Climate Matters

NYC’s Public-Private Partnerships to Fight Climate Change

March 30, 2016
New York City's Carbon Challenge is helping to foster public-private partnerships that are crucial in any city's attempt to combat climate change. Read More

Questioning Carbon Capture and Storage

March 14, 2016
With billions of dollars around the world being invested into carbon capture and storage, often in the energy sector, there are compelling questions to ask about when, where and for what purpose we use this technology. Read More

Understanding the Paris Climate Accord and Its Implications

December 15, 2015
On Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, 195 countries reached a history-making agreement to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to avert the direst effects of climate change. Here are some of the best and most reliable resources to help you understand the Paris accord and its implications. Read More

The Changing Climate of Security

December 9, 2015
In the November Democratic presidential primary debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders said that the greatest threat to national security was climate change. But is there actually a link between national security and climate change, and if so, what is it? Read More

Six Tough Questions About Climate Change

November 30, 2015
People often ask certain tough questions about climate change— about the costs of cutting carbon emissions, the feasibility of transitioning to renewable energy, and whether it’s already too late to do anything about climate change. Laura Segafredo, manager of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, answers these questions. Read More

Alaska: Hotspot for Oil and Climate Change

November 12, 2015
In September, Shell Oil abandoned its offshore oil drilling projects in the Alaskan Arctic. Why is Arctic drilling so controversial and what impacts will Shell's announcement have? Read More

The Paris Climate Change Conference – What You Need to Know

November 11, 2015
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, meeting in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, brings together world leaders to craft a new international agreement to keep the average global temperature rise below 2°C by 2100. Here's what you need to know about it. Read More

Antarctica’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate

October 26, 2015
We hear a lot about polar bears and other Arctic mammals in connection to climate change, but what about biodiversity in Antarctica? Read More

The Presidential Candidates on Climate Change

October 26, 2015
The presidential election of 2016 will determine the United States’ role in confronting the global challenge of climate change, and preparing our nation to manage its impacts for years to come. Where do the presidential candidates stand today on these issues? Read More

Can We Save Coral Reefs?

August 17, 2015
We are losing coral reefs at an alarming rate and scientists believe that with business as usual they will likely be gone by the end of the century. However, better local management, coupled with new research on coral reef resilience and adaptability, may help buy some time for these indispensable ecosystems. Read More
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