Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

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Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

Eco-Logical is a group for anyone who cares about clean air, drinkable water, a sustainable economy, and environmental justice.

Location: The Irreplaceable Earth
Members: 337
Latest Activity: on Sunday

Welcome to Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

 

Note: Sylvain Duford, the group's creator, has left A|N. I am acting as moderator of the group in his place. Please contact me if you have any questions. - Dallas the Phallus.

Discussion Forum

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 64 Replies

Climate-Changed Atmospheric Circulation

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 14. 0 Replies

2017 Arctic Drama

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 10. 22 Replies

Engineering Infrastructure for Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 28. 0 Replies

Another Positive Feedback we'd missed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 25. 16 Replies

Extreme May Weather in Northern Hemisphere

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 6. 2 Replies

Climate Models Significantly Underestimate Our Danger

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Beth KZ May 5. 7 Replies

Soil Carbon - Dangerous Lock In

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by John Elder May 4. 5 Replies

Wavenumber-5 and CA Wild Weather

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 0 Replies

Resonance makes disproportionate weather extremes

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 27. 4 Replies

80 years to North Pole rain

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 20. 3 Replies

Rapid Acidification of the Arctic Ocean

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 2. 0 Replies

Step Changes in Your Future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 19. 46 Replies

Cyclones Delay Arctic Refreeze

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 11. 16 Replies

Current Climate Models Miss Feedbacks

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 11. 0 Replies

Non-linear Climate Change signal

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 4. 1 Reply

Is the Northern Hemisphere entering a new atmospheric regime

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 3. 1 Reply

Global Warming Rate Accelerating

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 21. 0 Replies

Hadley and Mid-Latitude Cells Changing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 19. 3 Replies

We'd Underestimated Ocean Heating

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 19. 0 Replies

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 26, 2017 at 9:01pm

The entire Amazon is threatened by deforestation on the fringes.

“Our study shows that the ongoing deforestation of the Amazon outskirts may have a negative impact on the entire rainforest”, says Minchao Wu.

The explanation is that deforestation affects the climate both locally and regionally, creating a vicious circle. When the trees disappear from the outskirts of the forest, it creates significant local warming. Furthermore, it changes the air circulation patterns throughout the Amazon area during the dry season.

This chain of events is self-perpetuating and creates a vicious circle with an increasingly higher risk of disrupting the balance of the entire ecosystem. The untouched inner parts of the Amazon rainforest are thus also at risk of adverse effects, even though the actual felling of trees takes place far away in the outermost areas.

“Our results indicate that this has already started to happen in the Amazon rainforest. [emphasis mine]

Deforestation in Amazon basin could disrupt the distant rainforest ...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 17, 2017 at 8:12pm

April Climate Update from RobertScribbler We're averaging 1.21°C above preindustrial so far this year, as El Nino neutral conditions didn't cool things off as expected.

April of 2017 was considerably warmer than all past Aprils in the climate record with the single exception of 2016.

The month came in at 0.88 degrees Celsius above NASA’s 20th Century baseline and fully 1.1 degrees Celsius above 1880s averages. This measure was just 0.01 C warmer than now third warmest 2010 and 0.18 C shy of last year’s record.

The first four months of 2017 now average around 1.21 degrees Celsius warmer than 1880s ranges. This number is about tied with 2016’s overall record warmth which was spurred by a combined strong El Nino and the incredible buildup of greenhouse gasses in the Earth’s atmosphere that we have seen for over more than a century.

This year, ENSO neutral conditions trending toward the cooler side of average during the first quarter should have helped to moderate global temperatures somewhat. As is, though a slight cooling vs the first quarter of 2016 is somewhat evident, the broader, more general counter-trend cooling that we would expect following a strong El Nino is practically non-apparent.

Very strong Northern Hemisphere polar warming during the winter months appears to be a primary driver pushing overall global temperatures higher during recent months. [bold and underline mine]

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 14, 2017 at 5:00pm
Unfortunately, because of back to back mass bleaching events, scientists are telling us that the massive, impressive Australian Great Barrier Reef is now at a ‘terminal stage’—with large portions having no hope of recovery.

June Javelosa

Scientists Announce That The Great Barrier Reef is Officially “Term...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 4, 2017 at 1:13pm

The UK's Met office has begun to share yearly CO2 rise predictions.

First yearly CO2 forecast predicts one of biggest rises ever

Now for the carbon dioxide forecast: levels of this gas in the atmosphere will rise by 2.5 parts per million to average 408 ppm in 2017.

And the monthly average could exceed 410 ppm for the first time during this year’s peak in May (CO2 levels rise and fall each year with seasonal changes in plant growth). The precise forecast is 409.86 plus or minus 0.61 ppm.

Not only is the CO2 concentration rising, it is rising ever faster. Levels at Mauna Loa have increased by an average of 2.1 ppm per year over the past decade, up from 0.7 ppm in the 1950s. But there are big variations from year to year.

In particular, there are larger increases during El Niño years, during which warm surface waters in the Pacific Ocean affect weather worldwide.

The predicted increase of 2.5 ppm in 2017 is well below the record 3.4 ppm rise last year, but still significantly more than the annual average of 2.1 ppm over the past decade.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 4, 2017 at 11:52am

Even if renewables grow at breakneck speed, we won't avoid 2°C rise.

Renewables can't deliver Paris climate goals: study

Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists warned Monday.

Even if solar and wind capacity continues to grow at breakneck speed, it will not be fast enough to cap global warming under two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit),…

“The rapid deployment of wind, solar and electric cars gives some hope,” lead author Glen Peters, a researcher at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo, Norway, told AFP.

“But at this stage, these technologies are not really displacing the growth in fossil fuels or conventional transportation." [emphasis mine]

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 21, 2017 at 1:26pm

Philly Women's March 1/21/17

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 18, 2017 at 1:13pm

3.7 ppm CO2 rise confirmed for Jan to Jan.

CO2 levels:
Week beginning on January 8, 2017: 405.98 ppm
Weekly value from 1 year ago: 402.35 ppm

so now rising at a rate of 3.7+ per year.

Comment by Chris on January 13, 2017 at 10:25pm

Planet Earth. I think Millenials get it,

WTF is wrong with some people who are 50+?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 13, 2017 at 6:17pm

During December, global sea ice extent coverage fell to an amazing 4.4 million square kilometers below average. This is far, far outside the 2 standard deviation range — passing to fully 8 standard deviations beyond the typical yearly av....

The Human World Has Never Experienced A Time When Global Sea Ice Wa...

Eight standard deviations below normal is that big drop at the end. "... The statistical probability of such an event is approximately 1 in 30 billion.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 7, 2017 at 6:57pm

Disturbing analysis of CO2 levels – increasing levels, and increasing rate of increase.

We'll know for sure once the effects of El Nino are out of the system, but it looks as if CO2 feedbacks are now kicking in. In other words, control of carbon is already slipping out of our hands because we delayed too long.

Global CO2: October 2016 Hits a Record Monthly High and All-Time In...

CO2 used to grow less than one ppm a year when we began measuring in 1959; see the list in the article. 2015 had a final growth rate of 2.98 ppm. At the article's end it says that when the data are finally in for 2016, it's likely to be "above 3.7 ppm".

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