Earth Sciences Archives - State of the Planet

Two Months in the Southern Ocean, for Science

Under the leadership of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists, two different expeditions sailed to the stormy Southern Ocean to learn more about Earth’s climate history.

by |September 19, 2019

Event: Earth Institute Experts to Discuss How to Act on Climate

Join us at ‘Our Future Festival NYC’ on September 21. This groundbreaking climate event is designed to inform and inspire.

by |September 12, 2019

The Surprising Way a Volcanic Eruption Fueled a Bloom of Ocean Algae

A new study reveals a surprising way in which lava influences marine ecology.

by |September 6, 2019

As Temperatures Rise, More California Forests Will Burn

Park Williams and Richard Seager, climate experts at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discuss why California wildfires are expected to expand and intensify with climate change.

by |September 4, 2019
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A Day in the Life at Sea

Two months at sea, collecting drill cores in the stormiest ocean on the planet, can feel both extremely epic and fairly routine.

by |August 21, 2019

More Intense Non-Tropical Storms Causing Increased Rainfall in U.S. Southeast

In the Southeastern United States, the increasing amount of rain during hurricane season is coming not from hurricanes but from non-tropical storms created by weather fronts, new research finds.

by |August 7, 2019

North to Patuakhali and Barisal for the End of Our Fieldwork

We added a campaign monument to the tide gauge at Khepupara on the way to our last GPS and SET installation site at Patuakhali. We faced challenges such as bad roads and broken bridges, and leeches, but got the work done. The field work was now coming to a close.

by |August 5, 2019

Khulna to Barishal and Kuakata

We replaced the GPS at Khulna University, then met some colleagues in Barisal. We continued to Khepupara and the beach at Kuakata for more installations. The beach on the Bay of Bengal is fresh water in the summer due to the enormous water discharge at the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta.

by |August 2, 2019
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New Article: Engineered CO2 Removal, Climate Restoration, and Humility

Senior research scholar Julio Friedmann examines the roles of technical experts, financiers, and government officials in advancing carbon dioxide removal projects.

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You Asked: If CO2 Is Only 0.04% of the Atmosphere, How Does it Drive Global Warming?

Short answer: A little bit goes a long way.

by |July 30, 2019