Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Swarm of fish Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument 2021 WebinarAugust 19, 12pm Pacificusicomos.org/webinars Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea?Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. Key LinksPapahanaumokuakea.govFacebookFlickr 2006 Media Release Media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site …

Climate 2021

Photo: Cornerstone Park Headlines and features related to climate in 2021 JanuaryThe US will rejoin the Paris climate agreement, but that was the easy part – The VergeUnderestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future – Frontiers AprilU.S. and China agree to take joint climate actionWhite House removes Trump-appointed scientist from overseeing climate reportHow climate …

Climate COP 26

Postcard: Madrid Having been delayed a year due to the COVID19 Coronavirus, the UN’s Climate COP 26 is scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland, October 31-November 12. Hashtags: #COP26 #TimeForAction This page features key links, headlines, analysis, videos, and embedded tweets. As with Planeta.com coverage of other events, we review substance and the format, …

Heat Wave

Buzzwords Heat Wave = occurs when the daily maximum temperature of more than five consecutive days exceeds the average maximum temperature by 5 °C (9 °F), the normal period being 1961–1990. Headlineshttps://qz.com/1349882/drought-wildfires-and-flood-images-from-the-uk-japan-and-the-arctic Embedded Tweets WikipediaHeat wave Planeta.com

Leaders Summit on Climate

Poster Upcoming event: Leaders Summit on Climate, April 22-23 Key Linkswhitehouse.govstate.gov/leaders-summit-on-climate HeadlinesFive takeaways from Biden’s climate summit – PoliticoBiden’s climate all-stars: ‘The ambition is breathtaking’ – but so are the expectations – PoliticoBiden’s climate leadership will be tested at the Earth Day summit – Vox Videos Leaders Summit on Climate: Earth Day April 22-23, 2021 …

Warming Stripes

Buzzwords Warming Stripes = Visualization of climate change Hashtag: #WarmingStripes Climate Lab: Climate change is a complex global issue, requiring simple communication about its effects at the local scale. This set of visualisations highlight how we have witnessed temperatures change across the globe over the past century or more. The colour of each stripe represents …

Indian Ocean Dipole

Buzzwords Wikipedia: The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), also known as the Indian Niño, is an irregular oscillation of sea-surface temperatures in which the western Indian Ocean becomes alternately warmer and then colder than the eastern part of the ocean. Also see: Negative dipole, neutral dipole, positive dipole Recommended ListeningInside Science (January 9, 2020) – BBC …

Climate Emergency

Buzzwords Climate Emergency = Also see: climate crisis HeadlinesPope Francis declares ‘climate emergency’ and urges action (2019) Recommended Listening Tim Flannery on solving the climate emergency – The latest State of the Climate Report has confirmed our worst fears: the climate crisis has arrived here in Australia, and we’re running out of time to act. …

Adaptation Gap Report 2020

Report Cover Adaptation Gap = Just released. The fifth edition of the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report looks at progress in planning for, financing and implementing adaptation to climate risks. Hashtag: #AdaptationGap Key Linksunenvironment.org/resources/adaptation-gap-report-2020 Questions Is the report available in formats other than PDF? Is the report available in other languages? Are there video press conferences …

Changing Climate

Photo What’s the story about climate change? What about ‘story’ — what have we missed in not making it more relevant? We look behind the headlines and suss out what’s happening around the world regarding our changing climate. Our view: human contribution is climate change is real and we have to find ways toward clean energy. Questions …