State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

axial volcano map

Capturing Carbon’s Potential: These Companies Are Turning CO2 into Profits

Part of the Pacific Ocean Is Not Warming as Expected. Why?

Climate models predict that as a result of human-induced climate change, the surface of the Pacific Ocean should be warming. But one key part is not.

by |June 24, 2019
hadley cell atmospheric circulation

Columbia Researchers Provide New Evidence on the Reliability of Climate Modeling

Observational data confirms that Hadley cell circulation is weakening, which has important consequences for future rainfall in the subtropics.

by |June 24, 2019

The Competitive Benefits of a Modern Energy System

The states that modernize first will end up with a more reliable and lower cost energy system.

by |June 24, 2019

Scientists Map Huge Undersea Fresh-Water Aquifer Off U.S. Northeast

In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean.

by |June 20, 2019

How Climate Change Impacts the Economy

Warming temperatures, rising seas, and more extreme weather are going to cost us. But they’ll create new business opportunities, too.

by |June 20, 2019