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Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Conference at Dartmouth Highlights Emerging US Environmental Refugee Challenge and Inspires Collaboration between Dartmouth and Tribal Colleges on Sustainable Energy and Design

The evidence of the ongoing crises due to climate change and our full attention to it hit home on the Dartmouth College campus and community during the Nov. 3-5, 2013 Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group Conference where topics included environmental relocation challenges facing Indigenous Peoples, especially Alaskan Natives in coastal villages forced to relocate because of disruption caused by a combination of sea level rise and permafrost thaw, and those  in the Louisiana bayou country whose plight is further complicated by outmoded policies... Read more... 


Climate Institute President John Topping

Climate Institute President John Topping gave a speech on mitigating climate change in the Arctic at Columbia University on June 13. Please click to view the Power Point presentation and video.

Sir Crispin Tickell

Sir Crispin Tickell, Chairman of the Climate Institute, gave a speech on The Human Future at Arizona State University in April as part of the Wrigley Lecture Series. Please click to view the full video.

October 2013, IBA Conference, Boston - Read Sir Crispin's speech: Climate Change Justice & Human Rights

Charles Bayless named chair of ACAR

Charles Bayless, an energy industry executive and former university president, has been named Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Arctic Climate Action Registry (ACAR). Here's more information on Bayless's new position. You can also check out his videos on climate change.

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World Bank and International Cryosphere Initiative: Measures to Reduce Black Carbon and Other Pollutants Can Save Glaciers and Lives

November 4, 2013: A study, released jointly by the World Bank and International Cryosphere Initiative, outlines measures that could slow ice melt and save glaciers in the Arctic, Antarctica, the Himalayas, the Andes and the East Africa Highlands by reducing emissions and transport of black carbon and other short-lived pollutants. See Executive Summary and Full Report.