El Niño Is Here

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2023 02:57:38 +0000

El Niño conditions have developed, as the atmospheric response to the warmer-than-average tropical Pacific sea surface kicked in over the past month. We expect El Niño to continue into the winter, and the odds of it becoming a strong event at its peak are pretty good, at 56%. Chances of at least a moderate event […]

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NOAA: How Greenhouse Gas Pollution Amplified Global Warming in 2022

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 28 May 2023 04:35:51 +0000

“The AGGI is derived from highly accurate measurements of greenhouse gases in air samples collected around the world,” said Vanda Grubišić, Ph.D, director of NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML). “It continues to rise despite international efforts to curb emission of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels that seem to be falling short of their targets.”

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NOAA & NSF Researching Insurance Industry’s Climate Needs — New Research Center

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 17 May 2023 14:40:49 +0000

Whether you own a home, a business, or other assets, insurance is an important part of any budgetary calculation involving protection of property. While the insurance and reinsurance sector are at the forefront of translating weather and climate information into financial and societal risks, the industry’s focus has been on use of catastrophe models rather […]

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New Supercomputer for Climate Science

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2023 00:23:24 +0000

The newest Gaea system provides increased performance for more advanced climate modeling and simulation Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is launching a new supercomputer dedicated to climate science research. The new system is the fifth supercomputer to be installed and run by the National Climate-Computing Research Center […]

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Hiding Behind Whale Fatality Disinformation, Big Oil Works To Slow Offshore Wind Projects

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2023 15:05:34 +0000

offshore windTech is helping to assuage controversies with innovations like floating LiDAR buoys, which can provide data and insights to those pursuing wind development opportunities, and telemetry tracking buoys to monitor information about the whales themselves.

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2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average (Again), NOAA Predicts

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 27 May 2022 03:50:30 +0000

Ongoing La Niña & above-average Atlantic temperatures set the stage for busy season ahead. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. NOAA’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which extends from […]

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Acidic Oceans Are Dissolving Crab Shells

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2020 19:30:14 +0000

A new study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just discovered that the Pacific Ocean is so acidic that it is literally dissolving the shells off of crab larvae. This was expected, sure, but it is happening much earlier than researchers feared that it would

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