News clips at a glance: Jan. 20-Feb. 2

News clips at a glance: Jan. 20 - Feb. 2
Total: ~ 255; $244,054 in advertising value

Summary:Climate change and weather disasters, cloud seeding, mitigating the costs of severe storms, ocean deoxygenation, Warren Washington, aerosols and climate change, identical snowflakes.

Notable clips:
Climate change worsens natural disasters (CGD, Kevin Trenberth)
USA Today
State of the Union: What Trump won’t say about climate change
(This article was picked up by dozens of additional media outlets across the country)

First direct observation of cloud seeding’s effects (RAL, Sarah Tessendorf)
Laramie Boomerang, University of Wyoming, and others
UW Researcher Leads Study of First Quantifiable Observation of Cloud Seeding
(This research was highlighted by NSF and University of Wyoming and picked up by several additional media outlets)\

Mitigation can reduce costs of severe storms (NCAR)
Dallas Morning News
2017 was the most expensive year for natural disasters ever and we can do better on damage mitigation
(This column cites research by MMM’s James Done, although it does not name him)

Ocean deoxygenation (CGD, Matthew Long)
Japan Times
The oceans are gasping for air

Without human-related emissions, temperatures last year would more likely have been average or cooler (CGD, Ben Sanderson)
Tulsa World
Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming
(This Associated Press story was picked up by numerous other media outlets)

Warren Washington’s achievements (CGD, Warren Washington)
Forbes
Dr. Warren Washington: A pioneering black climate scientist that overcame more than skepticism

Cleaning up aerosols can increase global temperatures by 1 degree Celsius (NCAR)
National Post
Scrubbing aerosol particles from the atmosphere a ‘Faustian bargain,’ study finds
(This article was picked up in additional Canadian newspapers)

Two snowflakes can be identical (NCAR, 1980s research)
Roanoke Times
Winter-weather wisdom: Tips for coping with the cold

Social media highlight:
On January 24, SciEd hosted about 30 guests from around the country who paid their way to participate in a day-long “NASA social” event highlighting the roles of CU-Boulder/LASP and NCAR/HAO in the GOLD mission, one day before launch. AtmosNews tweets associated with the NCAR visit (such as this one) reached a total of more than 17,000 people.

 
Announcement Timing: 
February 7, 2018 to February 16, 2018