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Understand Climate Change

The USA has released a report on climate disruption. Climate change is happening now. The U.S. and the world are warming, global sea level is rising, and some types of extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe. These changes have already resulted in a wide range of impacts across every region of […]
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Climate Change Invites Alien Invaders – Is Canada Ready?

USDA and British Columbia:   A comprehensive multi-disciplinary synthesis published in Environmental Reviews reveals the urgent need for further investigation and policy development to address significant environmental, social and economic impacts of invasive alien species and climate change.   Invasive Plants     …why be concerned? Invasive plants pose a threat to our native environment and are […]
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  • RSS Membrane Domain

    • Lakes Expanding Dangerously
      The BBC reports that the glaciers on Mount Everest are melting so fast that they are causing large lakes. No only do the lakes make it difficult to scale the mountain, but if the ice dams break up it could cause massive flooding. “A decade or so ago, there were individual ponds on the Khumbu […]
    • Glacier Breakup
      A NASA study published in the journal Science found a glacier in Greenland broke apart. “The consequences will be felt for decades to come.” “North Greenland glaciers are changing rapidly,” said lead author Jeremie Mouginot, an assistant researcher in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. “The shape and dynamics […]
    • Climate Change Health Hazard
      Physicians For Social Responsibility report: High in the Earth’s atmosphere, naturally occurring ozone is essential to protecting life on Earth from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. However, here on Earth’s surface, ground-level ozone is a harmful pollutant. Source of Ozone: Ground-level ozone is formed when two major classes of air pollutants — nitrogen […]
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    • How carbon markets are driving deeper, faster pollution cuts in Paris climate pledges
      By Alex HanafiAmong the 170+ countries that have submitted their carbon-cutting plans — known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or “INDCs” — more than half have either stated their intention to use international carbon markets to tackle carbon pollution, or are already employing them domestically. Image source: cropped INDC map from IETA's INDC Tracker With only […]
    • 2015 Brings Momentum for the Louisiana Coast
      By Emily Guidry Schatzel, Senior Communications Manager, Mississippi River Delta Restoration, National Wildlife Federation Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta is a region in dire need of comprehensive restoration. We all know the harrowing statistic facing coastal Louisiana: every hour, a football field of land vanishes off the coast. According to historical averages, Louisiana loses 16 to 25 square miles […]
    • California Market at Three: All Grown Up and Thriving
      By Jonathan CamuzeauxThis post was co-authored by Jonathan Camuzeaux and Derek Walker. As we pointed out in August, no news is good news when it comes to California’s cap-and-trade quarterly allowance auctions, which have been running effectively and without hiccups since November 2012. That’s right, last Tuesday’s auction marks the three-year anniversary of the program’s […]
  • RSS State Of The Climate

    • October 2015 National Overview
      The October contiguous U.S. average temperature was 57.4 degrees F, 3.2 degrees F above the 20th century average.The precipitation total was 2.75 inches, 0.59 inches above average.
    • October 2015 Global Analysis
      The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October was 0.98 degrees C (1.76 degrees F) above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees C (59.9 degrees F).
    • October 2015 Regional Analysis
      October temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +1.52 deg C; South America, +1.00 deg C; Europe, +0.56 deg C; Africa, +1.53 deg C; Asia, +0.95 deg C; Oceania, +2.70 deg C.
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    • 2015 and 1997 El Niños: Déjà vu or something new?
      El Niño: An unusually warm pool of water off the west coast of South America, usually arriving around Christmas time, linked with complex, large-scale interactions between the atmosphere and ocean in the Pacific. If you live anywhere El Niño has important impacts, you've heard forecasters say this year's event looks just like the monster El […]
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