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Energetic links

Photo: Yale students play eight simultaneous games of Energetic in a tournament, November 15, 2019 “I kept thinking, ‘Oh, they thought of that? Wow, they…

Bringing Citizens’ Assemblies to NYC

On February 25, 2020, Archie Kinnane and Richard Reiss of City Atlas gave testimony to the NYC Council on two new bills intended to strengthen…

City-scale climate education for NYC

The top 10% by income – in New York, about 860,000 people – can begin to contribute answers. We need a war effort, and New Yorkers can lead it.

The Green New Deal is the real deal

Like the original New Deal, the Green New Deal is extremely wide-ranging. It addresses agriculture, energy, transportation, economic security, the environment, and the entire social sphere besides.

We turned the future of New York City into a board game

“I am evangelizing about the game to fellow faculty at Vanderbilt.” Jonathan Gilligan, Vanderbilt University “Energetic is an invaluable energy policy tool for understanding the…

Carbon, the city, & Local Law 97

City Atlas plans for 2019 were sketched out during our December 2018 testimony to the NYC Council on Local Law 97. While praising the decarbonization…

Teaching low-carbon living

Law professor Karl Coplan reached the Pacific in June, 2019, after riding his bike from the East Coast. And now he’s written a book about how to live extremely well, and on a tiny footprint.

Chile: a case study in the tension between economics, ecology, and democracy

Last spring, Isadora Nogueira, Barnard college senior and City Atlas intern, studied at the University of Santiago. This summer, Isadora explained to us Chile’s contradictions…

V. Ramanathan’s Lecture “Climate Change Morphing Into an Existential Threat”

Veerabhadran Ramanathan of Scripps Institute University of California San Diego Speaking at Creighton University, February 21, 2018 [see full video here] Introductory remarks by Professor…

The conscience of a graphic novelist

Given the imperative of fast action on climate, 2018 must be a year that prioritizes decisions rather than simply adds more detail to a story…

Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions (Yale Club of NYC)

‘2016 marks the point where we realize that climate change is deeply intertwined with problems like poverty, inequality, and the long-term sustainability of the planet.’