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Rooting Out the Errors in Climate Models To Better Predict Hurricanes

By enhancing climate models, a project will help to improve forecasts of intense hurricanes like Hurricane Florence.

by |September 13, 2018

Global Climate Models For Public Health? Useful, But Not In The Way We Think

A new paper in PLOS Medicine argues that climate change projections are often misused in health impact studies: they are best suited for shaping public health policies, not for triggering operational actions on the ground.

by |August 15, 2018

Artificial Intelligence—A Game Changer for Climate Change and the Environment

Artificial intelligence is helping us manage the impacts of climate change and protect the environment in many ways.

by |June 5, 2018
ocean currents near antarctica

‘Pangeo’ Project Will Improve Access to Climate Data

The better climate models become, the harder it is to use them. One team of researchers is working to fix that.

by |September 13, 2017

‘Tail Risk’: a Chat with Scientist Radley Horton

We’re talking to experts around the Earth Institute about what they’re working on, what they would like people to know about it, and what inspired them to go into their field.

by |January 24, 2017
A new model will help coastal planners prepare for sea level rise this century, with the knowledge that this century is only the beginning of thousands of years of changes. Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service

A New Tool for Coastal Planners Preparing for Sea Level Rise

Globally, the tool estimates at least 11 inches of sea level rise this century with ambitious efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and as much as 52 inches if greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow unchecked.

by |February 22, 2016
Even in the scenario with the least impact, several megacities will largely become submerged over time.

Climate Change Isn’t Just a 21st Century Problem

Humans have been burning fossil fuels for only about 150 years, yet that has started a cascade of profound changes that at their current pace will still be felt 10,000 years from now, a new study shows.

by |February 8, 2016

Fast-Building Storms Play Key Role in Tropical Cyclone Risk

In studying climate and tropical cyclones, researchers find a weather phenomenon at play.

by |February 4, 2016
Jeffany Acosta SSFRP 2015

Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

The Earth Institute will offer nine research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the Spring 2016 semester.

by |December 1, 2015

Seeing the Amazon’s Future Through the Fog

Scientists have developed a new approach to modeling the water and carbon cycles in the Amazon that could lead to better climate forecasts and improved water resource management.