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AtmosNews: hot July, high seas, Olympic air, Scott Rayder, tornado drought

Hottest month in history?
OPINION − We still have a few days to go before this torrid month ends, but July is already promising to go down as the hottest month ever recorded in a number of U.S. locations. More

Expanding seas
RESEARCH BRIEF − A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions could greatly lessen the impacts of climate change. However, the gases already added to the atmosphere ensure a certain amount of sea level rise to come, even if future emissions are reduced. A new "Perspective" study published in Nature Climate Change quantifies the impact on oceans of the "climate commitment" being made now by human activity. More

Reducing traffic at 2008 Olympics yielded large cut in CO2
NEWS RELEASE − China’s Olympian attempt to improve air quality during the 2008 summer games did more than provide a healthier atmosphere for the athletes. It also demonstrated that widespread changes in transportation patterns could greatly reduce the threat of climate change. More

Scott Rayder appointed senior advisor
NEWS RELEASE − Scott Rayder, an expert on securing new opportunities and revenue for scientific organizations, has been named senior advisor for development and partnerships at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). More

Summertime, and the twisters are missin'
OPINION − Heat and drought are punishing much of the United States right now, but there’s actually some good weather news to report. This month is on track to produce fewer tornadoes than any July on record, and by a long shot. More

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