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Eos
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Article on research by Lamont grad student Kira Olsen.

 

Voice of America
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Quotes Lamont scientist Marco Tedesco.

 

Guardian
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

“We are seeing record after record after record,” said Marco Tedesco, a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, of the heat and melting episodes. “It looks like the worst case scenario put forward by the IPCC [International Panel on Climate Change] could be an underestimate because we are seeing ice melting now that we expected 30 to 40 years from now. It’s alarming because it’s very fast-paced and the consequences are hard to predict.”

NBC News
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Interview with Lamont scientist Radley Horton.

The Washington Post
Monday, August 5, 2019

“A heat wave today is going to have a much more potent influence on flammability than one 150 years ago when temperatures were 3.5 degrees cooler,” said Park Williams, a climate scientist at Columbia University. In a new study released in July, Williams and his co-authors found a heat signature in the dramatic increase (405 percent) in California’s burned area since 1972, one that appears as a rise in big summer forest fires in the Sierra and the forested northern coast regions — like 2018’s Ferguson Fire in Yosemite and the record Mendocino Complex Fire.

Smithsonian
Monday, August 5, 2019
This year alone, Marco Tedesco of Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory says, the ice sheet has lost an estimated 248 billion tons—roughly on par with the 250 billion tons of melt recorded by the end of July 2012.
ABC News
Friday, August 2, 2019

Scientists are noticing that these kinds of heat waves are becoming "more and more frequent," Marco Tedesco, a polar scientist specializing in Greenland for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York, told ABC News in June. At the time, another pocket of air led to clear skies and therefore more solar radiation, baking the eastern part of Greenland and melting 2 billion tons of the ice sheet.

USA Today
Friday, August 2, 2019

Columbia University professor of geophysics Marco Tedesco said that the sea-level rise and increased ocean acidity and warmth, combined with increased storm surges and rainfall caused by the melting of glaciers creates a "perfect recipe for an economic and social disruption along our coastlines." "They have a huge devastating power on our lives, on our economy, on the property of our houses and on our infrastructure," he said to USA TODAY. "And this [devastation] is all adding up."

Vice
Friday, August 2, 2019

The area affected by the melt this year is as big as any since 2012, when more than 90% of the ice area was affected. Right now about 57% is affected. “We’re basically on pace. We’re in the ballpark of the 2012 record,” Marco Tedesco, a polar scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, told National Geographic.

National Geographic
Thursday, August 1, 2019

That’s pretty close to the estimated 248 billion tons that have been lost so far this year, according to observations made by Marco Tedesco, a polar scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory.  “We’re basically on pace. We’re in the ballpark of the 2012 record,” he says.

The Washington Post
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

As a result of both surface melting and a lack of snow on the ice sheet this summer, "This is the year Greenland is contributing most to sea level rise," said Marco Tedesco, a climate scientist at Columbia University.

The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An intense area of high pressure, known as a “heat dome,” settled over Western Europe. As The Washington Post’s deputy weather editor Andrew Freedman explained… In an email to Freedman and his colleagues at The Post’s Capital Weather Gang, Radley Hortona climate researcher at Columbia University, put it bluntly. “The verdict is in: Increasing greenhouse gas concentrations due to human activity — by raising average temperatures — have loaded the dice toward more frequent record-breaking heat extremes,” wrote Horton

Forbes
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Profile of Lamont Scientist Marie Tharp

Esquire
Friday, July 26, 2019

Quotes Lamont scientists Adam Sobel and Klaus Jacob.

The Washington Post
Friday, July 26, 2019

“The verdict is in: Increasing greenhouse gas concentrations due to human activity — by raising average temperatures — have loaded the dice toward more frequent record breaking heat extremes (like this event),” wrote Radley Horton, a climate researcher at Columbia University, in an email. “But the magnitude with which all-time records are being broken — [four degrees] for Paris — suggests an accomplice. Specifically, human-driven increases in the variability of our day-to-day weather.”

Voice of America
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Segment on research of Lamont scientists Joerg Schaefer and Josh Maurer.

Newsweek
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

An article about Southwest megadrought study by Nathan Steiger.

Smithsonian
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

An article about 2,000 year climate study by Nathan Steiger.

Seeker
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Video about undersea aquifer study by Chloe Gustafson and Kerry Key.

 
Jackson Hole News
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Article on Lamont scientist Terry Plank.

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