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Changes in Ocean ‘Conveyor Belt’ Foretold Abrupt Climate Changes by Four Centuries

Led by Lamont-Doherty researchers, a new study is the first to measure the time lags between changing ocean currents and major climate shifts.

by |March 20, 2019

Scott Barrett is Not Hopeful About Climate Change, But He is Determined

Focusing on collective action that aligns with human nature, he studies solutions to the greatest problem facing the world today.

by |March 19, 2019

Climate Change Getting You Down? Here Are Some Coping Strategies

Psychologist Wendy Greenspun shares techniques for dealing with climate burnout and staying resilient in the face of humanity’s greatest challenge.

by |March 14, 2019
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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

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
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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

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