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The Challenge Extreme weather events exact terrible tolls on lives, social and economic stability, and national security. As public officials, the private sector, communities and citizens worldwide plan for the future, urgent questions demand attention: how are the risks of such disasters changing, and what should we do to prepare? The Initiative The Initiative on… read more
The Challenge Reliable access to food, water, shelter, and energy is essential for human life. Climate change linked to carbon emissions is putting all four at risk and raising new questions about human resilience, adaptation, and sustainability. A scientific innovation gap is hindering our ability to answer these questions: Climate is changing faster than our… read more
The Challenge The Earth sciences are being transformed by immediate access to real-time data from new observing systems, including a growing array of satellites, cabled observatories, and autonomous airborne and underwater vehicles. This huge flood of digital data has the potential to lead to major breakthroughs in nearly all of Lamont’s disciplines, including seafloor earthquakes… read more
The Challenge One of the greatest challenges facing coastal economies and ecosystems is the rising sea level when temperatures warm and polar ice sheets melt. As sea levels rise, the water degrades coastlines, encroaches on cities, businesses, and homes, and affects the health and sustainability of economically valuable estuaries and coral reef ecosystems. For the… read more
The Challenge Earthquakes are among the most destructive forces on the planet. In the last decade alone, a surge of huge, so-called “great” earthquakes caused hundreds of thousands of fatalities and billions of dollars in economic losses as shaking and associated landslides and tsunamis devastated cities. Yet our ability to anticipate the timing and impact… read more
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory opens its doors for a day of free lectures, demonstrations, and workshops.