#climateresearch 💎🤓 Repost @nasa „Antarctica from Above: Flying for Science, Finding Beauty -
These images, captured between Nov. 4 and Jan. 11, were all taken during operational flights to survey the snow and ice in the polar region below but, there is no denying their beauty…
Our mission, Operation IceBridge, is in its ninth year of flights to map the snow and ice of Antarctica. It is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown and yields an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice. These views from above are intended to provide a tremendous amount of information about the huge expanses of snow and ice around Earth’s polar regions and how they are changing. In addition, this critical data is used to predict the response of Earth’s polar ice to climate change and resulting sea-level rise.“ Photo Credit: NASA/Digital Mapping System/ John Sonntag /NathanKurtz
@Regranned from @350org - New York City is standing up to the fossil fuel industry in the financial markets and in court. Its mayor just announced that they will divest the city’s pension funds from fossil fuel companies, as well as file a lawsuit against the biggest of those corporations for the damages caused by climate change. The global tide is turning. #divestny#fossilfree#divest#climate#nyc#newyork#climatechange - #regrann
Did you know that a polar bears fur isn’t white? It’s actually transparent with a hollow core that reflects light. This helps the bear blend in with their surroundings - a useful trick especially when hunting wary seals! 🐾❄️
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Just above a blanket of fog the birds are still singing and the sun is still shining. .
The largest single colony of western gulls is on Southeast Farallon Island of which Point Blue has been monitoring for half a century. Long-term data sets are invaluable tools for understanding our changing environment and informing environmental conservation regulation. The DOI has very recently taken action that could curtail the efforts of the important research taking place from the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Research on sea birds (and other marine animals) tell us a lot about the health and function of the marine ecosystem. .