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Joe Biden: How the President-Elect Plans to Tackle Climate Change

Joe Biden’s plan to tackle climate change has been described as the most ambitious of any mainstream US presidential candidate yet. Our environment correspondent Matt McGrath considers what he wants to do, and how he might get it done. Much will be made about Joe Biden’s pledge to re-join the Paris climate agreement, the international… Keep Reading

Shift Needed to Impact-Based Weather Forecasting

The World Meteorological Organization says there is a need to switch to impact-based forecasting – an evolution from “what the weather will be” to “what the weather will do” so that people and businesses can act early, based on the warnings.  Keep Reading

Implications for Military as Climate Change Disrupts Aircraft

Dr. Marc Kodack, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security and former Sustainability and Water Program Manager in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, examines the direct consequences of climate change for critical military infrastructure. Keep Reading

NOAA Upgrades Global Ensemble Forecast System

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service use GEFS to produce medium-range weather forecasts and to issue watches and warnings during high-impact weather events, including hurricanes, blizzards, and extreme heat and cold. Keep Reading

// by Kalyna White

Seven Expert Perspectives on What COVID-19 Means for the Planet

The COVID-19 pandemic will have repercussions that will follow the planet for years. The economic, social, healthcare, and environmental outcomes from the pandemic will remain, even once the pandemic itself is resolved. Seven experts from the World Economic Forum have given seven different perspectives on the pandemic’s environmental repercussions. Here are the seven impacts of… Keep Reading

With #Alpha, 2020 Atlantic Tropical Storm Names Go Greek

Having reached the end of the alphabetical list of 21 Atlantic tropical storm names for 2020 with Tropical Storm #Wilfred today, the naming protocol for all subsequent storms will now consist of names pulled from the Greek alphabet as decided by the World Meteorological Organization. Keep Reading

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