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Robin Bell: Science Is Like Running a Small Business, Where the Currency Is Ideas - Forecast Podcast
Science is like running a small business, where the currency is ideas, Lamont-Doherty's Robin Bell tells Michael White, Nature’s editor for climate science.
“The drying is coincident with a lot of major events in human evolution,” Lamont's Peter deMenocal said. It coincides with the appearance in the fossil record of the first members of the Homo genus, along with Paranthropus. Australopithecus disappeared around the same time.
For centuries, Rotterdam and Hamburg have had to contend with the threat of storm surges and floods. Now, as sea levels rise, planners are looking at innovative ways to make these cities more resilient. Quotes Lamont-Doherty's Klaus Jacob.
“We have to fundamentally rethink what it means to be a coastal city, and it depends on the geography of each city what then the possible solutions are,” Lamont's Klaus Jacob told the Christian Science Monitor.
Lamont scientists Colin Stark and Goram Ekstrom have detected a massive avalanche on one of Canada's highest mountains, a landslide that otherwise would have gone completely unnoticed in a remote part of northwestern Canada.
El Nino could cause a boost in atmospheric CO2 levels, leaving them permanently above the 400 ppm mark, Climate Central writes. Quotes Lamont-Doherty's Jason Smerdon.
On the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Lamont-Doherty's Klaus Jacob writes about the risk coastal communities face from sea level rise and the need to develop fair and equitable procedures to relocate flood-threatened communities to higher elevations.
Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel, head of the Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate, led a lecture series in Canada about the risks of extreme weather and the enormous impact severe weather events are having on communities.
One clear consequence of Superstorm Sandy is that everyone, even climate-change deniers, takes planning for extreme weather events more seriously. The New Yorker talks with Lamont-Doherty's Klaus Jacob.
A huge chunk of rock and ice slid down Canada's remote Mount Steele at a dizzying speed. Lamont-Doherty's Colin Stark and Göran Ekström picked up on the landslide in seismic data.
None of today's weather models came close to predicting Hurricane Patricia's explosive intensification, says Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel, head of the Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. Remedying this has been recognized for some time as a science priority.
Geologists have discovered evidence of an ancient 560-foot mega-tsunami. Based on work by Ricardo Ramalho when he was at Lamont-Doherty and Lamont's Gisela Winckler.
A massive slide of rock and ice tumbled down a remote mountain in Canada’s Yukon this month. The event likely would have gone unnoticed had it not been for a seismic-instrument network, satellite imagery and a pair of scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Colin Stark and Göran Ekström.
Global temperatures are running far above last year’s record-setting level, all but guaranteeing that 2015 will be the hottest year in the historical record. Cites Lamont-Doherty's Richard Seager.
About 4,700 students from more than 95 schools between New York City and Troy joined Lamont-Doherty scientists led by Margie Turrin in a series of testing and observations on the Hudson River today, contributing to the annual Day in the Life of the Hudson River.
Lamont-Doherty's Colin Stark and Göran Ekström discovered the Mt. Steele landslide using a rapid detection software tool that sifted through data from a global earthquake monitoring network and picked up a signal indicative of a fairly significant event on October 11. NASA's Image of the Day provides the before and after view.
Catastrophes naturelles : un spécialiste américain s’inquiète du manque de prépa - Insurance & Investment Journal
The French-language Insurance & Investment Journal talks with Lamont's Adam Sobel about Superstorm Sandy and the lessons Canada might learn.
A new study from Lamont-Doherty's Indrani Das has found that about 80 billion tonnes of snow in eastern Antarctica is being vaporized every year by powerful winds.
Analyses of hills paralleling a mid-ocean ridge found variations in height over time lining up with the length of the glacial cycles. A new study from a team led by Lamont-Doherty's Jean-Arthur Olive, however, found flaws when the idea was applied across all oceans.
California could lose as much as 20 percent of its trees to the drought, Carnegie Institution scientists warn. "Think of it as one gigantic ax swing at the forest," said Lamont's Park Williams. "It takes a huge chunk out of the population, and if we see two or three more of these droughts, then that's even more ax swings."