And Now, a Positive Voice on Climate Issues Houston Chronicle (blog) Right now, he's working on funded projects for drought detection, adaptive management during drought onset, drought monitoring, mapping drought, analyzing historical drought, and...
"This visualization shows global winds from a GEOS-5 simulation using 10-kilometer resolution. Surface winds (0 to 40 meters/second) are shown in white and trace features including Atlantic and Pacific cyclones. Upper-level winds (250 hectopascals) are colored by speed (0 to 175 meters/second), with red indicating faster."
Produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Globaia and funded by the UN Foundation for the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. igbp.net globaia.org unfoundation.org
The data visualization summarises several of the most significant statements in the IPCC’s latest summary for policymakers published September 2013. This summary covers the physical science basis of climate change. In 2014, IPCC will publish summaries concerning societal impacts, mitigation and adaptation.
Global temperatures are almost half a degree Celsius above the long-term average so far in 2013, putting this year on course to be among the 10 hottest since records began, the world's leading meteorological agency says.
The world is on track to become up to five degrees hotter, and sea levels could rise more than 80 centimetres this century, according to a leaked draft of a landmark climate change report prepared for the UN.
The world’s most active tropical cyclone basin has already seen 32 tropical storms this year, making it the second most active season in recent years. Half of those storms have developed into typhoons or super typhoons. [This] graphic tracks the last decade of typhoons in the Northwest Pacific.
The future of the oceans The Economist And it also provides seafood—at least 15% of the protein eaten by 60% of the planet's human population, an industry worth $218 billion a year. Its well-being is therefore of direct concern even to landlubbers.