Ilana Cohen

Ilana Cohen is a cofounder of the Campus Climate Network organization, an organizer with the Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard alumni campaign, and a 2022 Brower Youth Award winner.

Smoke rises after fire erupts in Western Canada, on May 14, 2024.

The Canadian Wildfires Are Once Again Sounding the Alarm About What’s to Come The Canadian Wildfires Are Once Again Sounding the Alarm About What’s to Come

Immediate climate action must be taken to keep communities safe, in the US and abroad.

Jun 7, 2024 / Comment / Ilana Cohen

Peru Surf Break

Surfers Are Fighting to Save the Waves—and the Planet Surfers Are Fighting to Save the Waves—and the Planet

By the end of the century, the world could lose almost half of its sandy beaches. But a movement of surfers across Latin America is working to protect the coastal-marine environme...

May 28, 2024 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Climate change protest

This Earth Day, It’s Time to Make Polluters Pay This Earth Day, It’s Time to Make Polluters Pay

The costs of climate change are falling on those least responsible. This year, we must ask our elected officials for more than just flimsy commitments to sustainability.

Apr 22, 2024 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Álvarez youth plaintiffs

Meet the Young Peruvians Fighting in Court for Climate Action   Meet the Young Peruvians Fighting in Court for Climate Action  

Seven youth plaintiffs, ages ranging from 14 to 16, argue that the state is violating their right to a healthy environment by failing to curb Amazon deforestation and mitigate cli...

Jan 29, 2024 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

The Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Boston Massachusetts.

Harvard’s Next President Must Champion Climate Justice Harvard’s Next President Must Champion Climate Justice

With Claudine Gay’s resignation, the university has an opportunity to truly grapple with their role in the climate crisis.

Jan 17, 2024 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen and Phoebe Barr

New York City Record Rainfall Floods

New York City’s Climate Change Whiplash New York City’s Climate Change Whiplash

NYC had the wettest day on record since 1948 just months after smoke from the Canadian wildfires blanketed the sky. The lesson is clear: The US must take meaningful climate action...

Oct 3, 2023 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Canadian Wildfire Smoke in New York City

What We Can Learn From the Canadian Wildfires What We Can Learn From the Canadian Wildfires

The smoke that blanketed the US Northeast was not incidental or anomalous but yet another manifestation of accelerating anthropogenic climate change.

Jun 12, 2023 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Two people holding tree seedlings for planting.

To Curb Climate Change, Young People Are Growing the Green Jobs Market To Curb Climate Change, Young People Are Growing the Green Jobs Market

As environmental concern extends beyonds traditional conservation work, recent graduates are seeking sustainable careers—with more options than ever before.

Jun 2, 2023 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Amsterdam climate protest

A Dutch University Just Set a Powerful Precedent for Climate Research A Dutch University Just Set a Powerful Precedent for Climate Research

VU Amsterdam will reject collaborations with fossil fuel companies that fail to demonstrate a commitment to the Paris Agreement.

May 10, 2023 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Cool the Planet?

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Cool the Planet? Can Artificial Intelligence Help Cool the Planet?

To some activists, ChatGPT seems like a useful tool for the climate movement. But skeptics warn that the benefits are outweighed by the costs—including misinformation and increased...

Mar 2, 2023 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

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