December 6, 2019

How a Volcanic Eruption Helped Create Modern Scotland

A new analysis led by Rosanne D’Arrigo, a Columbia paleoclimatologist, suggests that volcanic eruptions thousands of kilometers away from Great Britain may have helped spark a political transformation.
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December 5, 2019

Mortal Corals

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.
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December 4, 2019

Climate Change Is Accelerating: ‘Things Are Getting Worse’

“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.
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December 3, 2019

A Deep-Sea Magma Monster Gets a Body Scan

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.
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Radley Horton
November 27, 2019

How ‘Climate Procrastination’ Has Put the Planet in Peril

A new report from the United Nations finds that the warming effect of greenhouse gases on the planet has increased 43 percent just since 1990. Columbia University’s Radley Horton discusses the problem and potential solutions.
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November 19, 2019

Her Message About Climate Change: It’s Not Too Late

Kate Marvel, a Columbia climate scientist, is committed to spreading the word about climate science. Her TED Talk on the subject drew more than a million viewers.
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November 13, 2019

Beneath the Ice

To predict how much climate change will raise sea level, researchers like Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Stan Jacobs are studying ice shelves, where vast expanses of ice meet the ocean.
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