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Big Data Fuels Big Dreams for ND-GAIN Intern

To understand the pivotal role that Big Data plays in the career dreams of a ND-GAIN intern, consider what Carolyn Yvellez wants for her next birthday: a four-terabyte hard drive. It’s an essential computing tool should you want to store...

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Coalition Spotlight: ND-GAIN

This is a monthly feature that shines a light on the work of one of Opportunity Nation’s Coalition members. This month we’re highlighting ND-GAIN. What are guiding principles for your work? The University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative’s (ND-GAIN) mission is to enhance...

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Adaptation: Private vs. Public Good?

A ton of carbon emitted in California, has the same affect on climate as a ton emitted in West Virginia or China. Emissions from all sources and all countries determine concentrations of green house gases in the atmosphere and subsequent...

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Who To Engage

Who to Engage to Create High-Quality Adaptation Plans

The impacts of climate change – more frequent flooding, extreme heat waves, longer droughts, shifting disease vectors – have drastic consequences for multiple governmental sectors and departments. Yet, climate change has predominately been framed as an environmental issue…

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Linking data on climate vulnerability and human migration

Despite the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, climate change is still one of the greatest challenges we face around the world. Therefore, it’s important we don’t overlook both the environmental and social consequences associated with...

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Cities don’t lag…they lead | Update on the UAA

ND-GAIN’s Urban Adaptation Assessment looks to pave the way for climate action The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) is excited to share updates regarding our ongoing urban work! While increasing extreme weather events are frightening and lives and livelihoods are at...

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Trump dumps the Paris Agreement...what now?

In the US, science and sustainability has had a rough year. We've seen alt-facts, skinny budgets, climate denying administrators, and now withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. As I said on Twitter yesterday and today, the most mind-boggling part of yesterday's...

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