Climate Change

March 24, 2016 to March 26, 2016

Marfa Dialogues/Houston: Looking at the Future of the Planet

Ballroom Marfa, FotoFest International and the Public Concern Foundation brings the Marfa Dialogues to Houston, Texas as part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial exploring the theme of CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet. Join us as we consider the scale of climate disruption from the hyperlocal to the hyperobject.

"Park Service Revises Prediction For Peak Of Cherry Blossoms"

"WASHINGTON — Unseasonably warm weather has prompted the National Park Service to revise its prediction for peak blooms for Washington's cherry blossom trees.

The agency said in a news release Tuesday that it has revised the projected dates to March 18-23. Peak bloom is when 70 percent of the trees around the Tidal Basin are in blossom."

The Associated Press had the story March 8, 2016.

Source: AP, 03/09/2016

InsideClimate News Wins Scripps Howard Award for Exxon Exposé

An investigative team at InsideClimate News, including SEJ member Lisa Song, won for their series, "Exxon: The Road Not Taken," today (March 8, 2016). The series documented that Exxon's own research confirmed the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming decades ago — although the company's top execs went on to fund denial of climate science and lead efforts to block solutions.

"Greenland’s Melting Is ‘Feeding On Itself,’ Scientists Say"

"A new scientific study released Thursday has delivered yet another burst of bad news about Greenland — the vast northern ice sheet that contains 20 feet of potential sea level rise. The ice sheet is “darkening,” or losing its ability to reflect both visible and invisible radiation, as it melts more and more, the research finds. That means it’s absorbing more of the sun’s energy — which then drives further melting.

Source: Wash Post, 03/04/2016

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