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To Save Coastal Property from Rising Seas, We Need Collaborative Planning

Climate scientist Radley Horton is bringing the effects of sea level rise to decision-makers, and fostering discussions to help society confront climate change.

by |May 1, 2018
greenland

Exposing Greenland’s Green Past

Findings from last year indicate that the Greenland Ice Sheet is perhaps not as stable as scientists had hoped.

by |April 26, 2018

The ‘Grandfather of Climate Science’ on Climate Skepticism

Geoscientist Wally Broecker explains the money that’s backing climate denialism, and what it will take to fight it.

by |April 25, 2018
simon mason accepts award

Simon Mason Wins Meteorological Award for Outstanding Service

The World Meteorological Organization’s Commission on Climatology recognizes a Columbia climate forecaster’s scientific contributions.

by |April 25, 2018
climate and health panel

“No Time for Delay” On Climate and Public Health, Doctors Warn

At meeting in mid-March, doctors, climate scientists, and global health specialists discussed how to tackle the health threats that climate change carries with it.

by |April 19, 2018
Sam Goldberg

Sustainable Development Student Named Valedictorian of Columbia College Class of 2018

In addition to her academic achievements, undergraduate Sam Goldberg has excelled in her research in environmental sustainability, and stands out because of her passion to make the world a better place.

by |April 18, 2018
coal plant with smoke

How Would a Carbon Tax Impact the Economy?

A recent episode of the Global Energy Exchange podcast, conservative economist Glenn Hubbard explains how “putting a price on carbon” might work.

by |April 16, 2018

North American Coasts Are Absorbing Large Amounts of Carbon

Coastal waters play an important role in the carbon cycle by absorbing carbon into sediments or transferring it to the open ocean, a new study confirms.

by |April 13, 2018
hurricane track simulation

Predicting Hurricane Flooding Risks to the East Coast

Columbia University researchers to help translate hurricane science into projections for planning for climate and weather risks.

by |April 9, 2018
lynn sykes portrait

Renowned Seismologist Lynn Sykes Receives Honorary Doctorate from Columbia University

Sykes helped to establish plate tectonic theory in the 1960s. He is professor emeritus at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

by |April 6, 2018