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This is How Singapore Can Become More Resilient to Climate Change

by |August 23rd, 2016

The island city-state has the third largest population density in the world.,With so many people in very small space in harm’s way from rising seas and other climate change impacts, the government is seeking to improve its resiliency.

CALIPSO obtains atmospheric features vertically using backscatter and depolarization values.  Source: NASA

Cutting through the noise of CALIPSO to better understand the intricacy of aerosols within the atmosphere

by |August 19th, 2016

Clouds have a substantial role in stabilizing the surface temperature of Earth and regulating the global hydrological cycle. Aerosols are particulate matter that are suspended in the atmosphere either as a solid or liquid. Aerosols have numerous sources such as a volcanic eruption or burning biomass. When aerosols are released into the atmosphere through a natural or manmade source they influence cloud properties.

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Building Evidence to Meet the Heat Challenge

by |August 17th, 2016

Each month in 2016 continues to break global temperature records. As the impacts of climate change become clearer, public health officials, scientists, and policy makers around the world are scrambling to keep up with the impacts of a warming planet. The health hazards associated with changing weather and climate patterns are significant and varied.

The picture of Wanhuan Chemical Group Industrial Zones. Source: WANHUA

How Corporate Sustainability Promotes Industrial Development

by |August 11th, 2016

During my internship in Wanhua Chemical (America) — a large petrochemical producer with operations across the world — , I have participated in a project focused on chlorobenzene importation.. Chlorobenzene can also be used for the original materials for production. It is also a powerful solvent that can be used for the cleaning.

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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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The Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Research Team meets during AgMIP6. Source: Greg Reppucci

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.

The Keeling Curve: a very important depiction of...you guessed it...carbon dioxide data. Credit: Scripps Institute of Oceanography

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

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a joint press conference with Wang Yi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China. Source: UN News Center

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.