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  1. NASA aerial image of Greenland glacier.

    Paris Agreement targets could greatly reduce loss of ice sheets, glaciers

    A major international study predicts that sea level rise from the melting of land ice could be halved this century if society were to limit warming to 1.5°Celsius.

    • Climate,
    • Supercomputing

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  2. Clara Deser

    NCAR climate scientist Clara Deser elected to the National Academy of Sciences

    The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 120 new members, including distinguished climate scientist Clara Deser of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Deser is a senior scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD) in NCAR.

    • Climate

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  3. UCAR statement on nomination of Rick Spinrad to head NOAA

    UCAR President Antonio Busalacchi congratulates Sprinrad, an internationally recognized scientist and executive with in-depth knowledge of NOAA.

    • Government Relations

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  4. Satellite image of bushfire smoke over eastern Australia.

    Smoke from massive Australian bushfires warmed the stratosphere

    Australian fires in 2019 and 2020 injected almost 1 million metric tons of smoke into the stratosphere, causing it to warm and likely contributing to a large and persistent ozone hole.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate

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  5. Smog in Beijing

    COVID-19 lockdowns linked to pollution spikes in some cities

    Lockdowns last year in response to COVID-19 resulted in drastic cuts to emissions, especially from vehicle tailpipes, and yet some urban areas saw a paradoxical spike in ozone air pollution.

    • Air Quality

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