The tundra — a dark horse in planet Earth's greenhouse gas budget


Originally Published by Earth Science- There are huge amounts of organic carbon in the soil beneath the tundra that covers the northernmost woodless areas of the planet. New research findings from Aarhus University show that the tundra may become a source of CO2 as the climate becomes warmer.

Mapping climate change in Google Earth


Originally Published by Google Earth Blog -MyReadingMapped has been doing some great work lately. A few days ago we showed you their collection of plane wrecks in Google Earth and not long before that was a great collection of sunken ships. Now they’re back with some interesting maps related to climate change, including one titled “The rise, fall, and migration of civilization due to climate change“.

Pause 'central' to climate report


Originally Published by The BBC- A 15-year slow down in temperature increases is said to be at the heart of a key report on climate change.

Sea ice shrinks to sixth lowest extent

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Originally Published by The Guardian – Melting sea ice near Ellesmere Island.Sea ice recovers from record low of 2012 but long-term trend continues towards an ice-free Arctic during the summer months..

The Fire Mappers

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Photo of buildings reflected in a puddle. Photo Credit: Till Westermayer


Climate change is contributing to larger wildfires and a longer fire season, making the need for near-real time and ultra-precise maps of fires more critical than ever. A team at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), in Boise, Idaho, (USA), is responding to that demand with new and better mapping technologies.