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The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world’s most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources.
The Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) is a social-science based interdisciplinary research center at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. CRED studies individual and group decision-making under climate uncertainty, as well as decision making in the face of other environmental risks. Specifically CRED seeks to comprehend and confront the gap between society’s recognition of the risks posed by natural hazards or unsustainable consumption and society’s frequent failure to act on the scientific insights, economic analyses, and technological solutions that address these problems.
The PoLAR Partnership is developing a suite of interactive and game-like tools that capitalize on the iconic imagery of the Arctic and Antarctic, areas which are often considered the ‘canaries in the coal mine’ of a changing global climate. Games and game-like activities are increasingly used to engage diverse participants in problem solving. Focusing on the poles also leads to discussion of broader impacts, especially as the changes taking place in the polar regions are increasingly linked to concerns about rising sea levels and extreme weather around the globe. Adult learners, be they community leaders, the general public, pre- and in-service teachers, or college students, are today’s decision makers and are more likely to make informed decisions if they understand the scientific evidence of climate change and its social, economic, and environmental consequences.
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas.
Darkening Peaks Looking up at mountains, people now see bare, dark rock where white snow and ice once stood—dramatic evidence of the accelerating pace of glacier retreat due to climate change. This groundbreaking work is the first to provide an integrated, multidisciplinary, global exploration of the scientific, social, and economic dimensions of this phenomenon. Bringing together contributors from five continents, Darkening Peaks discusses the ways that scientists have observed and modeled glaciers, tells how climate change is altering their size and distribution, and looks closely at their effect on human life.
With support from the National Science Foundation, the website Glaciers, Climate, and Society has grown into a central location where researchers, students, teachers, and concerned citizens can converge for global information and resources related to glaciers hazards, climate change, and water. Users can access a glacier hazards bibliography, resources and links, and a K-12 education portal. In addition to these resources, the website features information on University of Oregon Prof. Mark Carey’s collaborative glacier hazards, climate change, and water-use research in the Andes
All About Glaciers that basic scientific information about glaciers and how they change. It is accessible to a very broad audience and a useful resource for people who need more scientific background. The site also holds a very large collection of historic glacier photographs, which help document glacier changes over time. People can search the database for photographs of particular glaciers, including a sub-collection of paired photographs that show the same glacier, but taken many years apart.
From a Glaciers Perspective is a blog that examines the response of glaciers to climate change once glacier at a time. The site contains plenty of historical photos from glaciers depicting the extent of ice retreat over the past few decades. Many of the glaciers profiled here are from the Cascades, Svlarbard, the Alps, Alaska, Alberta and elsewhere.