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Global Chimney in the Pacific
January 9, 2014 | National Science Foundation

“Although few people live in the Western tropical Pacific Ocean region, the remote waters there affect billions of people by shaping climate and air chemistry worldwide.

Next week, scientists will head to the region to better understand its influence on the atmosphere–including how that influence may change in coming decades if storms over the Pacific become more powerful with rising global temperatures.” Quoted from the NSF press release.


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National Climate Assessment
January 25, 2013 | U.S. Global Change Research Program
"Climate change is already affecting the American people. Certain types of weather events have become more frequent and/or intense, including heat waves, heavy downpours, and, in some regions, floods and droughts. Sea level is rising, oceans are becoming more acidic, and glaciers and arctic sea ice are melting. These changes are part of the pattern of global climate change, which is primarily driven by human activity." Quoted from the Executive Summary of the Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment Report

Climate Change Hitting Penguins in Argentina
February 9, 2014 | Plosone
Researchers monitored over thousands of penguins over nearly three decades to determine their mortality factors. One conclusion is that climate change is causing more frequent and more intense storms that kill many penguins.

Sea Level Rise and Small Pacific Islands
April 18, 2013 | USGS
"Dynamic modeling of sea-level rise, which takes storm wind and wave action into account, paints a much graver picture for some low-lying Pacific islands under climate-change scenarios than the passive computer modeling used in earlier research." Quote from the USGS press release.


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