News Highlights

New web portal shines beacon on rising seas

New NASA web portal shines beacon on rising seas. This new tool provides a NASA resource for researchers and a wealth of information for members of the public seeking a deeper understanding of sea level change.

White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk

“For the first time in history we’ve been able to show it’s not just about polar bears and melting ice caps, it’s about our families and about our future,” Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said. “Every part of the U.S. is impacted now by climate and is going to be increasingly impacted if we do not take action now to reduce those impacts.”

New Hope For U.S. Coastlines Even As Seas Rise

Scientists have encouraging news for planners along the Eastern seaboard staring down the worsening crisis of sea level rise: if managed well, most of the region’s shorelines could adapt naturally to the changes that lie ahead.

Public Lands May Be America’s Best Climate Defense

Public lands may be America’s best climate defense. “From a climate point of view, the best thing to do with fossil fuel resources still in the ground is to leave them in the ground.”

The Climate and Weather: Heidi Cullen’s NY Times OpEd

The Climate and Weather: Heidi Cullen’s NY Times OpEd (Excerpt)

Report: Farmers Should Diversify to Adapt for Climate Change

Report: Farmers Should Diversify to Adapt for Climate Change. Higher temperatures, less summer precipitation could lead to 25,000 jobs lost.

NASA Assessing Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms on the Sierras

“The research extends our understanding of how important atmospheric rivers are to extreme events in California, including their key roles in both water supply and flooding”

March 2016 – NATURE Climate Change Editorials Emphasize Importance of Teaching Science and Supporting Global Adaptation and Mitigation

March 2016 – NATURE Climate Change Editorials Emphasize Importance of Teaching Science and Supporting Global Adaptation and Mitigation.

Sea Level Rise Worsening Coastal Floods

From 1950 through 2014, out of the 8,726 actual nuisance flood days, analysis identified 5,809 of them — two-thirds — would not have taken place if you remove estimated human-caused global sea level rise.

Opinion: What’s the value of my fleeting winter?

Opinion: What’s the value of my fleeting winter? Bozeman’s young cross-country skiers are getting short-changed this year. When we tally the burden of climate regs, let’s factor in that cost.