Day-to-day weather variations are growing more erratic and more extreme for at least one-third of the global climate.
In the Media
Archive – May 2012
Princeton's Michael Bender explains how tiny bubbles trapped for centuries in Antarctic ice, can reveal the history of the Earth's climate. Read the article in Climate Central.
Iain Couzin, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, studies collective animal behavior.
Big Mac Index, a measurement of a nation's wages developed by Princeton's Orley Ashenfelter, is featured on public radio
Comparing wages across countries can be challenging. To address this, Orley Ashenfelter came up with the Big Mac Index, a measure of the number of minutes it takes for a McDonald's worker to earn enough money to buy a Big Mac sandwich.
The Carbon Mitigation Initiative is a 15-year joint project of Princeton University, BP and Ford Motor company with the goal of finding solutions to the carbon and climate problem.
Look over there! A study of group gawking in crowds overturns what we thought we knew about human behavior
Princeton researchers Andrew Gallup and Ian Couzin studied street crowds to identify what makes us follow the gazes of perfect strangers and look up at something that everyone else seems to be watching. The researchers found that, contrary to research conducted in the 1960s, the copying of other people's actions is much less strong than was observed in those early studies, and people do not reach a "tipping point' at which everyone starts to look. The work was covered in Discover Magazine's blog