CONSEQUENCES, OUR TAKE
May 2, 2022
George Ropes
Deep Sea Mining: A Climate Disaster Waiting to Happen CONSEQUENCES, OUR TAKE         May 2, 2022         George Ropes Read Article
OUR TAKE, SOLUTIONS
April 17, 2022
George Ropes
Time's Up. Cities must go Green now Despite Opposition OUR TAKE, SOLUTIONS         April 17, 2022         George Ropes Read Article
OUR TAKE
April 6, 2022
George Ropes
Oil Industry Cuts IPCC Climate Report OUR TAKE         April 6, 2022         George Ropes Read Article
OUR TAKE
March 30, 2022
George Ropes
Is Buffett Putting Profit before Earth’s Livability? OUR TAKE         March 30, 2022         George Ropes Read Article
ENERGY, OUR TAKE, POLICIES AND POLITICS
March 11, 2022
George Ropes
Biden is Right to push for Climate Agenda on Economic grounds ENERGY, OUR TAKE, POLICIES AND POLITICS         March 11, 2022         George Ropes Read Article
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Deep Sea Mining: A Climate Disaster Waiting to Happen

Deep sea mining is a climate story. It’s a disaster waiting to happen. If undersea mining destroys poorly understood ecosystems, the results could be catastrophic for ocean life and the billions of people who depend for their lives and livelihoods on the life forms from large mammals like

OUR TAKE

Time’s Up. Cities must go Green now Despite Opposition

New Yorkers can rejoice: Chippy, or known formally as the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE)  is the city’s big but controversial clean energy project that just cleared its final hurdle. It ain’t perfect, but not to build it would convey the message worldwide that trying to wean the

OUR TAKE

Oil Industry Cuts IPCC Climate Report

That the fossil fuel industry has unleashed its egregious influence to delegitimatize the serious threat of climate change is nothing new. Alarmingly, in the third and final report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), fossil fuel proponents exerting their editing prowess, urged cuts to be made

Is Buffett Putting Profit before Earth’s Livability?

Warren Buffett wants steady, reliable profits. He stands to do handsomely in the short term, given the current price of oil and recent trends. However, in the long run (say 10-20 years), oil prices will crater as the countries of the world makes their halting way through their

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Biden is Right to push for Climate Agenda on Economic grounds

In Biden’s 1st SOTU, he doubled down on his climate agenda, asserting that it would save Americans $500/year in energy costs. He promised to build 500,000 charging stations, upgrade miles of highways, and modernize the nation’s ports and airports, all to lower transportation costs for Americans. He said

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Incredible Transformations for Shuttered Coal Plants

Would you dine out in a repurposed coal plant? Or play basketball in a community center that once emitted massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere? Or meet classmates on campus at the new union building that spewed out black smoke for years? Many of the folks who

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The Climate Change Disaster By City Tech Blogger Zin Win Ko

The issue of climate change has created significant changes in weather patterns and has allowed temperatures to shift overtime. In terms of human activity, the excessive burning of fossil fuels and deforestation have contributed to the increasing atmospheric temperature of the Earth. This raises the likelihood of natural

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Climate Change in my Home Country, China by a City Tech Blogger

  Climate change is a globalized situation and it will affect everyone who lives on this planet. When I was a child, this was the first globalized environmental issue I learned about and it is commonly everlasting. To be honest, people like to get used to it and

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Rising Sea Level by City Tech Blogger S M Murad

Rising sea level is an issue that not only a certain place in the world has to deal with. The rising sea level will affect every single human, animal, continent. The earth is in serious trouble, even though it seems this issue is not urgent, it definitely is!

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The Infinite Impacts of Climate Change by City Tech Blogger Kaela Barzola

Agriculture significantly contributes to society, it is the art and science of cultivating the soil and raising livestock; providing endless benefits such as food, shelter, clothing, materials, as well as international trade. Unfortunately, climate change has the ability to disrupt aspects of agriculture. Climate change infers a long-term

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The Effect of Climate Change on Life by City Tech Blogger Zhenghua Li

Climate change has affected people negatively in many different ways, in terms of their  life safety, living quality, and food supply. Humans are continuing to playing an very important role in the issue of climate change. The effects of climate change have led to increased atmospheric temperatures as

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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

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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.