Too often the news about climate change is overwhelming and, frankly, a bit terrifying…but, thanks to some researchers at the University of Vermont and the ‘gentle giants of the deep’, we’ve got some amusing, albeit disgusting news to share… Whale poop is believed to fight climate change by providing nutrients that enhance plankton growth and as plankton … More Can Whale Poop Fight Climate Change?
Around the world, 2016 was the warmest spring ever recorded with an average temperature, March through May, across global land and ocean surfaces of 1.91 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. Not only was this spring the warmest every recorded, May 2016 marked the 13th consecutive month with record warm global temperatures. … More Globally, 2016 Warmest Spring Recorded
Finding it difficult to visualize global temperature change? The spiral above uses data collected since 1850 to represent global temperature change in a visually appealing and straightforward manner. In the animation, you can clearly see that, although annual temperatures fluctuate, the pace and overall warming of global temperature over the past few decades is obvious. … More Spiralling Global Temperatures
Is it really necessary to talk to children about climate change? Isn’t climate change a grown-up topic? Won’t it frighten them? Isn’t it too complicated and won’t they be confused? After all, how can I talk to children about climate change when I am not so sure I know how to explain it myself? … More Talking with Children about Climate Change
What really is happening to the climate? Is there anything I can do to help thwart climate change? Globally, why do people question climate change? Climate change can be overwhelming and confusing and often times there aren’t simple answers to our many questions. The attached article, while a few months old, highlights a few of the … More Climate Change: A Short Q&A
Climate scientists are concerned that a major shift in climate change is occurring more rapidly than previously imagined…they are thinking decades, not centuries. Furthermore, they warn that the limits of global warming that nations agreed upon years ago, may actually prove to be quite dangerous…
According to scientists at both NASA and NOAA, 2015 has shattered the warmest year record set in 2014 – and it has done so by the widest margin yet! Averaging nearly one third of one degree Fahrenheit warmer than 2014’s average – globally, in 2015, the average temperature on land and ocean surfaces was “1.62˚F (0.90˚C) above the … More 2015 is Warmest Year Recorded Yet!