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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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ClimateYou Contributor & Key Supporter Alice Turnbull (1942-2023)

The passing of one of our contributors and most ardent supporters, Alice Turnbull, is a great loss not only to the ClimateYou Alliance but to her community in Port Melbourne, Australia, where she worked tirelessly to revive community parks with eco-friendly indigenous plantings. Alice was born in Scarsdale,

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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,

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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COP27 — The Good, Bad, Hopes & Fears

The dust has settled at COP27, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt where a record 45,000 people registered to attend. The longest running summit of all the conferences, agreements made in the final moments has left us all with hope but also doubts.

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OUR TAKE: U.S. Congress Passes Landmark Climate Legislation

After decades of failed attempts, the U.S. Congress in August 2022 passed a climate action bill. The climate legislation comes in the guise of the Inflation Reduction Act, the most pressing immediate issue for many voters. While it does aim to reduce the deficit and enable Medicare to

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OUR TAKE: Wildfire Update 2022

At any given moment thick, rolling smoke plumes covering several thousand acres are spewed out by raging wild fires burning all over the world. From Asia to Africa, Europe to North and South America, these extreme fires are exacerbated  by heat waves and droughts, the perilous extreme weather

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OUR TAKE: Gender Equity is Crucial to Fight Climate Change

That women and children have long been victims of the adverse impacts of climate change is not surprising. As global warming creates more extreme weather conditions, women and children living in vulnerable, impoverished countries hit by floods or drought have suffered exponentially and are forced to leave their