The coastal tussac ( Poa flabellata ) grasslands of the Falkland Islands are a critical seabird breeding habitat but have been drastically reduced by grazing and erosion. Meanwhile, the sensitivity of seabirds and tussac to climate change is unknown...
Colorado's mail ballot voting system developed over years to become the 'gold standard' for other states to reach.
Mike MacFerrin, GlaciologistThe Coloradan has a good writeup here of how CO came to have the best voting system in the country. It wasn’t instant & takes vigilance to maintain. But there’s a lot here that other states can adapt now. Just FYI.
Much of the focus on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination hearing for the Supreme Court has rightly been focused on whether she would overturn Roe v. Wade. But a weird climate thread also emerged in her hearing, namely whether she accepted climate science.
Learn if you're eligible to vote, how to register, check, or update your information.
Mike MacFerrin, GlaciologistIf you haven't registered to vote, you still can. Info here: usa.gov/register-to-vo…
Vote early if you're allowed to. The later you wait until Election Day, the more they can hork things up last minute if given the chance.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is particularly vulnerable to ocean warming-induced collapse. The Thwaites Glacier of West Antarctica is one of the largest WAIS regional contributors to sea level rise, and has been considered to be potentially...
An improved estimate of the global water cycle change has been compiled based on the new salinity data, salinity-contrast metrics and model simulations. It shows that the water cycle has been already amplified by 2~4 % per degree Celsius since 1960....
<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> Enhanced-resolution L-band brightness temperature (<span class="inline-formula"><i>T</i><sub>B</sub></span>) image time
series generated from observations collected over the Greenland Ice Sheet by
NASA's Soil Moisture...
Mike MacFerrin, GlaciologistThwaites is one of the most remote spots on 🌍, 1000 miles from the nearest base at McMurdo. @GlacierThwaites is a joint US/UK venture by boat, land & plane to study exactly that question. A couple years of science have started, with several more to go.
In the farthest reaches of Antarctica, a nightmare scenario of crumbling ice – and rapidly rising seas – could spell disaster for a warming planet.
Mike MacFerrin, GlaciologistAs most of you know, Thwaites Glacier is the "soft underbelly" of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. If it goes, it'll take most of WAIS with it, collapse the whole damned thing. The world cares "How Much, How Fast?", which is still a HUGE scientific question.
Students at Miami-Yoder School in Rush, Colorado are among the first to return to in-person class during the pandemic. Then, maximizing online learning. Also, addressing the increasing pull of gangs in metro Denver amid rising violence. Plus, the...