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With of course a special thought for deniers and those who would profit from denial.

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A snip for the planet

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris May 2, 2015. 18 Replies

Blokes, it's time to man-up and face the snip - the future of the planet could well depend upon your decision, argues Dr Paul Willis who is the director of …Continue

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Off Shore Wind Farms an Unforeseen Bonus

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Apr 3, 2014. 5 Replies

Off Shore Wind Farms an Unforeseen BonusOffshore wind turbines like those being planned off the East Coast could one day do double duty for residents, according to a new study.Scientists at the…Continue

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Not just the Koch brothers: New study reveals funders behind the climate change denial effort

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Jan 12, 2014. 3 Replies

A new study conducted by Drexel University's environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD,exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change counter-movement.…Continue

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Comment by doone on Sunday
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Guest essay by Sheldon Walker A new website has been created, which offers a new perspective on global warming. The website is called “mta-graphs.com” Temperature series like Gistemp or UAH, are turned into 2 dimensional coloured graphs, called global warming contour maps. A contour map is basically a colour coded collection of thousands of linear… read more
Comment by Chris on November 25, 2016 at 8:21pm

From the magazine THE ECONOMIST

Sea ice reaches a new low

MEASURING sea ice is difficult. Not only does it appear in the most remote, inhospitable parts of the world, it is constantly either melting or forming. Since 1979, satellites have made the job easier, but they can give a misleading picture. Using satellite images to tot up the total area of sea ice risks mistaking surface melt for open water during the summer melting season. Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Colorado instead measure sea-ice extent by dividing the images into grids and counting any squares with more than 15% ice concentration as “ice covered”. Sea-ice extent is always larger than sea-ice area, but this method eliminates melt-season inaccuracies.

Scientists are interested in sea ice as a marker—and amplifier—of climate change. Its bright surface reflects 80% of the sunlight that hits it back into space. When it melts, the uncovered dark ocean surface absorbs 90% of the sunlight, which heats it up, causing more ice to melt. In recent years, the melting season in the Arctic has been ending later in the year, leading to less time for new ice to form. As a consequence, the total sea-ice extent in September 2016 was over 3m km² smaller than in September 1980, although not as small as in September 2012, the worst year on record. A recent graph tweeted by a PhD student showing a dramatic drop in global sea-ice area over the past three months has caused a stir in the climate science community, although the NSIDC reportedly takes issue with the way its Arctic and Antarctic data are combined. Less controversial but equally alarming is the NSIDC's latest data release, which indicates that sea-ice extent in the Arctic is currently around 2m km² below average, the lowest November figure on record.

Comment by doone on November 21, 2016 at 9:12pm

This year has been 1.75°F above the 20th century average so far

Comment by doone on November 21, 2016 at 9:11pm

Trump wants to dump the Paris climate deal, but 71 percent of Americans support it, survey finds

Comment by Chris on November 20, 2016 at 10:06pm

Sarcastically,

The Don will get even with the snobs on the coasts by ignoring the science of global warming therefore rising seas will drown them.

Chuckle.

Spell check isn't working.

Comment by doone on November 20, 2016 at 8:44am
Comment by doone on November 20, 2016 at 7:55am

The effect of large storms on the Arctic

The cyclone caused sea ice coverage loss equaling the area of Florida. 

Comment by doone on October 30, 2016 at 8:25pm
Comment by doone on October 30, 2016 at 8:09pm

"When you visit places that weren’t flooding 30 years ago, they’re flooding now" in Miami's low-income neighborhoods

Comment by Chris on October 23, 2016 at 3:44am

Previously posted.

Sea Level rise information is available at

https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/slr

 

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