Global Climate Change Impact on the Upper Texas Coast

April 7, 2014 3:50 pm6 comments
Surfside Beach, Texas (6/8/2014) by Tony Kamel. Used courtesy of creator. All rights reserved.

Very few scientists still question global warming and the role humans have had in the process, while outside the science community it is largely viewed as a prediction. The reality is that climate change and associated accelerated sea-level rise are not predictions. Tide gauge records are supported by satellite data […]

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Gilkey Glacier Retreat Lake Formation

February 6, 2014 2:07 pm4 comments
Gilkey Glacier Retreat Lake Formation

As glacier retreat has increased over the last 30 years, the number of new lakes formed by retreat has exploded.  Alaska is one region where this is particularly true. In 1948 the Gilkey Glacier draining the west side of the Juneau Icefield ended on an outwash plain, red dots, as […]

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Greenland Ice Sheet Retreat Leading to Island Development, by Mauri Pelto

January 14, 2014 10:20 pm0 comments
Greenland Ice Sheet Retreat Leading to Island Development, by Mauri Pelto

Climate change is changing the map of our world.  The changes can be distant from the cause, such as sea level rise, which is partially from melting ice sheets, on coastlines around the world.  The changes can be local as well such as is in the formation of new lakes, […]

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The Weather Trap

January 12, 2014 9:45 am4 comments
Weather Channel producer Shawn Reynolds @WCL_Shawn tweeted this incredible photo taken by pilot Hank Cain of Chicago on 1.7.2014 during the "Polar Vortex."

Climate change is something that’s difficult to experience directly.  How many people can say, from personal experience, that it feels like the average temperature in your hometown, let alone the globe, has changed by a degree or two over the past century? Instead, people tend to try to detect climate […]

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