Earth Institute

The Earth Institute, first established at Columbia University in New York City in 1994, currently supports the efforts of more than 30 research centers and programs dedicated to the study of the complex, interdisciplinary dynamics and factors that influence environmental sustainability, climate change, and global poverty and disease. The institute and its satellite research programs began with the incorporation of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC, now known as the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability), Center for Earth Science Information (CIESIN), and International Research Institute for Climate and Society. This collaboration was initiated by Columbia University in an effort to establish a multiverse platform for developing potential solutions to complex environmental and societal issues.

Under the initial direction of Michael ...

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