Center for Climate Systems Research Archives - State of the Planet

American Geophysical Union 2022: Key Research From the Columbia Climate School

A guide to some of the most provocative and groundbreaking talks at the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists.

by |November 29, 2022

How Studying the Clouds Can Improve Climate Models

Kara Lamb discusses her research using machine learning to study cirrus clouds and how it can increase the accuracy of climate models.

by Elise Gout |November 23, 2022
COP27

What Did COP27 Accomplish?

Delegates from Columbia Climate School discuss the achievements and shortfalls of COP27, as well as what took place outside the negotiation room.

by Emily Halnon |November 22, 2022
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Is Air Pollution Fueling Stronger Thunderstorms? Project Aims to Find Out

In Houston, researchers are studying how air pollution particles affect the strength and lifecycle of storms in order to improve weather and climate forecasting.

by |August 17, 2022
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Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities for Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Opportunities related to climate, sustainable development, and the environment are available with distinguished faculty and researchers.

by Yana Zeltser |July 28, 2022
manishka de mel and cynthia rosenzweig post with their book

Manishka De Mel: Helping People and Ecosystems Adapt to Climate Change

At the Center for Climate Systems Research, she translates information about climate risks to support resilience-building in developing countries.

by |June 24, 2022
Cynthia Rosenzweig

2022 World Food Prize Awarded to Columbia Climate Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig

The award recognizes her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide.

by |May 5, 2022
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The Climate-Nutrition Connection in Food Security

In early 2021, ACToday, Cheikh Anta Diop University and Senegal’s national meteorological service organized a three-hour webinar to launch discussions about connections between climate and nutrition.

by |April 19, 2022
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How These Women Are Contributing to a Sustainable Tomorrow

For International Women’s Day, we highlight a few women in the Columbia Climate School who are leading on climate science and adaptation, and helping to promote equity, sustainability, and resilience.

by |March 8, 2022

A New Multimedia Package Offers Talks by Top Scientists on Climate Impacts and Adaptation

A printed book supplemented by electronic slides and a webinar series will present authoritative lectures from a wide variety of scientists across the world.

by |February 10, 2022