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Earth & Climate Science News

Lamont research professor Brendan Buckley helps his students learn to listen to the trees.

Scientists have produced a new curve of how atmospheric carbon dioxide affects climate. It makes clear that its effects can be long lasting.

A guide to notable research to be presented at the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists.

AGU23, the world's largest gathering of Earth and space scientists, takes place in San Francisco and online across the globe December 11-15, 2023. Our scientists and experts will be there to present their research. Check out our guide American Geophysical Union 2023: Key Research From the Columbia Climate School. Be sure to stop by our booth, #1350, in the Exhibit Hall, too. Lamont and DEES alumni, friends, students, and staff, join us for our December 12 reception.

Lamont researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Journalists may join and cover expeditions when possible. Learn more about this essential fieldwork.



Science for the Planet: Why Marshes Must Be Preserved

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is a community of bold, intellectually curious explorers committed to tackling the existential crisis of climate change. In our 2022 Annual Report, we highlight our accomplishments from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Lamont Features Map
Lamont Features Map

Discover the who and where of special places named for Lamonters in our interactive map.

Milestones in Climate Science
Milestones in Climate Science

See our timeline of pioneering Lamont studies underpinning the modern understanding of climate change.

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Since our founding in 1949, Lamont-Doherty has been a leader in the Earth sciences, with many scientific firsts. Learn more about our history.