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.

A colorful sky warms up the landscape view of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China

A view of the Forbidden City from Jingshan Park in Beijing. (Daniel Mathis/Creative Commons 3.0)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Today is the final day of COP26. How should we reflect on the conference? What discussions remain to be tackled?
A single beach goers sits in a beach chair in the sand in front of a row of palm trees.

Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina (Taylor Heery/Unsplash)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | In many ways, the cultural landscape of South Carolina mirrors the physical landscape. How is climate change impacting that?
Muddy brown waters fill what is presumably streets and lower levels of a parking garage, which stands behind a bank of trees. Two mid-height office buildings are in the background

Flooding took over the northeast after Tropical Storm Ida in early September 2021. These floodwaters are in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia's neighbor to the northwest. (Michael M Stokes/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Philadelphia's sewage system and water infrastructure are being stressed by climate change and it's leading to a rather gross — and dangerous — situation.
A tall forest of trees are silhouetted and surrounded by mist, while blue sky peeks through the tops of the trees

(Mike Petrucci/Unsplash)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Today we look at a topic that spans almost every day of the conference: Indigenous peoples’ knowledge, experiences, and solutions to climate change.
George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | As temperatures continue to rise and summers get more unbearable every year, will the future generation of kids in France still be able to enjoy their summers like I did?
A warmly lit white building over a city street at night.

(Yuting Wu/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | When I was little, my grandma told me that the city’s name “Shanghai” was derived from its location. In Chinese, it means “above the sea.” Will it be much longer?

There's a new climate related podcast series out from The Economist, and the first episode focuses on COP26. (Mohammed Metri/Unsplash)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
We look at some background information on how much money was promised to fix climate issues before, and what we should anticipate at COP26. Plus, The Economist launches a new climate podcast series. 

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Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Today is day three of COP26, a key climate summit in Glasgow attended by delegates from 197 countries. Click through to read more about today's themes.
Silhouette of a woman waving a scarf in the sky against the backdrop of a cloudy sky at sunset.

(Image by Anant Sharma/Pixabay)

George Washington University
The Road to COP26 |  I hope decision makers will finally hear and amplify the voices of those most affected by the climate crisis—from coastal communities to youth activists to Indigenous environmental defenders.
Glasgow university, with a distinctive central spire, is seen from the air, with a cluster of trees turning autumnal colors in the foreground

As researchers, we're focused on how to connect our university to our local communities. How might Glasgow University, shown here, connect with the community around it? (Ian Dick/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

Research Director for Sustainable GW | George Washington University
The Road to COP26 | As student and faculty representatives at COP26, GW senior Jane Barkholz and Dr. Robert Orttung aim to connect the university to the broader community taking action to address climate change.

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