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Climate Change and the Syrian Conflict

by |March 3rd, 2015

The growing body of climate and conflict literature just got a major new study courtesy of C+S alum Colin Kelley (C+S ’08). The research, published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looks how climate change influenced the ongoing Syrian conflict that’s given rise to the Islamic State.

The Argo Revolution

by |February 26th, 2015

What can hold its breath for 10 days and swim to depths of 6560 feet? Not the Loch Ness Monster (good guess, though). That would be an Argo float, a fleet of which are scouring our oceans and collecting crucial information on salinity, temperature and currents.

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Climate and Society at AGU

by |January 20th, 2015

In December, C+S Assistant Director Cynthia Thomson gave a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Thomson’s talk focused on how to educate students about the nexus of climate and society, drawing lessons learned during the 10 years of C+S’ existence. It’s only fitting that C+S alum and current communications coordinator at the… read more

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C+S Online Information Sessions

by |December 9th, 2014

The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is a twelve-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. Learn more about the M.A. in Climate and Society at one of our upcoming online information sessions. Online Information… read more

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Dispatches from Bhutan

by |November 20th, 2014

C+S Co-Director Ben Orlove recently traveled to Bhutan for a month where he talked to local farmers to learn about their livelihoods and their views on environmental change. While in Bhutan, he took time to document his trip in a series of blog posts for GalcierHub, a website that seeks to expand and deepen the understanding of glacier.

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C+S Information Sessions on Columbia’s Campus

by |September 22nd, 2014

Learn more about the M.A. in Climate and Society at our Information Sessions on October 23, 2014 and November 20, 2014.

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C+S at the 2014 Idealist Grad Fairs

by |September 4th, 2014

The M.A. Program in Climate and Society will be traveling to Idealist Grad Fairs across the U.S. this fall. Come visit us in the following cities, you’ll find us listed under The Earth Institute, Columbia University – Education Programs.

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The 11th Year Begins: Welcoming the Climate and Society Class of 2015

by |August 28th, 2014

This week we welcomed the 11th Climate and Society class to Columbia University and New York City. There are 38 students from eight different countries and a variety of different backgrounds, from business to anthropology to environmental sciences.

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How to Deal with Climate Skeptics

by |June 13th, 2014

C+S Co-Director Ben Orlove recently spoke with the Guardian about how to deal with climate change from a business perspective when skeptics are involved. Orlove suggests that many times identity comes into play, especially with so called climate change losers, such as the coal industry. To help, Orlove recommends finding allies who are also fighting… read more

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C+S Students Walk Across the Stage During GSAS’ 2014 M.A. Convocation

by |May 21st, 2014

On May 18 the C+S class of 2014, dressed in their Columbia blue graduation caps and gowns and walked across the stage in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Master’s Convocation.

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