Climate scientists create Caribbean drought atlas

Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, with data going back to 1950. Concurrently, the researchers confirmed the region’s 2013-16 drought was the most severe in 66 years due to consistently higher temperatures – a hint that climate change is to blame. Because of its topographic complexity, the new atlas delivers critical […]

Climate change label leads to climate science acceptance

ITHACA, N.Y. – On the heels of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, a new Cornell University study finds that labels matter when it comes to acceptance of climate science. The U.S. public doubts the existence of “global warming” more than it doubts “climate change” – […]

Trump dump of Paris pact environmental, economic blunder

President Trump is expected to announce that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate accords, a global pact designed to fight climate change. Two experts at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University say that withdrawing from the accords would be a major mistake, both environmentally and economically. David M. Lodge: […]

Hurricane Matthew continues westward shift, strikes US East Coast

Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response at Cornell University, is available to comment on Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall at the southwestern tip of Haiti this morning and is likely to continue its westward shift towards North Carolina, New England and Eastern Massachusetts. Bio: https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/people/keith-tidball Tidball says: “A westward shift in computer forecast models […]

What happens in the Arctic, no longer stays in the Arctic

Charles H. Greene, professor of Earth and Atmospheric sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University and a fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, says that while cooler summers during the past two years have resulted in reduced sea ice melting in the Arctic, the volumes of sea […]

Clearing the ‘cloud hanging over climate science’

There is cloud hanging over climate science, but one Cornell University expert on communication and environmental issues says he knows how to help clear the air. In the December issue of Nature Climate Change, Jonathon Schuldt, assistant professor of communication, argues that only by creating a “science of climate diversity” can climate science and the […]

Clear skies for Super Bowl Sunday

As the kickoff for the first ever cold-weather outdoor Super Bowl approaches, two climate experts with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) at Cornell University predict calm skies over MetLife Stadium. Established in 1983, the NRCC works cooperatively with the National Climatic Data Center, the National Weather Service, state climate offices, and other interested […]

Labor is ready, but Obama climate change vision still needs work

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE  Labor is ready, but Obama climate change vision still needs work Thursday, June 27, 2013 Sean Sweeney and Lara Skinner, directors at the Global Labor Institute at the Worker Institute at Cornell, issued a joint statement in response to President Obama’s vision for combating climate change outlined earlier this week. Skinner and […]