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Downtownexpress, June 19
“It’s a race against time,” said Klaus Jacob, a research scientist at Lamont-Doherty and member of the City’s Panel on Climate Change that came up with the data underlying Mayor Bloomberg's report. “It’s a race of good will against lethargy and complacency. The mayor is certainly gung-ho for this but we have to see what happens after his term is over.”
Melt Below, Not Calving Icebergs, Shrinking Antarctica , June 18
The first comprehensive survey of all Antarctic ice shelves by researchers at NASA and Lamont-Doherty have found that it is actually a warmer ocean — and not icebergs — that is responsible for the loss of ice-shelf mass that other ongoing research is documenting.
Another 1930s Dust Bowl Drought Possible This Century
Livescience, June 14
A warmer climate leads to drier soils, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Richard Seager, raising the chances that a devastating Dust Bowl-like drought could happen again.
East Antarctic Ice Shelves Melting At Surprising Pace, Study Finds
Christian Science Monitor, June 14
A new study in Science co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Stan Jacobs finds that East Antarctic ice shelves are also losing mass, which can accelerate the flow of continental ice to the sea, contributing to sea-level rise.
No Retreat From The Coastline
Gotham Gazette, June 11
Klaus Jacob, a member of New York City's Panel on Climate Change and a geophysicist at Lamont-Doherty, says the city needs to plan for as much as six feet of sea level rise by 2100.
Hudson River And Climate Records
Wamc, June 04
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dorothy Peteet of Columbia University reveals what the Hudson River has to say about the climate of the past.