A U.N. task force advocates equipping new undersea fiber-optic cables with inexpensive sensors that could provide invaluable information, including enhanced monitoring of tsunamis and undersea earthquakes.
Scientific models and computer simulations from research groups around the world that span climate change impacts on ecosystems, agriculture, water supplies and health will be compared for the first time starting this week. The comprehensive analysis will be coordinated the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
The “Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature” study confirmed work by the likes of NASA, NOAA, and the UK Met Office-Univ. of East Anglia. Ironically, it was funded in part by the Koch Brothers, billionaire industrialists and avowed proponents of climate change denial.
Climate change deniers continue to try to hammer home their messages, but the costs of not enacting strong, consistent and equitable climate change action plans are already apparent and they will only grow far greater with passing time, as a string of recent events and research reports indicate.