Rebecca Fowler, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 6

I'm a science writer and the communications manager for the Center for Climate and Life. I've ventured to the Arctic, across the Southern Ocean, and many other cold places with scientists to participate in their fieldwork and tell stories about their research.

Recent Posts

Bridging the Gap Between Weather and Climate

Andrew Robertson is creating a forecasting system that will help societies adapt and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

by |February 21, 2018
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Live from Antarctica: Scientists #TakeoverNSF

On January 31 at 1:00 p.m. EST, Lamont-Doherty’s Hugh Ducklow and his colleagues will use National Science Foundation social media to discuss their research on Antarctic ecology.

by |January 31, 2018

Improving Tropical Cyclone Risk Assessment

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.

by |January 18, 2018

How Can Changing Climate Affect a Civilization?

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.

by |December 14, 2017

Understanding Earth’s Geologic History to Predict the Future

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.

by |December 7, 2017

By 2100, Climate Change Could Alter Key Microbial Interactions in the Ocean

The warmer, more acidic waters caused by climate change influence the behavior of tiny marine organisms essential to ocean health.

by |October 31, 2017

Improving Tools for Predicting Wildfires

During a conference at Columbia University, scientists pinpointed areas where advances in fire prediction can be made within the next decade.

by |October 27, 2017

How Climate Change Will Impact Investors

A new report explores how advances in climate science can inform near-term investments in the global economy.

by |October 11, 2017

How Will Climate Change Impact Ocean Health?

Three scientists explain what they’re learning about the ocean’s changing conditions. These discoveries will contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of marine resources, helping to secure food for current and future generations.

by |September 21, 2017

East Antarctic Ice Sheet Should Remain Stable Even if the West Melts

A new look inside the ice sheet validates predictions that it probably won’t melt as quickly as its neighbor—good news, since East Antarctica contains enough water to raise sea levels by 200 feet.

by |August 18, 2017