Sarah Fecht

Pronouns: she/her

Variable Hours Officer, Communications, Columbia Climate School


Sarah Fecht wrote for and managed the State of the Planet blog from August 2017 to June 2023. She has previously worked as a freelance science journalist and an editor at Popular Science.


Sep 11, 2023

How Ecology Could Inspire Better Artificial Intelligence, and Vice Versa

Two complex fields of human endeavor may have a lot to learn from each other.

Jun 23, 2023

New York’s Climate Buyout Plans Must Put Communities First, Experts Say

At the Managed Retreat conference, hosted by Columbia Climate School, researchers emphasized the need to work together with communities on climate adaptation.

Jun 08, 2023

How Wildfire Smoke Can Travel Thousands of Miles, and How to Protect Yourself

Columbia Climate School experts comment on the dangerous air pollution from Canadian wildfires.

Jun 07, 2023

State Farm’s California Pullout: What It Means for Climate Adaptation and Communities

Do decisions like State Farm’s aid in moving people out of harm’s way? Climate School experts discuss.

May 12, 2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Graduates of the Columbia Climate School

Students graduating from the MA in Climate and Society program celebrated their Class Day ceremony today.

May 12, 2023

Saxon Stahl: Leading on Climate Through Student Governance

Stahl established the Climate School’s student government, writing its bylaws and constitution. They will soon be graduating from the Climate and Society program, and hope to eventually influence federal climate policy.