Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a mixed World Heritage Site and the world’s largest fully protected marine protected area. Size: Larger than the Gulf of Mexico and just smaller than the State of Alaska. The site is co-managed by federal and state agencies, and Indigenous …

Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Report Cover Reading: Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report A Report of the Intergohvernmental Panel on Climate Change. Hashtags: #ClimateReport, #IPCC Key Linksipcc.ch – sixth-assessment-report – [email protected]_ch Press ReleaseClimate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying – IPCC Press Conference What is? Background This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) presents key findings of the Working Group I …

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Logo Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – ipcc.ch – is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and potential …

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 …

Extreme Events

Buzzwords Extreme Events = Lying in the outermost (“most unusual”) 10 percent of a place’s history Also see:Extreme Heat Events = Sustained periods of abnormally and uncomfortably hot, and often humid, weather. NOAAhttps://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-eventshttps://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/advancing-study-extreme-eventshttps://www.theactuarymagazine.org/observing-mother-nature CEChttp://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/monitoring-health-impacts-extreme-heat-eventshttp://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/helping-north-america-communities-adapt-climate-change-pilot-syndromic-surveillance-system-extreme-heat-eventshttps://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/pubs/ClimateChangeandExtremeHeatEvents.pdf Headlinesextreme-events-virtually-impossible-without-warming Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Heat Wave

Lingo Cards 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

Global Warming

Lingo Cards Global Warming = a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants Embedded Tweets WikipediaGlobal warming 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 …

Indian Ocean Dipole

Lingo Cards 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) – …

Climate Emergency

Lingo Cards 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 …