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A Snowman’s Toils Under the Sun

One morning, a tiny snowman appears, seated on a bench near the corner of 112th Street and Broadway in New York City. Let’s take a picture every time we go by. Maybe we will learn something.

by |March 12, 2019
janet babin in greenland

The High Stakes, High Risk Work of Covering Climate

From polar bears to budget cuts, a climate reporter’s job is never easy. But for some, it’s worth the struggle.

by |March 12, 2019
map of predicted precipitation levels over several months

El Niño Arrives, Unfashionably Late

In February, the long-predicted El Niño event in the Pacific began to finally take shape. Here’s what it could mean for precipitation levels over the next few months.

by |March 11, 2019
robin bell in front of a whiteboard

On Carbon, Geophysicist Robin Bell Walks the Walk

The world’s leading earth scientist is not allowing collective inaction to absolve her of personal responsibility.

by |March 7, 2019

It’s Raining on the Greenland Ice. In the Winter.

Rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet, triggering sudden melting events that are eating at the ice and priming the surface for more widespread future melting, says a new study.

by |March 7, 2019
large waves from hurricane

Is Climate Change Already Making Hurricanes Stronger?

A new project is looking for the fingerprints of climate change in the hurricanes of today, so we’ll know what to expect in the near future.

by |March 5, 2019

Scientists Track Deep History of Planets’ Motions, and Effects on Earth’s Climate

Scientists are developing a geologic record of how other planets have influenced the orbit of Earth, and thus its climate, over the last 200 million-plus years.

by |March 4, 2019

New Tree Ring Analysis Method May Open Insights to Past Climate

Measurements of stable isotopes in tree rings may expand the climate information that scientists can get from old trees.

by |February 28, 2019

Found: The Mechanism for Arctic Cold Air Outbreaks into Eurasia

New developments in climate research led by atmospheric scientist Yutian Wu are adding to our understanding of the “polar vortex” and other extreme events.

by |February 28, 2019
radley horton speaks at hearing

Lamont Climatologist Testifies on Capitol Hill About Sea Level Rise

In a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Environment, Radley Horton delivered sobering remarks about how climate change will impact our coastlines, economy, and society at large.

by |February 27, 2019