Botanist and climate scientist Dorothy Peteet has been in the business digging deep into bogs, marshes and fens for more than 40 years, revealing natural and human histories going back thousands of years, and their role in changing climate. A final frontier: the obscure remains of New York City’s once widespread coastal wetlands.
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Experts say that snow and ice loss will create conditions beyond the limits of adaptation for billions of people if climate warming reaches 2 degrees Celsius.
Most research on rising sea levels focuses on the direct effects of inundation. A new study adds social and economic vulnerabilities to the equation.
At a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change side event in early June, representatives from several countries discussed the urgent need to address global loss of water and sea-level rise.
An easy-to-use flood planning tool visualizes building footprint data for nearly all New York State, except New York City.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory presents a public lecture on the driving forces and dynamics reshaping global coastlines.
The Resilient Coastal Communities Project will help address the growing risks of storm surge, flash flooding and sea level rise, in an inclusive and holistic manner.
Data choices are critical in assessing the risk of sea level rise faced by people living in low elevation coastal zones.
Thwaites Glacier, dubbed Antarctica’s ‘doomsday glacier,’ has been predicted to undergo dramatic changes, with its ice shelf likely to break apart in as little as five years.
Almost all of the world’s glaciers are in retreat.