Feature Story

November 17th, 2017|

Center for Climate and Life Fellow Featured in National Geographic

A reporter from National Geographic joined paleoclimatologist Billy D’Andrea and his colleagues for an expedition to gather vital climate data in the Norwegian Arctic.

November 16th, 2017|

Lamont to Harvest Sunshine from Solar Farm

Two solar arrays in Upstate New York will be up and ready at the end of November, poised to provide power and to help to reduce the Lamont campus’ carbon footprint.

November 1st, 2017|

Giant Boulders on Bahamas Coast Are Evidence of Ancient Storms and Sea Level, Says Study

Storms of intensities seen today, combined with a few meters increase in sea level, were enough to transport massive coastal boulders more than 100,000 years ago.

October 31st, 2017|

In Biblical Land, Searching for Droughts Past and Future

The landlocked are surrounding the Dead Sea suffered long megadroughts in the past. Now, climate change threatens to inflict such conditions again on this already sere, volatile region.

October 26th, 2017|

Improving Science-based Tools for Fire Prediction

During a conference at Columbia University, scientists pinpointed areas where advances in fire prediction can be made within the next decade.

October 23rd, 2017|

Under the Sea Ice, Behold the Ancient Arctic Jellyfish

A video filmed by Lamont marine biologist Andy Juhl reveals mature jellyfish under the Arctic sea ice, where they aren’t supposed to be.

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October 11th, 2017|

Report: The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

A new white paper explores how advances in climate science can inform near-term investments in the global economy.

October 3rd, 2017|

Mumbai May Be Vulnerable to Future Hurricanes

If a serious cyclone were to strike Mumbai, the results could be catastrophic, says a study underway by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory’s Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate.

September 26th, 2017|

Climate Change: Some Lessons From the Vikings

Billy D’Andrea’s research on the experiences of the Vikings may provide a kind of object lesson on how changing climate can affect civilizations.

September 13th, 2017|

‘Pangeo’ Project Will Improve Access to Climate Data

The better climate models become, the harder it is to use them. A team of Columbia scientists and their colleagues are working to fix that.

September 12th, 2017|

Could Climate Change Breed a Whole New Category of Hurricane?

Hoaxes have been calling Irma a Category 6 hurricane, but there’s no such thing. Could there be, in the future?

August 25th, 2017|

How Did Hurricane Harvey Become So Powerful, So Quickly?

Over the past day and a half, Hurricane Harvey’s winds have quickened from about 35 to 109 miles per hour. What’s driving this massive power-up?

August 9th, 2017|

Analyzing Winter Storm Risk and Resilience in a Changing Climate

A new study found that the northeastern U.S. is at particular risk for physical and economic effects of climate hazards.

July 12th, 2017|

One of Largest Icebergs Ever Breaks off Antarctica

It’s not unusual for ice shelves to calve, many in the climate community fear that the breaking of Larsen C may be a signal of other events to come.

June 23rd, 2017|

Announcing the 2017 Center for Climate and Life Senior Fellows

The Center has awarded nearly $1 million to four scientists whose research will improve understanding of how climate change impacts the essentials of human sustainability.

June 19th, 2017|

How Drones are Advancing Scientific Research

Once scientists could only observe Earth from above by using manned aircraft or satellites. Today they’re using drones to expand their research as never before.

May 25th, 2017|

Lamont Scientists Are Focus of New York Times Series

Last winter, reporters from The New York Times joined Lamont scientists as they flew their mission of discovery over Antarctica.

May 19th, 2017|

Photo Essay: Coring Arctic Lakes to Study Vikings

Billy D’Andrea is investigating the relationship between environmental change and characteristics of early settlements in Arctic Norway.

May 18th, 2017|

Researchers Model Differences in East Coast Sea Level Rise

New research offers the first comprehensive model for understanding differences in sea level rise along North America’s East Coast.

May 8th, 2017|

Study: Overuse of Water Threatens Global Food Supply

A study co-authored by Michael Puma found food security risks for the entire globe hiding in the water use practices of major food producing nations.

May 8th, 2017|

The Glaciers are Going: Why This Matters

The melting of glaciers will affect drinking water supplies, water needed to grow food and supply energy, as well as global sea levels.

February 15th, 2017|

In High Sierras, Remnants of Ice Age Tell a Tale of Future Climate

How did our climate system behave the last time it warmed up like it’s doing today?

February 9th, 2017|

Indonesian Corals Shed Light on Climate System

A new coral salinity record shows that the most significant hydroclimatic feature in the Southern Hemisphere influences a major Pacific Ocean current.

January 19th, 2017|

Antarctic Scientists Honor Obama by Collecting Climate Data

Polar scientists give Obama a warm farewell by collecting climate data in his name.

December 9th, 2016|

2017 Center for Climate and Life Fellows Announced

The four new Fellows are a diverse group of junior and mid-career scientists with research interests spanning a range of climate topics and regions.

December 2nd, 2016|

Antarctica Has a New Explorer Testing the Water Along a Critical Ice Shelf

Floats deployed by Lamont scientists will find areas where warmer than normal water could put the Ross Ice Shelf at risk.

November 16th, 2016|

Where Trees Meet Tundra, Decoding Signals of Climate Change

In the far north, climate is warming two to three times faster than the global average. How will these changes affect tundra and boreal forests?

November 1st, 2016|

How Far Did Sea Level Rise in the Past?

Figuring out how far sea level rose during past warm periods in Earth’s history starts with a walk on the beach, a keen eye for evidence of ancient shorelines, and a highly accurate GPS system.

October 31st, 2016|

Turning CO2 to Stone to Combat Climate Change

Lamont scientists have developed ways to relatively quickly turn carbon dioxide captured from power plants to a solid for long-term storage.

September 15th, 2016|

Facing Rapid Change in the Arctic

An expedition to the Canadian Arctic and west coast of Greenland is a moving and motivating experience for leading climate scientist Maureen Raymo.

July 26th, 2016|

A Summer of Hands-on, Minds-On Science

A new internship program enables high school students to gain hands-on research experience while working alongside Climate and Life scientists.