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A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say - Washington Post

Featured News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:00
The Southwest and central Plains will experience a dry weather shift 35 years from now, a NASA, Cornell and Columbia study said.

Is climate change fuelling war? - The Japan Times

Featured News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:49
Quotes Mark Cane.

Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Rock, and Burying It - New York Times

Featured News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:52
Article on Lamont-Doherty collaboration features adjunct scientist Juerg Matter.

Carbon Reduction and History and President Johnson - The Energy Collective

Featured News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:51
The only surviving member of the sub-panel, Wallace Broecker, geology professor at Columbia University's Earth Institute, said by telephone he does...

Seafloor Eruptions Triggered by Tides, Ice Ages - National Geographic News

Featured News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 12:00
Even small changes in sea levels-which affect the weight sitting on top of volcanoes-are enough to influence underwater eruptions, says a new study.

Secrets in the Ice - Nautilus

Featured News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:13
Quotes glaciologist Tim Creyts of LDEO on the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains.

Investigate Fortitude: Plague Under the Ice - Pivot

Featured News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:00
Video with Lamont scientist Bob Newton comments on science behind the TV drama.

De Blasio Plans Affordable Housing in Areas Swamped by Hurricane Sandy - InsideClimate News

Featured News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00
Klaus Jacob, a geophysicist at Columbia University who studies climate change's impact on infrastructure, said the move is risky and short-sighted.

Recurring Meteor Shower On Mercury? NASA’s MESSENGER Suggests So - Planetsave

Featured News - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Lamont director Sean Solomon.

Arsenic Present in Private Wells Threatens People in Many U.S. States - Medical News

Featured News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:00
Article on study led by Lamont adjunct Yan Zheng.

Earthquakes Rattling Glaciers, Boosting Sea Level Rise - GlacierHub

Featured News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:00
Quotes research conducted by Dr. Meredith Nettles.

Snow-show: Weather forecasting still an inexact science - The Journal News

Featured News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:00
"It really wasn't a bad forecast, in the big picture," said Adam Sobel, an atmospheric scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades.

Hurricane Sandy & Climate Change: redOrbit interviews author Adam Sobel - Red Orbit

Featured News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:00
RedOrbit sits down with Columbia professor and author Adam Sobel to discuss Hurricane Sandy and the future impact of climate change on storms.

Birth of a Desert

Geopoetry - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:47

 

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About 10 thousand years ago, North Africa’s Sahara Desert was a wide, green landscape. (photo credit: apdesign)

 

North Africa once was quite green,

From ancient lakes, clues we can glean:

Earth’s orbit has changed,

And rains rearranged …

Creating a vast, desert scene.

 

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Further reading:

End of the African Humid Period, News & Views by Peter deMenocal (2015) Nature Geoscience

The time-transgressive termination of the African Humid Period, Shanahan et al. (2015) Nature Geoscience

This is one in a series of poems written by Katherine Allen, a researcher in geochemistry and paleoclimate at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.

La Nina Extreme Weather Pattern May Double by Century's End - Scientific America

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Lamont scientist Park Williams

Vapor Pressure Deficit Lurking in Our Woods - High Country News

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00
Article on work by Lamont scientist Park Williams

Oklahoma Worries Over Earthquakes’ Connection to Oil and Gas Industry - Washington Post

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Lamont scientist John Armbruster.

Farewell to fish? - The Times of India

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00
Discusses study by Lamont scientists Joaquim Goes and Helga do Rosario Gomes

La Niñas on the rise in climate change double whammy - New Scientist

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:02
"It looks like most of their extreme La Niñas are the ocean sloshing back after extreme El Niños," says Mark Cane from LDEO.
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