As Volcanoes Erupt Worldwide, Scientists Say Climate is Changing Expectations

As Volcanoes Erupt Worldwide, Scientists Say Climate is Changing Expectations

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer   Thirty years ago, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted, creating a layer of global haze 30 kilometers above the earth’s surface. The result: global temperatures cooled by as much as 0.5 degrees Celsius. Now, five volcanos are erupting worldwide, but experts say they’ll play into a feedback loop caused by climate […]

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Pandemic Causes Gap In Data Collection That Could Impact Weather Forecasts

Pandemic Causes Gap In Data Collection That Could Impact Weather Forecasts

In yet another painful ripple effect of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Scientific American, scientists are being forced to pause critical data collection and research that could reduce the quality of weather forecasts in the near term, and threaten long-standing climate studies.

Why This Matters:  There’s that word again — unprecedented.  The loss of water and air data that is critical for use in weather forecasting models is unprecedented.

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