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Valérie Masson-Delmotte, a Voice for the Climate
Of the ten most influential personalities in 2018, according to a ranking by the scientific journal Nature, only one is French: Valérie Masson-Delmotte. CNRS News looks back at the brilliant career...
When Earth was a Snowball
The Earth hasn't always been the blue, hospitable planet it is today. On at least three occasions our planet was completely covered with ice. How did the Earth get into this state and, above all...
Claude Lorius, a Life on the Ice
He is the man who discovered that the record of Earth's past climate is locked up in the ice of Antarctica and who highlighted the role of greenhouse gases in global warming. CNRS News looks...
A Year in Antarctica
As an open-sky laboratory, the Southern Continent provides an ideal setting to monitor the various parameters of our climate: atmosphere, snow, meteorological conditions… familiar research for...
Dust, Blowing in the Winds of Climate Change
Dust from the African deserts spreads across the globe, playing a complex, but important role on ecology and the planet’s climate. New findings by a French-US team shed light on the underlying...
An Eagle’s Nest for Science
On Réunion island, the Maïdo Observatory has been monitoring the atmosphere since 2013. Using lidars, it can analyze its composition in gas and particles, gathering precious data in the context of...
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