climate change

C+S Takes Over CNN’s Climate Crisis Town Hall

by |September 8th, 2019

Last Wednesday, CNN held a historic climate town hall with Democratic presidential candidates, and C+S was there to represent in full force. Two current students and one alum were selected to ask questions about the most pressing problem facing humanity today. Their questions perfectly encapsulated what the program is about.

One Weird Way the Tobacco Industry Could Profit From Climate Change

by |August 15th, 2019

Climate change is already having negative impacts on our society, including on big business. Most businesses are focusing on how to reduce the impacts and losses driven by climate change, but some businesses are thinking about how they could profit off climate change.

Nothing to Sneeze At: How Climate Change Could Help Your Garden but Harm the Next Generation

by |July 10th, 2019

The sprouting of daffodils, magnolias, and cherry blossoms serve as cues to put away puffy coats and happily say goodbye to winter. But for more than 50 million Americans (myself included), the beautiful flowers also signal something else: the arrival of spring allergy season. Sadly, the sniffles will only get louder. As the world warms, pollen allergies will likely get worse.

The Thomas Fire Was My Personal Climate Change Moment

by |May 31st, 2019

Over 50 percent of Americans believe they won’t be personally affected by climate change. In reality, climate change influences an increasing number of extreme weather events around the world. Most every person has experienced at least one event in their lives that was exacerbated by climate change, and the Thomas Fire was the first time I really felt the sting of climate change in my life.

Talking to Deniers: Why We Should Talk Less About Observations and More About Carbon Dioxide

by |May 30th, 2019

As someone who works on climate change and occasionally interacts with climate deniers, I think a lot about how we communicate with people who don’t fully subscribe to the warnings of climate experts, and I wonder whether this experience might inform a better approach.

A Tango Dancer’s Advice for How to Talk About Climate Change

by |May 2nd, 2019

This type of practice and experience-based learning is not only used for dance. It is also crucial for teaching and communicating complex issues, such as climate change. And there are three steps to the climate tango.

Reaching Christians on Climate Change Is Imperative. Here’s How We Do it

by |April 14th, 2019

More than two-thirds of the country is Christian and 25 percent of the total U.S. population is evangelical, a group with the lowest rate of man-made climate change acceptance. It’s important to understand why they have lower acceptance rates and find effective engagement methods.

One Year After Trump’s Paris Walk Back, States Continue to Move Forward on Climate

by |September 10th, 2018

When President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, action on climate change in the U.S. didn’t just come to a standstill. States have stepped up their game to combat climate change. As a policy intern at the nonprofit Center for Climate and Energy Solutions this summer, I have been fortunate to conduct research on the wide array of actions they are taking.

So Then Why?

by |August 17th, 2018

I try creating solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation because that’s what it means to be human. We try to solve problems that threaten our survival, regardless of whether we can ever actually solve them

Finally, A Way For Cities To Track and Meet Sustainability Benchmarks

by |August 15th, 2018

Imagine an app that tracks how an entire city performs, how much fuel it needs or how much waste it generates. This is the concept behind the LEED for Cities platform.