Category: Climate

In the Journals: Forecasting

A snowman at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Image Credit: National Park Service/Erin Whittaker

Earthzine examined the ramifications of inaccurate forecasts in its most-recent mini theme. Here are other examples of crystal balls being more cloudy than clear.

Greenhouse gas blamed for ‘climate expulsion’ driving temperature rises across Pacific nations

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianAustralian Bureau of Meteorology study finds temperatures across 13 Pacific nations will keep climbing, even with radical cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.  

Dryland plants drive variability of terrestrial carbon sink

Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all contentStudy finds wetter, cooler years boost vegetation growth in semi-arid ecosystems, increasing carbon sink.

The Birth of the Weather Forecast

Originally Published by BBC News – MagazineThe man who invented the weather forecast in the 1860s faced scepticism and even mockery. But science was on his side, writes Peter Moore.

Warm Water and Strange Weather May Be Connected

Originally Published by NASA Earth ObservatoryTemperature anomalies in the eastern Pacific Ocean are both influencing and being influenced by unusual weather patterns. The effects are rippling through the marine environment.

Arctic sea ice hits record low

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & EnvironmentSea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.

Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage

Originally Published by last weekend Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific causing widespread devastation. We were asked by a GEB reader whether the satellite imaging companies would be collecting and publishing satellite imagery of Vanuatu. DigitalGlobe has a subscription service called ‘First Look’ that provides access to timely […]

The Pacific islands losing a way of life to climate change – in pictures

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianOver 150,000 people living on the low-lying atolls of Kiribati and the Marshall Islands are threatened by rising sea levels and as flooding becomes more common, relocation is the only option left • Read more: Losing paradise: the people displaced by atomic bombs, and now climate change Continue reading…

Climate change aggravating cyclone damage, scientists say

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianRising sea levels making island nations such as Vanuatu more vulnerable to storms and amplifies the impact of tropical cyclones Scientists say the devastation caused by Pam, the most powerful cyclone to hit the South Pacific since records began, was aggravated by climate change. However, the effect the changing […]

El Niño has arrived, says NOAA

Originally Published by EarthSkyAfter several months of speculation due to borderline conditions in the Pacific Ocean, El Niño is finally here, according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center. They issued an El Niño advisory on March 5, 2015. While El Niño events typically trigger changes in the weather […]