Tag: Global Warming

Scientists Speak Out on Climate: Is Anyone Listening?

by | 4.9.2014 at 9:24am
Photo niOS

In the light of recent varied efforts to focus public attention on the risks of climate change, we asked Earth Institute scientists what they want the public to understand about the issue and how they see their roles.

From Theory to Reality: Closing the Carbon Loop

by | 4.8.2014 at 3:20pm
artificial trees, carbon capture

Carbon capture, storage and reuse has the potential to help us reduce CO2 emissions and combat global warming. The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy is bringing together experts from an array of fields to assess the state of the technology April 14-16.

Did New Zealand Dust Influence the Last Ice Age?

by | 3.13.2014 at 10:57am
Mineral dust plays an important role in regulating earth’s climate.  Some of this dust comes from mountain glaciers grinding up rocks over long periods of time. (Bess Koffman)

Bess Koffman, a postdoctoral researcher at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, recently traveled to New Zealand to collect dust ground-up by glaciers during the last ice age. In this photo essay, she explains how she collected the dust, what analysis looks like in the lab and what she hopes to learn.

Warming Hiatus? Hangout and Find Out

by | 3.13.2014 at 10:28am

Wondering about the slowdown in global warming? Need a little context? Try visiting a Google hangout session with physical and social scientists and science communicators on March 20 at 11 a.m. EDT.

Has Global Warming Stalled? How Long Will It Last?

by | 2.27.2014 at 6:25pm
Goddard - Lisa 2014 crop

Climate Scientist Lisa Goddard talks about what may be behind the recent slowdown in global warming, and some of the nuances of predicting just how the climate will change.

Global weirding?

by | 2.14.2014 at 4:12pm

Mountains of snow line the street,
And some days I envy a beard.
Ask any shoveler you meet –
The weather this winter is weird!

2013 Ranks in Top 10 Warmest Years

by | 1.22.2014 at 3:57pm
NOAA-NASA top 10 warm years

Last year was one of the warmest on record, according to analyses of global temperature data by NASA and NOAA. Both federal agencies placed 2013 among the top 10 warmest years since records began in 1880, continuing a longer-term trend of global warming.

Why Do We Run Hot and Cold on Climate Change?

by | 1.12.2014 at 1:00pm
A chart posted by Climate Central shows a declining trend for cold nights in New York City since 1970.

People’s views on climate seem easily swayed, or in some cases manipulated, by daily weather. In a new study, researchers drilled into what goes on in people’s minds when they respond to these smaller-scale stimuli.

The Arctic’s Secret Garden

by | 10.10.2013 at 11:04am
Arctic Fieldwork

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory marine biologists Craig Aumack and Andy Juhl spend a month each spring in Barrow studying the algae dwelling in and under the sea ice. Their goal is to learn more about the different species of algae that compose these communities and their role in the Arctic marine food web.

Q&A: Climate Change, Drought and the Future

by | 8.23.2013 at 2:19pm
Lake Powell, NASA Earth Observatory

“One of the ways that climate change is going to manifest is through warmer temperatures. … What we are seeing, in line with our projections, is that even if you assume constant precipitation, the temperature effects are so large that it is going to dry things out. This is going to have really big impacts on soil moisture, reservoirs and stream flow for irrigation and drinking water. The availability of water is going to decline into the future, and the challenge is adjusting for that, and what that means for agriculture and development.”