Coping With Change

Whatever measures might be adopted to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, the world will still need to adapt to a changing climate. Indeed, that process has already begun.
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Sick of It?

From insect-borne disease to death by drowning or drought, scientists say climate change has implications for public health. Related: Change Mappers | Climate Change and Cholera

Where Does It Hurt?

From health impacts to habitat loss, this infographic shows how vulnerability to climate change varies among regions.

Ecomusicology

This emerging discipline explores how environment and music inform each other, enriching both in the process. Related: In Tune With Nature | Rocking the Planet

In Focus

In Focus

A tiny insect, egged on by mild winters and warm summers, is devastating many of America’s coniferous forests.
Related: Allan Carroll, Uncut

Beyond the Blame Game

A new study suggests media are not the problem in the climate change debate.
Related: Dialogue Earth

Snapshot

Snapshot:

mAKE mINE dRY

Jennifer Powers discovers clues to how plants, ecological processes and land use intertwine. Related: Changing Times slide show

Connections

Connections:
2b OR nOT 2b?

With a boost from the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment, Xcel Energy explores ways to make wind energy work even on the calmest day.

Standout

Standout:
SuperwomaN

An inspirational interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement. Related: Full interview

Viewpoints

Viewpoints:
nEWS VS. vIEWS

What does the shift from mainstream media to blogs and agenda-based media mean for society’s ability to address environmental issues?

Scientist's Soapbox

Scientist's Soapbox:
eNERGIZED

While U.S. energy and climate policy founders, China forges ahead. How can the U.S. reclaim its title as global innovator and good world citizen?

 

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in Momentum are those of the authors and not necessarily of the Institute on the Environment or the University of Minnesota.