The Arctic: MSU geographers compile database of sea level changes in Russian Arctic

The Arctic: MSU geographers compile database of sea level changes in Russian Arctic . “Scientists from the Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University have compiled and registered a database of postglacial sea level changes in the western and central parts of the Russian Arctic since the Last Glacial Maximum 25,000 years ago.””

CNET: Facebook to present top climate science through dedicated information hub

CNET: Facebook to present top climate science through dedicated information hub. “The new Climate Science Information Center will serve as a separate and dedicated space to connect Facebook users to factual resources from the world’s leading climate organizations, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Programme, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Met Office and around 200 other partners.”

Arizona State University: Study finds brief exposure to ‘fake news’ can affect beliefs on climate change

Arizona State University: Study finds brief exposure to ‘fake news’ can affect beliefs on climate change. “Exposure to fake news about climate change may impact people’s belief in human-caused climate change and weaken their perceptions of the scientific consensus on climate change. New research from Arizona State University Assistant Professor Caitlin Drummond evaluates how a short exposure to fake news headlines affects people’s scientific beliefs and attitudes.”

Washington Post: What the coronavirus can teach us about fighting climate change

Washington Post: What the coronavirus can teach us about fighting climate change. “The cartoon flashed across Katharine Hayhoe’s social media timeline in mid-July: Two doctors in lab coats scrutinize a box labeled “covid-19 science” while one says to the other, ‘As long as we just provide the FACTS to the American people.’ Next to them, a pair of climate scientists are clutching their stomachs and laughing themselves to tears. Hayhoe, a climate researcher at Texas Tech University, had to laugh, too. She is all too familiar with the limits of facts when people don’t want to face them.”

NOAA Climate Program Office: Alaska RISA launches Alaska Statewide Temperature Index Tool

NOAA Climate Program Office: Alaska RISA launches Alaska Statewide Temperature Index Tool. “Built in collaboration with the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning, the new tool uses a statewide temperature index developed by ACCAP Climate Specialist Rick Thoman, and NOAA Climatologist Brian Brettschneider. The index uses daily temperature data from 25 Automated Surface Observation System stations maintained by the National Weather Service. Daily indices can then be compared to a baseline of average temperature data from 1981 to 2010. The project team hopes that this tool can help clarify the complex topic of Alaska temperature.”

Slate: All the Ways the Pandemic Makes the Wildfire Crisis Worse

Slate: All the Ways the Pandemic Makes the Wildfire Crisis Worse. “We are living through multiple crises at once. Remember way back in May, when we all realized the coronavirus was not going to be under control any time soon, and we wondered how an uncontrolled COVID-19 pandemic might hamper the emergency response to any other natural disasters we might experience? It’s happening now, in California. Here are all the ways COVID is making this particular climate disaster harder to face.”

Hydrocarbons 21: U.S. Nonprofit Launches NatRef Technology Library

Hydrocarbons 21: U.S. Nonprofit Launches NatRef Technology Library. “The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a 501c3 nonprofit collaborating with the supermarket industry to advance the adoption of natural refrigerants, has launched, for a limited time, a free online library of audio/slide presentations showcasing natural refrigerant technology for both new and existing supermarket facilities…. NASRC has also released a resource library, which includes ‘a collection of tools and educational resources to help the supermarket industry, policymakers, environmental stakeholders, and interested individuals learn about and contribute to the advancement of natural refrigerants in supermarket and food retail applications.'” Here’s a bit of an overview of natural refrigerants.

New York Times: Big Tech Versus Climate Change

New York Times: Big Tech Versus Climate Change. “A growing share of Americans are concerned about the environment, and the big U.S. tech companies would seem to be in a position to lead the way on fighting climate change. They’re rich and staffed with smart people, and they have generally pledged to do more to reduce the carbon emissions that warm the planet. My colleague Somini Sengupta, who writes about climate change and used to cover the tech industry, walked me through confusing climate change terms and how tech companies and all of us can help slow global warming.”

Arizona State University: Data analytics can predict global warming trends, heat waves

Arizona State University: Data analytics can predict global warming trends, heat waves. “New research from Arizona State University and Stanford University is augmenting meteorological studies that predict global warming trends and heat waves, adding human-originated factors into the equation.”

E&E News: Denial expands on Facebook as scientists face restrictions

E&E News: Denial expands on Facebook as scientists face restrictions. “A climate scientist says Facebook is restricting her ability to share research and fact-check posts containing climate misinformation. Those constraints are occuring as groups that reject climate science increasingly use the platform to promote misleading theories about global warming. The groups are using Facebook to mischaracterize mainstream research by claiming that reduced consumption of fossil fuels won’t help address climate change. Some say the planet and people are benefitting from the rising volume of carbon dioxide that’s being released into the atmosphere.”

Intelligent Transport: ITF launches Transport Climate Action Directory

Intelligent Transport: ITF launches Transport Climate Action Directory. ITF is the International Transport Forum. “The Directory aims to provide decision makers with a range of options that can deliver concrete decarbonisation outcomes for transport in their specific national context, helping them to translate their decarbonisation ambitions into actions. It specifically aims to support countries in the upcoming first revision of their nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the 2021 Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).”

Silicon Republic: NASA, ESA and JAXA’s new tool shows our climate changed by Covid-19

Silicon Republic: NASA, ESA and JAXA’s new tool shows our climate changed by Covid-19. “NASA, ESA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have unveiled a new tool designed to give researchers and policymakers access to planet-wide changes in the environment and human society following the largest pandemic in a generation. The Covid-19 Earth Observation Dashboard integrates multiple satellite data records with analytical tools to allow user-friendly tracking of changes in air and water quality, climate change, economic activity, and agriculture.”

Scoop New Zealand: UN, Google Arts & Culture Announce ‘Heartbeat Of The Earth’ – An Artistic Take On Climate Data

Scoop New Zealand: UN, Google Arts & Culture Announce ‘Heartbeat Of The Earth’ – An Artistic Take On Climate Data. “On World Environment Day (June 5), UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Google Arts & Culture Lab residency program announce ‘Heartbeat of the Earth’, a series of experimental artworks inspired by climate data. Five artists—Cristina Tarquini, Fabian Oefner, Laurie Frick, Timo Aho & Pekka Niittyvirta—used key findings from the UN’s landmark 2018 IPCC report and data from scientific institutions, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization, to create four interactive art pieces about our climate. They’ve addressed the topics of declining ocean life, food consumption, melting glaciers and rising sea levels.”

WUWM: New Database Helps Scientists Track Climate Change Over Thousands Of Years

WUWM: New Database Helps Scientists Track Climate Change Over Thousands Of Years. “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a new database earlier this month. It’s called Nature’s Archives, and NOAA says it’s the most comprehensive temperature change database ever assembled. Paul Roebber, a UWM distinguished professor of atmospheric science, says NOAA’s data gives context to changes climate scientists are observing.”

Penn State News: Libraries virtual exhibition highlights human impact on our planet

Penn State News: Libraries virtual exhibition highlights human impact on our planet. “The virtual exhibition invites the viewer to consider a range of environmental-related topics and will serve as a growing, centralized resource for the Libraries’ rich trove of primary sources focused around key issues and themes: Climate Change and Weather Data, Energy and Extraction History, Environmental Disasters and Pollution, Arctic Exploration, Eco-Materiality and Future Speculations, Biodiversity, and Environmental Protection and Activism.”