Posts Tagged climate change

Waiting for Copenhagen, ‘Climate File’ Controversy Clouds Skies

December 2, 2009
Waiting for Copenhagen, 'Climate File' Controversy Clouds Skies

Like so many other people around the world, folks here at the Institute are waiting anxiously for next week’s talks in Copenhagen.  There has been all sorts of analysis flying around the web and loads of it has been positive and upbeat (we have found the Guide offered over at Grist to be especially helpful […]

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The Psychology of Climate Change

November 24, 2009
The Psychology of Climate Change

Talking shop on climate change and making sure people understand what you’re trying to convey–and more importantly that they care about what you’re trying to convey–is not an easy feat.  This last part–the caring about what you’re saying component–proves even more difficult in a weak economy. When President Obama first took office in 2009, while […]

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Leading Up to Copenhagen’s Wake

November 17, 2009
Leading Up to Copenhagen's Wake

Yesterday, we hosted a large event on the environmental transformation of the New York City region since 1609. Titled in the Wake of the Half Moon: Environmental Transformation of the New York Metropolitan Region: 1609-2109, the event traced the relationship between (new European) people and their environment since Hudson’s voyage to the region in 1609.  […]

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UK Maps the Potential Effects of Global Warming

November 4, 2009
UK Maps the Potential Effects of Global Warming

The British Government recently released a map that forecasts the disastrous scenarios that could play out with a 4 degree (C) rise in temperature across the globe.  It features nine categories of effects (including drought, sea-level rise, and permafrost) which can be toggled on and off.  The selected category tab displays a “hot spot” on […]

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From the Director: Marking Time

October 29, 2009
From the Director: Marking Time

Today’s entry is written not by me, but by the Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Dr. Bill Solecki. This is hopefully the first of many entries by him that provide over views, thoughts, and reflections on what sustainable cities are, where they are going, and how we begin to measure their success. […]

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