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The "CLIMATE CONCERNS" group is dedicated to discussion regarding the topic of the ever present and serious issue of changes to our climate due to the introduction into the atmosphere of human induced effects which prove harmful to the environment and which eventually may prove destructive to our planet. 

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Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 1. 76 Replies

Take an amusing quiz to learn about unexpected effects of Climate Change. After each multiple choice question, you see if you were right (and the right answer if you weren't).…Continue

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Lung cells killed by forest fire smoke

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 25. 0 Replies

If you live in an area impacted by forest fire smoke, ramp up your lung protection.Pollutant emitted by forest…Continue

Tags: wildfire smoke, lung toxicity

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 2, 2017 at 3:55pm

Are there flesh eating bacteria in Harvey floodwater?

See CNN report here


Tests found E. Coli up to 8 K times above guidelines.

Total coliform samples ranged from 43,000 CFU to 57,000 CFU.
EPA standard for recreational water is less than 100 CFU.


The A&B Lab manager said such high levels are an indication there could be Vibrio vulnificus, a type of flesh eating bacteria in the water. He's really worried about the people who waded through it.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 2, 2017 at 10:58am

California joins Texas as leading edge of climate change impacts.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 12, 2017 at 10:56am

On Thursday Mitribah, Kuwait  hit 129.2°F (54°C) and on Friday so did neighboring Basrah, Iraq. This isn't even an  El Niño year.

Scorching Temperatures Just Set the Middle East's Heat Records on Fire

The author Sara Emerson cautions, "... this could be the start of an atmospheric feedback loop that charts us on a destructive path toward accelerated global warming."

It's true that hot El Niño years caused faster increase in CO2, because forests were dryer, etc. If we're approaching that level of heat between  El Niño ....?

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 13, 2017 at 7:28pm

“1 in 4 Americans are skeptical on climate change. Who gives a shit? That doesn’t matter. You don’t need people’s opinions on a fact. You might as well have a poll asking which number is bigger, 5 or 15? Or do owls exist? Or are there hats?” -John Oliver

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 21, 2017 at 8:13pm

Good one, Grinning Cat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 21, 2017 at 3:27pm

Does this belong here, or in Politics, Economics, and Religion, or in LGBTQI Atheists? (Yes.)HOW TO SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING [affectionate young male couple on a bus] CONVINCE REPUBLICANS THAT RISING TEMPERATURES ARE TURNING PEOPLE GAYFrom Occupy Democrats, who have been criticized for publishing sensationalistic crap that plays fast and loose with the facts; but with the Republican Party in bed with the Christian Right, this idea rings true!

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 2, 2017 at 12:24pm

Now that tRump has rejected the Paris climate accord:

As the NYT wrote (quoted widely around the web):

"But he will stick to the withdrawal process laid out in the Paris agreement, which President Barack Obama joined and most of the world has already ratified. That could take nearly four years to complete, meaning a final decision would be up to the American voters in the next presidential election."

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 19, 2017 at 9:05am

Donald Trump as a tornado, spewing polluted hot air as it grabs lots of people (including Lady Justice with her scales, and a witch riding a broomstick) and a black cat, and destroys history books, top secret and other classified papers, a satellite dish, a federal “Dept. of” something-or-other, and the Constitution of the United States. A newscaster, her hair blowing in the strong winds, announces, “We’ve found another source of climate change!...”

(click to embiggen)

If only 45* himself were a hoax!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 5, 2017 at 6:10pm

The oceans are losing oxygen much faster than expected.

The trend of oxygen falling is about two to three times faster than what we predicted from the decrease of solubility associated with the ocean warming,” Ito said. “This is most likely due to the changes in ocean circulation and mixing associated with the heating of the near-surface waters and melting of polar ice.” [emphasis mine]

Decades of data on world's oceans reveal a troubling oxygen decline

Comment by John Elder on May 4, 2017 at 4:07am

An important study just released in Nature- must read for anyone interested in climate change:

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Medhaug, Iselin
AU  - Stolpe, Martin B.
AU  - Fischer, Erich M.
AU  - Knutti, Reto
TI  - Reconciling controversies about the ‘global warming hiatus’
JA  - Nature
PY  - 2017/05/04/print
VL  - 545
IS  - 7652
SP  - 41
EP  - 47
PB  - Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.
SN  - 0028-0836
UR  - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature22315
L3  - 10.1038/nature22315
M3  - Analysis
AB  - Between about 1998 and 2012, a time that coincided with political negotiations for preventing climate change, the surface of Earth seemed hardly to warm. This phenomenon, often termed the ‘global warming hiatus’, caused doubt in the public mind about how well anthropogenic climate change and natural variability are understood. Here we show that apparently contradictory conclusions stem from different definitions of ‘hiatus’ and from different datasets. A combination of changes in forcing, uptake of heat by the oceans, natural variability and incomplete observational coverage reconciles models and data. Combined with stronger recent warming trends in newer datasets, we are now more confident than ever that human influence is dominant in long-term warming.
ER  - 

 

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