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.

President Donald Trump announces that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate change accord during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

Planet Forward
President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. What's next? Weigh in and tell us your story.
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Northwestern University
What are the financial and cultural challenges Kalu Yala is facing in recruiting Panamanian residents as interns and staff?

Atlanta's skyline from Piedmont Park. (Chris McClanahan/Creative Commons)

Jackson State University
Watson recounts his relationship with the environment, and interviews Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice program, who aims to lay bare the civil rights facet of environmentalism.
SUNY ESF
The many-specied, woody, short rotation crop goes beyond use as a renewable biomass.

Clay Springer, the director of the outdoor recreation program, teaches his interns about allergic reactions during their Wilderness First Aid class. (Lila Reynolds/Medill)

Northwestern University
Cultural differences underlie much of the relationship between Kalu Yala and its neighbors as people get to know each other and learn from the contrasts.
Planet Forward
Check out our photo gallery from SUNY-ESF's Earth Day teach-in tent, prior to the March for Science in Washington, D.C.
George Washington University
Urban trees need our help. One organization working in that area is Casey Trees, based in Washington, D.C.
Planet Forward
Andrew Revkin, senior reporter on climate change for ProPublica, sat down with Frank Sesno, founder of Planet Forward, for a conversation about telling the story of climate change.
MPH@GW, The George Washington University
Adaptation and preparedness for extreme weather and other adverse events related to climate change are more important now than ever — but are U.S. cities ready?
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Storm surges during Hurricane Sandy. (Master Sgt. Mark Olsen/Flickr)

Rutgers University—New Brunswick
As coastal and inland communities alike grapple with the implications of costlier floods and a lack of flood-proof infrastructure, governments have increasingly turned to purchasing and vacating flood-prone properties.

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