Adaptation

The planet is changing. The cockroaches will be fine, but what about us? See what these PF Members are doing to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Hangin with Grandfather Rocks
SUNY-ESF
Indigenous peoples are going to pave the way for a new system that honors the diverse ecosystems of the world as partners in economic and cultural well-being.
Eckerd College
A stop motion of the creation, life-span, and death of a non-reusable plastic water bottle.

Toxic embalming fluids can seep into the ground in traditional burial.

Florida International University
Everyone dies eventually. By utilizing the new process of alkaline hydrolysis, or water cremation, at least we don't have to kill the planet too.
The George Washington University
Rising sea levels call for innovative ways to protect cities from extreme flooding.
Downsizing poster image

"Downsizing" stars Matt Damon. (Paramount Pictures)

George Washington University
Film offers some laughs and some lessons for those pondering humanity’s processing of climate disasters to come.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi live in symbiosis with plant roots and are able to store up to 70 percent of organic carbon from leaf litter. (Mark Perkins/Flickr)

George Washington University
In many cases microbes are already helping the planet in underrated ways. Technological developments and advanced genetic engineering make microbiological innovation a major player in climate change mitigation.

Tanzania. (Hailey Smalley/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Anthropogenic climate change is currently influencing rainfall and temperature patterns in East Africa. Here's everything you need to know about how East Africans are confronting these challenges.
Tanalian Mountain view

The view from the peak of Tanalian Mountain, which looks down on Port Alsworth. (Olivia Urbanski/Loyola University Chicago)

Loyola University Chicago
Planet Forward Correspondent Olivia Urbanski spent a summer interning at Lake Clark National Park as a Junior Ranger Intern to teach – and ultimately learn from – local children about environmental stewardship. 
Wil Burns

Wil Burns speaks at the Negative Emissions Workshop at George Washington University. (Marija Stefanovic/GWU)

State University College at Buffalo
Wil Burns is an expert in the field of environmental policy, with a research focus of climate geoengineering governance. Planet Forward sat down with Burns to discuss the Paris Climate Agreement and other climate change policies.

Dr. Tom Lovejoy beat the crowd of students, scientists, and storytellers to Camp 41 and waited to greet us as we entered our tropical home away from home. (Zachary G. B. Smith/SUNY)

Planet Forward Podcast
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Hear Zack tell us about the trip we took to the Brazilian rainforest, which revealed research spanning 38 years — and the man behind it all.

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