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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

Scientists Track the Sudden Disappearance of an Antarctic Ice-Shelf Lake

A rarely seen phenomenon may not bode well for the future survival of the ice.

by |June 24, 2021
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Meet the Inaugural Cohort of the Earth Institute Summer Intern Program

These undergraduates and educators will work on research projects that connect the science of climate change to people and communities.

by |June 7, 2021
Cascade Tuholske and his father Jack Tuholske

Watching My Dad Die With Optimism Changed My Outlook on Climate Change

His father’s positive attitude in the face of terminal illness has inspired Cascade Tuholske to apply the same optimism while studying climate change.

by Cascade Tuholske |May 21, 2021

During the Last Ice Age, the Tropics Were Colder Than We Thought. Bad News for Us.

Gases collected from ancient groundwater provide a compelling portrait of how much past temperatures have swung back and forth.

by |May 12, 2021

Columbia Climate’s Hot 23

The news agency Reuters produced a list of top climate scientists. Columbia researchers comprise a significant number.

by |April 30, 2021

Sidney Hemming, Paleoclimate Detective, Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

A Q&A with the geochemist, who plans to investigate a key climate interval millions of years ago.

by |April 13, 2021

Fossil Plants at Bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet Warn of Future Melting

The discovery of fossil plants below a mile of Greenland ice indicates that the ice sheet completely melted in the past, and suggests it could rapidly do so again.

by |March 15, 2021

The ‘Zealandia Switch’: Missing Link in Big Natural Climate Shifts?

Movements of winds in the Southern Hemisphere may be the key to waxing and waning of ice ages, says a new study.

by |March 15, 2021
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You Asked: If the Science is Clear, Why Do We Need More Climate Research?

Climate scientist Gisela Winckler explains the link between climate science and solutions, and shares some of her research adventures.

by |January 26, 2021