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  • CLIMATE CHANGE 12 
    NEWS, VIEWS, FACTS
    SCEPTICS VS. SCIENCE
    Today Is Thursday, November 23, 2017, 11:33 pm.


    NASA and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) - "The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years..." ~ NASA.gov [NASA Evidence | Click Here For Weekly CO2 Levels]

    Daily CO2 Readings - Scripps Institute
    keelingcurve.ucsd.edu

    Rising CO2 levels can herald increasing global temperatures and the human inability to significantly limit carbon emissions. This will likely spur extreme weather patterns including drought, catastrophic storms, flooding, sea-level rise and changing ecosystems leading to inconsistent food production and widespread extinction of native species. Life as generally expected may dramatically alter.


    NASA: Climate Change Is Real

    "Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system
    is unequivocal..."
    ~ IPCC

    If Climate Change Is Real, What Does This Mean?

    Climate scientist Kathryn Hayhoe offers a simple yet comprehensive TEDx presentation on whether climate change is real, whether it's simply a natural phenomenon, and what it means to all of us if it continues to grows in intensity and severity.

    SCARED SCIENTISTS By Nick Bower

    "My work on the potential impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems has made it clear that the human species is now threatened..." ~ Dr. Lesley Hughes


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    15,000 World Scientists’ Catastrophic Warning: “Time is Running Out”

    “Since 1992, with the exception of stabilizing the stratospheric ozone layer, humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these [current, impending, or potential damage on planet Earth involving ozone depletion, freshwater availability, marine life depletion, ocean dead zones, forest loss, biodiversity destruction, climate change, and continued human population growth] foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse.”

    scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu

    “Especially troubling is the current trajectory of potentially catastrophic climate change due to rising GHGs from burning fossil fuels (Hansen et al. 2013), deforestation (Keenan et al. 2015), and agricultural production—particularly from farming ruminants for meat consumption (Ripple et al. 2014).

    Moreover, we have unleashed a mass extinction event, the sixth in roughly 540 million years, wherein many current life forms could be annihilated or at least committed to extinction by the end of this century.

    Humanity is now being given a second notice, as illustrated by these alarming trends (figure 1). We are jeopardizing our future by not reining in our intense but geographically and demographically uneven material consumption and by not perceiving continued rapid population growth as a primary driver behind many ecological and even societal threats (Crist et al. 2017).

    By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivize renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and constrain invasive alien species, humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere.

    As most political leaders respond to pressure, scientists, media influencers, and lay citizens must insist that their governments take immediate action as a moral imperative to current and future generations of human and other life.

    With a groundswell of organized grassroots efforts, dogged opposition can be overcome and political leaders compelled to do the right thing.

    It is also time to re-examine and change our individual behaviors, including limiting our own reproduction (ideally to replacement level at most) and drastically diminishing our per capita consumption of fossil fuels, meat, and other resources.

    The rapid global decline in ozone-depleting substances shows that we can make positive change when we act decisively. We have also made advancements in reducing extreme poverty and hunger (www.worldbank.org).”

    “Examples of diverse and effective steps humanity can take to transition to sustainability include the following (not in order of importance or urgency):

    (a) prioritizing the enactment of connected well-funded and well-managed reserves for a significant proportion of the world’s terrestrial, marine, freshwater, and aerial habitats;

    (b) maintaining nature’s ecosystem services by halting the conversion of forests, grasslands, and other native habitats; (c) restoring native plant communities at large scales, particularly forest landscapes;

    (d) rewilding regions with native species, especially apex predators, to restore ecological processes and dynamics; (e) developing and adopting adequate policy instruments to remedy defaunation, the poaching crisis, and the exploitation and trade of threatened species;

    (f) reducing food waste through education and better infrastructure;

    (g) promoting dietary shifts towards mostly plant-based foods; (h) further reducing fertility rates by ensuring that women and men have access to education and voluntary family-planning services, especially where such resources are still lacking;

    (i) increasing outdoor nature education for children, as well as the overall engagement of society in the appreciation of nature; (j) divesting of monetary investments and purchases to encourage positive environmental change;

    (k) devising and promoting new green technologies and massively adopting renewable energy sources while phasing out subsidies to energy production through fossil fuels;

    (l) revising our economy to reduce wealth inequality and ensure that prices, taxation, and incentive systems take into account the real costs which consumption patterns impose on our environment; and

    (m) estimating a scientifically defensible, sustainable human population size for the long term while rallying nations and leaders to support that vital goal.

