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Toxic algae blooms, perhaps accelerated by ocean warming and other climate shifts, are spreading, poisoning marine life and people. National Geographic talks with Lamont's Joaquim Goes about the changes.
The Black and Bloom project examines the role that microbes might have in darkening the Greenland ice sheet – and boosting its melt. UPI talks with Lamont's Marco Tedesco about the forces driving melting in Greenland.
Lamont's Park Williams talks to the Washington Post about how drought has been contributing to increases in fire activity over the past several decades in the western United States.
The second large-scale fire in California this week is raging through the southern part of the state, and flooding in Louisiana is worsening. Combined with the fact that this past July was the planet’s single hottest month recorded, are these events indicative of climate change? New Hour talks with Lamont's Adam Sobel.
Over 2 feet of rain in less than 72 hours caused historic flooding in Louisiana this week. Chris Mooney talked with Lamont's Adam Sobel and other scientists about connections between the storm and our warming planet.
Encroaching waters already are threatening some cities. “Right now, the policy [in many places] is postponing the solution for future generations. It’s an injustice," said Lamont's Klaus Jacob.
Columbia University scientists, including Lamont's Steven Chillrud, are using innovative tools to investigate how vehicle exhaust impacts cyclists.
Greenland and its ice sheet have warmed briskly in recent years, and this summer has been warmer than normal. But in July’s final moments, at the apex of Greenland’s ice sheet, the mercury plunged to 23 degrees below zero (-30.7 Fahrenheit). Lamont's Marco Tedesco and other scientists explain why a short cold snap doesn't make a trend.
Vox Populi talks with Lamont's Peter deMenocal about an philanthropy raising funds for ocean science that's led by surfers.
Lamont's Adam Sobel explains that the lack of hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. in recent years is a relatively short-term fluctuation. The projections for increased storm intensity are for long-term global trends.
Scientists like Lamont's Suzanne Carbotte are tapping new technologies to unravel the mysteries of the deep.
Lamont's Marco Tedesco views the Arctic as a systems engineer would. He has been trying to “close the loop” and connect the exceedingly complex interactions that drive the northern climate system, which includes its sea ice, atmosphere and ocean circulations, and land ice.
In this audio podcast, Lamont's Hugh Ducklow, lead researcher for Antarctica's Palmer Station LTER, talks to The Explorers Club about the changing state of our polar regions.
Scientific American talks with Lamont's Marco Tedesco, who studies melting on Greenland, about a new project exploring how microorganisms help determine the pace of Arctic melting.
A new analysis of cyclone data and computer climate modeling, led by Lamont's Adam Sobel, Suzana Camargo, Allison Wing and Chia-Ying Lee, indicates that global warming is likely to intensify the destructive power of tropical storms.
In an Op/Ed article in the New York Times, Lamont's Adam Sobel explains why hurricanes are likely to become more intense with climate change and how recent history fits scientists' expectations.
Extraordinary Years Now the Normal Years: Scientists Survey Radical Melt in Arctic - Washington Post
A group of scientists studying a broad range of Arctic systems — from sea ice to permafrost to the Greenland ice sheet — gathered in D.C. to lay out just how extreme a year 2016 has been so far for the northern cap of the planet. “I see the situation as a train going downhill,” said Lamont's Marco Tedesco. “And the feedback mechanisms in the Arctic [are] the slope of your hill. And it gets harder and harder to stop it.”
The risk of rapid coastal subsidence to infrastructure and economies is global and is most acute in large river deltas, which are home to about 500 million people. An international community of researchers is calling attention to the need for better measurements and modeling and linking the science with its socioeconomic implications, Lamont's Michael Steckler and colleagues write.
A megathrust fault could be lurking underneath Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India, exposing millions of people to the risk of a major earthquake, according to research led by Lamont's Michael Steckler.
Lamont's Colin Stark visited the Glacier Bay landslide and said closer inspection revealed two big discoveries: the slide was still active days later, and the original landslide was so powerful it pushed rock and dirt up the sides of the valley almost 300 feet.