June 2023 was the hottest June ever recorded, according to NASA’s global temperature analysis. This analysis is based on data collected from weather stations, research stations, ships, and ocean buoys. Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York analyze this data to account for uncertainties and maintain consistent methods for calculating global…
Changes in Earth’s orbit that favored hotter conditions may have helped trigger a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago that is considered an analogue for modern climate change, according to an international team of scientists.
Future contracts for water will appear on the markets for the first time in history. Future contracts are tied to the spot price of water and let investors bet on the price of water as the value of the precious resource goes up and down due to climate change.
NASA released the images below which show NO2 levels in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, and 2020. The reduction in NO2 pollution levels is dramatic.
NASA has launched several studies that will look at the impact of the pandemic on the planet’s climate. Check out the before and after NO2 tropospheric column models in the graphics below. Wow!
Trapping carbon dioxide is a crucial role in the battle against climate change. Thus, scientists are trying to figure out how to maximize the ability of forests to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
Big cities don’t just contribute to the pollution problem, the lack of trees and other greenery robs the landscape of its ability to heal itself. But scientists have found a way around this problem – photocatalytic paints.
You can’t help but wonder if one day we’ll all be wearing temperature-controlled spacesuits to protect our fragile bodies from raging firestorms resulting from global warming. Worry no more. It’s not perfect – but it’s still pretty cool (ha, see what I did there).
As climate change continues, we’ll likely see animal habitats adjust and shift around the country. Right now scientists think the animal movement will be more pronounced in northern areas of the world.
The jet stream is a strong wind current flowing about 10 miles above the ground. In the Northern Hemisphere, it almost always blows from west to east and always in a fairly straight line. The jet stream is extremely important to weather systems – it drives the weather patterns throughout the year.