NASA releases eye-popping view of carbon dioxide

tsechristine 01.13.2017


Read the full article online at http://climate.nasa.gov   “A new NASA supercomputer project builds on the agency’s satellite measurements of carbon dioxide and combines them with a sophisticated Earth system model to provide one of the most realistic views yet of how this critical greenhouse gas moves through the atmosphere. Scientists have tracked the rising concentration […]


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NASA’s Antarctic Flyover Reveals Melting Continent

tsedevino 11.16.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.nbcnews.com   “NASA is conducting an airborne survey of how ice in Antarctica is responding to a changing climate. 1. The scale of Mario Tama’s aerial views of Antarctica is at once stunning and humbling — humanity can seem like an insignificant development in face of these endless landscapes. The paradox, though, […]


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NASA: Earth Is Warming at Rate ‘Unprecedented in 1000 Years’

tsedevino 11.03.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.ecowatch.com   “Another day, another dire warning about the global climate emergency. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) top climate scientist announced Tuesday that the Earth is warming at a pace not seen in at least the past 1,000 years, making it “very unlikely” that global temperatures will stay below […]


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NASA is Teaching Us Sustainability

tsedevino 04.29.2016


“Astronauts who spend months on end in orbit have to learn to make do and mend in the best tradition of sustainability. Missions to bring fresh supplies are expensive and time consuming. For any astronauts who take on a mission to Mars, planned for the 2030s, with the round trip likely to take two years, life would be even tougher.

That prospect has helped focus minds at America’s space agency, Nasa, on clever ways to provide for daily needs in challenging conditions. But the lessons being learned are also proving to have knock-on benefits down here on Earth.”


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March: Another Hottest Month

tsedevino 04.18.2016


“NASA’s March temperature data was released Friday, showing that it was the planet’s second-most unusually mild month on record, only somewhat cooler than February 2016.

The NASA data shows the monthly global average temperature was 1.28 degrees Celsius, or 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit, above the 20th century average. According to NASA, six straight months from 2015 into 2016 have had a temperature anomaly of at least 1 degree Celsius. That had not happened in any month prior to this record warm stretch.”


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New High-Res Images from NASA

tsedevino 01.07.2016


NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently captured a unique view of Earth from the spacecraft’s vantage point in orbit around the moon.

“The image is simply stunning,” said Noah Petro, Deputy Project Scientist for LRO at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “The image of the Earth evokes the famous ‘Blue Marble’ image taken by Astronaut Harrison Schmitt during Apollo 17, 43 years ago, which also showed Africa prominently in the picture.”


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