Alaska is experiencing fast and expansive consequences of climate change, resulting in an increase in greenness in Arctic areas. Continue reading Climate Change Drives Arctic Greening
Time: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14th Join us on: Zoom (password: science) or YouTube Live Speakers: Tianning Zhao Graphics: Jovana Andrejevic Have you ever been stunned by the wonder of nature? Amazon rainforest, one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature of the World”, will definitely be a WOW moment for you. Amazon rainforest is the paradise for millions of plant and animal species. Beyond … Continue reading April 14 – Different Shades of Green: Climate Change in Tropical Regions
As Earth continues warming, flooding across the U.S. has been getting worse. Scientists have recently figured out just how much that is costing us. Continue reading Climate Change Tied to a Third of Recent Flood Damage in U.S.
Resilient lizards have adapted to cold spells spurred by climate change. Continue reading Climate Change Causes Collapsing Cold Lizards
by Jessica Schifffigures by Rebecca Senft Under the waves and in the ocean, climate change is like a persistent third wheel. Akin to that friend who always insists on tagging along on your dates, his/her/their presence makes it difficult for you and your significant other to have alone time. In the ocean, climate change continually prevents the seduction and reproductive success of all kinds of … Continue reading Climate Change: The Ocean’s “Mood Killer”
The Earth has warmed so much since the 1950s that scientists can detect climate change from literally any day of global weather since 2012.
Continue reading Seeing Climate Change in any Random Day Across the Globe
Using fossil fuels has led to climate change; however, trees can erase some damage. By maximizing forest coverage on Earth, scientists predict that the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere could be reduced by a quarter—back to levels from a hundred years ago.
Continue reading ‘Branching out’ to counter climate change: how planting trees could save the day
by Sylvia Hurlimann figures by Hannah Zucker When we think of kelp, we conjure up images of magical underwater forests. Recent research, however, suggests that in addition to creating beautiful habitats, macroalgae such as kelp play a large role reducing the effects of global warming. Kelp has an incredibly fast growth rate (up to two feet per day) and exports a large portion of its … Continue reading How Kelp Naturally Combats Global Climate Change
Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, contribute to global warming by slowing the rate at which heat energy escapes into space. Although methane is less abundant than CO2, it is several times more potent, absorbing up to 36 times more energy than CO2 over a century. Last year marked the first time that global methane concentrations reached levels 2.5 times greater than … Continue reading Can converting methane into CO2 help reduce climate change?
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8th Location: Pfizer Hall at Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge (link to directions) Speakers: Jordan Wilkerson Graphics: Nick Lue The Arctic Circle has been getting slushier over the past century. The culprit is climate change. From Russia to Canada to Alaska, roads and buildings are beginning to collapse under the melting soil on which they rest. But humans aren’t the only ones … Continue reading May 8 – Cities Resting on Slush: Impacts of Climate Change on Earth’s Frozen Regions