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Tighter Border Policies Leave Migrants Vulnerable to Effects of Climate Change
Oct. 12, 2020
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Written by B. Rose Huber, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

As the planet continues to warm, people living in the world’s most vulnerable regions — like arid or low-lying nations — must contend with the decision to stay in a place where livability is decreasing or leave for countries with more stable climate and economic conditions.

Before the Ballot: How to Lasso Climate Change
Sept. 27, 2020
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Written by Princeton Policy Podcasts

While climate change has been with us far longer than Covid-19, the response to the pandemic could present an opportunity to begin building a greener, more equitable economy. Yet significant roadblocks exist, from some people’s distrust of science to opposing political views on how to tackle the issue.

The future of food in a changing climate
Sept. 21, 2020
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Written by Keely Swan, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is part of a series to present the sweep of Princeton’s environmental excellence over the past half-century.

From muddy boots to mathematics: Advancing the science of ecosystems and biodiversity
Aug. 14, 2020
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Written by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is part of a series to present the sweep of Princeton’s environmental excellence over the past half-century.

Nations spend $600 billion-plus annually on ag subsidies. Here's how that money could feed a more sustainable future
Aug. 12, 2020
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Written by Tim Searchinger

To both feed the world and solve climate change, the world needs to produce 50 percent more food in 2050 compared to 2010 while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds. While government funding has an important role to play, a new World Bank report I wrote with seven co-authors found that agricultural subsidies are doing little to achieve these goals, but have great potential for reform.

Water, drought and flooding
Aug. 6, 2020
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Written by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is part of a series to present the sweep of Princeton’s environmental excellence over the past half-century.

Podcast: From parks to payments, which conservation strategies work best?
Aug. 4, 2020

In its 100th episode of the Mongabay Newscast!, the conservation news platform revisits their Conservation Effectiveness reporting project, highlighting developments since the initial reporting three years ago.

Climate modeling at Princeton
July 29, 2020
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is the first in a series to present the sweep of Princeton’s environmental excellence over the past half-century.

Why We Grow Numb To Staggering Statistics — And What We Can Do About It
July 28, 2020

From NPR All Thing Considered, an interview with Prof. Elke Weber on the psychology of risk perception.

Global Threats: How Lessons from Covid-19 Can Prevent Environmental Meltdown
July 2, 2020
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Written by Bianca Ortiz-Miskimen ‘22

Epidemiologists highlighted the dangers of Covid-19 in its early stages, but their warnings went largely ignored until rising infection rates forced policymakers to take action.