Scientists have known for some time that ice shelves off West Antarctica are melting as deep, warm ocean waters eat at their undersides, but a new study shows that temperatures, and resultant melting, can vary far more than previously thought, within a time scale of a few years.
Earth Institute, Author at State of the Planet
Dr. David Maurrasse, adjunct research scholar at the Earth Institute, is seeking an intern to assist with qualitative research. Graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia and Barnard are welcome to apply.
Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy has analyzed how the proposal would affect the U.S. economy and emissions, as well as low-income households.
The pioneering geochemist tells us his first impressions and why he’s so excited to be here.
A new guide explores the impacts of climate change in China and delves into Chinese climate policies.
New report finds that a moderate carbon tax could dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, with only minor effects on the economy.
Columbia’s Center for Climate Systems Research is building a network analysis program that can pinpoint trouble spots in the global food trade system.
Scientists have long determined what extinct animals ate by analyzing carbon isotopes locked inside their fossil teeth. But a new study shows that in many cases, they may be plugging the wrong numbers into their equations. The findings may change some views of how mammals, including us, evolved.
Past warm periods indicate that even the Paris Agreement’s limits on global warming could have catastrophic consequences over the long-term.
If disaster strikes while you’re at work, where will your children be taken? How can you ensure your children are protected?