The oceans are currently warming at an unparalleled rate, spelling potential chaos for corals around the world. Columbia’s Brad Linsley is studying reefs to track the past and make more accurate predictions about the future.
“This is a consequence of the warming temperatures of climate change,” said Columbia climate scientist Marco Tedesco about why melting is speeding up on the Greenland sheet and on much of the West Antarctic sheet.
On a peninsula within sight of New York City, researchers are studying trees dating as far back as the early 1800s. Rising seas and more powerful storms, both fueled by climate change, could eventually spell their end.
Scientists set sail on a perilous expedition to create the first internal 3D images of Axial Seamount, an underwater volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean.
A new study led by researchers at Columbia’s Data Science finds that diversifying India’s crops could provide better nutrition for 200 million undernourished people.