Usual suspects

Before the Industrial Revolution, Earth’s climate changed due to natural events such as volcanic activity and solar energy variations. These natural events still contribute to climate change today, but their impact is very small compared to the growing levels of

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Earth has a fever

Earth’s average temperature has risen over 1º F in the past century. It is projected to rise an additional 3º to 10º over the next 100 years. Data from Nasa’s global network of satellites, airborne missions and surface monitoring systems

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Mission to Earth?

NASA monitors Earth’s vital signs via satellites and airplanes, sends scientists to the far corners of the land and under the ocean, and develops computer models of Earth’s climate processes. Why? Because Earth is the only planet that nearly eight

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The carbon cycle seen from space

Designed for Science On a Sphere, this video explains fast and slow carbon cycling on Earth. A banana is an example of fast, young carbon. A chunk of coal is an example of old, slow carbon. Carbon dioxide and vegetation

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Nasa and the study of soil beneath our feet

Nasa doesn’t study just the stars and planets; it is also concerned with the soil beneath your feet. Studying the moisture in the top two inches of the soil from space with a satellite named “SMAP” can help weather forecasters

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Are we ready for climate change?

We need to reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions substantially to avoid the worst impacts of climate change around the world and in Europe. The severity of climate change will depend on how much and how quickly we can cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

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The world’s Co2 emissions

At Carbon Visuals they think that seeing the world’s emissions is essential to enabling people to address the scale of climate change. In 2012 we added over 39 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. We could fill

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Climate-related food impacts could kill half a million annually

The impacts of climate change on the global food supply could lead to more than 500,000 deaths a year by 2050, according to a new study in the Lancet. Droughts, floods, and other climate-related impacts will hurt crop yields and

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Can wildlife adapt to climate change?

With rising temperatures and seas, massive droughts, and changing landscapes, successfully adapting to climate change is increasingly important. For humans, this can mean using technology to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the

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The gas problem

Greenhouse gases are vital to life on Earth, but the growing concentration of certain gases, such as carbon dioxide, is throwing the planet’s delicate balance out of whack. NASA is on the case, studying carbon dioxide on a global scale

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