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New Englanders Adapt to Winter Climate Change






Many politicians in the nation’s capital are still in denial that human activity is contributing significantly to global climate change. Meanwhile, climate will continue to change regardless of the current state of the debate, and New Englanders are finding ways of adapting to later autumns, earlier springs, and milder winters. Dr. Alan Betts, one of [...]

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Part 2: The Ocean – Earth’s Climate Engine






By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa [Note from the editor: This is the second in a series of blog entries that will focus on introductory topics in climate dynamics and modeling, and will be a great insight into the current understanding of the science.] Seventy-one percent of the Earth’s surface is covered [...]

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Part 1: A Pleasant Atmosphere






By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa [Note from the editor: This will be the first in a series of blog entries that will focus on introductory topics in climate dynamics and modeling, and will be a great insight into the current understanding of the science.] The atmosphere is the most important component [...]

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Google’s Role in Public Hurricane Preparedness






A recent study by researchers at Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama sought to identify the behavior of the general public in advance of landfalling hurricanes by examining Google search data. Using publically accessible data from Google Trends, Google Insights, and Google Hot Trends, patterns in keyword searches shed light on how the [...]

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