In the NewsMassive Science September 26, 2019

The Blob, and other effects of climate change that we aren’t talking about

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released their special report on climate change, oceans, the cryosphere, and the world’s water systems, the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. People are talking about catastrophic things: melting glaciers, dying marine life, and widespread flooding. While the current conversation revolves around these crucial issues, climate change is also affecting our oceans, glaciers and snowcaps in ways that aren’t always talked about. This article details melting sea ice, wildfires, hurricanes, marine heat waves, and the impact of warmer temperatures on ski resorts. The piece points to insight from the Lab showing the shrinking number of days below freezing at the US's top winter sports destinations.