The case has been successfully made that human-induced climate change is real and society is now asking not for proof, but for solutions. The climate science community thus faces a new challenge: to provide strategies to minimize the negative impacts of ongoing and future change.
The Columbia Climate Center was formed by the Earth Institute to integrate and build upon the many climate-related activities and research efforts conducted throughout Columbia University.
The sustainable management and distribution of water resources has emerged as a global challenge in the 21st century. Regions of every continent now experience periodic water stress in one form or another.
The Columbia Water Center, a new initiative of the Earth Institute, was established to lead intellectual inquiry into the assessment, prediction and solution of the emerging global water crisis.