    To prevent widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss, humanity must practice a more environmentally sustainable alternative to business as usual.

    This prescription was well articulated by the world’s leading scientists 25 years ago, but in most respects, we have not heeded their warning. Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out. We must recognize, in our day-to-day lives and in our governing institutions, that Earth with all its life is our only home.”

    Con’d full paper HERE.

    More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue ‘warning to humanity’

    Warning to Humanity: 15,000 scientists say damage irreversible

    Catastrophic warning about the fate of humanity is given by 15,000 scientists who claim human destruction of the natural world will lead to ‘misery’ and an ‘irretrievably mutilated’ planet

    ~~~

    Quotes Downloaded from academic.oup.com/bioscience/article-abstract…bix125/4605229

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    Alarming Decline In Global Insect Populations

    Insect Decline, Image Courtesy of Yale 360 | Luisa Rivera
    Image Courtesy of Yale.edu | Illustration by Luisa Rivera for Yale E360

    “The increased, widespread insect biomass decline is alarming.

    Recent results of 27 year comprehensive research study: “All traps were placed in protected areas that are meant to preserve ecosystem functions and biodiversity.”
    ~ PLOS

    Original Article In PLOS (Public Library of Science)

    …Agricultural intensification, including the disappearance of field margins and new crop protection methods has been associated with an overall decline of biodiversity in plants, insects, birds and other species in the current landscape.

    …The major and hitherto unrecognized loss of insect biomass reported for protected areas must have cascading effects across trophic levels and numerous other ecosystem effects.

    …There is an urgent need to uncover the causes of this decline, its geographical extent, and to understand the ramifications of the decline for ecosystems and ecosystem services.”
    journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371…

    Formal Scientific Analysis (Germany)
    -Ongoing and rapid decline in total amount of airborne insects active in space and time.
    -Seasonal decline of 76%, and mid-summer decline of 82% in flying insect biomass over 27 years of study.
    -Decline is apparent regardless of habitat type.
    -Changes in weather, land use, and habitat characteristics cannot explain this overall decline.
    -Loss of insect diversity and abundance is expected to provoke cascading effects on food webs and to jeopardize ecosystem services.
    journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371…

    Interview With Caspar Hallmann, Lead Author
    wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/10/20…decline
    MP3 Download: dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3…

    The Scientist Magazine
    “These results are not from agricultural areas but natural preserves that are well-maintained and meant to protect biodiversity. We are seeing insects slipping out of our hands.”
    ~Hans de Kroon, Radboud University

    “The remarkable and alarming aspect of this long-term study is the magnitude of the decline. Most previous studies have reported biomass declines of less than 50 percent which is disconcerting. But the 75 percent decline reported here sends a clear call for immediate action.”
    ~John Losey, Entomologist at Cornell University, New York
    the-scientist.com…Drastic-Decrease-in-Insects/

    The Guardian
    “In September, a chief scientific adviser to the UK government warned that regulators around the world have falsely assumed that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes and that the “effects of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been largely ignored. …The new data was gathered in nature reserves across Germany but has implications for all landscapes dominated by agriculture, the researchers said”.
    theguardian.com…plunge-in-insect-numbers

    Weather.com
    "The study was performed at nature reserves across Germany, but the scientists say the findings translate across all agricultural landscapes. Insects are two-thirds of all life on Earth, the study said, and if they’re not around to pollinate and serve as food for larger animals, the entire ecosystem could fall.”
    weather.com…population-decline-study

    Science Magazine
    Where have all the insects gone?
    "A team from the University of Regensburg in Germany reported in Scientific Reports in February that exposing the wasp Nasonia vitripennis to just 1 nanogram of one common neonicotinoid cut mating rates by more than half and decreased females’ ability to find hosts. "It’s as if the [exposed] insect is dead" from a population point of view because it can’t produce offspring, says Lars Krogmann, an entomologist at the Stuttgart Natural History Museum in Germany."
    sciencemag.org/news/2017/05…insects-gone

    Yale Environment School of Forestry
    What’s Causing the Sharp Decline in Insects, and Why It Matters
    “A significant drop in insect populations could have far-reaching consequences for the natural world and for humans, who depend on bees and other invertebrates to pollinate crops.”

