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Global Extinction: Gradual Doom as Bad as Abrupt

Global Extinction: Gradual Doom as Bad as Abrupt In “The Great Dying” 250 million years ago, the end came slowly The geology of Griesbach Creek in the Arctic tells an ancient tale of slow extinction. Credit and Larger Version February 2012 The deadliest mass extinction of all took a long time to kill 90 percent […]
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    • Consequences Of Climate Change
      NASA scientists warn: Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss […]
    • Climate Change and the Presidental Action Plan
      The President’s Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution in America Reducing Carbon Pollution from Power Plants Power plants are the largest major source of emissions in the U.S., together accounting for roughly one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas pollution. PROGRESS: In September 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed carbon pollution s […]
    • Collapse Of West Antarctica
      The collapse of the ice sheet in West Antarctica have raised concern about the rising sea level. “This is really happening,” Thomas P. Wagner, who runs NASA’s programs on polar ice, said. “There’s nothing to stop it now. But you are still limited by the physics of how fast the ice can flow.” “Today we […]
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    • Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 25, 2014
      National vision needed to better reduce storm risk along Gulf, East coasts, new study says By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 25, 2014. “The United States needs a national vision to manage risks from catastrophic storms…” (read more) 1,783 pounds of BP oil removed from seashore By Kimberly Blair, Pensacola New Journal. July 24, 2014. “One month a […]
    • Private Equity Interest in EDF Climate Corps at All-Time High
      By Michael ReadingSummer at EDF is always an exciting time as EDF Climate Corps fellows fan out and begin their placements at organizations across the country. This year we're thrilled to see a dozen fellows working with private equity firms and their portfolio companies, the highest number of such placements in a single summer. In total, EDF has now pl […]
    • A Major Step to Protect Californians from Gasoline Price Manipulation
      By Tim O'ConnorYou can’t turn on a TV or radio in California these days without hearing the oil companies and their industry associations complaining that the state can’t afford to move to cleaner fuels and predicting that cutting pollution from the transportation sector will drive up gasoline prices. What the oil industry’s $56 million political campai […]
  • RSS State Of The Climate

    • June 2014 National Overview
      Please see June 2014 National Overview report for more information.
    • June 2014 Global Analysis
      The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest on record for the month, at 0.72°C (1.30°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F). The global land surface temperature was 0.95°C (1.71°F) above the 20th century average of 13.3°C (55.9°F), the seventh highest for June on record. The combined global […]
    • June 2014 Drought
      During June 2014, the North Pacific and North Atlantic subtropical high pressure centers exerted influence over the southern tier states, while a strong westerly flow in the upper-level circulation sent frequent weather systems rippling across the northern CONUS. Some of these weather systems moved slowly, dumping locally heavy rains across the Northern and […]
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    • Making science useful
      [[IMAGE||/system/image_uploads/main/Karen-Yuen_350px.jpg||Right||520||Karen Yuen||Karen Yuen, Science Data Applications Lead for the OCO-2 mission||||234||http://climate.nasa.gov/system/image_uploads/main/Karen-Yuen.jpeg]]Karen Yuen is the Science Data Applications Lead for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission and has been with NASA for over 12 […]
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