Pulitzer Center Update

This Week: Can Trump Kill the Climate Agreement?

November 15, 2016|

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Scientists take measurements on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet. Image by Eli Kintisch.

Scientists take measurements on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet. Image by Eli Kintisch. Greenland, 2016.

How the Norse Adjusted to Climate Change
Eli Kintisch

Until recently, the prevailing opinion among scientists was that early human settlement in Greenland was extinguished by a cooling climate in the 15th Century. But in a feature story for Science Magazine, grantee Eli Kintisch discusses why scientists now believe economic change rather than climate change may explain the mysterious disappearance of Norse settlements on the frozen island. Eli will talk about this and more at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies on Dec. 1 when we inaugurate our new Campus Consortium partnership with Yale.

Can Trump Kill the Climate Agreement?
Dan Grossman

Climate experts who gathered for a summit in Morocco last week hoped to build on the historic Paris Accords. But as grantee Dan Grossman reports, many fear that President-elect Trump’s vow to “cancel” the agreements could unravel the global consensus.

Digital Refugees
Tomas van Houtryve

As refugees cross Europe with their smartphones, they've left behind a trail of digital breadcrumbs documenting their exile. Grantee Tomas van Houtryve discusses how he uses technology to explore the reality of the refugee experience on Nov. 17 at the SECCA Auditorium in Winston-Salem, NC.