Welcome to the blog of the course and textbook Facing up to global warming: What is going on and what you can do about it. This course is run by Professor Nick Gray of the Trinity Centre for the Environment at Trinity College Dublin.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Today is Earth #Overshoot Day


This year Earth #Overshoot Day falls on  August 13th...today.  This is when we have used up all our natural capacity.

Find out more and act on climate change...it is what you do that makes the difference and makes tackling global warming possible.  For help in doing this go to 





Posted: Nick Gray

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Real time wildfire mapping in the United States



Although we are all watching the current wildfires in California, a more serious situation is occurring in Alaska with thousands of hectares currently affected. 

The Geospatial Multi-Agency Co-ordination Group provides real time mapping of current wildfires throughout the United States.  Zoom onto the flame showing a wildfire for its perimeter and then click for full details of the size of the fire, exact location and the extent to which it has grown or shrunk over the past 24 hours and also details of how much has been contained.  With high temperatures and less rainfall this is the worst season for wildfires to date.

Posted: Nick Gray