When glacial lakes burst, the sudden and intense flooding can be catastrophic for nearby communities. A new study looks at what role climate change plays in these events.
Center for Research on Environmental Decisions Archives - State of the Planet
Hundreds of millions of years ago, the planet was trapped in a global ice age. But exactly how icy things got is still up for debate.
A new proposal suggests building underwater walls to protect glaciers from warm water. Here’s how it might work.
A new study looks at the mental biases that prevent people from taking adequate safety measures when a hurricane is on the way.
A Peruvian farmer is suing energy producer RWE for increasing the threat of glacier lake outburst floods that endanger his home.
The Earth Institute has extended the internship application deadline for positions in a variety of administration, communications and research roles. Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students are eligible to apply for the opportunity to work on a sustainability-focused project.
More Americans are coming to agree with the vast majority of climate scientists who say human-induced climate change is really happening. Here’s what works, and what doesn’t, when communicating with skeptics.
The Earth Institute digs into the past, tracks the present and models the future of climate. We explore the broader issues surrounding climate change, seek ways to apply our knowledge to real solutions, and nurture collaboration among faculty and researchers in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, law, public health, engineering, architecture and urban planning.
Elke Weber, who studies how people make decisions and how they think about climate change, and Terry Plank, who probes deep into the Earth’s interior to study magma and how volcanoes erupt, are among the members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science this year.