IMPACT OF WARMING SEAS FELT BY NORTHEASTERN FISHERIES...

Boats float in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick at high tide. Larry Montrie

 

CLIMATE CHANGE: THE BAY OF FUNDY AND GULF OF MAINE...

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IT WILL BE WARMER AT THE NORTH POLE NEXT WEEK THAN MUCH OF EUROPE, AS SEA ICE MELTS...

Polar bear standing upright on pack ice in the Arctic ocean on the North Pole. Image: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images

 

In what seems to be becoming an annual occurrence, temperatures at the North Pole are about to reach or possibly exceed the freezing point this week as the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Oceans inject unusually mild air into the Arctic...

 

 

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SIGHING, RESIGNED CLIMATE SCIENTISTS SAY TO JUST ENJOY NEXT 20 YEARS AS MUCH AS YOU CAN...(SATIRE)

GENEVA—Attending a conference to discuss alarming new data on rising sea levels, a weary group of top climatologists suddenly halted their presentation Friday, let out a long sigh, and stated that the best thing anyone can do at this point is just try to enjoy the next couple decades as much as possible. “You know what, guys? Just go out there and have a good time—don’t worry about any of this,” said climate scientist Annalisa Feldt who tore in half the report she had compiled and suggested everyone consider traveling to a place they’ve never been before, or taking up a pastime they’ve always imagined might be fun. “Go see a show. Join an intramural sports league. Learn a musical instrument. Have more sex. Try skiing, if you never have, although that’s one you’d better do within the next five years or so.” Reiterating the need for people to live it up while they still can, the climatologists announced that if anyone was interested in joining them, they would be skipping the remainder of the conference to get completely shit-faced at the nearest bar...

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FEBRUARYS WILL CONTINUE TO GET WARMER, WHICH IS GOOD FOR PICNICS BUT BAD FOR HUMANS...

Temperatures across the United States on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3 pm. NOAA

 

Our fingerprints are all over this week’s record-breaking heat...

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THE TERRIFYING PHENOMENON THAT IS PUSHING SPECIES TOWARDS EXTINCTION...

Dead saiga antelopes in a field in Kazakhstan. About 20,000 of the species were found dead in one week. Photograph: Reuters

 

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change?

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, FEBRUARY 12-18, 2018...

The Figure is from paper #24.

 

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...

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WE CAN’T ENGINEER OUR WAY OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

Nope, that won't do it... Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

 

Unfortunately, that’s what some scientists think humans will try to do...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #8...

Credit: Erika Maldonado Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Editor's Pick:

Seas Will Rise for 300 Years

And the longer it takes to reduce carbon emissions, the higher they will go...

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ARCTIC TEMPERATURES SOAR 45 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, FLOODED BY EXTREMELY MILD AIR ON ALL SIDES...

The temperature difference from normal over the Arctic averaged over the next five days in the GFS model forecast. (University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer)

 

While the Eastern United States simmers in some of its warmest February weather ever recorded, the Arctic is also stewing in temperatures more than 45 degrees above normal. This latest huge temperature spike in the Arctic is another striking indicator of its rapidly transforming climate...

 

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FORGET THE DETRACTORS; GLOBAL WARMING IS UPON US...

 

A study on global warming and its effect on sea-level rise released by scientists in France this week should be cause for concern here in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean...

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STRONGER STORMS MEAN NEW 'CATEGORY SIX' SCALE MAY BE NEEDED...

A local resident walks past a yacht that was washed ashore after Cyclone Debbie hit the northern Queensland town of Airlie Beach in March 2017. Photograph: Reuters

 

Traditional scale used goes only to five but strength and intensity of storms is increasing, says scientists...

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EAST COAST SHATTERS TEMPERATURE RECORDS, OFFERING PREVIEW TO A WARMING WORLD...

Thermometers registered record highs across the eastern U.S. in mid-February. The map shows temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit on Feb. 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. EST. Credit: National Weather Service

 

Summer-like temps in February, extreme rainfall, a snow drought. This is happening more often—and in line with what scientists warn to expect with climate change...

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HOW SIX AMERICANS CHANGED THEIR MINDS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING...

Illustration by LOUISA BERTMAN

The Rev. Richard Cizik used to believe climate change was a myth. The science had to be rigged, he thought; those who believed in it were just tree-huggers. But in 2002, a friend convinced Mr. Cizik to go to a conference about climate change, and there, he said, “the scales came off my eyes...”

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EVERY ONE OF EUROPE’S 571 CITIES IS DESTINED FOR WORSE HEAT WAVES, DROUGHTS, OR FLOODS...

Floods are set to rise in 85% of UK cities that have a river. (Darren Staples/Reuters)

 

A new analysis of climate change across Europe found that under several probable future climate scenarios, European cities will be hit harder by floods, droughts, and heat waves than previously understood...

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COUNTRIES MADE ONLY MODEST CLIMATE-CHANGE PROMISES IN PARIS. THEY’RE FALLING SHORT ANYWAY...

The Eiffel Tower lights up in December 2015 with an advocacy message for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. (Michel Euler/AP)

 

Barely two years ago, after weeks of intense bargaining in Paris, leaders from 195 countries announced a global agreement that once had seemed impossible. For the first time, the nations of the world would band together to reduce humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels in an effort to hold off the most devastating effects of climate change...

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PREDICTION OF RAPID SEA LEVEL RISE WON’T CHANGE GLOBAL CLIMATE TALKS...

Flooding is frequent in the mudflats north of Manila in the Philippines, where the city has expanded due to rising population. Sea level rise threatens many such low-lying areas around the world. Photograph by Geirge Steinmetz, National Geographic Creative

 

A new study predicting 10 feet of sea level rise by the century’s end isn’t supported by the mainstream scientific community...

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SEAS TO RISE ABOUT A METRE EVEN IF CLIMATE GOALS ARE MET-STUDY...

In this 2014 file photo, a road dead ends where rising waters have covered the land at the San Jacinto battlefield along the Houston ship channel in Houston, Texas. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

 

Ice thawing from Greenland to Antarctica will redraw global coastlines, scientists say...

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SCIENTISTS: RHODE ISLAND IS SINKING AND SEA LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE...

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — The Ocean State is getting closer and closer to the ocean. The state is sinking; albeit slowly, but the impacts are already being seen...

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AN UNFROZEN NORTH: THE WORLD’S PERMAFROST HOLDS VAST STORES OF CARBON. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT THAWS?

Thomas Nash

 

Under the current warming trajectory, Schuur and his colleagues estimate, between 5 and 15 percent of the carbon stored in the Far North’s soils is likely to make it into the atmosphere by the start of the 22nd century...

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SOME OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST LAKES ARE DRYING UP. HERE'S WHY...

LAKE POOPÓ The dry, salt-crusted Bolivian lake bed unfurls into the distance. Boats are stranded; the fish and waterfowl are gone. Fishermen who depended on the lake are moving else - where. It’s a diaspora born of drought. PHOTOGRAPH BY MAURICIO LIMA

 

Warming climates, drought, and overuse are draining crucial water sources, threatening habitats and cultures...

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