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Nuclear war would cause a global famine and kill billions, study finds

Aug. 16, 2022

More than 5 billion people would die of hunger following a full-scale nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, according to a global study that estimates post-conflict crop production led by Rutgers University and CU Boulder climate scientists.


Unlocking the secrets of the East Antarctic ice sheet

Aug. 15, 2022

Climate researchers are gravely concerned about the state of the Greenland ice sheet and the West Antarctic ice sheet, which have collectively lost billions of tons of ice over the last three decades because of atmospheric warming and warm ocean currents.

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Brian Toon Receives 2022 Future of Life Award

Aug. 12, 2022

Please join us in congratulating Professor Brian Toon on receiving the 2022 Future of Life Award

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CU’s Earth, atmospheric sciences rank No. 1 and No. 2 in world, along with other high standings

Aug. 11, 2022

CU Boulder's earth sciences and atmospheric science disciplines ranked No. 1 and No. 2 globally in the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).


New Center Explores Human Dimensions of Environmental Challenges

Aug. 4, 2022

In a rapidly changing world, humans are facing a growing number of environmental challenges, including rising temperatures, dwindling water resources and more extreme weather events.

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Smoke from Western wildfires can influence Arctic sea ice, researchers fin

Aug. 4, 2022

Sea ice and wildfires may be more interconnected than previously thought, according to new research out today in Science Advances.


Evaluating Twenty-Year Trends in Earth's Energy Flows From Observations and Reanalyses

Aug. 4, 2022

Satellite, reanalysis, and ocean in situ data are analyzed to evaluate regional, hemispheric and global mean trends in Earth's energy fluxes during the first 20 years of the twenty-first century.


Testing the efficacy of atmospheric boundary layer height detection algorithms using uncrewed aircraft system data from MOSAiC

Aug. 4, 2022

During the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition, meteorological conditions over the lowest 1 km of the atmosphere were sampled with the DataHawk2 (DH2) fixed-wing uncrewed aircraft system (UAS).

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These scientists watch the sun to better understand Earth

July 26, 2022

Meet the fans of big data who are helping to shape the scientific consensus on climate change—and revealing new information about the workings of Earth’s favorite star.


Alternate Histories: Synthetic Large Ensembles of Sea-Air CO2 Flux

June 2, 2022

We use a statistical emulation technique to construct synthetic ensembles of global and regional sea-air carbon dioxide (CO2) flux from four observation-based products over 1985–2014.