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Climate Change - National Geographic
This collection contains a selection of content from NG Education about climate change. Use search to find more.
Climate Change - New Scientist
There's a lot at stake with global warming, so for those not sure what to believe, we've debunked the most common climate myths.
Human Impacts on Natural World ...
Human impacts on natural world underestimated - A comprehensive five-year study by ecologists -- which included monitoring the activity of wolves, elks, cattle and humans -- indicates that two accepted principles of how ecosystems naturally operate could be overshadowed by the importance of human activity.
Global Warming - Discovery News
On the topic of global warming - this just in ...
6 Ways Climate Change Will Affect...
6 Ways Climate Change Will Affect You - From agriculture (pictured) to infrastructure to how humans consume energy, the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee spotlights how a warming world may bring widespread disruption.
The heartbreaking effects that ...
The heartbreaking effects that humans have on our planet - Our home planet is under extreme stress — it's unfortunate that phrases like this have become clichéd because the stakes are now higher than ever.
Images Of The Beautiful Way ...
37 Images Of The Eerily Beautiful Way Nature Reclaims What We Abandon - We talk about ‘saving the planet’ but what we really mean is saving ourselves. The planet was here before us and will be just fine without us. Mother Nature is a powerful force, strong enough to undo all the “progress” that makes us feel invincible. It won’t be quick, but it will be beautiful. Here’s proof.
How many gigatons of carbon dioxide?
How many gigatons of carbon dioxide? From Information is Beautiful.
Planes or Volcano?
Planes or Volcano? What's emitting the most carbon dioxide per day?
Greenhouse Effect - Australian Gov.
The greenhouse effect is a natural process that warms the Earth’s surface. When the Sun’s energy reaches the Earth’s atmosphere, some of it is reflected back to space and the rest is absorbed and re-radiated by greenhouse gases...
Global Warming - Skeptics Vs Sci...
The Global Warming Skeptics Vs The Scientific Consensus - Information is Beautiful.
Climate Change Means ...
Climate change means one World's death and another's birth - A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the future. A plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he planted seedlings of 10 tropical tree species in small, geodesic greenhouses...
Handbook for Fighting Climate-Denial
The Handbook explores the surprising fact that debunking myths can sometimes reinforce the myth in peoples' minds. Communicators need to be aware of the various backfire effects and how to avoid them.
In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet.
Photographing the world’s animals to help stop the extinction crisis.
Atlas of Living Australia
The Atlas of Living Australia is a collaborative, national project that aggregates biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it freely available and usable online.
Why Is Biodiversity Important?
At least 40 per cent of the world’s economy and 80 per cent of the needs of the poor are derived from biological resources. In addition, the richer the diversity of life, the greater the opportunity for medical discoveries, economic development, and adaptive responses to such new challenges as climate change.
The Implications of Climate Change
The implications of climate change for Australia's biodiversity conservation and protected areas - CSIRO's landmark Australia-wide assessment of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and the National Reserve System will inform future management of Australia's protected areas.
The Human Impact on Biological ...
The human impact on biological diversity - How species adapt to urban challenges sheds light on evolution and provides clues about conservation.
The Importance of Biodiversity
Here's the problem with the loss of biodiversity: The Earth functions like an incredibly complex machine, and there don't appear to be any unnecessary parts. Each species -- from the lowliest microbe to humans -- plays a part in keeping the planet running smoothly.
How does Biodiversity loss affect...
How does Biodiversity loss affect me and everyone else? - Biological diversity is the resource upon which families, communities, nations and future generations depend. It is the link between all organisms on earth, binding each into an interdependant ecosystem, in which all species have their role. It is the web of life.
Scientists discover gorgeous ...
For the past four years, scientists have been under the sea, collecting tiny creatures from all the world's oceans and analyzing them. This expedition, on board the schooner TARA, set out to map the biodiversity of a wide range of planktonic organisms. They collected 35,000 samples and observed the organisms, exploring their interactions and how they are affected by their environment, primarily the temperature and acidity of the oceans.
A campaign to compile a list of 100 tasks for world governments to undertake to tackle the biodiversity crisis.
Biodiversity moves beyond ...
Biodiversity moves beyond counting species. Ecologists are increasingly looking at how richness of traits — rather than number of species — helps set the health of ecosystems.
World’s Greatest Concentration ...
A Philippines island has the world’s greatest concentration of unique mammals – here’s why.
The last places on Earth with ...
The last places on Earth with no invasive species - Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?
The Corals That Come Back ...
In an astonishing and unexpected revival, dubbed the 'Phoenix Effect', reefs around the world are returning to life.
Plants Are Absorbing More ...
