On April 7 Manhattan woke up to a haze and the smell of smoke caused by a fire in the pinelands of southern New Jersey. Such fires are becoming more common and climate change might just be playing a role.
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C+S alumni have been making waves in weather and climate journalism. From Buzzfeed to Slate to Mashable to Rolling Stone Magazine read about the awesome things C+S alumni are up to.
The M.A. in Climate and Society will be at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from December 9-13, 2013.
The M.A. in Climate and Society will be participating in the Earth Institute’s Sustainability Programs Information Session on December 2, 2013 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Faculty House on Columbia’s Morningside campus.
Climate science is often portrayed as dry and tedious. That’s left some climate scientists and communicators wondering how to make it more relatable to the general public. Do you use scientific facts? Do you tell a story? Do you use humor?
Find out more about our upcoming information sessions.
Come visit us at Idealist Grad Fairs across the U.S. this fall.
The Elqui River flows through the semi-arid Coquimbo region of Chile, providing water for towns, goatherders and large- and small-scale farmers. However, its flow is anything but certain. Meet the denizens of Coquimbo and learn how Climate and Society faculty member Andrew Robertson’s work is helping them manage water in this dry land.
C+S Founder Mark Cane has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Cane, an expert on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate process, was one of 86 newly elected members along with Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory volcanologist Terry Plank. Members are elected to the National Academy in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Current C+S student Elizabeth Gawthrop recently sat down with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society‘s (IRI) Senior Research Scientist Madeleine Thomson to talk about an ongoing partnership between the IRI and the World Health Organization to continue to develop climate information systems that can map, monitor and forecast climate-related disease risk.