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Climate knowledge for everyone

To support better understanding and action, a new interactive website launched by MIT leads the public through the knowns (and unknowns) of climate change.

Can’t ‘See’ Sea Level Rise? You’re Looking in the Wrong Place

Sea level rise is a global problem. This blog post highlights a key paradox about sea level rise: since it occurs relatively slowly, it can be easy to think it’s not happening. But, if you’re not seeing it, you’re just not looking in the right place.

CO2 and the Climate Curve

Even as emissions temporarily decline during the pandemic, global temperatures and CO2 levels continue to rise. These key concepts, graphics, and supporting resources including experts to interview aim to help answer the question “how can we bend the climate curve?”

More Days of Heavy Rain

More heavy rain is a major impact of climate change—on par with intensifying heat.

Happy 50th Earth Day – NASA Celebrates with Downloadable Art

In honor of Earth Day, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created downloadable posters that celebrate and help to visualize this remarkable planet.

New Global Groundwater Maps and U.S. Drought Forecasts

NASA researchers have developed new weekly, satellite-based global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions and one- to three-month U.S. forecasts of each product.

Restoring soil removes GHGs

Carbon Brief dives into research from The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International that finds replenishing and protecting the world’s soil carbon stores could help to offset up to 5.5bn tonnes of greenhouse gases every year.

New Coastal Risk Screening Tool

New coastal risk screening tool from Climate Central supports sea level rise and flood mapping by year, water level, and elevation dataset.

NASA Satellite Offers Urban Carbon Dioxide Insights

A new NASA/university study of carbon dioxide emissions for 20 major cities around the world provides the first direct, satellite-based evidence that as a city’s population density increases, the carbon dioxide it emits per person declines, with some notable exceptions. The study also demonstrates how satellite measurements of this powerful greenhouse gas can give fast-growing cities new tools to track carbon dioxide emissions and assess the impact of policy changes and infrastructure improvements on their energy efficiency.

National and Global Emissions Sources (2020)

A first step in reducing emissions is understanding where they’re coming from—Climate Central breaks down U.S. emissions in this week’s blog post.

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