Written by Julie Yost | February 12, 2014

Winter Storm by NASAClimate change and weather dominated headlines this week, a trend that is not likely to dwindle any time soon considering the continuing onslaught of strange weather affecting the globe.

This week Yale University released survey results that reveal 83% of Americans believe the US should be taking stronger action on climate change, despite potential economic costs, according to US News and World Report.

Climate change was also a topic of discussion in Sochi, as over 100 Olympians spoke out against the phenomenon after seeing winter temperatures soar.

In other weather news, California is facing its worst drought in history, with an estimated 600,000 acres of farmland to go unplanted, according to the New York Times.

Jay Golden, Director of Duke's Center for Sustainability, spoke to the Guardian Sustainable Business about the next generation of product designers and innovations that will move sustainable design to simply "design."

I'm also personally excited about GSB's new Designer Diaries series, the first of which is a much-needed Michael Wolff article titled "Stop designing for only the young and able-bodied".

Georgetown University announced the Center for Social Impact and Innovation, which will be a testing ground for students to strive to solve " some of the world's most pressing problems."

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