Search Results for ""global warming"" : 13

by / on October 16, 2012 at 2:05 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Not One for Talking

by This election year has seen U.S. energy policy and the debate on global warming (does it exist, if it does who/what is responsible, and what we should do about it) get quite a bit of airtime, but from a distinctly 2012 tack. Both issues have traditionally been favorites of both parties’ respective bases; the Democratic base consistently tries to make the Party focus on tackling global warming and getting America off of fossil fuels…

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by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:34 am / in Cover Story, Environmental, Issue, World

The Day After Copenhagen

by With movies like The Day After Tomorrow depicting the apocalyptic consequences of global warming, the issue of climate change has since transformed from being simply a “Hollywood problem” to a reality we must confront. Global warming deniers have long since been discredited, and an urgency to address climate change has heightened in policy spheres and also in the public imagination. It is the unfortunate fact that climate change is…

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by / on September 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 9/22 – 9/28

…nt, please contact World Leaders Forum by sending email to worldleaders@columbia.edu . Intellectual Property and Global Warming: Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice 12:10pm – 1:00pm Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107 The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law will co-host a talk and discussion with Matthew Rimmer on Intellectual Property and Global Warming: Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice. The United N…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:25 am / in Interview, Issue

A New Currency for Climate Change

…be a very marked difference in the tone of your new book, Eaarth ,compared to your previous works. You say that global warming is no longer a threat we need to deal with but one we need to cope with. Where do you think the rest of the world stands on this at the moment? Bill McKibben: I think most people around the world have an idea that global warming is real and dangerous. I think that comparatively few, especially in the United States, reali…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Oiled Up and Ready To Go

by In October, 73.7 percent of voting Columbia College students supported a ballot initiative to divest from fossil fuels. “Divestment” refers to a process of withdrawing funds from a company or sector, usually to make a political statement. In 1985, under overwhelming pressure from students, Columbia’s trustees agreed to divest from corporations operating in South Africa in protest of the country’s apartheid regime. Today…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm / in Arctic and Antarctic, Cover Story, Domestic, Environmental, National Security, World

Diplomacy on Ice

by Illustration by Kaela Chambers Antarctica is home to more than emperor penguins and a few dozen humans with science citizenship barricaded in small hermetic bases. It is also host to an estimated 200 billion barrels of hydrocarbons, alongside large quantities of gold, silver, uranium, and many other rare metals underneath a pristine ice cap still virgin of commercial exploitation. Securing a territory with such a rich underground,…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:07 am / in Arctic and Antarctic, World

Dire Straits

by Illustrations by Amalia Rinehart Ever since Egypt’s great Pharaonic dynasties and through the successive apogees of Athens, Rome, and Istanbul, the Mediterranean Sea has been at the world’s political center, constantly in the grip of global powers. Thanks to its geographical position, the Mediterranean basin has played a critical role in commercial and cultural exchanges between mighty Asia, old Europe, and the great new world. How…

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by / on November 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

So how unique was Sandy?

by Wikimedia Commons There is a common perception in the public sphere that short-term weather events are signals and symptoms of long-term climate change. Every time there is a major weather event, such as the landfall of Cyclone Phailin on the East Indian coast earlier this month, hordes of activists, many of them bloggers, are quick to point the finger at the most likely culprit: global warming, specifically human-induced climate c…

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by / on April 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion

It’s Getting Hot in Here

by It’s taken long enough, but the the political consensus in the United States is finally shifting towards acceptance of the existence of some sort of climate change. Nevertheless, politicians and climate researchers (not to mention the public) still widely disagree about the cause (anthropogenic disruption versus natural cycles) and extent of the problem. While the EPA has made admirable strides under President Obama towards developi…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:32 am / in Asia, Domestic, Environmental, World

That Sinking Feeling

by Illustration by Amalia Rinehart While public concern about global warming has waned in recent years, ever-more scientific evidence shows that climate change is a grave and growing nightmare. Among problematic signs are the melting of glaciers and polar ice caps at an increasing rate, and the corresponding rise in sea levels.  While perhaps a distant concern both geographically and temporally for much of the world’s population, risi…

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