Flora around the world are sucking up 17 percent more heat-trapping gas than 30 years ago — and appear to be doing it without increasing water consumption.
What does biodiversity mean for ...
What does biodiversity mean for human health? People depend on biodiversity in their daily lives, in ways that are not always apparent or appreciated. Human health ultimately depends upon ecosystem products and services (such as availability of fresh water, food and fuel sources) which are requisite for good human health and productive livelihoods. Biodiversity loss can have significant direct human health impacts if ecosystem services are no longer adequate to meet social needs.
Permafrost refers to a layer of soil or rock that is frozen all year round. Permafrost is found throughout much of Alaska, parts of Canada, and other countries in the far north. You might think a place with permafrost would be barren, but plants can still grow...
When Sea Levels Attack!
When Sea Levels Attack! - Information is Beautiful.
Sea Level - Australian Government
Sea level rise is caused by two processes: thermal expansion (ocean water expanding as it heats up) and additional water flows into the oceans from ice that melts on land. Both these processes are currently being observed.
Rising Seas Interactive
Rising Seas Interactive National Geographic - If all the ice melted.
How Ocean Currents Work
Deep Ocean Currents (Global Conveyor Belt) - Invisible to us terrestrial creatures, an underwater current circles the globe with a force 16 times as strong as all the world's rivers combined.
The Ocean in Motion
The ocean water is in motion because of differences in temperature and saltiness. Water that is warmed at the sea surface near the equator moves toward the chilly poles. Cold, salty currents flow into the deepest parts of the sea.
Ocean Currents and Marine Life
Currents are powerful physical forces in the seas. They move water and heat around the globe, and help determine the chemical make-up of the water column. Currents also are a major factor in ocean ecosystems. Two types of current motion, upwelling and downwelling, strongly influence the distribution and abundance of marine life.
Warming Lakes: Effects of Climate Change Seen on Lake Tahoe - Lake Tahoe is one of hundreds of lakes around the world in the midst of a warming trend. The effects of climate change are starting to complicate efforts to maintain the lake’s relatively pristine state, putting Tahoe’s sapphire blue water and its overall ecological health at risk.
Learn more about the - biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, climate and cycles.
Cycles of the Earth System
Our planet is constantly changing. Natural cycles balance and regulate Earth and its atmosphere. Human activities can cause changes to these natural cycles.
A Year In The Life Of Earth's CO2
An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.
Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is...
Climate Change 10,000 Times Faster
Climate Change 10,000 Times Faster Than Evolution - Evolution can be fast, but not fast enough to keep up with the rate of human-caused climate change, say two researchers who have studied the evolution rates of hundreds of species in the past.
Global Climate Change - NASA
Global climate change - Vital signs of the planet.
Understanding Climate Change - CSIRO
Our scientists are learning how the Earth's climate system works through observation, measurement and modelling.
Once and Future Climate Change
Anthropogenic climate change is now a part of our reality. Even the most optimistic estimates of the effects of contemporary fossil fuel use suggest that mean global temperature will rise by a minimum of 2°C before the end of this century and that CO2 emissions will affect climate for tens of thousands of years. A key goal of current research is to predict ...
Repeat Photography Reveals ...
Repeat Photography Reveals a Changing Climate - Models and experiments only go so far in assessing the effects of climate change. For a reality check, researchers turn to historical photos.
Infectious Disease Could Become ...
Infectious Disease Could Become More Common in a Warmer World — Especially for Plants and Animals - Climate change will make it easier for many infectious diseases to spread. Human beings will be able to adapt — or at least the richer ones will. But biodiversity will suffer as parasites and bacteria find a more welcoming environment.
Climate Change in Side-by-Side Image
See the Effects of Climate Change in Side-by-Side Images - Climate change is real. And while you may hear the statistics and see some effects of climate change in your own backyard, sometimes pictures really are worth a thousand words. The photos below show places on earth that have taken a beating because of climate change. The images compare these locations to other points throughout history — sometimes more than 100 years prior, and sometimes just a few years prior.
4 Animations That Show ...
4 Animations that show what's really going on with our climate.
Scientists Explain 7 Impossibly ...
Scientists explain 7 impossibly dense climate charts.
Today's Climate Change Proves ...
Today's Climate Change Proves Much Faster Than Changes in Past 65 Million Years - The amount of global temperature increase and the short time over which it's occurred create a change in velocity that outstrips previous periods of warming or cooling.
Global Warming - Scientific American
The past 12 months have been the warmest in Australia's recorded history, where average temperature has warmed by ...
Post Carbon Institute
Founded in 2003, Post Carbon Institute is leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world.
Hurricane Sandy Report Warns of ...
Hurricane Sandy Report Warns of Rising Sea, More Storms - Storms will also be more intense, says Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force.
