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Climate expert Michael Mann from the University of Pennsylvania

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Climate Science Doesn't Support 'Doomers', Says Scientist Michael Mann

| Apr. 04, 2024

Michael Mann, renowned climate scientist, says global warming can be stopped - as long as climate advocates can avoid succumbing to despair.

Nat Keohane and Henry Lee

Martha Stewart

News - Harvard Kennedy School

“A Sea Change”: Nat Keohane PhD 2001 Praises Recent U.S. Climate Action

| May 16, 2023

Nat Keohane, a climate expert, spoke with HKS faculty member Henry Lee at a Harvard Climate Action Week event held at the Kennedy School on the challenges and opportunities for building on recent progress in U.S. climate policy.

Arctic Indigenous Youth Leadership Workshop group photo

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Arctic Initiative Hosts Indigenous Youth for Leadership Workshop

In January, two dozen Indigenous youth from across the circumpolar North visited Cambridge for the International Workshop on Indigenous Youth Leadership for the Changing Arctic. They joined Harvard Kennedy School students for the second half of IGA-67M: “Policy and Social Innovation for the Changing Arctic” for an intensive course in developing their own policy and social innovations to address issues in a region warming four times faster than the rest of the world. 

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, Morgan Richmond, and Romi Bhatia speak on a panel

Adaobi Ezeokoli

Analysis & Opinions

Innovation Key to Nigerian Start-up to Keep Food Fresh

| Nov. 21, 2022

ColdHubs, an innovative Nigerian agricultural enterprise that uses solar-powered refrigerated storage units to keep food from spoiling, is slowly but surely expanding to nearby West African countries. But it faces big challenges to scale up and finance its operations, company founder and CEO Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu told a Harvard Kennedy School audience celebrating the 2022 Roy Award winner.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Finding Hope with Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe

| Mar. 24, 2022

Renowned climate scientist and author Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a leader in efforts to change the public climate crisis conversation by focusing on solutions that provide hope rather than despair.  In a recent talk sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, she shared her wisdom about how to overcome the psychological, societal, political and economic barriers that contribute to climate denialism and take positive actions based on shared values and concerns. 

Photo of a drop of water falling off an iceberg melting in the Nuup Kangerlua Fjord in southwestern Greenland, Tuesday Aug. 1, 2017.

(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Arctic Innovation Lab: Bright Ideas for the Future of the Arctic

| Mar. 14, 2022

What if we could repurpose oil and gas pipelines to supply remote Arctic communities with clean water? What if Arctic entrepreneurs could connect with investors and raise capital over an online crowdfunding platform? These were some of the novel solutions to Arctic challenges proposed by Harvard Kennedy School students during this year’s Arctic Innovation Lab in January.

Portrait of Professor Bill Clark giving a lecture at a Harvard Sustainability event

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Magazine Article - Harvard Kennedy School Magazine

For more than four decades, Professor Bill Clark has championed sustainability

| Winter 2021

Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development Bill Clark's pursuit of sustainable development is a case study of putting science into practice.

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Analysis & Opinions - ArcticToday

Scientists Using Satellites Just Got a Much Clearer Picture of How Fast Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting

| Nov. 12, 2021

A new study from the University of Leeds mostly confirmed previous estimates with greater precision, but it also found more variability than is currently accounted for in global climate models, writes Cristine Russell.