Climate

CO2 rises at fastest rate since 1984

Originally Published by BBC News -Concentrations of warming gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013 say the World Meteorological Organisation.

Posted on September 9th, 2014
Climate

New York climate summit is a chance to push for long-term climate neutrality

Originally Published by The Guardian - A meeting of heads of state with Ban Ki-moon is an opportunity to look at how we get greenhouse gas emissions to zero.

Posted on September 4th, 2014
Climate

Tracking Snow: The Cryosphere in an Era of Climate Change

A new generation of weather satellites is helping researchers gain insights into the complex relationship between the cryosphere – the planet’s cold regions – and the climate. With drinking water supplies dwindling around the world, understanding the cryosphere is becoming a front-burner issue.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on August 8th, 2014
Agriculture, Climate, Earth Observation, Ecosystems, Featured Article, Technology, Water, Weather

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, Quick Look

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, Quick Look, 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