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Climate Change Information Project - June 2013 Digest Vol. 11

Below are articles from the Climate Change Information Project.  The focus of the project is to get scientifically-based articles relating to climate change disseminated to the broader public. Currently, most of this information tends to stay within the scientific community.

Carbon Dioxide at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory Reaches New Milestone: Tops 400 Parts Per Million

 May 10, 2013 ­ On May 9, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958. For complete article visit


Heat Deaths in New York City Predicted to Rise

May 20, 2013.  Global warming will bring more killer heat waves to the Big Apple, according to a new study. Residents of Manhattan will not just sweat harder from rising temperatures in the future, says a new study; many may die.  Researchers at Columbia University estimate deaths linked to warming climate may rise some 20 percent by the 2020s, and, in some worst-case scenarios, 90 percent or more 70 years hence.  For complete article visit



N.Y.'s climate change clearinghouse to offer info to all

No longer an abstract concept, climate change is affecting the air, sea and land. To comprehend the effects on New York and the Northeast region, scientists begin collaborating this summer on the New York Climate-Change Science Clearinghouse, a Web-based, map-enabled reference library and climate database to be headquartered at Cornell.  For the complete article visit


Amazon Forest Fire Risk to Increase in 2013

 June 7, 2013 ­ University and NASA researchers predict that the severity of the 2013 fire season will be considerably higher than in 2011 and 2012 for many Amazon forests in the Southern Hemisphere. For complete story


Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic?

 June 11, 2013 ­ Flying low and slow above the wild, pristine terrain of Alaska's North Slope in a specially instrumented NASA plane, research scientist Charles Miller of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., surveys the endless whiteness of tundra and frozen permafrost below. For complete story



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