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- Trump’s border wall harms the environment, activists say February 28, 2020
- Welcome to The Climate Crisis Newsletter | The New Yorker February 28, 2020
- The HAPPINESS Project and Increasing Access to Mental Health Services | Office of the President February 28, 2020
- Should Americans reconsider travel plans in wake of coronavirus? February 28, 2020
- Communities on lockdown as coronavirus spreads in Italy February 28, 2020
- Nations increasingly fearful of coronavirus pandemic and resulting global recession February 28, 2020
- Fueling Change: Oil Extraction in Alaska and California | KCET February 28, 2020
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reads Green New Deal into Congressional Record February 27, 2020
- Trump Cancels NYC Climate Resiliency Study After Mocking Planned Sea Wall February 27, 2020
- Trump Blames “Caronavirus” Fears on Democrats and Fake News Reporting February 27, 2020
- “Pence is Not a Medical Expert”: Is the Trump Admin Ready to Stop a U .S. Coronavirus Pandemic? February 27, 2020
- “Dead Bodies Everywhere”: Hindu Nationalist Violence Rocks Delhi as Trump Vi sits Modi in India February 27, 2020
- How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common February 27, 2020
- ANALYSIS: Protestors, University struggle to see eye to eye on divestment February 27, 2020
- Fossil Free Yale (@FossilFreeYale) / Twitter February 27, 2020
- Yale Endowment Justice Coalition February 27, 2020
- FFY submits new demands to Swensen February 27, 2020
- Despite protest, Yale-linked pipeline project progresses February 27, 2020
- Students criticize University investments at teach-in February 27, 2020
- Me vs. We: What Matters Most for Climate Action? February 27, 2020
- Business suffers as coronavirus keeps tourists away from Italy February 26, 2020
- Chinese activists confront censorship, violence to expose truth about outbreak February 26, 2020
- David Swensen Made Yale Fabulously Rich and Changed Endowments – Bloomberg February 26, 2020
- David Swensen Rips ‘Cowardly’ Yale Student Journalists in Email Spat | Institutional Investor February 26, 2020
- David F. Swensen, B.A., B.S., ’80 Ph.D., ’14 L.H.D. | Yale University February 26, 2020
- David Swensen Wrote an Angry Email. Then He Pressed Send. | Institutional Investor February 26, 2020
- Bill 156: The “Ag Gag”? February 26, 2020
- French health minister on coronavirus cases: “unthinkable and ineffective to close the borders” February 26, 2020
- Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health February 26, 2020
- This Concrete Dome Holds A Leaking Toxic Nuclear Timebomb | Foreign Correspondent February 26, 2020
- 1918 Spanish Flu historical documentary | Swine Flu Pandemic | Deadly plague of 1918 February 26, 2020
- Spanish Flu: a warning from history February 26, 2020
- Why U.S. officials are escalating their concerns over novel coronavirus February 26, 2020
- Rome civil protection authorities confirm 12 deaths from coronavirus in Italy February 26, 2020
- Opera Star Plácido Domingo Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct February 26, 2020
- Drug Maker Mallinckrodt Reaches $1.6B Settlement for Role in Opioid Crisis February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens – BBC News February 26, 2020
- World battles coronavirus outbreak – BBC News February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO – BBC News February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: WHO warns world to brace for pandemic | DW News February 26, 2020
- Trump says U.S. ties with Pakistan are very good February 26, 2020
- At Least 24 Killed in India After Hindu Nationalists Attack Muslim Demonstrators + President Trump Wraps India Trip with Praise for $3.5 Billion Weapons Deal February 26, 2020
- CDC Warns of “Severe” Disruption to Daily Life in U.S. as Coronavirus Spread s February 26, 2020
- Book on China’s fight against COVID-19 epidemic published February 26, 2020
- Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden February 26, 2020
- Flooding Cripples Indonesian Capital February 26, 2020
- A black neighborhood reacts to finding the slave ship that brought their ancestors to America February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: Global Outbreak February 26, 2020
- Congress prepares for inevitable U.S. coronavirus outbreak February 26, 2020
- Is the U.S. ready for a severe coronavirus outbreak? February 26, 2020
Daily Archives: August 3, 2017
Published on Sep 27, 2013
New data visualizations from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation and NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio show how climate models — those used in the new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — estimate how temperature and precipitation patterns could change throughout the 21st century.
For the IPCC’s Physical Science Basis and Summary for Policymakers reports, scientists referenced an international climate modeling effort to study how the Earth might respond to four different scenarios of how much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would be emitted into the atmosphere throughout the 21st century.
The Summary for Policymakers, the first official piece of the group’s Fifth Assessment Report, was released Fri., Sept. 27.
That modeling effort, called the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5), includes dozens of climate models from institutions around the world, including from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
To produce visualizations that show temperature and precipitation changes similar to those included in the IPCC report, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation calculated mean model results for each of the four emissions scenarios. The final products are visual representations how much temperature and precipitation patterns would change through 2100 compared to the historical average from the end of the 20th century. The changes shown compare the model projections to the average temperature and precipitation benchmarks observed from 1971-2000. This baseline is different from the IPCC report, which uses a 1986-2005 baseline. Because the reference period from 1986-2005 was slightly warmer than 1971-2000, the visualizations are slightly different than those in the report, even though the same model data is used.
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Published on Jul 31, 2017
Earth to warm 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century, studies say
By the end of the century, the global temperature is likely to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
This rise in temperature is the ominous conclusion reached by two different studies using entirely different methods published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday.
One study used statistical analysis to show that there is a 95% chance that Earth will warm more than 2 degrees at century’s end, and a 1% chance that it’s below 1.5 C.
“The likely range of global temperature increase is 2.0-4.9 [degrees Celsius] and our median forecast is 3.2 C,” said Adrian Raftery, author of the first study. “Our model is based on data which already show the effect of existing emission mitigation policies. Achieving the goal of less than 1.5 C warming will require carbon intensity to decline much faster than in the recent past.”
Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change
Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change
The second study analyzed past emissions of greenhouse gases and the burning of fossil fuels to show that even if humans suddenly stopped burning fossil fuels now, Earth will continue to heat up about two more degrees by 2100. It also concluded that if emissions continue for 15 more years, which is more likely than a sudden stop, Earth’s global temperature could rise as much as 3 degrees.
“Even if we would stop burning fossil fuels today, then the Earth would continue to warm slowly,” said Thorsten Mauritsen, author of the second study. “It is this committed warming that we estimate.”
Taken together, the similar results present a grim reality.
“These studies are part of the emerging scientific understanding that we’re in even hotter water than we’d thought,” said Bill McKibben, an environmentalist not affiliated with either study. “We’re a long ways down the path to disastrous global warming, and the policy response — especially in the United States — has been pathetically underwhelming.”
Because both studies were completed before the United States left the Paris Agreement under President Trump earlier this year, that has not been accounted for in either study.
“Clearly the US leaving the Paris Agreement would make the 2 C or 1.5 C targets even harder to achieve than they currently are,” said Raftery.
Why two degrees?
The 2 degree mark — that’s 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit — was set by the 2016 Paris Agreement. It was first proposed as a threshold by Yale economist William Nordhaus in 1977. The climate has been warming since the burning of fossil fuels began in the late 1800s during the Industrial Revolution, researchers say.