    “Over three-quarters of wild flowering plant species in temperate regions need pollination by animals like insects to develop their fruits and seeds fully.”

    “Furthermore, researchers emphasize that pollinating insects improve or stabilize the yield of three-quarters of all crop types globally — one-third of global crop production by volume.”

    “Germany’s Federal Agency for Nature Conservation stresses that insects are a major food source not only for birds, but also for bats and amphibians. Another important role is played by specialized insects such as long-legged flies, dance flies, dagger flies, and balloon flies, which prey upon pest species.”
    e360.yale.edu…why_it_matters

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    CONTROVERSY: 1.5ºC: Geophysically impossible or not?

    Illustration by RealClimate.org how these effects might influence the Millar analysis by repeating the calculation with alternative temperature data.
    Above: Illustration by RealClimate.org how these effects might influence the Millar analysis by repeating the calculation with alternative temperature data.
    Original Image Source:
    realclimate.org…1-5oc-geophysically-impossible-or-not/

     
     
    CONTROVERIAL ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

    Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5° C
    Article by Oxford University and other research scientist stating the impossibility of mitigating global warming to 1.5° C was possible after all, spawning much misinterpretation, controversy, minunderstanding and debate.
    Excerpt: “…limiting warming to 1.5° C is not yet a geophysical impossibility, but is likely to require delivery on strengthened pledges for 2030 followed by challengingly deep and rapid mitigation.”
    Link: nature.com…ngeo3031.html
    Link: nature.com…may-still-be-possible-1.22627
     
     
    ORIGINAL AUTHORS’ CLARIFICATIONS

    Clarification on recent press coverage of our ‘1.5 degrees’ paper in Nature Geoscience
    Excerpt: “A number of media reports have asserted that our recent study in Nature Geoscience indicates that global temperatures are not rising as fast as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and hence that action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is no longer urgent. Both assertions are false.”
    Excerpt: “…While that is not geophysically impossible, to suggest that this means that measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are now unnecessary is clearly false.” “…We find that, to likely meet the Paris goal, emission reductions would need to begin immediately and reach zero in less than 40 years’ time.”
    oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/opinion/view/379

    When media sceptics misrepresent our climate research we must speak out
    Excerpt: “Our climate paper underlined that strong action towards the 1.5C Paris goal is perhaps more valid than ever, but reading some of the media coverage you might think the opposite was true.”
    theguardian.com…when-media-sceptics-misrepresent-our-climate-research
     
     
    NOTABLE RESPONSES AND ANALYSES

    Author Interview By Dimitri Lascaris for the Real News Network
    Excerpt: "The pledges from the Paris Accord were to reduce emissions a bit from baseline but in order to stop warming, whether that’s at 1.5 degrees, two degrees, three degrees or any other threshold, we still need to get emissions to zero. At the moment the pathways that we discussed in our paper coming out of where we are today in trying to meet these 1.5 degrees, even the pathways that have the smallest emissions reductions in the near term and therefore the most steep ones in the medium to long term because they all need to get to zero by the time these budgets are used, even those pathways would still require a strengthening of the Paris budgets by at least 10% and for us to actually to have a plan to eliminate net emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from the global economy."
    therealnews.com…20131

    Is there really still a chance for staying below 1.5 °C global warming?
    Excerpt: “…In summary, both approaches used by Millar compute budgets that do not actually keep global warming to 1.5 °C.”
    realclimate.org…below-1-5-c-global-warming/

