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These Students Are Building a Guide to the Climate Crisis

By Lloyd Alter Photo: Lloyd Alter

For the last two years, my students have been assigned research papers on aspects of the climate crisis, in an attempt to produce a sort of encyclopedia of carbon. Some of these subjects are big, such as the impact of different greenhouse gases. Some are smaller, such as the impact of pets, bitcoin, or the future of hydrogen-powered airplanes. They all had to follow the same format: an abstract, the paper, references, a short biography, and a 5-minute recorded video presentation explaining it.


How the oil and gas industry is trying to hold US public schools hostage

By Leanna First-Arai Composite: Getty Images

The oil and gas industry wants to play a word-and-picture association game with you. Think of four images: a brightly colored backpack stuffed with pencils, a smiling teacher with a tablet tucked under her arm, a pair of glasses resting on a stack of pastel notebooks, and a gleaming school bus welcoming a young student onboard.


As corporate leaders pledge to embrace purpose beyond profit, are business schools keeping up?

By Jennifer Lewington Photo: Melanie Lambrick

Once seen largely as the career launch-pad for Bay Street and Wall Street, some business schools are staking out a role as global problem-solvers. Over the past five years, the most ambitious schools have moved to promote sustainability-rich course content, multidisciplinary research and partnerships with underserved communities. But too many remain on the sidelines.


LaGuardia Community College to launch offshore wind training

By Rachel Vick Photo: Paul Hoffman , Wikimedia Commons

LaGuardia Community College is preparing to support the next generation of green energy workers from Queens as part of New York State’s efforts to expand offshore wind production.


Business Schools Respond to a Flood of Interest in E.S.G.

By Jenny Gross Photo: Christopher Capozziello

A decade ago, the hottest M.B.A. courses typically covered topics such as game theory, valuing securities and negotiating mergers. Today, some of the most popular classes are about climate finance, impact investing and social entrepreneurship.


‘Our house is burning’: student climate protesters urge their universities to go carbon neutral

By Alexandra Villarreal Photo: Jim West , Alamy

As West coast wildfires color the skies dystopian red and orange and an aggressive hurricane season batters the US Gulf coast, college students are demanding their schools take bold action to address the climate crisis.


MIT appoints members of new faculty committee to drive climate action plan

Photo: M.Scott Brauer and Susan Young

In May, responding to the world’s accelerating climate crisis, MIT issued an ambitious new plan, “Fast Forward: MIT’s Climate Action Plan for the Decade.” The plan outlines a broad array of new and expanded initiatives across campus to build on the Institute’s longstanding climate work.



Emory University to update medical school curriculum to include climate risks

By Ycc Team Photo: Sinan

Climate change increases the risks of many health problems, such as heat stroke and asthma.“Despite this … my peers and I, as we sat in our first-year medical school lecture halls, we really heard no mention of this whatsoever,” says Emaline Laney, a student at the Emory University School of Medicine.


Global Climate Change and the University of Michigan’s Path Forward

By Mark S. Schlissel

Last month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its most daunting report to date, detailing how precarious the situation is for humanity as it grapples with the climate crisis.


Home / Climate Solutions 101 / Unit 1: Setting the Stage

Building the future we want requires an understanding of our collective past. Explore the last 50 years of stunning change—from food demand, water, population, ocean health, and beyond—to see our current climate inflection point in context. This introductory video is a fascinating must-watch before continuing your Climate Solutions 101 journey.