CONSEQUENCES, POLICIES AND POLITICS, SOLUTIONS
November 1, 2021
George Ropes
Q&A: ClimateYou.org Senior Editor George Ropes on COP 26 & Climate Future CONSEQUENCES, POLICIES AND POLITICS, SOLUTIONS         November 1, 2021         George Ropes Read Article
CONSEQUENCES, OUR TAKE
October 31, 2021
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OurTake: COP26 — the Most Important UN Climate Summit Since COP21 CONSEQUENCES, OUR TAKE         October 31, 2021         George Ropes Read Article
OUR TAKE, POLICIES AND POLITICS
October 29, 2021
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Our Take: An Empty-handed Biden Will Bereave us all OUR TAKE, POLICIES AND POLITICS         October 29, 2021         George Ropes Read Article
OUR TAKE, SOLUTIONS
October 19, 2021
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OUR TAKE: The Four Tasks OUR TAKE, SOLUTIONS         October 19, 2021         George Ropes Read Article
CONSEQUENCES, OUR TAKE, POLICIES AND POLITICS
October 17, 2021
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OurTake: Our Last Chance Just Went -- Glasgow Will be a Fiasco CONSEQUENCES, OUR TAKE, POLICIES AND POLITICS         October 17, 2021         George Ropes Read Article
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OurTake: COP26 — the Most Important UN Climate Summit Since COP21

COP26 is the most important UN climate summit since COP21 in 2015 when the Paris Agreement was signed. At that meeting, representatives from 195 member nations (called Parties; COP stands for Conference of the Parties) made Unilaterally Determined Commitments (UDCs) to lower their carbon emissions, the invisible gases

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Our Take: An Empty-handed Biden Will Bereave us all

A piece in The Guardian titled “Is Joe Biden about to show up at COP26 empty-handed?”, by climate activist and author Kate Aronoff, argues persuasively that President Joe Biden has the executive powers necessary to set the US on a course to replace climate-heating fossil fuels with ones that

OUR TAKE

OUR TAKE: The Four Tasks

No matter what happens at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland next month, now is the time for all actors besides the governments of the world —individuals, universities and research labs, corporations, faith-based organizations, and civil society—to examine their

CONSEQUENCES

OurTake: Our Last Chance Just Went — Glasgow Will be a Fiasco

For years the climate crisis was “long”. Now it’s here. For months the Glasgow Climate Summit has been a looming disaster. Today, after Democrats admit they’ll have to cut deeply into Biden’s omnibus Build Back Better reconciliation bill, and China announced it wouldn’t be ending coal-fired plants anytime

CONSEQUENCES

OUR TAKE: Heat Projections Higher in Recent Climate Models

Global climate models have been used by climate scientists since the 1970s. They have been refined over the years as more data have accumulated and computers have become faster and more powerful. Yet, even the relatively simple models from the 1970s have proved to be quite accurate at

OUR TAKE

OUR TAKE: Joe Manchin & Ecocide

Damn Joe Manchin. We’re toast, burnt toast, as a nation and a species. Manchin is guilty of killing American democracy — a woefully inadequate social welfare Reconciliation bill guarantees Trump 2024,  ecocide — a token American response to the climate crisis guarantees the failure of the UN climate

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Climate Change and Famine by City Tech Blogger Yuehan Guo

  Even without climate change, large numbers of people around the world still face the threat of famine. And climate change may be the one factor that makes things worse. In poor African countries, the food supply in those countries is already in a precarious state. For most

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Impact of Floods Due to Climate Change by City Tech Blogger Hong Zhu

            Flooding is a phenomenon where a build-up of excessive water overwhelms the area’s capability to drain. Floods can be categorized into  four types: flash flood, coastal flood, urban flood, fluvial flood, and pluvial flood. Flash flooding is the flooding caused by a sudden and rapid inflow of

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My Take: Water Warring with Dry Land, Floods by City Tech Blogger Spyder

