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Tag Results - IMPACTS

Global Ocean Conveyor Belt

Global Ocean Conveyor Belt

Jun 6, 2018

The global ocean conveyor belt is slowing down, impacting climate, sea levels and marine life.

Flowers & Hummingbirds

Flowers & Hummingbirds

May 9, 2018

A family of key pollinators— hummingbirds — are at risk from climate change.

Climate of Local Brews

Climate of Local Brews

Mar 14, 2018

Climate change is impacting the core ingredients in beer. With craft brewers contributing more to local communities, individual state economies may be affected.

Thanksgiving Travel & Transportation Emissions

Thanksgiving Travel & Transportation Emissions

Nov 21, 2017

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from transportation recently surpassed those from electricity generation as the biggest source of emissions, but the increasing use of electric cars will likely cut those emissions back.

Wildfires & Air Quality

Wildfires & Air Quality

Nov 7, 2017

A Climate Central analysis reveals that wildfire pollution is getting worse in the western U.S., which is having an effect on public health.

Algae Blooms

Algae Blooms

Aug 23, 2017

Algae blooms can damage aquatic ecosystems by blocking sunlight and depleting oxygen that other organisms need to survive. Climate change could be making them more common.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Jun 7, 2017

93% of the excess heat absorbed by the climate system goes into our oceans, creating major consequences to the planet.

Maple Syrup Season

Maple Syrup Season

Feb 22, 2017

Maple tapping season is beginning earlier in the year. The area suitable for tapping operations is also migrating farther north as the climate warms.

Valentine’s Day: Champagne and Chocolate

Valentine’s Day: Champagne and Chocolate

Feb 13, 2017

Chocolate and Champagne are both are at risk of being in shorter supply by 2050 due to climate change.

The Problems With Winter Warming

The Problems With Winter Warming

Jan 25, 2017

These are the problems with winter warming.

Fall Foliage & Climate Change

Fall Foliage & Climate Change

Sep 28, 2016

Climate change is affecting the elements driving fall colors: temperature, precipitation, and through migration of species — sunlight.

National Parks & Memorial Day

National Parks & Memorial Day

May 25, 2016

Each of the National Parks faces unique challenges from climate change, including altered water supplies, changing species migration patterns, and increased heat.

Allergies Ahead (Pollen)

Allergies Ahead (Pollen)

Apr 27, 2016

There has been an increase in respiratory illnesses triggered by a rise in pollen in recent decades.

Beer & Climate Change

Beer & Climate Change

Mar 16, 2016

Climate change is affecting the key elements in beer production: hops, barley, and water.

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

Nov 18, 2015

Using a traditional letter grade, the report identifies each state's level of preparedness for its climate change risks based on scientific analysis of current and future changes in threats and a review of each state’s policies and actions as compared to other states.

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Jun 24, 2015

More carbon dioxide (CO2) means larger poison ivy plants.

World Oceans Day & Ocean Acidification

World Oceans Day & Ocean Acidification

Jun 8, 2015

The oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide (CO2) humans produce every year.

Planting Zones on the Move

Planting Zones on the Move

May 6, 2015

As the planet warms, these zones have already shifted northward, and that trend is expected to continue.

El Niño Winter Impacts

El Niño Winter Impacts

Nov 5, 2014

El Niño’s biggest impacts across the U.S. happen during winter months.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Apr 4, 2014

Cherry blossoms now appear five days earlier, on average, than they did 80 years ago.

Sea Level Rise & Population Impact

Sea Level Rise & Population Impact

Jun 26, 2017

Since 1900, sea level has gone up an average of eight inches around the world due to global warming.

Cicadas

Cicadas

May 16, 2013

In warming world, cicada appearance has shifted 7-10 days earlier.