WHY CLIMATE CHANGE ISN’T OUR BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM, AND WHY TECHNOLOGY WON’T SAVE US...

Ecowatch

 

 

Our core ecological problem is not climate change. It is overshoot, of which global warming is a symptom. Overshoot is a systemic issue...

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FLOODS AND DEVASTATION IN INDIA, NEPAL AND BANGLADESH – IN PICTURES...(and you bitch about the price of your coffee?)

 

Hundreds of people have been killed and millions displaced across the region as rescue missions set up shelters and strive to get food and water to victims...

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MONTANA GOVERNOR SAYS IGNORING CLIMATE CHANGE IS 'SHORTSIGHTED AND DANGEROUS'...

“This has been a difficult year," Democratic Governor Steve Bullock says. "By some estimates our fire seasons are now about 78 days longer than they were two decades ago.” Credit Nate Hegyi / YPR
State climatologist Kelsey Jencso says what folks are seeing this summer -- extreme fires, sudden droughts, snowpacks melting quickly -- may be a vision of Montana’s future...
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FOR CROP HARVESTS, EVERY DEGREE OF WARMING COUNTS...

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The world can expect three to seven percent less yield for each degree rise in temperature...

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WEATHER BUREAU SAYS AUSTRALIA SET FOR A DRY SPRING WITH ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

The Bureau of Meteorology says that Australia will have a warm and dry spring. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP

 

Bureau of Meteorology climate outlook says higher temperatures most likely in the north and south-east...

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TRUMP PROMISED BEAUTIFUL BRIDGES AND ROADS. NOW HE’S PUTTING THEM IN HARM’S WAY...

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He’s “throwing out any guarantee that our infrastructure will be safe.”

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SWISS TREES SWELTER AS CLIMATE WARMS...

The silver fir is likely to prove the best bet for Switzerland’s forests. Image: Wikimedia Commons

 

Foresters are being urged to plant tree species resilient to climate change to save the timber industry as Swiss trees swelter...

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NO EL NINO, BUT JULY OF 2017 WAS THE HOTTEST ON RECORD. SO WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

 According to NASA’s GISS global temperature monitoring service, July of 2017 was 0.83 C hotter than the NASA 20th Century baseline (1.05 C hotter than 1880s). That’s the hottest July ever recorded in the 137 year global climate record...

 

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BIGGER, HOTTER, FASTER...

Michael Kodas

 

The wildfires of tomorrow will be like nothing we’ve ever seen. But the debates they’ll spark have already been raging for more than a century...

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SENSIBLE QUESTIONS ON CLIMATE SENSITIVITY...

 

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Two recent papers help bridge a seeming gap between estimates of climate sensitivity from models and from observations of the global energy budget. Recognizing that equilibrium climate sensitivity cannot be directly observed because Earth’s energy balance is a long way from equilibrium, the studies instead focus on what can be inferred about climate sensitivity from historical trends. Calculating a climate sensitivity from the simulations that is directly comparable with that observed shows both are consistent. Crucial questions remain, however, regarding how climate sensitivity will evolve in the future.

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David Pike