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Food Web: Trade Networks May Be Key to Solving Hunger

June 28, 2018
Columbia’s Center for Climate Systems Research is building a network analysis program that can pinpoint trouble spots in the global food trade system. Read More

A World Warmer By Just 2°C Will Be Very Different From Today

June 25, 2018
Past warm periods indicate that even the Paris Agreement’s limits on global warming could have catastrophic consequences over the long-term. Read More

Climate Change May Soon Hit Billions of People. Many Cities Are Already Taking Action.

June 20, 2018
Billions of people in thousands of cities around the world will soon be at risk from climate-related heat waves, droughts, flooding, food shortages and energy blackouts by mid-century, but many cities are already taking action to blunt such effects, says a new report from a consortium of international organizations. Read More

How Will People Move as Climate Changes?

June 13, 2018
A new model estimates how many climate migrants there will be, where they are likely to go, and what effects they might have on the places to which they move. Read More

Climate-Related Flooding May Quickly Disrupt Global Trade Chains

May 28, 2018
Intensifying river floods caused by global warming may hamper national economies worldwide, and effects might propagate through global trade and supply networks, a new study says. Read More

Machine Listening for Earthquakes

May 23, 2018
In a new study, researchers show that machine learning algorithms can pick out different types of earthquakes from three years of data at Geysers in California. The repeating patterns of earthquakes appear to match the seasonal rise and fall of water-injection flows into the hot rocks below. Read More

How Australia Got Planted

May 21, 2018
A new study has uncovered when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent. Read More

In India, Dirty Air Kills as Easily in the Country as in the City

May 16, 2018
A forthcoming study of northern India suggests that people living in rural areas are as likely to die prematurely from the effects of poor air quality as those living in cities. Read More

In Ancient Rocks, Scientists See a Climate Cycle Working Across Deep Time

May 7, 2018
A gradual shift in Earth's orbit that repeats every 405,000 years plays a role in natural climate swings. Read More

Digging Into Easter Island’s Climate History

May 2, 2018
Sediments deposited over thousands of years provide a window to the past—and may perhaps shed light on what happened to the island's now-lost civilization. Read More
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