Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In early November, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its fifth and most in-depth report on climate change. The results were grim, as climate change reports these days tend to be. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, sea levels have risen, and the concentration of carbon dioxide has increased. Our influence on the climate system is real and growing every day.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
In December, Earthwatch’s new Lead Scientist Dr. Cristina Eisenberg will join Climate Change and Caterpillars in Costa Rica. Led by University of Nevada’s Dr. Lee Dyer, the aim of the project is to study the complex relationships between caterpillars, the plants they eat, the parasitoids that eat them, and the climate changes that will reshape the rainforest.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Wow. I’m back in Boston after a whirlwind weekend in New York City for the People’s Climate March. The March surpassed everyone’s expectations, drawing over 400,000 people (only 100,000 were expected) including policy makers, environmental and social activists, students, scientists, business leaders, labor workers, doctors, celebrities, and many more. Some of the more high-profile marchers were UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Scientist Jane Goodall, former Vice President Al Gore, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, and newly appointed UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio. The march in New York was just a piece of the movement too. More than 2,600 events in over 150 countries over the weekend showcased the global People’s Climate Mobilization.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Hi Earthwatchers! My name is Greg and I’m a new Research Intern at Earthwatch’s Boston office. This weekend I will be traveling to New York City to join in the People’s Climate March. If you haven’t heard of the March, it’s a global movement to raise awareness about the serious and immediate issue of climate change. Promising to be the largest climate march in history, with over 1400 collaborating organizations from businesses to schools to environmental groups, the People’s Climate March hopes to inspire politicians and world leaders to recognize and take action on global climate issues through peaceful demonstration and the sheer enormity of public participation. The “march” part of the People’s Climate March is happening this Sunday, September 21st starting at 11:30 am and other related events, demonstrations, and presentations will be occurring all weekend.
Friday, June 13, 2014
We are excited to announce the first three of nine new expeditions that kick off in 2015. Join us to study and explore the coral reefs of the Cayman Islands, the desert of Joshua Tree National Park in California, or the oceans of South Africa. Get up close to sharks, tropical fish, and desert lizards, and help protect the fragile landscapes that all these species call home.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine named our Wildlife of the Changing French Pyrenees expedition to its ninth annual “50 Tours of a Lifetime” list. On this singular expedition, team members hike through the mountains of France, guided by a scientist who has worked there for years. They work directly with the animals and plants that live there to discover how climate change is reshaping this wildlife-rich habitat.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The latest Bush Blitz expedition has returned from the central highlands of Tasmania. The team of 29 scientists, project staff, and BHP Billiton employees, spent ten intensive days researching the plant and animal species of this wild corner of Australia.
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Great Barrier Reef will suffer “irreversible” damage by 2030 unless temperature rise is kept below 2°C, a recent report from the WWF warns. If actions aren’t taken to lower carbon emissions and the consequent rise in temperatures, the reef will cease to be a coral-dominated ecosystem.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
When Marta Edgar, a psychologist and nature lover, decided to spend her Christmas vacation on an Earthwatch Expedition, little did she know that it would help her realize an old dream.