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SINCE
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US Extreme Weather
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OUR TAKE: Climate Anxiety Is Real

Record breaking and dangerously high temperatures are now sweeping the country which means keeping cool and hydrated is a number one priority for any living creature. According to a study by an international team of leading climate scientists working with  World Weather Attribution the scorching temperatures hitting North

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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

ART & CLIMATE SCIENCE

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,

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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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): A Crucial Technology for Mitigating Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our time, requiring urgent action to mitigate its impacts. Among the array of solutions, carbon capture and storage (CCS) stands out as a crucial technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating climate change. This essay explores the

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Adapting to Heat Waves & Climate Change

Heat waves – once sporadic events – are becoming more frequent, intense, and prolonged due to climate change. These periods of excessively hot weather bring about a myriad of impacts on both the environment and human society. One of the most direct impacts of heat waves is on

CITY TECH BLOG

How Climate Change is Changing My Home City

As a person living in a coastal city, more specifically New York City, my area of living is a prime target for climate change occurrences. From rising sea levels and temperatures to structures being damaged or completely destroyed, a lot will change and has changed in my home,

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Climate Change and the Industries of the World

It’s no surprise that when the climate of an area changes, it impacts most, if not all of their industries and way of life of countries. Some of these industries include tourism, agriculture, fishery, and infrastructure, which all dictate the economy and life quality of the residents in

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Solar Power: One of the Most Impactful Renewable Energies To Combat Climate Change

Several innovative technologies, such as solar power, wind power, green hydrogen power, electric vehicles, etc., have the potential to significantly impact mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency, and promoting sustainable practices. In this essay, I am going to talk about solar power and

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Cloud Computing: Driving Environmental Sustainability in the Digital Age

Sustainable technology, known as Green IT, is reshaping the way we approach technology in business and industry. It emphasizes developing and using technology without harming the environment. Cloud computing is a prime example of sustainable technology. It allows companies to store data on external servers which reduces costs and infrastructure

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Paint Pour Project

Fall 2023

The Paint Pour Project is unique to ClimateYou’s classroom experience and is a surprising new way to contemplate climate change. In November 2023, City Tech students in the Paint Pour started with infrared images they recorded in an outdoor heat urban island lab exercise investigating local land surface temperatures. These images and others of droughts, floods, wild fires or statistical data served as a springboard for each student to create an original work of art.

‘Paint-Pours’ was developed by environmental artist Kate Doyle, known for her highly creative visual environments based on climate change. The project challenges students to take abstract, empirical information and other climate change related images and transform them into tangible works of art using their personal perception, instinct and imagination. Using the free-flowing medium of paint while considering climate research and events enables students to gain a deeper understanding of climate change in both scientific and emotional ways

Student Posts

Tianyi Zhao

Inspiration Artwork This paint pour activity can really relate the things we are doing to the theoretical topics. Although this is an “uncontrollable” activity, we definitely want the real temperature controlled.

Matthew Rozario

Inspiration Artwork Disasters that work on ruining crops will have a severe impact on the lives of many. Rice fields, even during the drought, find a way to look green and grow.

Richard Rohoman

Inspiration Artwork The research helped us gain a better understanding of climate change and droughts around the world.

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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.