It was very interesting to learn how the local people perceive their risks. They are aware of the risk of floods but are not taking measures to reduce it. Many new houses are built right next to the river in very high-risk zones.
Antarctica is not only the highest, coldest, driest and windiest continent on the planet. It is also a global bellwether of climate change, and a big influencer of the world’s climate.
The shrinking of glaciers in this area is leading to the formation and growth of more glacial lakes. This basin is vulnerable to flash floods caused by sudden discharges of water from such lakes, known as glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), as well as additional floods from intense rainfall and landslides.
The Arctic is alive and changing, and many of these changes are hard to measure. We hope we can all remain aware of the changes and keep the health of the people in mind, as well as the health of the lands and waters for the animals we depend on.
Dean Jacobsen and Olivier Dangles, from Copenhagen University and the French Institute for Research and Development, respectively, led an expedition to the Antisana volcano in Ecuador with an international group of students in freshwater ecology.
We can’t solve a global climate problem overnight. But here in California, the Sierra Nevada Alliance and Sierra Nevada Conservancy are doing their part to respond to the decline in snowpack.
Today’s featured scientist is Dr. John Barnes. During 24 Hours of Reality, Dr. Barnes helped us showcase Presenter Maxine Burkett directly from his office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
This is the second of two blog posts about the impacts of climate change on a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Members of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy are taking a look at how sea level rise could impact a local canal.
On a beautiful 50-degree day in early January, Dr. Klaus Jacob, a professor at Columbia University, and Paul Reale, a Presenter from The Climate Reality Project, joined me in leading community members on an expedition to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.