Deep in the Altai mountains, American scholars are using drones to study glacier-formed ridges that could unlock the mysteries of abrupt climate change. Since the Industrial Revolution, Mongolia’s temperature has risen by more than twice the global average. Scientists have observed that lakes are evaporating and glaciers are receding. Much of the country’s economic activity […]
The Mongolian Altai Project with Comer’s youngest fellow, a 17-year old high school student from Gary Comer College Prep in Chicago As the Potanin Glacier came into view, the sun was already lowering in the afternoon sky. Nearing the end of a 10-mile rugged hike, 17-year old Destiny Washington walked along a horse trail that […]
Comer team drills into Mongolia’s climate mystery and its global consequences Aaron Putnam of the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine is trying to find the switches that caused the Earth to lurch out of the last Ice Age. Climate levers are not yet well understood, […]
We asked thirty climate scientists gathered for the 2015 Comer Climate Conference to answer the same question. What is one big question you’d like to answer through your research? Here is what a few of them had to say. Thirty Climate Scientists Answer One Big Question from Comer Family Foundation on Vimeo.
Northeast Greenland Caves Project In July and August 2015, Gina E. Moseley of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, led a small expedition of five people to some of the remotest caves on the planet. The purpose of the expedition was to collect calcite deposits from caves in the far northeast of Greenland at 80.4°N, which […]
In January, 2015, Alice M. Doughty, a Neukom Fellow at Dartmouth College, Margaret Jackson, a Ph.D. student at Dartmouth College, and James Russell, a professor at Brown University, traveled to the southern section of the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda to study tropical glaciers and track their changes during and since the last ice age that occurred […]
We asked thirty climate scientists gathered for the 2014 Abrupt Climate Change Conference to answer the same question. What is one big question you’d like to answer through your research? Here is what a few of them had to say. What is one big question you’d like to answer through your research? from Comer Family […]