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  • Science for the Planet: Why Marshes Must Be Preserved

    Science for the Planet: Why Marshes Must Be Preserved

    While collecting sediment cores from a New York City coastal marsh, Dorothy Peteet, a botanist and climatologist at the Climate School’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, explains how such ecosystems store massive amounts of carbon, but are under threat from sea-level rise. “We’re building a chronology to understand the carbon storage, the human impact…the local history and…

Science for the Planet: In these short video explainers, discover how scientists and scholars across the Columbia Climate School are working to understand the effects of climate change and help solve the crisis.
  • Science for the Planet: Why Marshes Must Be Preserved

    Science for the Planet: Why Marshes Must Be Preserved

    While collecting sediment cores from a New York City coastal marsh, Dorothy Peteet, a botanist and climatologist at the Climate School’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, explains how such ecosystems store massive amounts of carbon, but are under threat from sea-level rise. “We’re building a chronology to understand the carbon storage, the human impact…the local history and…