Day 6 of #AGU20: Hearts in the Ice, climate change and pets of AGU

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Tuesday was another busy day at #AGU20. Just a reminder that all sessions are recorded and available for attendees. Access will be provided for these recordings until 15 February.

Here are some highlights and other ways to find interesting sessions. Be sure to also check out the daily suggestions and suggestions from some sections at AGU Connect:

Two fun highlights from #AGU20:

More than 300 press from worldwide news outlets are attending the meeting again this year. Here are a few of the news stories from #AGU20:

  • Feedback Loops of Fire Activity and Climate Change in Canada. Eos, 8 December. New research documents how a warming climate contributes to wildfire patterns and how the fires contribute to climate change. This article has a short accompanying podcast from Third Pod from the Sun.
  • Lyme Disease and the Dangers of the Forest Edge. Eos, 8 December. Living near a forest edge may be an important risk factor for Lyme disease; these liminal spaces provide the perfect habitat for one of the black-legged tick’s favorite hosts.
  • Drivers of Upper Atmosphere Climate Change. Eos, December 8. New research confirms the influence of carbon dioxide on long-term temperature trends in the upper atmosphere, but changes in Earth’s magnetic field also play a key role.
  • Shift to a Not-So-Frozen North Is Well Underway, Scientists Warn. The New York Times, 8 December. The Arctic continued its unwavering shift toward a new climate in 2020, as the effects of near-record warming surged across the region, shrinking ice and snow cover and fueling extreme wildfires, scientists said Tuesday in an annual assessment of the region.

Note: not all recordings of live sessions may be available at the time of this post, but they will be available in the coming days. Please check the online platform for updates.

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