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Columbia Energy Exchange

How Climate Change Fuels Extreme Weather

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Adam Sobel

Climate Scientist and Columbia Professor

Record-breaking heat waves in Oregon and Washington State. Wildfires rippling through the West. A looming season of hurricanes.

These weather events take a toll on human life and strain our energy infrastructure. 

But to what extent are extreme weather events made worse and more frequent by human-caused climate change?

This week on the podcast, climate scientist and Columbia Professor Adam Sobel speaks with host Jason Bordoff about the latest science behind attributing extreme weather events to the changing climate. 

They discuss the limitations and possibilities of this kind of attribution science and why making these connections matters.

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Critical Minerals

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What’s in Store for U.S. Energy Policy in 2023?

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Energy Policy

Establishing energy policy solutions informed by rigorous research and dialogue is key to addressing climate change, increasing access to energy, and sparking innovation for a thriving global energy economy.

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December 14, 2022 Commentary Climate Change

Energy and Water for Sovereignty: South Sudan’s Regional Diplomacy and the Geopolitics of the Nile Basin

In June 2022, the government of South Sudan acknowledged that Egypt had delivered equipment for resuming its long-dormant Jonglei Canal megaproject by dredging tributaries of the White Nile.

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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century. Building and linking the policies, technologies, financial systems, and markets needed to achieve climate goals is key to addressing this challenge.

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Thematic Bonds: Financing Net-Zero Transition in Emerging Market and Developing Economies

A significant gap exists globally between the financing needed and the current level of spending to meet net-zero goals.

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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century. Building and linking the policies, technologies, financial systems, and markets needed to achieve climate goals is key to addressing this challenge.

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