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On a recent trip to Antarctica with scientists studying the effects of climate change, Jeff Goodell witnessed a twenty-five-mile-by-forty-mile section of ice calve off West Antarctica and collapse into the sea. Even for Goodell, who has long written about the effects of climate change and is the author of “The Water Will Come,” a book that examines the impact of rising sea levels, this was “an eye-opening experience.”

The Atlantic Council today announced a $25 million gift from business leader and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht to endow the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience. Coupled with the recent $30 million grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Center will be renamed the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center effective May 1.