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Art Inspired by Climate Change Data

Last week about 20 students stood next to small, blank canvases placed on tables. They were about to pour paint of various colors onto the canvases as part of a unique approach to understanding climate change. The students were in their weekly Natural Disasters class taught by Professor

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When Art & Science Collide

What happens when artistic creative energies are inspired by raw, scientific data? Experimenting with this very idea in 2020, at the height of the COVID pandemic, the Climate Impacts Groups at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies started the “Science & Art Initiative,” seeking to challenge scientists

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Youth Activists Triumph in Groundbreaking Climate Trial

A landmark legal decision has overwhelmingly justified every human being’s right to a healthy environment. The huge victory by young climate activists in Montana is a win for young people all over the world whose future will undeniably be shaped by the effects of climate change. The case,

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Losing our Coveted Trees to Floods

In the great aftermath of major flooding last week here in the Hudson Valley 30 miles north of New York City, towns and villages are recovering from torrential rains that dumped six to seven inches in an already saturated region. Roads dissolved under water. Streams, lakes and rivers

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ClimateYou Welcomes City Tech Class of Spring 2023

Our first meeting of the semester with City Tech Students in Professor Bah’s “Natural Disasters Class” last week was a positive start to a semester. Discussed were many stimulating climate change ideas students can choose to write as new City Tech Bloggers to be posted right here on

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Climate Change Gurus Bill McKibben & James Hansen

One of the amazing things about bringing together two climate change superstars is realizing the scope of their incredible institutional knowledge. I’m speaking about Bill McKibben and James Hansen. Both were interviewed by artist and climate change exhibition curator M.Annenberg on a virtual discussion about a week ago

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The Role of Computer Engineering in Mitigating Climate Change

Computer engineering is the discipline that embodies the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer-controlled equipment. This multidisciplinary field intersects with climate action in diverse ways, ranging from energy-efficient computing to the development of sophisticated

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Climate Change & Agriculture, Industry, Tourism & Human Lives

One of the most important issues of our day is climate change, a phenomenon mostly caused by human activity. Its effects go far beyond temperature increases and altered weather patterns; they have a significant impact on important industries like tourism, industry, and agriculture. The people who directly depend

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From Farms to Cities: Adapting to a Changing Climate

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperature and weather patterns. While such changes can naturally occur due to variations in solar activity or large volcanic eruptions, the current trend attributes climate change primarily to human activities. The primary cause is the extensive use of fossil fuels such

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My Take on Climate Change

I feel more and more strongly of the urgency of our shared responsibility as I consider the state of our changing climate. We are at a turning point in history, with the extreme weather events that are occurring all over the world being direct results of our past

CITY TECH BLOG

Urban Heat Island Effect

Climate change has been an issue that has been intensely debated and criticized for the past few decades. New York City, a massively man-made city is currently trying its best to combat climate change by implementing new codes, laws and practices for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly

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Pakistan as Part of the Paris Climate Change Agreement

Pakistan, a country located in South Asia, is known for its diverse landscapes, ranging from towering mountains in the north to vast river valleys in the east and arid deserts in the south. Despite its natural beauty, Pakistan is one of those countries most vulnerable to the impacts

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Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Spring 2020

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

Our focus is to share with you 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

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.

Dedication

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.