Atmospheric carbon dioxide increasing faster than expected

Paul RacetteClimate

A  new study performed by researchers working at the Global Carbon Project, at the University of East Anglia and the British Antarctic Survey, shows that the growth rate of carbon dioxide emissions has increased from 1.3% to 3.3% each year since 2000. The study shows that global carbon dioxide emissions from all human activities had increased   35% over  the … Read More

Australian Fires Add to Fears on Climate Change

Paul RacetteClimate, Disasters, Politics

Extreme weather, including a drought that has persisted in some places for six years, has focused the Australian public on climate change, and it is shaping up as a major issue in the general elections that are expected to be called in the next few weeks.

The Mississippi Mesonet

EarthzineArticles, Climate, Education, Original, Sections, Weather

Mississippi MesonetOver the past five years, Jackson State University has taken a leading role in the development of a world-class mesoscale observing network in Mississippi for research, education, and operational use: The Mississippi Mesonet (White and Matlack 2005). Broadly speaking a mesonet can be considered to be a network of automated weather observing stations whose spatial distribution facilitates near-real time description in between the standard “synoptic” observing stations of the National Weather Service (NWS) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In many cases, they are characterized by improved temporal resolution and supplemental sensors compared to the synoptic network.

Critiques of a Climate Bill

Paul RacetteClimate, Politics

Connecticut Independent Joseph Lieberman and Virginia Republican John Warner, have launched major legislation on climate change that sets a marker for Congress and directly challenges the Bush administration.

The Future Is Drying Up

Paul RacetteArticles, Climate, Water

The West is the fastest-growing part of the country. It’s also the driest. And climate change could be making matters much, much worse.