Climate Change Archive

Videos: The Science of Climate Change

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, according to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) This follows a trend that saw both 2014 and 2015 also break record yearly temperatures due to …

Evidence of Climate Change (2015)

Climate change is once again again in the news as the COP21 summit begins this week.  The event will feature leaders from around the world who will be looking at climate data. The goal will …

Climate Change Infographic and Videos

It is that time of year again, and teachers everywhere are looking for resources for their science classes. Our next few posts will cover some of the content that we have prepared on a number …

The Onset of the California Mega Drought

Water is quickly becoming the “blue gold” of the American southwest. Every day, new groundwater wells are being drilled, some to depths of over 1,000 feet and costing over $300,000 each, to access an ever-decreasing …
Tundra

How to Change a Biome – Just Add Heat

If someone mentions the word tundra, usually you will think of an image such as this: colin grice , via Wikimedia Commons Very cold, lots of snow, very little vegetation. Yet, increasingly, researchers are seeing …

Extreme Weather: Are High Temperatures the New Normal?

This Ricochet Science video describes how average summer weather temperatures have statistically increased since the 1950s and 1960s.  The video’s narrative,  references and links are included below. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This summer’s extreme weather continues to make …