key Research From the Columbia Climate School
November 29, 2022

A guide to some of the most provocative and groundbreaking talks at the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists.

A Study Offers New Insights Into the Record 2021 Western North America Heat Wave
November 24, 2022

Several weeks during summer 2021 saw heat records in the western United States and Canada broken not just by increments, but by tens of degrees, an event of unprecedented extremity. To what degree was it climate change, bad luck, or a combination?

What Did COP27 Accomplish?
November 22, 2022

Delegates from Columbia Climate School discuss the achievements and shortfalls of COP27, as well as what took place outside the negotiation room.

Education

Columbia University is a global leader in climate and sustainability education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Education programs at the Columbia Climate School provide the interdisciplinary knowledge base for future climate leaders to work with businesses, communities, governments, and civil society to address the climate crisis.

Research

Columbia Climate School nurtures and supports innovative research in the science, consequences, and human dimensions of climate change, including the methods of achieving a more sustainable and just world.

Research Centers and Programs

The Columbia Climate School encompasses the Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and more than 20 other centers and programs, supporting a continuum of research, from basic discovery to societal solutions.

Office of Research

Our Office of Research nurtures our community of established and future environmental leaders through proposal development, programmatic engagement, and compliance support.

Impact

The Columbia Climate School translates its academic work into evidence-based analysis and advice to inform decision- and policy-makers in communities, governments, industries, and nonprofits in the US and globally.

25 Years of Translating Climate Science Into Action
September 30, 2022

The Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society celebrated its 25th anniversary in an event on September 16.

Training for Dixie Fire Survivors Sheds Light on the Long Road to Recovery
September 15, 2022

One year after the devastating wildfire, residents of Greenville, Calif., are working to rebuild. Experts from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness co-hosted a training to facilitate the process.

New York Denies Air Quality Permit to a Cryptocurrency Mining Facility, Citing Sabin Center White Paper
July 7, 2022

On June 30, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation denied an application to renew an air quality permit for the Greenidge Generating Station, citing work published by Columbia Climate School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

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