Climate Response: Columbia Science Commits

Climate Response: Columbia Science Commits

Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any time in human history — changes that impact every facet of human existence, including our secure access to food, water, and shelter; our health; and the vitality of land and ocean ecosystems that sustain all life. Our planet’s predicament calls for action. Columbia University scientists are committed to accelerating our understanding of how climate impacts life’s essentials, building better predictions of the future, and developing viable solutions to build a prosperous, low-carbon future.

In this video, Peter deMenocal, Dean of Science and Thomas Alva Edison/Con Ed Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Radley Horton, Lamont Associate Research Professor, and Sonya Dyhrman, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explain their research and Columbia’s commitment to understanding the critical issue of climate change and how it will impact human and environmental sustainability.

Visit Columbia Science Commits to learn more about how the university is committing its world-class resources to urgent, global challenges in climate, health, and technology.