climate change

Study predicts impacts of sea level rise

Posted 1 year 9 months ago
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Assessing the risk from rising seas using year 2100 population forecasts for all 319 coastal counties in the continental U.S., a new UGA study predicts that more than 13 million American homes will be threatened by rising sea levels by the end of the century:

The study is based on analyses by Mathew Hauer for his doctoral work with the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Deepak Mishra of the UGA department of geography; and Jason Evans, a former UGA faculty member now with Stetson University. It was published March 14 in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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Attributing extreme weather events to climate change

Posted 1 year 9 months ago
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Can extreme weather events - hurricanes, droughts - be linked to climate change? A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine establishes for the first time that science can now estimate the influence of climate change on these extreme events:

The findings, presented to White House and congressional leaders on March 10 by committee members who conducted the study and wrote the report, describes how the relatively new science of extreme event attribution has advanced over the past decade. This is owing to improvements in the understanding of climate...

NASA Research on Sea Level Rise in Greenland

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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A NASA Interdisciplinary sciences project by UGA faculty lead by Thomas Mote and including Patricia Yager and Renato Castelao collected data this summer at the top of the world:

On Greenland’s ice sheet, a vast icy landscape crisscrossed by turquoise rivers and dotted with melt water lakes, a small cluster of orange camping tents popped up in late July. The camp, home for a week to a team of researchers, sat by a large, fast-flowing river. Just a kilometer downstream, the river dropped into a seemingly bottomless moulin, or sinkhole in the ice. The low rumble of the waters,...

Voarintsoa awarded Faculty for the Future Fellowship

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Geology doctoral student Ny Riavo Voarintsoa has been selected for the Faculty for the Future Fellowship Award, sponsored by the Schlumberger Foundation to support talented women from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering at leading universities:

Recipients are chosen based on their leadership qualities, academic ability and engagement toward science and education as a development tool in their home country.

Voarintsoa, a native of Madagascar, studies paleoclimate, the changes in climate throughout history. Her current...

The Climate for Climate News

Posted 2 years 5 months ago
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Whatever the curent state of the art on presenting/denying/affirming the realities and consequences of a changing global climate, UGA and Franklin College scholars have long been a trustworthy source of expertise on the subject. And it is a complex subject, which is why it calls for scholarship from such a wide range of fields from marine sciences to geography and atmospheric sciences to microbiology, forestry, ecology and the biological sciences, UGA faculty are engaged everywhere from the planetary level down to the impacts of climate change on cities and towns, streets and...

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