- Magnitude and Speed of Sea Level Rise = Global CrisisThere are a growing number of scientist that have concluded climate change is severe. Recently, Jim Hansen, a professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, wrote: “One conclusion we share in the latter paper is that ice sheet models that guided IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) sea level projections and upcoming United Nations meetings in […]
- Sea Level WarningA new study, written by James Hansen (NASA’s former lead climate scientist) and 16 co-authors, concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous estimates. The result could be a sea level rise of at least 10 feet in the next 50 years. Hanson said the new findings would be […]
- EPA: Climate Change ReportWASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released one of the most comprehensive analyses to date on the economic, health and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action. The peer-reviewed report, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action,” examines how future impacts and damages of climate change across […]
- Magnitude and Speed of Sea Level Rise = Global Crisis
- Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 27, 2015Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference (Video) features John Lopez, LPBF & Simone Maloz, Restore or Retreat This month Louisiana Public Square takes a look at where the state is now on “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” airing Wednesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD. (View more). Hurricane Katrina Anniversary: 3 Ambitious […]
- How the Clean Power Plan Can Benefit Latino CommunitiesBy Lucía Oliva HennellyEarlier this month, the United States announced a major step forward in addressing air quality concerns and climate change threats to Latinos. I’m talking about the Clean Power Plan, which establishes the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from powerplants and places us on a path to heed Pope Francis’s call to […]
- A novel approach to reducing deforestation: linking supply chains and REDD+ in “Zero Deforestation Zones”By Chris MeyerBy Chris Meyer, Senior Manager, Amazon Forest Policy and Dana Miller, Research Analyst Two tropical forest conservation efforts have gained momentum in recent years: zero deforestation commitments from the private sector and the policy framework Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). Both efforts are necessary, but not sufficient in themselves to eliminate global […]
- Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 27, 2015
- July 2015 National OverviewThe July contiguous U.S. average temperature was 73.9 degrees F, 0.2 degrees F above the 20th century average.The precipitation total was 3.16 inches, 0.38 inches above average.
- July 2015 Global AnalysisThe combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for July was 0.81 degrees C (1.46 degrees F) above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees C (59.9 degrees F).
- July 2015 Regional AnalysisJuly temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +0.53 deg C; South America, +1.43 deg C; Europe, +1.53 deg C; Africa, +1.20 deg C; Asia, +0.70 deg C; Oceania, +0.57 deg C.
- July 2015 National Overview
- NASA zeroes in on ocean rise: How much? How soon?Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches (8 centimeters) since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches (25 centimeters) due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA and its partners. An intensive research effort now underway, aided by NASA observations and analysis, points to […]
- NASA zeroes in on ocean rise: How much? How soon?
- Mad River Complex, CaliforniaAfter burning for almost a month, this wildfire complex in northwest California was 65 percent contained.
- Mad River Complex, California
Tag Archives: forest fires
By admin | Published: November 18, 2011
Photograph of the fires taken from the sky by NASA Fire season in northern Australia usually wraps up by October, but 2011 has been an exceptional year. In mid-November, dry grasses and low humidity combined to create extremely dangerous fire conditions, prompting the Queensland Fire and Rescue service to issue a warning. Because of the […]