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Here’s Something You Need to Know About the Growth of Renewable Energy

by |August 11th, 2016

Renewable energy in the U.S. has been growing rapidly as a source of electricity, but, nonetheless, the U.S. still has a long way to go before it catches up with other developed nations.

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Climate Change Education’s Unexplored Potential

by |August 9th, 2016

I had the privilege of working with educators from Teachers’ College who are very passionate about incorporating technology into climate change education. My internship with the Games Research Lab broadened my perspective and enabled me to see how I can apply the skills and knowledge I have acquired from this program into my job as an educator.

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Breaking down the barrier; translating scientific research into practical knowledge

by |August 9th, 2016

Open up an academic journal, audit any course that has some social science aspect to it. You can even sit in on a corporate meeting and likely hear the term “stakeholder engagement.” In fact, you’d probably think it had become second nature to everyone in the room. But don’t let the ease at which the term is used deceive you. Stakeholder engagement is not an easy task.

An Unexpected Friendship with Numbers, and Why They Aren’t So Boring After All

by |August 3rd, 2016

Data is such an elemental component of any science, and atmospheric and climate science are certainly not exceptions. Data allows us to test hypotheses, to document the world around us, and quantify observations. Data is what allows us to say the planet is unequivocally warming, or that it rained 1 inch in Central Park last night or that yes, a certain percentage of U.S. voters actually do support Donald Trump.

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Altering the Pattern: How Can We Tailor Climate Services to Meet the Needs of Women Farmers in Low-Income Countries?

by |July 27th, 2016

This year’s Climate and Society class is out in the field (or lab or office) completing a summer internship or thesis. They’ll be documenting their experiences one blog post at a time. Read on to see what they’re up to. By Tiff van Huysen, C+S ’16 The woman in the photograph below is nameless. Not… read more

Here’s How China Will Support the UN’s New Climate Change Agenda

by |July 27th, 2016

“China is demonstrating to the world that low carbon climate resilience development pathway is achievable,” United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said earlier this month during a visit to China.

Presidential Politics: Water Supply and Contamination

by |July 14th, 2016

Flint may be the most well-known city that has contaminated drinking water, but it certainly isn’t the only city in the U.S. with serious water problems.

Solar in the Government: The Rising of the Sun

by |July 13th, 2016

The summer months are upon us, which generally means the sun is shining across the northern hemisphere. That’s good news for solar panels, which use the sun to provide sustainable energy. The clean energy internship I have had the pleasure of working on this summer has opened my eyes to the potential solar power has and the challenges it faces for wide adoption.

Here’s How Climate Information Can Guide Farmers’ Decisions

by |July 9th, 2016

When most people think of a weather forecast, they usually think of a forecast 1-10 days in advance. While these forecasts are the most familiar, they are only one end of a spectrum. On the other end are forecasts that range up to months in advance. Farmers in the developing world are increasingly using these types of forecasts to make decisions that directly impact their livelihoods.

Going, Going, Gone? A Blueprint for Decreasing Emissions and Increasing Optimism

by |July 8th, 2016

We are surrounded by numbers throughout our daily lives. Some, you’ll recognize easily. 24: the number of hours in one day. 365: the number of days in one year (except for leap years). $100: roughly the amount of money in my bank account at the moment. But what about 406.95 parts per million (ppm)? If you’re not a climate geek, you’re probably not familiar with it, but you really should be since it’s an incredibly important number for our planet.