Slip Sliding Away
While locals on the Outer Banks tussle over whether global warming is real and causing oceans to rise, the islands themselves are gradually, inevitably going under.
Global Warming Elevates Odds of ...
Global Warming Elevates Odds of Extreme Weather, From Australia to California - Manmade global warming is causing up to a tenfold increase in the risk for prolonged and severe heat waves, and is influencing other extreme weather and climate events, a slew of new studies found.
Arctic Sea Ice Update - NASA
The melting of sea ice in the Arctic is well on its way toward its annual "minimum," that time when the floating ice cap covers less of the Arctic Ocean than at any other period during the year. While the ice will continue to shrink until around mid-September, it is unlikely that this year’s summer low will break a new record. Still, this year’s melt rates are in line with the sustained decline of the Arctic ice cover observed by NASA and other satellites over the last several decades.
East Antarctic ice sheet ...
East Antarctic ice sheet 'vulnerable' to temperature changes - The world's thickest ice sheet may be at greater risk from variations in the climate than previously believed.
Climate Change Leaves Hares ...
Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors - The effects of climate change often happen on a large scale, like drought or a rise in sea level. In the hills outside Missoula, Mont., wildlife biologists are looking at a change to something very small: the snowshoe hare.
Warm Ocean Rapidly Melting Antarctic
Warm Ocean Rapidly Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf from Below - For five years, a scientific expedition tried reaching Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in a remote, wind-ridden corner of Antarctica. The obstacles to get to the ice shelf were extreme, but the science goal was simple: to measure how fast the sea was melting the 37-mile long ice tongue from underneath by drilling through the ice shelf.
Does "Global Warming Pause" Debate
Does "Global Warming Pause" Debate Miss Big Picture? - Scientists explain recent trends on eve of UN climate change report.
A Hunk Of Planet Dissolves Before...
A Hunk Of Planet Dissolves Before Our Eyes - It begins with a growl. Then there's a crack — a slurpy, sucky, crunchy noise. A guy is on the phone, and his pal interrupts him and says, "It's starting, Adam, I think. Adam? It's starting ..." The two are up on a bluff, overlooking a giant ice field.
Greenhouse gas emissions from ...
Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock can be cut by 30%, says FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation says farmers can slash emissions merely by adopting better methods.
U.N. panel says it's "extremely ...
U.N. panel says it's "extremely likely" climate change is predominantly man-made - Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the climate change observed since the 1950s.
The World's Fourth-Largest Lake ...
The World's Fourth-Largest Lake Has Nearly Disappeared - The Aral Sea, once the world's fourth-largest freshwater lake, is down to just 10% of its peak capacity. NASA released dramatic photos showing its rapid disintegration over the past 14 years, as the lakebed has given way to cracked soil and rusted, stranded boats.
IPCC climate report: humans ...
IPCC climate report: humans 'dominant cause' of warming - A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming since the 1950s.
The Year in Heat
The Year in Heat - World on Track for Third-Hottest on Record. If you live in California, Australia or Scandinavia, 2014 may feel like the hottest year on record. Not quite; on a global scale, it’s “only” third-hottest.
Cloud Mixing Means Extra Global ...
Cloud Mixing Means Extra Global Warming - A decline in ocean cloud cover projected in climate models points to more than 5.6°F (3°C) of global warming coming in this century, on the high end of past global warming estimates.
E. O. Wilson's Radical Plan ...
E. O. Wilson's Radical Plan To Save The Planet - Esteemed evolutionary biologist E. O. Wilson believes the only way we can avoid a catastrophic mass extinction is to set aside half of the planet in permanently protected areas for the 10 million other species who live on Earth. Wilson calls the concept "Half Earth" — and he says its not as outlandish as it might appear.
Green World Rising
Green World Rising is a series of short films on the state of climate and solutions to the climate crisis.
WWII Bomb Shelter in London Has...
Over 100 feet below the bustling streets of London is a cavernous, abandoned space. Originally built to serve as a bomb shelter during World War II, it was designed to house and protect the lives of nearly 8,000 people. The space remained abandoned for close to 70 years until entrepreneurs Richard Ballard and Steven Dring decided to turn it into the world’s first subterranean farm called Growing Underground.
World's First Vertical Forest
Milan, one of the trendsetting capitals of the world, is applying their avant-garde tactics off the runway as well with 'vertical forests'.
Vertical farms sprouting all over...
URBAN warehouses, derelict buildings and high-rises are the last places you'd expect to find the seeds of a green revolution. But from Singapore to Scranton, Pennsylvania, "vertical farms" are promising a new, environmentally friendly way to feed the rapidly swelling populations of cities worldwide.