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How Important Is NASA’s Earth Science Program That Trump Wants to Abolish?

How Important Is NASA’s Earth Science Program That Trump Wants to Abolish?

By Brenda Ekwurzel Word has it that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science program is on the chopping block with the upcoming Trump Administration. Bad decision! Alaska’s Susitna GlacierNASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science The NASA Earth Science program provides information about the Earth that plays a vital role in our scientific advancement, […]

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    Man-Made Global Warming Root Cause of Relentless Forest Fires

    Man-Made Global Warming Root Cause of Relentless Forest Fires

    By Paul Brown Climate change has already doubled the number of forest fires in the western U.S. since the 1980s—and it is a trend that will continue to increase, according to new research. The study says the rise in temperatures and aridity sucks the moisture out of the plants, trees, dead vegetation on the ground […]

    NASA: Megadrought Lasting Decades Is 99% Certain in American Southwest

    NASA: Megadrought Lasting Decades Is 99% Certain in American Southwest

    A study released in Science Advances Wednesday finds strong evidence for severe, long-term droughts afflicting the American Southwest, driven by climate change. A megadrought lasting decades is 99 percent certain to hit the region this century, said scientists from Cornell University, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space […]

    4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

    4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

    Many hail the Paris agreement—set to cross the threshold this week to come into effect—as a panacea for global climate change. Yet tragically, this perspective neglects to take into account the scientific reality of our climate system, which tells a much different story. Our latest research, Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions, appeared […]

    Earth Just Permanently Passed Climate Threshold

    Earth Just Permanently Passed Climate Threshold

    Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere stayed above 400 parts per million (ppm) during September—a time when CO2 levels typically hit the yearly low—raising fears that the planet has reached a point of no return. A sunset over the Arctic during a NOAA Climate Program expedition north of Russia.NOAA Photo Library/Flickr cc 2.0 “Concentrations will […]

    NASA Satellite Images Show Massive Ice Avalanche in Tibet

    NASA Satellite Images Show Massive Ice Avalanche in Tibet

    On July 17, 130 million cubic yards of ice and rock suddenly let go from a glacier in Tibet, hurtling down six-tenths of a mile and killing nine herders along with 350 sheep and 110 yaks. Scientists were baffled. Now, by examining satellite images before and after the event, they think it is an example […]

    NASA: Earth Is Warming at Rate ‘Unprecedented in 1000 Years’

    NASA: Earth Is Warming at Rate ‘Unprecedented in 1000 Years’

    By Nadia Prupis Another day, another dire warning about the global climate emergency. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) top climate scientist announced Tuesday that the Earth is warming at a pace not seen in at least the past 1,000 years, making it “very unlikely” that global temperatures will stay below the 1.5 C […]

    NASA: July Was Earth’s Hottest Month in Recorded History

    NASA: July Was Earth’s Hottest Month in Recorded History

    Global temperatures in July were 0.84 C (1.51 F) above the 1950-1980 average, making it the hottest month since record keeping began, as well as the hottest July ever. NASA The latest National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data shows that July is now the tenth consecutive record warm month and 2016 is still on […]

    NASA: Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Linked Directly to Natural Gas Leaks

    NASA: Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Linked Directly to Natural Gas Leaks

    By Western Environmental Law Center The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a new study Monday examining what caused a methane “hot spot” to form in New Mexico. This new study of methane emissions generated by the oil and gas industry in the state’s San Juan Basin is a major step forward in understanding […]