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You Decide: How Can We Address Climate Change? – NC State CALS

By Dr. Mike Walden The Biden Administration has identified addressing climate change – specifically, global warming – as one of its top priorities. Indeed, they are incorporating climate change into both their foreign and economic policies. Accepting global warming and…

Climate adaptation: we need local solutions to adapt to global warming – EU News

​​The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) welcomes the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change adopted by the European Commission on 24 February 2021. The CoR regrets, however, that even though it enables the move from planning to…

A Climate-Conscious Lent: Global warming in 3 grim numbers – National Catholic Reporter

Editor’s note: In his Lenten “Reflections on the Care of Creation,” Fr. Emmet Farrell examines our impact on the planet and our responsibility, as people of faith, for our common home. You can sign up here to receive Fr. Farrell’s reflections…

How Climate Change May Influence Deadly Avalanches – Scientific American

Big dumps of powder snow are a precious gift in the best of times around the West, where 40 or 50 feet can fall during a winter, forming frozen mountain water towers that slowly melt and sustain the region through…

Climate change-driven snowmelt in Alps triggers abrupt seasonal change – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Winter and summer at the field site, Hohe Mut, high up in the Austrian Alps. Photo credit: Richard Bardgett view more  Credit: Richard Bardgett Spring snowmelt in the Alps is occurring earlier in the year due to climate change and…

How Exactly Does Carbon Dioxide Cause Global Warming? – State of the Planet

“You Asked” is a series where Earth Institute experts tackle reader questions on science and sustainability. Over the past few years, we’ve received a lot of questions about carbon dioxide — how it traps heat, how it can have such…

UK Prime Minister Warns Climate Change Is Threat to World Security – Insurance Journal

Article 0 Comments British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned world leaders Tuesday that climate change is a threat to security of all nations and sharply criticized people across the globe who say this is “green stuff from a bunch of…

Short-term climate modeling forecasts drought for Southeast US

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Many climate models focus on scenarios decades into the future, making their outcomes seem unreliable and problematic for decision-making in the immediate future. In a proactive move, researchers are using short-term forecasts to stress the urgency of drought risk in the United States and inform policymakers’ actions now.

Getting ahead of climate change

(SPIE–International Society for Optics and Photonics) In “Perspectives on flood forecast-based early action and opportunities for Earth observations,” Claire Nauman et al. focus on flood forecasts and identify opportunities to incorporate Earth observation data into flood forecast-based early action.