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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Climate Intervention: Two Reports from the National Academy of Sciences

This study assesses the potential impacts, benefits, and costs of two different proposed classes of climate intervention: (1) carbon dioxide removal and (2) albedo modification (reflecting sunlight). Carbon dioxide removal strategies address a key driver of climate change, but research is needed to fully assess if any of these technologies could be appropriate for large-scale deployment.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Does Climate Change Fool Cherry Blossoms?

Every year the National Park Service attempts to predict the timing and peak of the gorgeous cherry blossom trees in Washington, DC. How do they do this? How is climate change affecting bloom times and predictions and what are the other consequences of climate change on these DC treasures? Join the National Park Service Climate Scientist, Dr. Patrick Gonzalez, and Park Ranger, Dorene Ruffing, as they lead a private tour of the blossoms and explain how they can sometimes be fooled by the cherry trees!  

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