Phil Duffy, Senior Policy Analyst, Becky Fried, Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President New data released last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showed that the 2011-2012 winter season was the fourth warmest ever recorded in the United States. The data were
PostedMar 27, 2012
Carbon Cycle, Arctic
A new study by USGS scientists and university researchers reveals that a substantial amount of organic carbon on Alaskan glaciers comes from atmospheric deposition of fossil fuel emissions.
PostedMar 21, 2012
Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Extreme Events
As the climate gets warmer, many forests are feeling the heat. Impacts range from increased forest fire hazards and tree mortality to detrimental beetle outbreaks and alterations to leaf abundance and bloom.
PostedMar 19, 2012
Oceans, Observations, Arctic
A new NASA study shows that the average thickness of sea ice in the Arctic is on the decline.
PostedMar 16, 2012
Physical Climate, Observations, Energy
NASA's most recently launched earth-observing satellite, Suomi NPP, is proving to pack both beauty and brains. Since its launch into space in October, Suomi NPP has taken some of the most stunning images of Earth ever generated and, at the same time, has begun to collect critical data about Earth's environment and atmosphere.
PostedMar 14, 2012
This week, the U.S. Global Change Research Program launched a revamped Resource Library website for easier, more intuitive access to Federal global change resources. The Resource Library, USGCRPs access hub for publications, reports, and other global change resources, fulfills the Congressional mandate for a Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO).
PostedMar 13, 2012
Oceans, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Carbon Cycle
A new study concludes that the current rate of ocean acidification is higher than at any time in at least the last 300 million years and attributes this ecosystem -threatening change to the huge quantities of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from fossil-fuel burning and deforestation.
PostedMar 6, 2012
Polling results released last week by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College (Pennsylvania) show that, compared to previous surveys, the largest majority of Americans in years now believe global warming is occurring.
PostedMar 1, 2012
USGCRP has launched a new, more interactive website that showcases the 2009 National Climate Assessment (NCA) report, Global Change Impacts in the United States.
PostedFeb 24, 2012
On Tuesday, Climate Change Fellows from more than 10 African nations convened at USGCRPs National Coordination Office in Washington, DC to discuss their experiences applying scientific knowledge to climate change adaptation efforts in Africa.