NOAA Arctic Report Card 2018

Arctic Report Card 2018

Effects of persistent Arctic warming continue to mount.

Continued warming of the Arctic atmosphere and ocean are driving broad change in the environmental system in predicted and, also, unexpected ways. New emerging threats are taking form and highlighting the level of uncertainty in the breadth of environmental change that is to come.

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Dungeness Crabs

Fishermen Sue Big Oil For Its Role In Climate Change

Excerpted from an article by Alastair Bland, published by NPR, The Salt.

Featured photo Michael Melford/Getty Images.

On November 14, fishermen in California and Oregon filed suit against 30 companies, mainly oil producers, contending that the fossil fuel industry must be held accountable for recent warming-related damages to the West Coast’s prized Dungeness crab fishery.

The fishermen’s lawsuit appears to be the first time food producers have sued the fossil fuel industry for allegedly harming the environment.

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Climate Change Risk Zone map

Rising Seas: How will they affect you?

June 21, 2016

Casco Bay waters rose by an unprecedented 5 inches during a peak period during 2009-2010.Sea water under docks

Many cities and communities in Maine and beyond are starting to plan for the impacts of sea level rise on their infrastructures, homes, and businesses. Between 4.2 million and 13.1 million US residents could be displaced by sea level rise by the year 2100, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change.Continue reading