    1.5ºC: Geophysically impossible or not?
    Excerpt: So, is it appropriate to say that 1.5ºC is geophysically possible? Perhaps plausible would be a better word. Depending on which temperature dataset we choose, the TEB for 1.5 degrees may already be exceeded. Although it would certainly be useful to know what the underlying climate attractor of the Earth system is, any estimate we produce is subject to error.
    realclimate.org…1-5oc-geophysically-impossible-or-not/

    Paris climate aim ‘still achievable’
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41319885

    Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees Celsius May Still Be Possible
    Excerpt: “Analysis suggests researchers may have underestimated how much carbon humanity can emit, although critics disagree”
    scientificamerican.com…1-5-degrees-celsius-may-still-be-possible/

    Right-wing media could not be more wrong about the 1.5°C carbon budget paper
    theguardian.com…right-wing-media-could-not-be-more-wrong…

    Possible good news about climate change leads to confused coverage
    Excerpt: “Did warming projections just get blown up? No. No they did not.”
    arstechnica.com…leads-to-confused-coverage/

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    Disaster Reporting and Monitoring Links

    News | theguardian.com…natural-disasters
    News | foxnews.com…disasters…
    News | fema.gov/news-releases
    Pacific Disaster Center
    Weather News | accuweather.com/en/weather-news
     
    EOSDIS Worldview
    worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov
    LANCE: NASA Near Real-Time Data and Imagery
    NASA Rapid Response Near Real Time Images
    Hazards and Disasters | Earthdata
    Disasters | FEMA.gov
     
    Geonode: Real Time Earthquakes and Tropical Storms
    Geonode: Explore Map
    UK Disaster Monitoring Constellition-2
    ReliefWeb Disaster Updates
    ReliefWeb Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management

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    Storms, Hurricanes: Update Links

    Current Hurricane Path: Google Crisis Map
    Weather and Events
    google.org/crisismap/weather_and_events
    Irma (Caribbean)
    google.org/crisismap/2017-irma…Clayer9%2Clayer8

    Earth Nullschool.Net

    Visualization of global weather conditions
    Cameron Beccario, Computer Engineer
    earth.nullschool.net

    Ventusky Mapping

    Global, meteorological data monitoring weather development.
    ventusky.com/?p=26.0;-86.7;4&l=wind

    Windy.com Mapping

    windy.com/?25.284,-81.870,5

    Global Models
    ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts); informally known in the USA as the “European model”. www.ecmwf.com
    Resolution is 0.1° in lat/lon (~9km).
    Forecast output is produced every three hours for first 144 hours, six hourly through day 10.
    GFS (Global Forecast System)
    Operated by the United States’ National Weather Service (NWS) Resolution ~13 km.
    Forecast output is produced every hour for the first 120 hours, three hourly through day 10.

    Atlantic 2,5 Day Tropical Weather Outlook (NOAA)
    nhc.noaa.gov…atlc&fdays=2
    nhc.noaa.gov…atlc&fdays=5

    Latest Hurricane Links & Updates (Google)
    google.com/search…0.4.488.00rdBVwIz9w (Jose)
    google.com/search?biw=1152…ZFV-XRL5dk

    National Hurricane Centre (NASA)
    nhc.noaa.gov/#Nate
    nhc.noaa.gov/#Maria
    nhc.noaa.gov/#Irma
    nhc.noaa.gov/#Jose

    Coastal Emergency Risk Assessment
    ADCIRC Coastal Circulation and Storm Surge Model
    nc-cera.renci.org

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    Could Asia’s Pollution Help Cool the Earth?

