Greetings everyone! I hope that the weather is to your liking wherever you are. February has been interesting across much of North America with record highs set in many eastern states. We’ve also seen a small increase in the number of severe weather events. It’s that time of year to prepare for severe weather and review safety precautions. There’s plenty to go over, so let’s get started.
For your consideration, here are this week’s links…
If you love weather and want to get involved in citizen science, the CoCoRaHS precipitation network is an excellent way to collect valuable data.
A fascinating read on the history of our humble home. “Plants Colonized The Earth 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought.”
Here’s a fascinating read for my fellow dinosaur fans. “Paleontologists Discovered A Huge Ancient Fossils Trove In Bears Ears National Monument.”
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/RENEWABLE ENERGY
Are Americans hitting their breaking point on the environment? It appears that is the case.
Can you reduce or do without plastics in your life? Some have tried…and found it challenging.
Floating wind farms are becoming a major source of power in many locations. With many countries having windy areas relatively close to shore, this is a trend that has fantastic potential.
Why do kids need to climb trees? For any number of positive reasons including getting in touch (literally) with nature…plants, soil, and those amazing clouds that fill our skies.
Take a look at some amazing photos from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest.
The latest State Of The Climate Report has been issued. January 2018 was the fifth warmest on record for the globe. The map below is a look at some selected climate anomalies and events for the first month of 2018. The main takeaway…it was a very warm month from a global perspective.
For meteorologists, this is BIG news! “Here are five reasons why GOES-S will be such a game-changer for weather forecasts from California to Alaska and beyond.”
Depending on the layout of the city you live in, your urban location has its own weather. The Urban Heat Island Effect plays a bit part in short-term weather and long-term climate data for cities worldwide.
Delaying a reduction in carbon emissions will be nothing short of disastrous. Sea level rise could continue for an estimated 300 years.
Why is studying a continent as remote as Antarctica so important? “What was once thought to be a largely unchanging mass of snow and ice is anything but. Antarctica holds a staggering amount of water.”
According to a new Climate Central analysis, a warming world means our winters will be changing…and we’ll be dealing with less snow and more rain. There’s a good and a bad side to that.
Even though it’s only late February, signs of spring are showing up in parts of Sweden…including a village where winter never really arrived.
The latest US Drought Portal still shows a significant portion of the southern half of the USA in dry/drought conditions. A detailed look at the drought conditions in a region-by-region format can be found at the US Drought Monitor. Rainfall in many areas has eased the drought conditions temporarily, but the overall trend for much of the Southern Plains is still in Extreme Drought status.
Last but not least…”The publisher of an academic journal beloved by climate science deniers has been revamped to ensure it meets industry standards of peer-review and editorial practice. Its climate science denier editor has also stepped down.” Sometimes you’ve just got to love “karma.”
Better late than never. “Republican Lisa Murkowski Says It’s Time For Her Party To Take Climate Change Seriously.”
And that is a wrap for this post! A sincere welcome to my new followers in social media. I’m glad you’re along for the fun!
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