Penn State Geography 497 – Arctic Amplification

Here is my full presentation on Arctic Amplification for my Geography 497 course at Penn State (Cryosphere and Climate Systems).

Greenland-ArcGIS

Tour of Greenland – ESRI ArcGIS Online

Here’s a sneak peak of my Tour of Greenland created through ESRI’s ArcGIS Online. Still very much a work in progress. I plan to include this in a StoryMap where I talk about Greenland’s surface mass balance, the hydrology of the ice sheet, and more. Stay tuned for updates.

Penn State Snow Squall – March 26, 2022

Time-lapse of a snow squall coming through Penn State University Park and downtown State College on Saturday, March 27, 2022.

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change – 2022

The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

IPCC releases alarming report for North America

Fact Sheet for North America

Climate Change Impacts and Risks

Observed and projected climate change impacts

Accelerating climate change hazards have adversely affected the
wellbeing of North American populations and pose substantial risks to the natural, managed, and human systems on which they depend (high confidence). {ES-Ch14}

Even if global warming is limited to 1.5°C, human life, safety, and livelihoods across North America, especially in coastal areas will be placed at risk from sea level rise (SLR), severe storms, and hurricanes (very high confidence). {14.6.2}

Ecosystems

Rising air, water, ocean, and ground temperatures have restructured ecosystems and contributed to documented redistribution (very high confidence) and mortality (high confidence) of plant, fish, bird, mammal and other faunal species. Climate-driven changes are particularly pronounced within Arctic ecosystems (very high confidence). {ES-Ch14}

Escalating climate change impacts on marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems (high confidence) will alter ecological processes (high confidence) and amplify other anthropogenic threats to protected and iconic species and habitats (high confidence). {ES-Ch14}

Health

Climate change has negatively affected human health and wellbeing in North America (very high confidence). High temperatures have increased mortality and morbidity (very high confidence), with the severity of impacts influenced by age, gender, location, and socioeconomic conditions (very high confidence). {ES-Ch14}

Health risks are projected to increase this century under all future emissions scenarios (very high confidence) but the magnitude and severity of impacts depends on the implementation and effectiveness of adaptation strategies (very high confidence). Warming is projected to increase heat related mortality (very high confidence) and morbidity (medium confidence). {ES-Ch14}

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