    “It’s plausible,” said David Keith, a professor of applied physics at Harvard who is co-director of the balloon experiment. “How much gets up into the stratosphere is unknown. Our experiment will not get at this directly, much as we might like.”

    scientificamerican.com…could-it-cool-earth/

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    Window is Closing To Address Climate Change

    “”We are quickly running out of time to prevent hugely dangerous, expensive, and perhaps unmanageable climate change,” wrote the report’s authors, who include former U.N. Environment Programme chief Achim Steiner and Mexican chemist Mario Molina, who won the Nobel Prize for his role in discovering the threat that chlorofluorocarbon gases pose to the Earth’s ozone layer.”

    scientificamerican.com…closing-to-avoid-dangerous-global-warming/

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    Hurricane Harvey

    http://www.weather.gov/crp/hurricane_harvey

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    Natural Methane “Time Bomb” Unlikely to Wreak Climate Havoc

    https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/natural-methane-time-bomb-unlikely-wreak-climate-havoc

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    American pika disappearing from the Sierras

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170830202154.htm

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    Carbon Dioxide May Rob Crops Of Nutrition, Leaving Millions At Risk

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/08/02/540650904/carbon-dioxide-may-rob-crops-of-nutrition-leaving-millions-at-risk

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    NOAA: Greenhouse Gases Highest on Record – Latest Report

    https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/reporting-state-climate-2016

    Greenhouse Gases Highest on Record

    Global Surface Temperature Highest on Record

    Global Lower Tropospheric Temperature Highest on Record

    Global Upper Ocean Heat Content Near-Record High

    Global Sea Level Highest on Record

    Extremes Were Observed in the Water Cycle and Precipitation

    The Arctic Continued to Warm, Sea Ice Extent Remained Low

    Antarctic Sees Record Low Sea Ice Extent

    Global ice and snow cover decline

    Tropical cyclones were well above average overall

    The State of the Climate in 2016 is the 27th edition in a peer-reviewed series published annually as a special supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The journal makes the full report openly available online.

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    Global Investment Firm: Global temperatures on course to rise up to 4°C

    http://www.schroders.com/en/us/…warming-of-more-than-4c/

    Schroder Investment Management Limited:
    “Scientific and political consensus has settled on 2°C as the acceptable limit for temperature rises, requiring concentrations to stay below 450ppm. On current trends, that limit will be breached within two decades.”

    Schroders is a world-class asset manager operating from 41 offices in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

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    Arctic sea ice loss impacting Atlantic water circulation system

    Scientist: “We suggest that Arctic changes on a multi-decadal timescale, such as the decline in sea ice cover that we are currently experiencing, is the most efficient way to weaken the large-scale ocean circulation of the North Atlantic, which is responsible for the oceanic transport of heat from the equator to high latitudes…”
    yale.edu/2017/07/31/loss-arctic-sea-ice…

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    Carbon in Atmosphere Rising Quickly. Why?

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/climate/carbon-in-atmosphere-is-rising-even-as-emissions-stabilize.html?mc=aud_dev&mcid=fb-nytimes&mccr=July48Young&mcdt=2017-07&subid=July48Young&ad-keywords=AudDevEDU&referer=https://ssionsm.facebook.com/

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    Global Methane Levels Reaching New Highs

    “After rising for nearly two decades, global methane levels “flat lined” in the first half of the 2000s.

    Before scientists could explain that puzzle, methane concentrations began growing again in 2007.

    NOAA observations, analysis, and field research campaigns suggest the increase is being driven by natural and agricultural emissions, not fossil fuels.”

    https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/after-2000-era-plateau-global-methane-levels-hitting-new-highs

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    Global Warming Might Be Speeding Up

    “It’s almost universally understood that the Earth will continue to get warmer for the foreseeable future. The rate at which the planet warms, however, won’t remain the same, report Cristian Proistosescu and Peter Huybers of Harvard University. They say it’s likely to speed up.”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-06/global-warming-might-be-speeding-up

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    Rising Temps: Oceans losing ability to absorb carbon

    “We figured the amount of carbon that is not sinking out as a result of global temperature change is similar to the total amount of carbon emissions that the United Kingdom pumps into the atmosphere each year,” says first author B.B. Cael, a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS). “If carbon is just standing in the surface ocean, it’s easier for it to end up back in the atmosphere.”

    http://news.mit.edu/2017/rising-temperatures-are-curbing-ocean-capacity-store-carbon-0706

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    Climate Change: Famine, economic collapse, a roasting sun, sooner than we think

    “The last time the planet was even four degrees warmer, Peter Brannen points out in The Ends of the World, his new history of the planet’s major extinction events, the oceans were hundreds of feet higher.*”
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

