Climate

10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change

Originally Published by The Guardian - For the last few months, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have been at record levels unseen in over 800,000 years. The chairman of the IPCC, an international panel of the world’s top climate scientists, warned earlier this year that “nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change”.

Posted on July 30th, 2014
Climate

8 charts that show how climate change is making the world more dangerous

Originally Published by The Guardian - Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because of the increasing risks brought by climate change, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organisation.

Posted on July 14th, 2014
Climate

Green news roundup: dark snow, farmland birds and electric racing cars

Originally Published by The Guardian - The week's top environment news stories and green events

Posted on July 10th, 2014
Climate

Vermont Law School: The Ethical Dimensions of Energy Policy

The human use of energy has profound moral and ethical implications, raising issues that can only be answered by considering notions of justice. Earthzine science writer Osha Gray Davidson blogs about these crucial issues while on a fellowship at the Vermont Law School.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on July 8th, 2014
Climate, Economy, Energy, Health, Politics

13 new apps to fight climate change

Originally Published by Ersi - Esri is specialized in GIS, helping companies like Starbucks to find the best location for its next store or police to fight crime.

Posted on July 8th, 2014
Climate, Technology

NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Set to Join the A-Train

NASA’s first satellite devoted to measuring atmospheric CO2 is ready to launch. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will join a constellation of five other satellites gathering information about Earth systems with unprecedented resolution and coverage.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on July 2nd, 2014
Climate, earth science, Technology

Measuring the Irreversible Retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is in a state of irretrievable decline, warns a study released by NASA and the University of California, Irvine. The results have consequences for the glacial structure of the Antarctic and the height of future sea level rise. In an interview with Earthzine, Dr. Prasad Gogineni describes the technologies used to measure these dramatic changes.

Elise Mulder Osenga, posted on June 25th, 2014
Climate

May was hottest on Earth since records began

Originally Published by The Gaurdian - Last month was the hottest May globally since records began in 1880, new figures show. The record heat, combined with increasingly certain predictions of an El Niño, means experts are now speculating whether 2014 could become the hottest year on record.

Posted on June 24th, 2014
Climate

Believe in Millennials

Earthzine intern Sarah shares her thoughts on her generation’s role in dealing with climate change.

Sarah Frazier, posted on June 12th, 2014
Climate, Essays on Hope

How Weeds Could Help Feed Billions in a Warming World

Originally Published by Yale 360 - Scientists in the U.S. and elsewhere are conducting intensive experiments to cross hardy weeds with food crops such as rice and wheat. Their goal is to make these staples more resilient as higher temperatures, drought, and elevated CO2 levels pose new threats to the world’s food supply.

Posted on June 5th, 2014
Climate