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Tag: Societal Impacts
  1. Satellite image of Hurricane Michael in 2018

    Individualists are less likely to obey hurricane evacuation orders

    Residents with individualist world views are less likely to be persuaded by official predictions of risks or evacuate from an approaching hurricane, new research finds.

    • Weather

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  2. Screen shot of Storm Surge AR

    Your house, but flooded: Augmented reality brings storm surge impacts home

    A new augmented reality app developed by the COMET Program gives users multiple ways to interact with varying levels of storm surge, including the ability to envision water flooding into your own house.

    • Education + Outreach

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  3. A composite image of blooming phytoplankton and swirling currents along the coast of California and western Mexico. (Credit: Norman Kuring / NASA)

    Ocean acidification prediction now possible years in advance

    A team of researchers has developed a method that could enable scientists to accurately forecast ocean acidity up to five years in advance. This would enable fisheries and communities that depend on seafood negatively affected by ocean acidification to adapt to changing conditions in real time, improving economic and food security in the next few decades. 

    • Climate

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  4. South Asian residents face increasing threat of extreme heat combined with extreme air pollution

    As temperatures warm across much of the globe, how often will people be threatened by extreme heat and extreme air pollution happening at the same time?

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate

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  5. Irrigation of agricultural fields in California.

    Irrigation alleviates hot extremes driven by human-caused climate change

    New research finds that irrigation can cancel out, or even reverse, the increased risk of heat extremes associated with human-caused climate change.

    • Climate

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