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Earth Day Tour - Climate Science Research

April 18, 2014


State Dept Image/Apr 18, 2014/New York, NY
Date: 04/18/2014 Location: New York, NY Description: Foreign journalists visit the Earth Institute and Lenfast Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University in advance of Earth Day - State Dept Image

April 18, 2014; New York, NY
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Daphne Stavropoulos
Telephone: 646-282-2835; email: stavropoulosdz2@state.gov

Fifteen NY-based foreign journalists visited the Earth Institute and Lenfast Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University in advance of Earth Day. Reporters met with faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research to understand how humans are contributing to climate change; the impacts of climate change on people, communities, and ecosystems; and ways to address and minimize those impacts. Briefers also discussed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the findings of its working groups, and potential impacts of the findings on policy.