April 16, 2019

Maureen Raymo on Lamont’s Living Library of Earth History

The Columbia paleoclimatologist and marine geologist has shaped our understanding of the how ice ages fluctuate and how sea levels change; in this interview Raymo talks about why the miles and miles of marine sediment samples in Lamont’s Core Repository are so important.
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April 12, 2019

Warm Autumn Winds Could Strain Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf

New research co-authored by Columbia University scientists shows that the Larsen C ice shelf—the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica—experienced an unusual spike in late summer and early autumn surface melting in the years 2015 to 2017.
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April 8, 2019

Carbon Lurking in Deep Ocean Threw Ancient Climate Switch, Say Researchers

A new study shows that the slowdown of a major ocean current system around 950,000 years ago correlated directly with a huge buildup of carbon in the deep Atlantic Ocean, and corresponding decline of carbon in the air.
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April 4, 2019

Climate Panel Disbanded by Trump, Now Regrouped, Releases Report

The report calls for the creation of a new network to provide guidance to state, local, and tribal governments on how to use the National Climate Assessment and other sources of science to get things done in their communities.
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March 25, 2019

Hurricane Maria Study Warns: Climate-Driven Storms May Raze Many Tropical Forests

A new study led by Columbia University scientist Maria Uriarte shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times.
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