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    ‘Big bang’ and ‘pillar of fire’ latest two new Arctic methane craters

    http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/big-bang-and-pillar-of-fire-as-latest-of-two-new-craters-forms-this-week-in-arctic/

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    How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World

    From The New York Times:

    95-Degree Days: How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World

    Extremely hot days are expected to be much more frequent in the coming decades, potentially disrupting our everyday lives.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/22/climate/95-degree-day-maps.html

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    Massive Craters From Methane Explosions Discovered in Arctic Ocean Where Ice Melted

    There are several hundred craters in the area the study looked at. Over one hundred of them are up to 1,000 meters wide…

    K. Andreassen/CAGE: “…if you watch this happening, you would see a huge mound suddenly release an enormous amount of gas, then collapse. The resulting craters we see today are between 1,000 and 3,200 feet in diameter.

    The process, Andreassen says, is thought to be similar to what scientists are recording on Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula today. Over the last few decades, huge craters have been appearing. Researchers believe they are formed by thawing permafrost causing the buildup of methane below ground, eventually resulting in an explosive collapse.”

    http://www.newsweek.com/hundreds-craters-methane-explosions…

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    “We Can’t Possibly Plant Enough Trees To Fight Climate Change”

    “Biomass plantations can contribute to climate change mitigation, the researchers say—albeit as a supporting actor rather than in a lead role… But their calculations lead to an unmistakable conclusion. We can’t plant our way out of climate change. The only way to avoid disaster is to cut our carbon dioxide emissions—much faster and much more deeply than we’ve managed to wrap our heads around to date.”

    http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2017/05/we-cant-possibly-plant-enough-trees-to-stop-climate-change/

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    NOAA Climate Update

    "NOAA's Happy #2015! This image of our home is from NOAA’s #GOES East #satellite taken early New Year’s Day." [via Twitter]

    Rising air and sea temperatures continue to trigger changes in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on Earth. [NOAA Link]




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    Years of Living Dangerously
    Are you having difficulty with your significant other understanding climate change and the associated effects of GHGs? Do you feel that you aren't getting your message across in a manner that stresses that climate change is affecting us now? This series premiere demonstrates how folks are being affected by job losses, how people are entering civil wars, how elephants are being poisoned, and goes into explaining WHY these things are happening. Watch this with family members who doubt what is going on around us:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brvhCnYvxQQ
    Global Climate Change: The Evidence and Our Options by Dr. Lonnie Thompson
    http://youtu.be/P1-AIVFDw8M
    PBS Global Warming The Signs and the Science:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVQnPytgwQ0
    Wet Bulb
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2906879/

    If warmings of 10 C were really to occur in next three centuries, the area of land likely rendered uninhabitable by heat stress would dwarf that affected by rising sea level. Heat stress thus deserves more attention as a climate-change impact. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygSKOQCxVC0&sns=tw
    The Biggest Story on Earth - Mass Extinction? Elizabeth Colbert
    http://www.nytimes.com...impact-on-the-environment.html?_r=1
    Wet Bulb - Upper Limit of Human Adaptability
    Heat stress imposes a robust upper limit to such adaptation. Peak heat stress, quantified by the wet-bulb temperature TW, is surprisingly similar across diverse climates today. 
    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/04/26/0913352107.abstract
    Exponential function: Al Bartlett; Full Lecture:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI1C9DyIi_8
    Naomi Klein/Brad Werner
    http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_66186.shtml
    Every other element environmental regulation, even science is too embedded in the dominant economic system.
    Paul Beckwith - Peer Review Climate Science:
    http://arctic-news.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/abrupt-climate-change-by-paul-beckwith.html
    Climate Change Irreversible
    http://web.mit.edu/jsterman/www/Understanding_public.html
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/do-you-live-within...
    http://thinkprogress.org...000-years-drought-dust-bowls/
    Corporations
    http://www.internationalbusinessguide.org/corporations/
    Evaluating Data
    http://truth-out.org...not-what-you-think
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    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

