climate science Archives - State of the Planet

A Key U.S. Earth-Sciences Official Visits Columbia to Explore Research Ideas

Oceanographer Richard Spinrad of NOAA participated in a town hall and discussed funding opportunities with Columbia Climate School researchers.

by |March 29, 2022
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Why Climate Science Needs More Women Scientists

Women scientists continue to face unequal access to resources and opportunities in climate science. This lack of gender diversity is concerning, since women around the world will bear the brunt of climate change impacts.

by |February 11, 2022

Lisa Goddard: Led Global Efforts to Advance Near-Term Climate Forecasting

Lisa Goddard, longtime director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has died.

by |January 21, 2022

In Continuing Trend, 2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year on Modern Record

The past eight years are the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880.

by |January 13, 2022

International Team to Drill Deep Through Antarctic Ice Into Ancient Sediments

The research project, dubbed SWAIS 2C, will investigate the sensitivity of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to global warming of 2 degrees Centigrade.

by |November 20, 2021

Columbia Climate School’s Non-Degree Offerings for Fall 2021

Starting in fall 2021, the Columbia Climate School will offer non-degree educational programs for high school students and adult learners.

by |September 13, 2021

Columbia to Launch $25 Million AI-Based Climate Modeling Center 

A new venture will leverage big data and many disciplines to create better estimates of future climate.

by |September 9, 2021

Some Past Sea Levels May Not Have Been as High as Thought, Says Study of Rising and Sinking Landmasses

A time similar to our own saw catastrophic sea-level rise. But exactly how catastrophic?

by |August 9, 2021

More Carbon Emissions Will Kill More People. Here’s How Many.

Current methods to calculate the so-called social cost of carbon largely leave out how many future people our emissions will kill. This study tries to correct that.

by |July 29, 2021

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Milestones in Climate Science

Much of the modern understanding of climate change is underpinned by pioneering studies done at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Here’s a timeline of significant studies.

by |July 9, 2021