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Five satellite images that show how fast our planet is changing

You have probably seen satellite images of the planet through applications like Google Earth. These provide a fascinating view of the surface of the planet from a unique vantage point and can be both beautiful to look at and useful aids for planning. But satellite observations can provide far more insights than that. In fact, […]

Warming is clearly visible in new NOAA Climate Normal datasets

Anyone who listens to weather reports has heard meteorologists comment that yesterday’s temperature was 3 degrees above normal, or last month was much drier than normal. But what does “normal” mean in this context – and in a world in which the climate is changing? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released updated “climate […]

EPA data kept secret under Trump shows climate crisis becoming ‘More evident, stronger, more extreme’

During its four years in power, the oil-friendly Trump administration kept the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Indicators page completely frozen, suppressing an updated assessment of how the planetary emergency is affecting the United States and other parts of the world After four years of dormancy — as a part of @POTUS's commitment to scientific quality and transparency […]

May 16th

What the Clean Energy for America Act gets right — and how it can improve

Under the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan, tax credits for clean energy and technologies are expected to play an important role in achieving a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.The Clean Energy for America Act, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April 2021, takes vital steps toward streamlining the tax code and making clean energy tax […]

5 ways NOAA scientists are answering big questions about climate change

From warmer ocean temperatures to longer and more intense droughts and heat waves, climate change is affecting our entire planet. Scientists at NOAA have long worked to track, understand and predict how climate change is progressing and impacting ecosystems, communities and economies. Take a look at five ways scientists are studying this far-reaching global trend. […]

April 29th

UN Chief warns world on ‘Verge of the abyss’ as WMO releases climate report

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Monday that humanity stands “on the verge of the abyss” as the climate crisis pushes the world “dangerously close” to hitting the 1.5 degree Celsius target limit of warming. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams Guterres delivered the ominous remarks at the launch of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) State […]

April 19th

COVID-19 mortality rates are higher in communities with poor air quality

A UCLA-led study found neighborhoods with the worst air pollution saw a 60% increase in deaths from COVID-19, compared with communities with the best air quality. By Dan Bacher Below is the press release from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2021) – A research project led by the UCLA Fielding […]

April 16th