When Nature Strikes Back

Number 8 Global Warming and Hurricanes While the conversation on global warming has been somewhat polarizing, the vast majority of the global scientific community has reached a consensus regarding its impact. Human activity, namely greenhouse gas emission, is often cited as a major contributor to the global rise in temperature. One of the ways nature […]

Lessons from an experimental hurricane at the Harvard Forest

We set this up to be as natural as possible. We used historical data on the types of trees that would be damaged by 120 mile an hour winds. We then pulled those trees over using a cable and a winch and then we’ve been following this for the last 30 years. This LTER research […]

Climate, Agriculture and the Challenges Ahead

Climate change is real. It may seem far away – a problem you can’t see or touch or feel every day. But it is happening — and it is global. To get an idea about what’s at stake — just look at your plate. Food is profoundly affected by climate change — from how it’s […]

How to Fight Forest Fires

MALE SPEAKER: Once you do it, you feel that adrenaline rush, and you’re on it until the end. And you see it put to bed, and do some of the mop up, get it cleaned up and rehab. Once you get a season of that, it’s in your blood, and there’s nothing else. MALE SPEAKER: […]

FEMA Accessible: Shelter in Place During a Disaster

If local officials give the order to shelter in place, take action to do so immediately. The risk of rapid, severe flooding and flying debris is extremely high. If you are in a high rise building and need to shelter in place, go to the first or second floor hallways or interior rooms. You want […]