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What can we do about greenhouse gases? Roundup of reporting on IPCC's Working Group III report on Mitigation of Climate Change:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/04/13/un_ipcc_climate_report_averting_global_warming_disaster_is_affordable.html

Working Group III website: http://www.ipcc-wg3.de

#carbon #renewables #climatechange #mitigation   #policy  
The United Nations has released its long-awaited report on what can be done to prevent climate change and it includes one depressing conclusion after another. The report, which was produced by 1,250 international experts and approved by 194 governments, says the amount of greenhouse gases around the world reached “unprecedented...
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Advanced Study Opportunity :: Uncertainty in Integrated Climate Change Research - NCAR Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium. We aim to train the next generation of postgraduates and early career scientists in interdisciplinary thinking on this challenging theme. Some funding support available. Apply NOW - deadline is Monday 4/14: 

http://www.asp.ucar.edu/colloquium/2014/ … 

#gradstudents #postdocs #climate #climatechange #research
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Climate Voices :: To help foster informed, non-political dialogue about climate science, UCAR and the United Nations Foundation have assembled a network of experts who are available as resources in communities across the country. The Climate Voices – Science Speakers Network at http://climatevoices.org/ is bringing together scientists with members of local communities to discuss climate science and regional effects of climate change. Volunteer scientists and other climate experts have been recruited from all 50 states. 

More about the network:
http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/news/11384/local-experts-available-climate-discussions-across-country

#climate #climatechange #science #communication
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Visualizing 3D model data w/ VAPOR, a half-hour webinar for scientists, March 26, 12pm EDT, from NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL). Info and registration at the link: 

http://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/calendar/webinar-3d-visualization-vapor-march-26

#research #visualscience #science
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Stronger trade winds stall climate change: Stronger trade winds driving more heat into ocean :: The pause in global warming since 2001 can be traced to a natural shift in weather patterns that causes stronger trade winds along the equator in the Pacific Ocean, new research indicates. When the patterns change, global temperatures will quickly warm, according to the researchers.

http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/research/11216/stronger-trade-winds-stall-climate-change

The research was led by Matthew England, deputy director of the Climate Change Research Center at the University of New South Wales, Australia.



#climate #climatechange #warming #oceanography
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If you care about forecasters having enough Earth-observing satellites to predict dangerous weather, you might want to share this guest op-ed from Richard Anthes and Tom Bogdan (past and current UCAR presidents, respectively):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/04/14/why-cosmic-2-is-a-lot-more-than-nice-to-have/

#weather #forecasting #satellites #EarthObserving #hazards
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Extreme Weather - Mitigation & Resiliency to Climate Change :: Check out and sign up for this free webinar with two NCAR scientists on April 16 from 4:30-7:00 MDT (or 6:30 EDT, 5:30 CDT, 3:30 PDT).

Gain understanding about reducing the sources and causes of climate change. We’ll discuss solutions-based mitigation and the use of data to understand extreme weather. We’ll also explore how communities can mitigate the effects of climate change by becoming more resilient. 

http://extremeweatherwebinar.eventbrite.com/?aff=ucar
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The Jumbo Tornado Outbreak was 40 years ago on April 3, 1974. How did that disaster help lead to safer air travel - and what are the next challenges to solve to make aviation even safer?

Find out in the latest feature from AtmosNews;

http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/features/11336/tornadoes-microbursts-and-silver-linings

#weather #tornadoes #microbursts #aviation
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El Niño may be here sooner than we think. How soon? And why is predicting it so tough? Bob Henson explains in the latest Perspective:

http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/features/11241/el-nino-or-la-nada

#climate #meteorology #ElNino #ENSO
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When it comes to problems of scale, there’s nothing like a visual to put things in perspective. Check out this interactive graphic about the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and decide for yourself: How hard could it be to find a plane that's 210 feet long?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/malaysian-air-scale/

#Flight370 #MalaysiaAirlines #geography #visualization
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