|Letter from the Director
Flash floods in Pakistan, destructive earthquakes in Japan, airplanes grounded due to volcanic ash—you've read the headlines and you've seen images of the ensuing havoc.
Responding with insight and humanity to mitigate the devastation are entities like aid organizations, forward-looking engineers, and farmers practicing sustainable agriculture.
But driving the collective wisdom of these groups are the discoveries made by researchers in the field of earth and environmental sciences.
And the single most important way you can help individuals arrive at answers is by sustaining basic science today.Please partner with Lamont-Doherty to fund the new ultra clean laboratory—a facility that will revolutionize the field's research capabilities.
Because today's breakthroughs truly inspire tomorrow's solutions.
But time is running out to meet the federal government's $1.4 million matching grant! Please consider making a gift now to ensure this critical research.
Interim Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Please take a minute to view this slideshow, which introduces you to just some of the scientists who will use the new ultra clean lab.
Learn about their innovative research. If you've given already to the campaign, take pride in the fact that these researchers' future discoveries will come about because of your generosity. They join me in expressing our sincerest thanks.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a component of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is one of the world's leading scientific research centers. More than 300 scientists and students study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere. From global climate change to earthquakes, volcanoes, nonrenewable resources, environmental hazards and beyond, Observatory scientists provide a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humankind in the planet's stewardship.
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