News and Events

Lamont and the EI host a wide collection of regular seminars and events.  Follow the below links to our various seminar, colloquia and events pages.  The most recent news and events related to our group are also provided in the regularly updated list of links on this page.

News

Tree Rings Show Unprecedented Rise in Extreme Weather in South America

Scientists have filled a gaping hole in the world’s climate records by reconstructing 600 years of soil-moisture swings across southern and central South America. Along with documenting the mechanisms behind natural changes, the new South American Drought Atlas reveals that unprecedented widespread, intense droughts and unusually wet periods have been on the rise since the mid-20th century. It suggests that the increased volatility could be due in part to global warming, along with earlier pollution of the atmosphere by ozone-depleting chemicals. The atlas was published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More

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