Climate

A suburban street flooded with water.

A neighborhood street in Hampton, Virginia, following a flash flood in 2020. (Aileen Devlin/Virginia Sea Grant https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | On just one day in Virginia, I experienced a severe thunderstorm watch, a flash flood warning, a tornado warning, and a state of emergency. What is going on?

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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.

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George Washington University
Day 2 at COP26: Today we look at the economic benefits of climate mitigation, what "Net Zero" means, and how feminism and environmentalism are connected.
Black and white image of a man walking through a field and past a wirey-looking tree/

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George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Growing up in a family that owns and operates multiple oil fields across Texas, conversations around climate change sparsely came up during my childhood.

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George Washington University
Each day of COP26, we’ll be highlighting stories from around the Internet that align with the daily themes of the conference.
Silhouette of a woman waving a scarf in the sky against the backdrop of a cloudy sky at sunset.

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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.

As of 2020, the population of piping plovers has improved after being protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1986. (Mathew Schwartz/Unsplash)

Professor, University of Connecticut
The Road to COP26 | The students who join us at COP26 have enthusiasm and determination that are contagious. We'll be looking for "win-win-win solutions at COP26 that can address all three crises."

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President, American Conservation Coalition
The Road to COP26 | At COP26, the American Conservation Coalition will host the first-ever Global Conservative Climate Summit, showcasing conservative leadership on environmental issues.
In a crowd of people in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., a sign reads: "Planet BEFORE Profit: change the politics, not the CLIMATE!"

Protesters at a 2019 climate march in Washington, D.C. (Victoria Middleton/Planet Forward)

Digital Editor, Planet Forward
The Road to COP26 | You often hear conversations about how to convert climate change deniers into science believers. Yet I don’t see a cultural struggle for “hearts and minds,” but a material struggle for power.
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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