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The long-lasting drought affecting Texas and California could be due to natural climate variation, not climate change, says Lamont tree-ring scientist Edward Cook.
Much of the raw data that goes into a weather forecast is automated, but you need experts to interpret the results and turn them into a prediction that people can understand, says Lamont atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel.
Lamont climate scientist Richard Seager says the recent California drought may be due more to natural climate variation than a warming climate.
Cites horn and tusk-dating work of Lamont postdoctoral researcher Kevin Uno.
Lamont geophysicist Heather Savage explains the mechanics of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami off Japan that swamped a power station and led to a partial nuclear meltdown.
Did a meteor strike in Canada 215 million years ago trigger a mass extinction in North America? Lamont scientist Paul Olsen is working in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona to find out.
Lamont seismologist Won-Young Kim attributes shaking near Ocean City, Md. on Thursday afternoon to supersonic jets passing overhead.
Lamont seismologist Won-Young Kim attributes shaking near Ocean City, Md. on Thursday to supersonic jets passing overhead.
"To have a Winter Olympics, you need a place with snow," said Lamont's Richard Seager. "In the Southern Hemisphere, that would pretty much limit you to the Andes."
When viewed in a regional context over the last 13 years, California's dry spell may qualify as a mega-drought, says Lamont climate scientist Benjamin Cook.
Tree-ring records show that at least two megadroughts hit the West during Medieval times, with one dry spell lasting 29 years and the other 28 years, says Lamont tree-ring scientist Edward Cook.
Jason Smerdon, a climate researcher at Lamont-Doherty, comments on President Obama's stance on coal-fired power plants.
With a few tricks borrowed from the oil industry, scientists are hoping to one day better understand why earthquakes start and stop. Lamont's Heather Savage discusses her work in this emerging field.
California's long-ago era of mega-droughts could be back, research by Lamont's Richard Seager and others suggests.
Lamont atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel wins a €250,000 two-year grant to pursue research on climate and extreme weather; Lamont atmospheric scientist Suzana Camargo comments.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Dallas Abbott discusses early findings that dust from the passing of Halley's comet in 530 triggered a cooling of the climate and crop failures in the year 536.
Lamont climate scientist Mark Cane discusses why global warming appears to have stalled since 1998.
The U.S. Geological Survey may know within two months whether the earthquakes around Azle, Texas, can be linked to natural gas drilling activity. Research by Lamont's Won-Young Kim and John Armbruster on induced earthquakes in Ohio discussed.
Global warming is as real and serious as ever, writes Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel in this op-ed, it's just exceedingly gradual compared with the dramatic temperature swings that are still part of living in midlatitudes in winter.