UNEP on Ocean Acidification

Today in Cancun the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report titled "Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification: A Threat to Food Security." The report investigates the impacts of increasing carbon dioxide emissions on the world's oceans. As the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises, the amount of carbon dioxide that dissolves in …

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Google Earth and Climate Change

A very cool set of videos over at Google Earth. Use Google Earth to learn about adaptation strategies that mitigate the effects of climate change. The Google Earth Outreach team and our partners have created this series of tours and videos. Fly over tree canopies in 3D, learn about how climate change affects our planet …

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Are Tropical Cyclones Changing?

Hello from Cancun and COP 16!  This afternoon the U.S. Center sponsored a talk titled "Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change".  The speakers included Tom Knutson  (NOAA), Scott Braun (NASA) and William Putman (NASA).  The discussion focused on improving our understanding of how future tropical cyclones may change due to global warming. Dr. Knutson presented the …

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