PMEL in the News
The Arctic is Undergoing Changes Scientists ‘Never Expected Would Happen This Soon’
Surprise, surprise: the Arctic didn’t do too well this past year. You can thank global warming for that. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Arctic Report Card Tuesday, and the findings show a region in the midst of a rapid transformation. Jim Overland is quoted.
‘The Blob’ of warm water is back in the Pacific Ocean
A state climatologist calls it the second edition of "The Blob." The waters off the Pacific Northwest coast are considerably warmer than normal for this time of year, and it's gotten the attention of researchers. Nick Bond is quoted.
Grades keep slipping on the Arctic Report Card
At this annual gathering of thousands of scientists that has grown in step with the increasing number of people on Earth, researchers at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union again sounded the alarm for a quiet place — the top of the world. Jim Overland is quoted.
Climate Change Was Killing Northwest Oysters. Growers and Scientists Fought Back
Crossing the Cascades that October, a pall traveled with the oyster growers on their way to central Washington’s Lake Chelan for their trade association’s annual meeting. Richard Feely is mentioned.
'We Fear for Our Children:' Alaska Natives Speak out in Climate Change Report
For the first time, NOAA's annual report on the devastating effects of climate change in the Arctic is highlighting the unsettling changes to the lives of the people who live there. Kevin Wood is quoted.