Climate Archives - State of the Planet

How Ice Scouring in the Antarctic Disrupts Ecosystems

A recent study sheds light on how different types of species are affected by calving icebergs that tear apart the seafloor.

by |August 3, 2020
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The Planet Has a Fever

A recent study shows heat waves are growing longer and more frequent in almost every part of the world. The findings emphasize the need to take action against climate change.

by Marco Tedesco |July 31, 2020
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Climate Change and COVID-19: the Denial Playbook is the Same

The Trump administration has responded to COVID-19 using tactics it honed in the climate arena: ignoring or burying scientific information, pushing misinformation, and silencing scientists who warn us of the dangers.

by Augusta Wilson |July 30, 2020
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Is China Still a Developing Country? And Why It Matters for Energy and Climate

Understanding the nature and implications of China’s unique status can help in designing energy and climate policies, and promoting sustainable growth.

by |July 23, 2020
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Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Indigenous Peoples Representative to the U.N., Speaks With GlacierHub

Around the world, Indigenous communities are losing their lands, livelihoods and culture to climate change. Sherpa is fighting to bring their voices to the United Nations.

by |July 21, 2020
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Genetics Could Protect Coral Reefs from Global Warming

A Columbia study provides a blueprint for the use of genomics to help combat climate change.

by Carla Cantor |July 17, 2020

Groundbreaking Project Will Drill Into Bedrock Below Greenland Ice to Understand Past and Future Melting

GreenDrill promises to reveal the ice sheet’s past in unprecedented detail and enable more accurate predictions of how it may add to rising seas in the 21st century.

by |July 16, 2020

Capturing the North Cascades

Photographer Stephen Matera talks to GlacierHub about his series of photographs on the Washington State mountain range.

by |July 14, 2020
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Why Do We Need a Climate School?

Climate change is already part of the curricula across Columbia, but we can make a bigger difference by working together.

by Alex Halliday |July 13, 2020

Understanding and Predicting Hurricanes in a Warmer World

Scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory use models and observations to understand tropical storms and advance the science of predicting them.

by |July 13, 2020