News Highlights

Trending: New study offers hope that conservation can help nature adapt to climate change

A new study published in Biological Conservation reviews a suite of published scientific research, providing evidence that conservation action can help species adapt to a changing climate. 

Peak CO2 and Heat-trapping Emissions

Heat-trapping emissions have continued to increase—and atmospheric CO2 is on track to reach record-high concentrations this month.

Clusters of Weather Extremes Will Increase Risks to Corn Crops, Society

To assess how climate warming will change risks such as crop failures and wildfires, it’s necessary to look at how the risks are likely to interact.

California Field Campaign Is Helping Scientists Protect Diverse Ecosystems

With a plane crisscrossing the sky and researchers working on land and sea, the Surface Biology and Geology High-Frequency Time Series campaign (SHIFT) combines the ability of airborne science instruments […] more »

UN climate report: It’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees

A new flagship UN report on climate change out Monday indicating that harmful carbon emissions from 2010-2019 have never been higher in human history, is proof that the world is on a “fast track” to disaster, with scientists arguing that it’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

Bipartisan Caucus Aims to Support Ski Industry Threatened by Climate Change

Winters are warming faster than the other seasons. Locally, this means less snow is falling in many parts of the country. By 2050, the western United States could see up to 25 percent less snow, according to a recent study in the journal Nature. Over the past century, western areas of the U.S. have lost 17 days of snow cover, while winters in the Northeast, Upstate New York and the Midwest, have lost 21 days of snow cover. A bipartisan caucus is taking up this increasing urgent socio-economic issue, Columbia’s Climate School reports.

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Tenth Lowest in Satellite Record

Arctic sea ice has likely reached its maximum extent for the year, at 14.88 million square kilometers (5.75 million square miles) on February 25. The 2022 maximum is the tenth lowest in the 44-year satellite record.

Growing Degree Days

Since 1970, growing degree days have increased for 97% of 246 stations analyzed across the U.S., with implications for farming productivity, allergy seasons, and the growth of both pests and pollinators.

March 2022 U.S. Climate Outlook

Happy Meteorological Spring! Warmer days and later sunsets are on the horizon, with NOAA reporting on weather and climate trends for the month ahead.

Updates on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

The IPCC is now in its sixth assessment cycle, in which the IPCC is producing the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) with contributions by its three Working Group. The Working Group II contribution  was released on 28 February 2022.

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