Thousands of years before Biblical times, during a period when temperatures were unusually high, the lands around the Dead Sea now occupied by Israel, Jordan and surrounding nations suffered megadroughts far worse than any recorded by humans. Warming climate now threatens to return such conditions to this already hard-pressed region.
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During a conference at Columbia University, scientists pinpointed areas where advances in fire prediction can be made within the next decade.
Like Big Tobacco, fossil fuel companies have knowingly sold a product that causes harm while covering up and distorting the truth. Can they be sued for climate-related damages?
With the Rosetta-Ice team delayed in New Zealand, let’s take a minute to discuss why Antarctica’s weather is so forbidding.
A study of ancient eruptions shows modern ice sheets could be vulnerable.
In October 2012, Sandy devastated large swaths of the city with floods and fire. How well have we recovered? And will we be ready for the next big storm?
We have embarked! Our third Antarctic field season is underway, putting us only 18 flights away from completing our mission to map the Ross Ice Shelf, the largest ice shelf in Antarctica.
States, cities, and businesses are trying to pick up the federal government’s slack to fight climate change. How big of a difference can they make?
A new report explores how advances in climate science can inform near-term investments in the global economy.
Kate Orff designs urban environments for the future by combining ecology, climate dynamics, and community.