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. 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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  4. Clouds and lightning.

    Alaska thunderstorms may triple with climate change

    The number of thunderstorms in Alaska may triple by later this century because of climate change, increasing the risks of widespread flash flooding, landslides, and lightning-induced wildfires.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  5. Emissions from industrial operations affect visibility. (Image by analogicus from Pixabay.)

    COVID-19 lockdowns temporarily raised global temperatures

    The lockdowns and reduced societal activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic affected emissions of pollutants in ways that slightly warmed the planet for several months last year, according to new research led by NCAR.

    • Climate

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