The World is Getting Wetter, Yet Water May Become Less Available for North America and Eurasia

Plants will demand more water in the future making less water available for people.

With climate change, plants of the future will consume more water than in the present day, leading to less water available for people living in North America and Eurasia, according to a new study. The research suggests a drier future despite anticipated precipitation increases for places like the United States and Europe, populous regions already facing water stresses.

Source: Dartmouth College

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191104112828.htm

2019-11-12T15:46:12-08:00November 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Deep Neural Networks Speed Up Weather and Climate Models

When you check the weather forecast in the morning, the results you see are more than likely determined by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, a comprehensive model that simulates the evolution of many aspects of the physical world around us.

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/60761-deep-neural-networks-speed-up-weather-and-climate-models

2019-11-12T15:37:23-08:00November 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Brave New World: Simple Changes in Intensity of Weather Events ‘Could be Lethal’

Source: Washington University in St. Louis

Faced with extreme weather events and unprecedented environmental change, animals and plants are scrambling to catch up — with mixed results. A new model helps to predict the types of changes that could drive a given species to extinction.

From Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190930131549.htm

2019-10-17T10:39:10-08:00October 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Brave New World: Simple Changes in Intensity of Weather Events ‘Could be Lethal’

‘Ozone hole vigilance still required’

The recovery of the ozone layer over Antarctica cannot be taken for granted and requires constant vigilance.

That’s the message from Dr Jonathan Shanklin, one of the scientists who first documented the annual thinning of the protective gas in the 1980s.

This year’s “hole” in the stratosphere high above the White Continent is the smallest in three decades.

From the BBC:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49965556

2019-10-09T10:39:37-08:00October 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on ‘Ozone hole vigilance still required’

September 2019 Tied as 2nd Hottest on Record for U.S.

U.S. also saw 4 more billion-dollar disasters since May.
Despite being the start of meteorological autumn, September felt more like a summer swelter across much of the contiguous United States. The month was also drier than normal, but 2019 continued its soggy stretch with the wettest January through September period (YTD) ever recorded.

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/60145-september-2019-tied-as-2nd-hottest-on-record-for-u-s

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Why California Is Standing Firm Against Trump on Auto Emissions

In an e360 interview, Mary Nichols, the long-time chair of the California Air Resources Board, talks about California’s continued efforts to stop the Trump administration’s rollback of stricter fuel efficiency standards, and why the auto industry is largely on its side.

By Paul Rogers

From Yale Environment360

https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-california-is-standing-firm-against-trump-on-auto-emissions

2019-09-17T14:17:23-08:00September 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Why California Is Standing Firm Against Trump on Auto Emissions