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What Moody’s Recent Acquisition Means for Assessing the Costs of the Climate Crisis

The acquisition of Four Twenty Seven, a leading provider of insight on economic climate risk, stands out as an indicator that the climate crisis is seen as a material risk that corporations and governments must consider.

by |August 5, 2019
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Conference Raises Tough Questions About Retreat from Rising Seas

Hundreds of experts gathered on campus to discuss possibilities for protecting coastal communities and withdrawing when we can no longer safely inhabit our coastlines.

by |July 17, 2019
portrait of two scientists on board the joides resolution

New York City to Punta Arenas: The Beginning of Our Journey

Scientists aboard the R/V Joides Resolution prepare to set sail into the Southern Ocean.

by |June 28, 2019

Center for Climate and Life Announces 2019 Fellows

The three new Fellows, all scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will pursue high-risk, high-reward research that furthers understanding of how climate change impacts human sustainability.

by |June 6, 2019
Millennium Island in the Republic of Kiribati as seen from space

Why We Shouldn’t Let Maritime Boundaries Shrink as Coastlines Recede

Climate change will pose many challenges for small island states — and shrinking maritime boundaries would only make matters worse, argues one climate lawyer.

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

Uncovering the Future of Greenland’s Ice Sheet

Joerg Schaefer and Gisela Winckler, scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, received funding from the Center for Climate and Life to examine the vulnerability of Greenland’s massive ice sheet.

by |January 22, 2019
Antarctic ice, from the video "What's Happening to the Ice Sheets?"

New Study Highlights Complexity of Warming and Melting in Antarctica

A concerted, multidisciplinary effort is needed to tackle this complexity, scientists argue in a paper released on Monday.

by |November 19, 2018
sea wall

When Is a Sea Wall a Good Idea?

Scientists at Columbia’s Earth Institute are using simulations to test how well different methods protect coastal areas from hurricanes and sea level rise.

by |September 13, 2018

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Development: Science Speaks Directly to Business

Business leaders and climate scientists recently met to discuss how advances in climate science research can be used to reduce investment risk and improve returns.

by |July 9, 2018