According to the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a surge in carbon dioxide levels drove the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a record high in 2013. Greenhouse gas levels rose more between 2012 and 2013 than at any time in the last 30 years.
PostedSep 8, 2014
Water Resources, Land Use & Land Cover, International, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Agriculture & Food
The global water cycle is tied closely to climate change , agricultural practices, land use , and the environment—sometimes through complex, multi-way interactions. NSF and USDA together have awarded $25 million in research grants to find out what this means for the sustainability of Earth’s water resources.
PostedAug 21, 2014
Physical Climate, Observations, Modeling, Mitigation, Carbon Cycle
New NASA research shows that Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of carbon tetrachloride (CC14), an ozone -depleting chemical that was banned worldwide decades ago. According to the study, global emissions of CCl4 average 39 kilotons per year—approximately 30 percent of peak emissions prior to its banning.
PostedAug 14, 2014
NOAA, the NCAnet Education Affinity Group, and members of the CLEAN network have published a series of guides to help educators teach climate using the regional chapters of USGCRP’s Third National Climate Assessment.
PostedJul 29, 2014
Agriculture & Food, Human Health, Adaptation
Today, building on the Climate Data Initiative, the White House unveiled a new theme on climate.data.gov to empower America’s agricultural sector and strengthen the resilience of the global food system to climate change .
PostedJul 9, 2014
Mitigation, International, Adaptation
The United States and international partners are working together to implement Future Earth, an emerging research program focused on global sustainability.
PostedJul 8, 2014
Agriculture & Food
The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites the public to nominate expert reviewers for the draft report entitled “Global Climate Change , Food Security , and the U.S. Food System.”
PostedJul 2, 2014
Physical Climate, Observations, Carbon Cycle
Early this morning, NASA launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2), a new science satellite that will measure Earth's output and uptake of carbon dioxide—the leading greenhouse gas responsible for climate change .
PostedJun 25, 2014
Physical Climate, Observations, Human Health, Extreme Events
Both NASA and NOAA have ranked May 2014 as the planet’s hottest May since records began in 1880. UPDATE: Since this article was published, June 2014, August 2014, September 2014, and October 2014 have also set records for monthly average temperatures.
PostedJun 17, 2014
Water Resources, Ecosystems & Biodiversity
News for fans of fish and fishing: scientists have found a link between climate change and the genetic decline of native cutthroat trout.