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Can We Predict ‘Climate Migrations’?

A prototype model considers climate and socioeconomic factors to see if displacements of people can be predicted and better explained.

by |December 5, 2019

Climate and Society Posters and Presentations at AGU 2019

A range of areas of expertise from Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society will be represented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

Taro Takahashi, Who Uncovered Key Links Between Oceans and Climate

Taro Takahashi, a seagoing scientist who made key discoveries about carbon dioxide and the earth’s climate, has died. In a career spanning more than 60 years, he and his colleagues documented how the oceans both absorb and give off huge amounts of carbon dioxide, exchanging it with the atmosphere.

by |December 4, 2019

Within Sight of New York City, an Old-Growth Forest Faces Storms and Sea Level Rise

On a peninsula within sight of New York City, researchers are studying trees dating as far back as the early 1800s. Rising seas and more powerful storms, both fueled by climate change, could eventually spell their end.

by |December 3, 2019

Photo Essay: An Old-Growth Forest Near New York City Faces Storms and Sea-Level Rise

Centuries-old trees on a peninsula near New York City could provide an important record of past storms. Researchers recently traveled there to sample the trees before they are wiped out by rising seas and powerful storms.

by |December 3, 2019
entrance to lamont-doherty earth observatory

‘Changing Planet’ Lecture Series Will Be Open to the Public

A three-part lecture series will welcome residents of nearby communities to get an up close, exclusive look at Lamont’s world-class research in Palisades, New York.

by |December 2, 2019

American Geophysical Union 2019: Key Events From the Earth Institute

A chronological guide to key talks and other events at the Dec. 9-13 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

by |December 2, 2019
Yves Moussallam sampling volcanic emissions

Volcanologist Yves Moussallam Honored With Rolex Award for Enterprise

He treks to remote volcanoes to measure their gas and aerosol emissions, in order to improve climate change predictions.

by |November 29, 2019

The Symbolic and Substantive Politics of Climate Change

The many efforts to communicate the climate emergency are all necessary but not sufficient methods for reducing greenhouse gas pollution. Today’s words must lead to tomorrow’s actions.

by |November 25, 2019
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Brighton Kaoma: Empowering Communities for Climate Action Since Age 14

As a teenage radio journalist in Zambia, Kaoma helped communities voice their environmental concerns. Now he’s a graduate student in Environmental Science and Policy.

by Brighton Mukupa Kaoma |November 20, 2019