State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

Pleistocene

  • Crater Beneath Greenland Glacier Is 58 million Years Older Than Previously Thought

    Crater Beneath Greenland Glacier Is 58 million Years Older Than Previously Thought

    Researchers discovered that a meteorite crater beneath the Hiawatha glacier is much older than previously thought, leaving questions regarding its impact on global climate. 

  • Ancestors

    Ancestors

    We are high mountain people, hunters and artists, Our view from this base camp is brilliant and clear. Cold, thin air sweeps the rocky plateau; You need a strong heart to live here.

  • Shag, Before It Was Cool

    Shag, Before It Was Cool

    More cuddly than a dino, The Zanda woolly rhino! This pioneer of old Grew shag before the cold. …

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  • Crater Beneath Greenland Glacier Is 58 million Years Older Than Previously Thought

    Crater Beneath Greenland Glacier Is 58 million Years Older Than Previously Thought

    Researchers discovered that a meteorite crater beneath the Hiawatha glacier is much older than previously thought, leaving questions regarding its impact on global climate. 

  • Ancestors

    Ancestors

    We are high mountain people, hunters and artists, Our view from this base camp is brilliant and clear. Cold, thin air sweeps the rocky plateau; You need a strong heart to live here.

  • Shag, Before It Was Cool

    Shag, Before It Was Cool

    More cuddly than a dino, The Zanda woolly rhino! This pioneer of old Grew shag before the cold. …