  Climate Change consists of many dangers that are  only good for reaping lives and destroying people’s livelihood;  these dangers range from Heat Waves, Drought, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Famine, etc. When a disaster hits, people either have enough rationality to take proper action or  cannot properly think

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The Effects of Climate Change on Sea Level Rise By City Tech Blogger Ashish Tamang

When talking about climate, we talk about the average weather in a particular area over many years. Climate change is the alteration of the average weather. While there are many causes to climate change, the main cause is human activities. Human activities also lead to global warming, which

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How Does My Academic Major Relate to Climate Change? By City Tech Blogger Hilal Din

Climate change can be very detrimental on a global scale, considering the fact that humans are susceptible and vulnerable when it comes to climate change and the outcomes associated. As problem solvers, scholars, and engineers (Construction Engineering) we can help incorporate proper measures to help reduce the overall

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In spring 2020, an innovative three-way collaboration took place between ClimateYou, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and two City Tech classes. It was a success. City Tech students in Professor Robin Michals’ Communication Design Photography Class and those in Professor Reginald Blake’s Natural Disaster Class joined together to explore evidence of climate change at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. This unique, cross-discipline collaboration paired photography students with student writers, each reflecting and sharing his or her personal observations of how the changing climate affects nature.

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ClimateYou-City Tech-Brooklyn Botanic Garden Three-Way Collaboration

In spring 2020, an innovative three-way collaboration took place between ClimateYou, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and two City Tech classes. It was a success. City Tech students in Professor Robin Michals’ Communication Design Photography Class and those in Professor Reginald Blake’s Natural Disaster Class joined together to explore

The Greenhouse Effect

For the first time in a long time, I went to the and unexpectedly enjoyed it even though it was a required class trip. I found it amazing that the major environmental factors that we talk about in class were demonstrated in such a relatively small garden. The greenhouse

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ClimateYou provides people of all ages, interests, education levels and professions with a place to learn about climate change. At ClimateYou, you will find out about the causes and effects of climate change, interact with others from around the world, document your own local climate change, and discover ways to respond. ClimateYou is your place.

George Ropes
Senior Editor and CY Contributor

A former international relief and development worker, George Ropes has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He is especially interested in how climate change affects the health and food security of people living in the developing world.

Abby Luby
Senior Editor and CY Contributor

Abby Luby is an environmental journalist, food and arts writer, and educator, whose work has appeared in The New York Daily News, SolveClimateNews, and Edible Hudson Valley. An experienced writing teacher, she now focuses on helping students to communicate about climate change.

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This website is dedicated to Dr. George H. Ropes, a math educator who lived in Westchester County, New York. He created one of the first interactive software programs in 1990 to teach students about climate change. He would applaud the efforts of ClimateYou.org to link people of all ages from around the world to explore, learn about, and communicate the many ways that a changing climate impacts life today — and what we can do about it.

Our focus is to teach you about all aspects of global climate change

About ClimateYou

ClimateYou provides people of all ages, interests, education levels and professions with a place to learn about climate change. At ClimateYou, you will find out about the causes and effects of climate change, interact with others from around the world, document your own local climate change, and discover ways to respond. ClimateYou is your place.

George Ropes
Senior Editor and CY contributor

Former international relief and development worker. He has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He is especially interested in how climate change affects the health and food security of people living in the developing world.

Abby Luby
Senior Editor and CY contributor

Abby Luby is an environmental journalist, food and arts writer, and educator, whose work has appeared in The New York Daily News, SolveClimateNews, and Edible Hudson Valley. An experienced writing teacher, she now focuses on helping students to communicate about climate change.

Dedicated to:

This website is dedicated to Dr. George H. Ropes, a math educator who lived in Westchester County, New York. He created one of the first interactive software programs in 1990 to teach students about climate change. He would applaud the efforts of ClimateYou.org to link people of all ages from around the world to explore, learn about, and communicate the many ways that a changing climate impacts life today — and what we can do about it.