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    http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
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    http://youtu.be/vA7tfz3k_9A
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    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sustainability-and-Climate-Change...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRGVTK-AAvw
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOMWzjrRiBg   (English)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0J2gj80EVI    (French) 
    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, List of publications
    http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~Stefan/Publications/index.html
    Ocean Science
    http://www.ocean-sci.net/10/29/2014/os-10-29-2014.html
    The World Bank - Climate Change
    worldbank.org...4_degrees-must_be_avoided.pdf
    http://www.nukefree.org/
    Royal Society: Collapse of Civilisation - Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich
    http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org
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    Global Carbon Atlas:
    http://www.globalcarbonatlas.org/?q=emissions
    Stephen Schneider: Is the Science "Settled"?
    Informative breakdown of how difficult climate science is to understand and predict.(February 4, 2010) Stephen Schneider, (RIP) professor of biology at Stanford and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, unpacks the political and scientific debates surrounding climate change.
    Some topics covered.
    1.) The process of how data is compiled and published. (peer review process)
    2.) How data is misunderstood and misrepresented by deniers by selective inattention to inconvenient components of a data set.
    3.) Principles of decision analysis to elements of understanding how a system works before you have all the data.
    4.) Unpredictable tipping points.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmlHbt5jja4
    CLIMATE REANALYZER with new feature -
    A climate analyzer resource from Harold H. Hensel
    http://cci-reanalyzer.org/DailySummary/index_ds.php
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    Climate Viewer
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    http://climateviewer.com/mobile/ClimateReanalyser
    http://cci-reanalyzer.org/DailySummary/index_ds.php
    Michael C. Ruppert's Impassioned Final Announcement Lifeboat Hour 12/29/13
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    Jeremy Jackson: Ocean Apocalypse
    Jeremy Jackson is Senior Scientist Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He studies human impacts on the oceans and the ecology and paleoecology of tropical and subtropical marine ecosystems. Jackson is author of more than 150 scientific publications and eight books. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jackson has received numerous prizes and awards including most recently the Peterson Medal from Harvard University, the Paleontological Medal, the BBVA International Prize in Ecology and Conservation, and the Society for Conservation Biology LaRoe Award for Outstanding Contributions to Conservation Biology. Jackson's work on historical overfishing and the collapse of coastal ecosystems was chosen by Discover magazine as the outstanding scientific achievement of 2001. Island Press just published his latest book, Shifting Baselines: The Past and Future of Ocean Fisheries, in August 2011.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMN3dTvrwY

    What may happen with a 4 degree rise...
    Implications of a global climate change of 4+ degrees for people, ecosystems and the earth system
    Abstract Book
    International Climate Conference 28-30 September 2009, Oxford, UK
    http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/4degrees/downloads/abstractbook.pdf
    A working version of the late Dr. Bartlett's lecture on the exponential function:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOrvGDRLT7A
    http://thinkprogress.org...lessons-from-earths-hot-past/ 
    http://thinkprogress.org...4-degrees-world/ 
    http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/video/the-dilemma-global-dimming 
    https://vimeo.com/97926131
    Climate Game Changer
    Prof Malte Meinshausen describes the melting of West Antarctica Ice sheets. www.breakthrough2014.org
    Chris Sanders (Sanders Research Associates LTD) - Financial Implications For The New Energy Era - New Energy Era Forum 2012
    http://www.dailymotion.com...financial-implications-for-the-new-energy-era_news 
    http://www.anthropocene.info/en/home
    Peak mining & implications for natural resource management - Simon Michaux
    http://damnthematrix.wordpress.com...conventional-thinking-is-over/
    Video - Is Earth on the Edge of Runaway Warming? 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZjaEE0_MOkArticle
    Radio Interview 8mins 10th April 2014:
    http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2447874532
    Thom Hartmann Show 4th April 2014 fast forward to 30 mins:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-zZtrZebRc&feature=youtu.be
    Arctic Death Spiral and the Methane Time Bomb
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6pFDu7lLV4 
    Robert Scribbler:
    http://robertscribbler.wordpress.com/
    Nuclear:
    http://fairewinds.org/



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