“The recent anniversary of Superstorm Sandy serves as a stark reminder of how disruptions to our nation’s critical infrastructure have far-reaching economic, health, safety and security impacts. As a country, we have a shared responsibility to prepare for storms of increasing intensity and frequency by improving the resilience of our communities to better withstand these events,” said Secretary Moniz. “The President’s Executive Order on Climate Preparedness is an important step forward in our efforts to protect against the anticipated consequences of climate change, helping the Department of Energy and our federal counterparts strengthen partnerships with state, local and tribal communities to build a more resilient energy infrastructure.”
- US Department of Energy
- A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Regarding ...
Solving Climate Change next week in Hong Kong! Meet us there and see how Gasmet contributes
The 6th International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change 2017 will be held in Hong Kong on September 18-19, 2017. The conference covers several topics such as Meteorology, Climate Change and Extreme Weather, Global Warming and Environmental Change and Technologies and Applications of Earth Science, bringing together Professors, Scientists, Professional delegates, Researchers and Students. Gasmet will demonstrate the power of portable FTIR gas analyzers (models DX4040 and DX4015), which represent...
With Changing Climate, Farmers Should Prepare
Climate change may trigger images of polar bears falling off melting ice slabs in the Arctic, but the changes are relevant for Ohio farmers as well. Winters in Ohio are warming quicker than summers are, while summer nighttime lows are increasing faster than daytime highs, said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist for Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. Extreme rain events are far more common in Ohio...
Climate change legislation sees huge increase
A growing number of countries are passing laws aimed at ensuring they will keep their promises to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, new research shows. But some still need to do more to give their pledges practical effect under national laws. An analysis by researchers and staff of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UNFCCC, shows a clear rise in the number of countries introducing legislation to support the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) they have undertaken to make under the Paris...
Forecasting wildfires in a changing climate
Forecasting wildfires in a changing climateMeteosim presented a poster in the last EGU assembly (April 2017)The poster explains several complementary methodologies implemented by Meteosim in order to estimate fire danger in a generalized fuel type computation, using the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) over Europe.This work has been performed for several timescales:a) For short term forecast from a few hours to 2 days ahead using GLAMEPS ensemble data (8 km)b) For medium-range up to 10 days ahead by using...
Climate change promises rough ride for airlines
Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149% because of climate change. That is because global warming, driven in part by the colossal fossil fuel consumption of today’s massive global jetliner fleet, is expected to generate stronger wind shear within the stratospheric jetstreams. Paul Williams, a meteorologist at the University of Reading in the UK, reports in the Advances in Atmospheric...