Climate Archives - State of the Planet

Into Deep Field

Moving a team from a science base into a deep field camp in Antarctica comes with a mix of high energy and optimism.

by |February 20, 2019

Wallace Broecker, Prophet of Climate Change

Wallace Broecker, a geochemist who initiated key research into the history of earth’s climate and humans’ influence upon it, died Feb. 18 in New York. He was 87.

by |February 19, 2019
carbon catalogue

Data Visualization Tool Shows Carbon Footprint of Everyday Products

The Carbon Catalogue makes it easy to explore consumer products’ carbon emissions and the various strategies companies are employing to reduce emissions.

by |February 14, 2019

Six Reasons to Be Hopeful About Fighting Climate Change

Depressing news and turbulent politics can leave many of us discouraged, but it’s not all doom and gloom; Earth Institute experts weigh in on what gives them hope.

by |February 13, 2019
Rhiana Gunn-Wright

What’s Behind the Green New Deal?

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, who helped advance this bold new effort to curb climate change, breaks down the thinking behind it, as well as its speed, scale and scope.

by |February 12, 2019

Confirming Long-Term Trend, 2018 Was Fourth Warmest Year on Record

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since modern record keeping began in the 1880s, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

by |February 6, 2019

Beto O’Rourke Discusses Climate Change on Columbia Campus

At a Town Hall with students, the alum and former congressman stressed the importance of storytelling and bipartisan cooperation to develop climate solutions.

by |February 6, 2019

The Age Gap in Environmental Politics

Policies may change gradually but the climate crisis is no longer emerging gradually and an issue for the future. The impacts of a warming planet on extreme weather and sea level rise are already being seen.

by |February 4, 2019

Autonomous Robots Carry Out First Long-Term Missions Under Antarctic Ice

A team of autonomous ocean robots deployed in January 2018 has carried out the first year-long observations under an Antarctic ice shelf.

by |January 24, 2019

Tools of the Trade: Spoonulas, Dredge Baskets, and More From the Core Lab

Lamont’s world-renowned Core Repository is full of fascinating gizmos for exploring the ancient world beneath the seafloor.

by |January 24, 2019