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Faculty Q&A: Sean Solomon on Lamont-Doherty, Earth Science and Space

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 8:00pm
Faculty Q&A: Sean Solomon on Lamont-Doherty, Earth Science and Space

As a scientist, Sean Solomon has studied Mercury, Venus and Mars. Now he heads Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, whose researchers study planet Earth, from its deepest ocean to its highest peak.

Solomon arrives at Columbia from the Carnegie Institute, where he was its principal investigator for research with NASA’s Astrobiology Institute. Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the origin of life on Earth and its potential for existing elsewhere.

Hurricane Sandy, One Year Later

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:00pm
Hurricane Sandy, One Year Later

The year since Hurricane Sandy blew ashore in the New York area has been one of rebuilding and searching for how best to prevent the level of destruction and death it brought with it.

Planning in the Near Term for Climate Change

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 8:00pm
Planning in the Near Term for Climate Change

When scientists talk about climate change, they usually mean significant changes in the measures of climate over several decades or longer. Climate variability generally refers to seasonal changes over a year or so.

Hertog Program Delves Into History of Climate Change

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 8:00pm
Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations, Gavin Schmidt of Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Mike Hulme of University of East Anglia at the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative. Hertog Program Delves Into History of Climate Change

As the average local temperature continues to rise, climate change is a major topic on campus this summer. It is the focus of the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, an annual interdisciplinary program that uses historical analysis to examine problems in world politics.

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