USA Cities “Will Experience Climates with No Modern Equivalent”

USA from Space

 

“Within the lifetime of children living today, the climate of many regions is projected to change from the familiar to conditions unlike those experienced in the same place by their parents, grandparents, or perhaps any generation in millennia,” said Matt Fitzpatrick of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. “Many cities could experience climates with no modern equivalent in North America.”

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Planet Earth Report –“Amazon Paranoia, Insect Apocalypse, Transmissible Alzheimer’s”

Our Planet

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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Planet Earth Report –“Why Aliens Aren’t Science Fiction to Ancient ‘Ghosts’ in DNA”

Earth from the ISS

 

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Planet Earth Report –“115,000 Years Ago: All We’re Missing Today are Sea Levels 20 to 30′ Higher”

auyuittuq national park baffin

 

“Some 115,000 years ago, homo sapiens were still living in bands of hunter gatherers, largely confined to Africa. We still shared the globe with the Neanderthals, although it’s not clear we had met them yet. And though these various hominids didn’t know it,”  reports Chris Mooney in today’s Washington Post, “the Earth was coming to the end of a major warm period. It was one that’s quite close to our current climate, but with one major discrepancy — seas at the time were 20 to 30 feet higher.”

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Planet Earth Report –“Russia’s Lost Space Telescope to The Football Brain”

 

Earth from the ISS

 

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“Missing –14 Billion Tons of Antarctica’s Ice”

Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica

 

NASA found a giant underground cavern two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall – growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica –one of several disturbing discoveries reported in a new NASA-led study of the disintegrating glacier. The findings show that as more heat and water get under the glacier, it melts faster, showing the need for detailed observations of Antarctic glaciers’ undersides in calculating how fast global sea levels will rise in response to climate change.

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