State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

Tag: Montreal Protocol

  • Montreal Protocol Is Delaying First Ice-Free Arctic Summer

    Montreal Protocol Is Delaying First Ice-Free Arctic Summer

    New research from Columbia climate scientists shows that the 1987 ozone treaty, designed to protect the ozone layer, has postponed the occurrence of the first ice-free Arctic by as much as 15 years.

  • Without the Montreal Protocol, More Intense Tropical Cyclones

    Without the Montreal Protocol, More Intense Tropical Cyclones

    Using one of the most advanced atmospheric computer models available, scientists compared our expected future with a scenario in which ozone-depleting substances had never been regulated.

  • Playing for the Planet

    Playing for the Planet

    Scott Barrett, the Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics and an expert in complex international negotiations, teaches game theory in his Global Collective Action class. Using a simple card game, Barrett helps his students understand the consequences of decision making in complex negotiations, like those involved in climate treaties, where each country’s actions depend…

  • Beyond Carbon: How Fixing the Ozone Layer Contributes to Climate Change

    Beyond Carbon: How Fixing the Ozone Layer Contributes to Climate Change

    The greenhouse effect is not all about carbon dioxide. Several other substances, such as water vapor and methane, also play a key part in trapping radiation. Recently, a family of relatively obscure chemicals called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, has entered the spotlight due to its role in global warming. HFCs are highly potent greenhouse warmers –…

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.
  • Montreal Protocol Is Delaying First Ice-Free Arctic Summer

    Montreal Protocol Is Delaying First Ice-Free Arctic Summer

    New research from Columbia climate scientists shows that the 1987 ozone treaty, designed to protect the ozone layer, has postponed the occurrence of the first ice-free Arctic by as much as 15 years.

  • Without the Montreal Protocol, More Intense Tropical Cyclones

    Without the Montreal Protocol, More Intense Tropical Cyclones

    Using one of the most advanced atmospheric computer models available, scientists compared our expected future with a scenario in which ozone-depleting substances had never been regulated.

  • Playing for the Planet

    Playing for the Planet

    Scott Barrett, the Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics and an expert in complex international negotiations, teaches game theory in his Global Collective Action class. Using a simple card game, Barrett helps his students understand the consequences of decision making in complex negotiations, like those involved in climate treaties, where each country’s actions depend…

  • Beyond Carbon: How Fixing the Ozone Layer Contributes to Climate Change

    Beyond Carbon: How Fixing the Ozone Layer Contributes to Climate Change

    The greenhouse effect is not all about carbon dioxide. Several other substances, such as water vapor and methane, also play a key part in trapping radiation. Recently, a family of relatively obscure chemicals called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, has entered the spotlight due to its role in global warming. HFCs are highly potent greenhouse warmers –…