Climate Change

Climate change affects all of us and all the systems on planet Earth - from natural disasters to disrupted growing seasons, our changing climate is having widespread effects. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, how to adapt and how to try and cut down on the change while we still can.

Greta Thunberg at the Climate Strike in New York

Greta Thunberg on Friday, Sept. 20, during her closing speech for the Climate Strike in New York. (Elina Mariutsa/Northeastern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
With the goal of motivating world leaders, young people have drawn universal attention to global warming in ways that decades of scientific progress could not. 

(Photo by Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
DC's Youth Climate Strike on Friday, Sept. 20, showed the power children have in making their voices heard all while continuing to learn outside the classroom and ignite a movement of change for the environment.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these images of several fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato Grosso on August 11 and August 13, 2019. (NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership)

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A longtime opponent of environmental advocacy, the personal politics of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro have made him an international liability. 

On a traditional milpa farm, rows of agave are interspersed with other crops: pitaya-bearing cacti and ramón trees. (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Milpa is a type of sustainable farming historically practiced by the Maya in the Yucatán and other parts of Mesoamerica. The milpas, planted with numerous crops for local consumption, are facing challenges from climate change.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Nairobi is growing exponentially. Can urban farming help a city on track to reach 8.5 million people achieve a more food secure future?
The George Washington University
There are three major categories of policy that lead us to our 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more in this infographic.

A magnificent photo of sea, swell, sky, and a monk seal swimming over a coral reef bottom in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. (NOAA/PIFSC/HMSRP)

The George Washington University
What is happening to our coral reefs, and can coral nurseries help with reef restoration?
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
A Burmese monk believes we can stop climate change by channeling positive energy to ourselves and to others.

Low-lying areas on Sapelo Island like Alligator Pond are susceptible to increased flooding during hurricanes and tidal surges. (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Hidden ecological and agricultural treasures lie off the coast of Georgia in Sapelo Island, where a group of African descendants have lived for centuries.

Students in Oxford, UK protesting against climate change injustice at as part of a nationwide youth climate strike (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
While studying abroad at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, I witnessed what can happen when young people get together for a public demonstration of environmental mentality.

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