Importance of Natural Resources

Climate Resilience


Climate Resilience NASA scientists are working with officials from Rio de Janeiro and New York City, using satellite data, to prepare for the effects of climate change. Climate resilience focuses on anticipating and preparing for issues like sea level rise and urban heat islands. Sea Level Rise Melting glaciers and the expansion of water as it warms contribute to rising sea levels. NASA scientists use climate models to predict how and where the seas will rise. In New York, city officials take these projections into account while rebuilding from major storms like Hurricane Sandy, and anticipating future coastal flooding. Urban Heat Islands Dark surfaces like pavement in cities absorb heat. As green spaces disappear, expanding cities lose the cooling effect of plants evaporating water. As a result, cities are often warmer than their surrounding areas. NASA scientists use thermal bands from satellites like Landsat and MODIS to understand how city layouts can affect the heat they produce.


Reader Comments

  1. what's the point in explaining this when the Republicans are calling you guys stupid. :/
    they control the house, Senate and presidency.

  2. When will sea levels rise ? I don't care about how , for almost 20 years now I have been waiting for when .
    What will it be people a war on terrorism or a war on climate change ? , can't support both .

  3. Let me tell you an interesting fact. My family owns several properties on the chesapeake bay. My step fathers grandfather, built a concrete sea wall in the 1890's. The Peer for that property has ALWAYS, came right level off the top of that concrete seawall. We have a picture of my great grandfather standing on that peer in 1897 smoking his pipe. The picture is marked "High Tide 1897…and name". In this picture the water is just barely touching the bottom of the peer boards.
    Today that peer has been replaced MANY times, but one thing remains the same. That peer STILL comes right off of the same spot on the top of that concrete seawall, and runs level out over the water, and today at high tide, the water STILL comes right up to the bottom of the peer's boards…. EXACTLY as it did in 1897 in that photo.
    The chesapeake bay is connected to the ocean, and therefore shares tides with the ocean….
    There IS NO RISING SEA LEVEL. PERIOD…..

    Its amazing what a 95 year old fisherman can show you, if your willing to shut your mouth, disregard the NWO agenda and simply listen… (95 year old is my deceased step fathers, father…. the son of the man in the 1897 picture)
    Oh i argued with him. I said "Yeah pap, but on a super tide the water goes over the top of your peer today", he said it did that in the 1920's when he was a kid too….

  4. Climate Change yes exist, water above and water bellow, problem will come when above down to bellow.

    just a simple comment and sorry for my bad English :).

    God Bless.

  5. I would love to see another video on the pine island glacier/smith glacier area, and there grounding zone retreats. Comparision of before and now. Same with larsen b/c. I keep trying to find recent updates to them and i cannot find any. I find break off in the news and stuff. But its not on the nsidc site… Where do i find this information?

  6. So at last there is the admission that cities are warmer and they obviously produce a lot of heat, not CO2. Since there is a lot less vegetation, cities are a lot warmer. This obviously has nothing to do with CO2 being the cause. As cities grow larger and more plentiful, with the trend of people moving into cities from the country side, cities, where most temperature data comes from and disproportionately represented in the global data collection, will increasingly distort global measurements UPWARDS, resulting in a continued global warming trend while there is NONE if city temperature measurements are left out.

  7. We The People1 month ago (edited)Let me tell you an interesting fact. My family owns several properties on the chesapeake bay. My step fathers grandfather, built a concrete sea wall in the 1890's. The Peer for that property has ALWAYS, came right level off the top of that concrete seawall. We have a picture of my great grandfather standing on that peer in 1897 smoking his pipe. The picture is marked "High Tide 1897…and name". In this picture the water is just barely touching the bottom of the peer boards.
    Today that peer has been replaced MANY times, but one thing remains the same. That peer STILL comes right off of the same spot on the top of that concrete seawall, and runs level out over the water, and today at high tide, the water STILL comes right up to the bottom of the peer's boards…. EXACTLY as it did in 1897 in that photo.
    The chesapeake bay is connected to the ocean, and therefore shares tides with the ocean….
    There IS NO RISING SEA LEVEL. PERIOD…..

    Its amazing what a 95 year old fisherman can show you, if your willing to shut your mouth, disregard the NWO agenda and simply listen… (95 year old is my deceased step fathers, father…. the son of the man in the 1897 picture)
    Oh i argued with him. I said "Yeah pap, but on a super tide the water goes over the top of your peer today", he said it did that in the 1920's when he was a kid too….

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