For six years, ISeeChange has rallied citizen scientists, curious neighbors, and communities on the frontlines of our changing climate to track the impacts and tell us their stories. As climate models predict more intense rainfall, ISeeChange is ramping up our understanding of storms and flooding. Together with NOLA Ready, the[…]
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We are well into the throes of 2018 and already it is proving to be a whirlwind for people and the planet. But every year, we take a moment to look back on what our community saw and compare to the bigger picture trends: We watched as the ISeeChange community veered[…]
At Brenda Whittaker’s home in Guelph, Ontario, the usually vibrant red and orange colors of her maple trees seemed dull this fall. Born and raised in Guelph, she has watched autumn change for 62 years. Whittaker wonders if warmer temperatures during the past few months are to blame for the[…]
Fishermen are great observers, and the ones who taught me most about that were my brother and my dad. Nowadays, my dad’s moving more slowly, and my brother, Michael Peterson, is a Cincinnati-based poet, but each June they make a pilgrimage back to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Last week they[…]
When ISeeChange started in 2012 in Colorado, it was the warmest year in the continental United States. A lot of weird stuff happened that year. What could top that? 75 degrees F on November 16th. Shorts weather! The day after was the first snow of the year and it snowed[…]
Sure seems like you’re seeing a lot of stressed-out trees, out there in these United States. Unlike with people, it’s probably not because of the impending election. In the Midwest, observers in Wisconsin and Michigan noticed leaves turning brown deep in what we usually consider summer. Valerie Mann, in Bristol,[…]
We’re really excited to be a part of AdaptNY’s just-launched #HarlemHeat investigation. With the help of citizen observers, a coalition led by AdaptNY and WNYC will look into what it’s like to live in apartments without air conditioning in a warming world, in an urban area where heat impacts send[…]
Julia Kumari Drapkin, ISeeChange’s founder, has reported a story about the way that changing climate conditions in Honduras have driven two brothers to make very different choices about their lives. She met Noel Martinez in the Broadmoor section of New Orleans: A river of moisture from Central America that meteorologists nicknamed[…]
Memorial Day weekend’s just ahead, with stormy weather expected in the Midwest and East. But Memorial Day itself should be mostly dry: so if you’re heating up the barbeque, you might also break out your camera or smartphone to help our friends with a science project. It’s a Field Photo[…]
Around ISeeChange it’s looking a lot more like Caddyshack than Groundhog Day.