Tag: Columbia University

Climate Cycle Stokes Civil Violence

A first of its kind study has laid convincing evidence for the possibility that natural global climate cycles have the potential to increase the likelihood of civil warfare.

Google Earth Exploring The Ocean Floor

Google Earth has always been a fantastic tool, and it has not become even more useful, as Google – in collaboration with Columbia University – has added more ocean seafloor to Google Earth than has ever been available before. As a result, you can now explore half the ocean area that has ever been mapped – an area larger than the size of North America – from the comfort of your own home.

Turning Antarctic Ice-Making Upside Down

New evidence provided by researchers flying over East Antarcticaโ€™s Gamburtsev Mountainโ€™s between November 2008 to January 2009 has shown that there is ice forming at the bottom of the massive ice sheets that cover Antarctica, as well as on the top.

Tree Rings Reveal Mesoamerican Climate Record

A new study has provided a first of its kind year by year look at the climate of Mesoamerica over a thousand-year span of time, thanks to data gathered from the annual growth rings in Montezuma bald cypresses.