March 19, 2018

Climate Migrants Will Soon Shift Populations of Many Countries, Says World Bank

A new report projects that tens to hundreds of millions of people fleeing the gradual effects of climate change will shift centers of population within many countries in Latin America, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
March 19, 2018

Palm Trees Are Spreading Northward. How Far Will They Go?

A new study led by led by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researcher Tammo Reichgelt explores what it will take for the iconic tropical tree to expand into areas that have long been too cold for palm trees to survive.
March 13, 2018

North Atlantic Is Getting Less Salty, But It’s Too Soon to Blame Climate Change

Researchers report a sharp drop in salinity in the North Atlantic Ocean over the last decade, providing the most detailed look yet at changing ocean conditions in the region.
March 12, 2018

Climate Change May Be Hazardous to Your Health

The World Health Organization projects that from 2030 to 2050, climate change impacts will cause 250,000 more deaths globally each year, mainly from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress.
March 8, 2018

Wonder Woman: Lamont Polar Pioneer Robin Bell

Robin Bell, a Columbia polar scientist, is proof of the importance of encouraging young women to study STEM disciplines. Her breakthrough research, fueled by passionate intellectual curiosity, has been critical to understanding our planet.