Tag: climate science Archives - Center for Climate and Life

Surface melting on the Greenland Ice Sheet in June 2016. (Image: NASA Earth Observatory/Jesse Allen)
July 16th, 2020|

Groundbreaking Project Will Drill Into Bedrock Below Greenland Ice to Understand Past and Future Melting

GreenDrill promises to reveal the ice sheet’s past in unprecedented detail and enable more accurate predictions of how it may add to rising seas in the 21st century.

April 13th, 2020|

Center for Climate and Life Impact Report

The Center for Climate and Life is accelerating discovery, multiplying our investments and ensuring that our work informs actionable solutions. Read the report to learn more about our recent progress.

December 9th, 2019|

Center for Climate and Life Highlights at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting

Scientists affiliated with the Center for Climate and Life are presenting their research at the world’s largest gathering of Earth and space scientists.

November 25th, 2019|

Two Center Scientists on List of World’s Most-Cited Researchers

Richard Seager and Park Williams, Lamont scientists funded by the Center for Climate and Life are among the researchers on the 2019 Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers list.

November 21st, 2019|

Announcing the Climate Data Science Lab, Funded by the Moore Foundation

A $2.3M grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will enable scientists to tackle some of the most difficult scientific problems and data challenges in climate data science.

November 20th, 2019|

Event: Farmer, Banker, Soldier, Spy–Perspectives on a Warming World

Peter de Menocal, the Center’s director, will talk about climate change and its effects on the economy, sustainability, and global security on December 4 at Lamont-Doherty.

September 16th, 2019|

Two Months in the Southern Ocean, for Science

In 2019, two IODP expeditions to learn more about Earth’s climate history sailed under the leadership of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists.

August 22nd, 2019|

Five Lamont Scientists Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Lamont scientists representing a range of research disciplines and career stages are to receive honors from the internationally influential earth and space science organization.

February 5th, 2019|

Climate Science, Explained

Peter de Menocal, director of the Center for Climate and Life, and Columbia University climate scientist Kate Marvel spoke with Alec Baldwin about what scientists really understand about the climate and how — and why there’s reason for hope.

November 2nd, 2017|

WATCH: Top Scientists Speak at Columbia Climate Clinic

Columbia University climate scientists Peter de Menocal, director of the Center for Climate and Life, Radley Horton, and Kate Marvel discuss climate science and solutions.

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.

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.

June 26th, 2017|

Christine McCarthy: A Cheerleader for the Physics of Ice

Research by geophysicist Christine McCarthy reveals how glaciers move, what makes them speed up, and how they are contributing to sea level rise as the climate warms.

June 8th, 2017|

I Don’t Have Time for Despair. I’m Too Busy Doing Science.

Self-pity is a luxury we can’t afford right now. We need science to inform our actions in a fast-changing world, and we need to keep asking questions.

April 27th, 2017|

The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

On May 2, 2017, Lamont-Doherty and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School co-host a Social Enterprise Leadership Forum.

February 6th, 2017|

Shifting Monsoon Altered Early Cultures in China, Study Says

Changes in the annual summer monsoon that drops rain onto East Asia likely altered the course of early human cultures in China, say the authors of a new study.

October 13th, 2016|

Historic Shrinking of Antarctic Ice Sheet Linked to CO2 Spike

23 million years ago, the Antarctic ice sheet was shrinking quickly. A new study by Lamont scientists sheds light on the cause of that ancient melt.