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Secretary of State Cites Syria Study in Urging 'Ambitious' Climate Deal - Reuters

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 12:00
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.

Warming World Means More Drought in Horn of Africa - The Ecologist

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 12:00
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.

What's Behind the Disappearance of Antarctic Snow? - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:00
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.

Air Guard's IcePod Aircraft Departs for ‘Deep Freeze’ - Air National Guard

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 07:00
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.

Climate Cycles Didn’t Shape Ocean’s Abyssal Hills - Science

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 19:32
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.

The Mystery of Antarctica's Strange Disappearing Snow - Live Science

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:00
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.