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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."
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cited research involving Lamont's Richard Seager when he talked about climate change connections to the conflict in Syria and threats to food and water security.
Evidence stretching back 40,000 years shows that global warming will increase drying in a region of East Africa where drought already causes humanitarian crises - dashing earlier hopes of increased rainfall, according to a new study from Lamont's Peter deMenocal.
A new study led by Lamont's Indrani Das shows that strong winds are shifting vast amounts of Antarctica’s snow into the sea or the atmosphere.
The takeoff of the New York Air National Guard’s LC-130 ski-equipped aircraft on Oct. 16 marks the official start of the 109th Airlift Wing’s 28th season of support to science research at the South Pole. It carries the Lamont-built IcePod for exploring under the Antarctic ice.
A new study led by Lamont-Doherty's Jean-Arthur Olive says faulting, not sea level rise and fall due to climate change, shaped the texture of the sea floor.
New research led by Lamont-Doherty's Indrani Das has found that current regional climate models don't take into account how wind affects snow accumulation in Antarctica.
New York is spending $20 billion to protect its shores from sea-level rise, but that may not be enough. The Nation talked to Lamont's Klaus Jacob.
A new study from Lamont's Peter deMenocal and colleagues finds the Horn of Africa is drying and will continue to get drier. That's likely to drive poverty and piracy.
Evidence stretching back 40,000 years shows that global warming will increase drying in a region of East Africa where drought already causes humanitarian crises. Cites research by Lamont-Doherty's Peter deMenocal.
Lamont's Joaquim Goes and Helga do Rosario Gomes have been studying blooms in the Arabian Sea, where a tiny organism and its tenants have made an unexpected appearance that could harm other marine life that the region depends on for food.
Hurricane-force winds remove large amounts of snow in Antarctica, which might increase the estimates of how much the frozen continent contributes to sea level rise. Cites research by Lamont-Doherty's Indrani Das.
The Horn of Africa is warming and drying faster now than in the past 2,000 years, says new research into ancient marine sediments found. The findings contradict global climate models, which show that the geopolitically unstable region getting wetter as emissions boost temperatures worldwide, says Lamont's Peter DeMenocal.
Lamont-Doherty's Nicolas Young was named a winner of the 2015 Blavatnik Regional Awards, given to post-doctoral scientists and affiliated with the New York Academy of Sciences. “These talented young scientists will continue to foster innovation and new discoveries for years to come,” said Len Blavatnik, head of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.
Recent figures reveal that the number of Ethiopians in need of food has risen sharply because of the lack of rain, combined with the El Nino weather phenomenon. A new study involving Lamont-Doherty's Peter deMenocal suggests that the region is growing drier.
The already arid countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia are becoming even drier at an unusually fast pace, threatening to deepen drought, famine and instability, a new study by Lamont-Doherty's Peter DeMenocal and former post-doc Jessica Tierney finds.
The Horn of Africa is becoming drier in step with global warming, researchers said on Friday, contradicting some climate models predicting rainier weather patterns in politically challenged region. Cites research by Lamont's Peter DeMenocal and former post-doc Jessica Tierney.