February 2022 Regional Analysis

February temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, -0.40 degress Celsius; South America, +0.89 degress Celsius; Europe, +3.10 degress Celsius; Africa, +0.72 degress Celsius; Asia, +2.42 degress Celsius; Oceania, +0.22 degress Celsius; Caribbean Islands, +0.87 degress Celsius; Atlantic MDR, +0.86 degress Celsius; Gulf of Mexico, +0.41 degress Celsius; Hawaiian Region, +0.61 degress Celsius; East N Pacific, +0.69 degress Celsius Source: State of the Climate Report …

Nature-based carbon removal can help protect us from a warming planet

A new study finds that temporary nature-based carbon removal can lower global peak warming levels but only if complemented by ambitious fossil fuel emission reductions. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Biden Administration allocates US$2

Biden Administration allocates US$2.4bn in 2023 budget to NASA for climate and weather monitoring

President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget intends to increase NASA’s Earth science funding for climate and weather monitoring and measurement to US$2.4bn.
The budget will be allocated to Earth-observing satellites and related research which is expected to enhance NASA’s ability to improve the world’s understanding of climate change. The Biden-Harris Administration submitted President Biden’s budget for fiscal year 2023 to Congress on March 28. The budget details his vision to deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the…

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Trees are great at capturing warming gases, but mass-planting efforts tell a tricky story.   Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

NOAA FY 2023 budget advances a Climate-Ready Nation, New Blue Economy and Equity

NOAA FY 2023 budget advances a Climate-Ready Nation, New Blue Economy and Equity

NOAA FY 2023 budget advances a Climate-Ready Nation, New Blue Economy and Equity March 29, 2022 A collage of typical climate and weather-related events: floods, heatwaves, drought, hurricanes, wildfires and loss of glacial ice. (NOAA)
“The Biden-Harris Administration recently released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023, which includes strong support for NOAA‘s mission and…

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Tenth Lowest in Satellite Record

On February 25, 2022, Arctic sea ice likely reached its maximum extent for the year, coming in at the tenth lowest in the satellite record. The wintertime extent peaked at 5.75 million square miles (14.88 million square kilometers) and is roughly 297,300 square miles (770,000 square kilometers) below the 1981-2010 average maximum – equivalent to missing an area of ice slightly larger than Texas and Maine combined. This maximum ties with 2015 as the third earliest on record. Read the full…

Conversion process turns pollution into cash

Engineers have developed a promising electrochemical system to convert emissions from chemical and power plants into useful products while addressing climate change. Source: Science Daily – Climate…