Florida State University alumnus Alan Sealls was the calm in the storm during Hurricane Irma, and his skilled weather forecasting unexpectedly made him an overnight internet sensation. “It’s funny, weird and odd,” Sealls said as he recalled the experience. As Irma exploded into a Category 5 hurricane with fearsome 185 mph winds, Sealls delivered his weathercasts in his typically cool, informative manner, and a video of his presentation went viral on the social networking site Reddit.
Climate change and climate policy are highly polarizing topics. Their discussion is taboo in casual conversation, and constructive exchanges of divergent points of view are extremely rare. Responses to climate change are shaped by a variety of factors that need to be understood and addressed. This panel will explore those factors and paths forward in this political environment.
A 94-million-year-old climate change event that severely imperiled marine organisms may provide some unnerving insights into long-term trends in our modern oceans, according to a Florida State University researcher. In a study published today in the journal Science Advances, Assistant Professor of Geology Jeremy Owens traces a 50,000-year period of ocean deoxygenation preceding an ancient climate event that dramatically disturbed global ocean chemistry and led to the extinction of many marine organisms.
A team of Florida State University scientists has discovered that chemical weathering, a process in which carbon dioxide breaks down rocks and then gets trapped in sediment, can happen at a much faster rate than scientists previously assumed and could potentially counteract some of the current and future climate change caused by humans.
Interested in seeing what’s happening with the construction of the new EOAS science building? We have two cameras following the construction. The first is an EOAS camera atop the Love Building facing east. The second is courtesy of Ajax Construction, atop the Carraway Building facing northwest. Follow the link below for both views.
Eastern Africa faces some of the most extreme climatic events in the world. This includes not only devastating droughts, but also extreme flood conditions, sometimes in the same year. These extreme events have increased in both frequency and intensity in recent years. EOAS Professor Dr.
EOAS Associate Professor Dr. Amy Baco-Taylor, in collaboration with a team from Texas A&M University, discovered an odd chain of reefs that suggests there are mysteries about the development and durability of coral colonies yet to be discovered. In an article published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team discuss possible explanations for the reef’s appearance in areas considered impossibly hostile to reef formation.