Carbon emissions hit a dramatic high nearly 10 million years after the demise of the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago. But emissions now far surpass that. "What we're doing today is much more extreme than what happened in Earth's history," says Lamont's Bärbel Hönisch.
Climate change has pushed French wines into uncharted territory, and could force producers to relocate or abandon the grapes that helped to make their vineyards famous, according to a study from Lamont's Ben Cook.
"Our analysis showed that wine harvests are happening earlier, which has historically been a harbinger of high-quality wines. But we also found that changing local weather conditions could make it harder to determine when to expect high-quality wines, and that higher temperatures could force wine growers to use different grape varieties," writes Lamont's Ben Cook.
A crew of scientists led by Lamont's Park Williams has been making its way through the Ozark Mountains, dodging snakes and poison ivy to study tree rings, to see how they're reacting to climate change.
"When it comes down to climate and carbon sequestration, these are global problems," says Lamont's Kevin Griffin.
Worried about how climate change will affect rainfall in the coming decades, some San Luis Obispo residents are calling on the city to stop allowing developers to build new homes — at least until the city recalculates its future water supply.
A combination of water from rainfall, recycling of wastewater, desalination of seawater, and a large-scare water conservation campaign helped Israel get through what research from Lamont's Ben Cook shows is the region's worst drought in more than 900 years.
Scientists are increasingly able to attribute aspects of extreme weather to the overall change in the climate, as John Sutter discusses with Lamont's Park Williams.
Compared with trees suddenly exposed to hot temperatures, acclimated trees may release far less CO2 at night, a new study suggests. Science talks with Lamont's Kevin Griffin.
Lamont's Peter Kelemen discusses ways of using mantle rocks as natural carbon capture and storage solutions.
Our science has reached the point where we can look for the human influence on climate in single weather events, and sometimes find it, writes Lamont's Adam Sobel.
A new study led by Lamont's Marco Tedesco finds that the reflectivity, or albedo, of Greenland’s ice sheet could decrease by as much as 10 percent by the end of the century, potentially leading to significant sea-level rise.
The dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans is taking over in the Arabian Sea, posing a potential threat to its ecosystem. Science News talks with Lamont's Joaquim Goes.
The BBC talks with Lamont's Bob Newton about the Billion Oyster Project, an effort to bring oysters back to New York harbor.
Satellite data and modeling reveal a trend toward coarser-grained, more-energy-absorbent snow on Greenland, as a new paper by Lamont's Marco Tedesco explains.
Before its planned crash into Mercury last year, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft gave scientists a parting gift: In its final orbits, MESSENGER confirmed that Mercury’s dark hue is due to carbon. Discovery talked with Lamont Director Sean Solomon, who led the MESSENGER mission.
Greenland can’t seem to catch a break. In a study led by Lamont's Marco Tedesco, researchers have found that the surface has gotten darker over the past two decades, meaning it’s absorbing more solar radiation, which is further increasing snow melt.
Lamont graduate student Hannah Rabinowitz talks in a podcast about Lamont's Research Is Art project, Girls' Science Day and other science outreach.
A new study from Lamont's Marco Tedesco shows that Greenland's ice sheet is “darkening,” or losing its ability to reflect both visible and invisible radiation, as it melts more and more, the research finds. That means it’s absorbing more of the sun’s energy — which then drives further melting.
A new study led by Lamont's Ben Cook finds that the drought that began in 1998 in the Levant is probably the region's worst in 900 years.