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US Needs to Be Better Prepared for Extreme Weather, Ecological

Climate change will cause changes in plant communities across nearly half the Earth’s land surface by 2100, driving conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community type – forest, grassland or tundra – toward another, according to a new computer study conducted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute […]Read More

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Hurricane Irene and the Staggering Costs of Climate Change

Extreme weather events like Hurricane Irene illustrate the costs of man’s impact on the earth. The planet has been getting warmer since the dawn of the industrial age and for every one degree rise in temperature, moisture rises by 7 percent. Scientists predict that warmer temperatures will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Or to put it another way, global warming […]Read More

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Sea Surface Surface Temperatures Lead to Coral Bleaching Across the

A global coral bleaching event is underway that many scientists fear will surpass 1998, the last global coral die-off that bleached and killed 16 percent of the world’s coral. Already, rising sea surface temperatures have devastated coral off the coast of Indonesia after ocean temperatures in the coastal waters spiked to 93 degrees Fahrenheit earlier […]Read More