Month: June 2019

Global temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXXOkhoki8s This color-coded map displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies from 1880 through 2018. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal temperatures are shown in blue. The final frame represents the global temperatures 5-year averaged from 2014 through 2018. Scale in degree Celsius. Download the video: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4626

NASA Tracks the Future of Asia’s Glaciers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZmTbzL4R8g Asia’s high mountains are a crucial freshwater source to one-seventh of the world’s population. Snow and glaciers in these mountains contain the largest volume of freshwater outside of Earth's polar ice sheets, leading hydrologists to nickname this region the Third Pole. Rapid changes in the region's climate are affecting glacier flows and snowmelt. Local […]

Absence and Evidence

Guest commentary by Michael Tobis, a retired climate scientist. He is a software developer and science writer living in Ottawa, Ontario. A recent opinion piece by economist Ross McKitrick in the Financial Post, which attracted considerable attention in Canada, carried the provocative headline “This scientist proved climate change isn’t causing extreme weather – so politicians […]

Modeling the Future of the Greenland Ice Sheet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtUmj5z2vCk Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute used data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge to develop a more accurate model of how the Greenland Ice Sheet might respond to climate change in the future, finding that it could generate more sea level rise than previously thought. In the next 50 years, the model […]