Chia-Ying Lee, a scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, studies the structure and intensity evolution of tropical cyclones and how these are influenced by climate change.
Earth Sciences Archives - State of the Planet
As the Arctic warms, the unfreezing of permafrost poses a threat to the planet.
A new study projects that in coming decades the effects of high humidity in many areas may surpass humans’ ability to work or, in some cases, even survive.
If carbon emissions hold steady, a new study in Science predicts that the European Union could face a massive influx by 2100.
When it comes to learning about data collection techniques, there is no substitute for field work. In October, three Columbia classes embarked on a field trip to the Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, New York, to get some hands-on experience.
Almost out of nowhere we were given a surprise opportunity to fly one more survey line on our second-to-last day in Antarctica, and we jumped at it!
Billy D’Andrea is trying to understand Easter Island’s climate history over the last few thousand years and how communities dealt with past climate change.
A new study shows that even minor deterioration of ice shelves can instantaneously hasten the decline of ice hundreds of miles landward.
Organic geochemist Pratigya Polissar is developing new tools to look at the history of plants and ecosystems on Earth over the past 20 million years.