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Climate Concerns

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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Jet Stream Mayhem begins Tues

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

Siberian air…Continue

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Framing Climate Destabilization

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 19 Replies

The words we use and the images they evoke shape public comprehension of Catastrophic Climate Destabilization's immanence. Here are a few terms from the past few days. It's a tiny…Continue

Tags: communicating climate science, Climate Destabilization, framing

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Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 19, 2016 at 11:47am
Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 16, 2016 at 3:16am

Youtube video: Richard Lindzen on climate change

Even though I admit to a feeling of validation when I saw this video I'm more interested in what it didn't say... and the thoughts of you folks who disagree with my climate change conclusions.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 28, 2016 at 5:54pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2016 at 7:55pm

Water sequestration is a viable option if there is water in the atmosphere and ground. However, when those go, so goes living things as we know them.  

There are some things I can do to slow the flow of water off the soils into ravines and rivers and ultimately into the ocean.  

*catch and store rainwater;  

*create hugelkulturs;  

*use gray water;  

*drip irrigation & soaker hoses;

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 17, 2016 at 2:01pm

The 12-month running global temperature has increased to 1.246°C above preindustrial.

Arctic Sea Ice Blog

It’s not just that we’re seeing record global heat. It’s that 2016’s jump in global temperatures may be the biggest single-year spike ever recorded. It’s that the world may never again see annual temperatures below 1 C above preindustrial averages.

Last month was the hottest April in the global climate record. Not only was it the hottest such month ever recorded — it smashed the previous record by the largest margin ever recorded. [emphasis mine]

This compares global April temperature averages. That big jump at the end was last month.

NASA — World Just Had Seven Months Straight of Record-Shattering Gl...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 15, 2016 at 11:03am

2016 had the hottest April ever recorded. Even experts were surprised.

... one expert said he believed that new data due to be released next week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will show the last 12 consecutive months all broke records.

... the increases measured by experts around the world meant that within the last year, global temperatures had increased by 25 per cent of the total increase since the 1880s.

Mr Holthaus said he expected the record temperatures to continue for between four to six months, at which point they would begin to level out. [emphasis mine]

NASA temperature data shows last month was hottest April on record

El Nino is shutting down, and La Nina is expected by Winter. Many are holding on to La Nina's tenuous hope for relief, <sigh> afraid to look directly at the terrible changes underfoot.

Getty Images

Later in the year, after things got really bad, really fast, will they feel as if Mother Earth hit them upside the head? The public will claim that nobody saw the drastic acceleration of climate change coming, nobody!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 3, 2016 at 4:23pm

Yes, CO2 based greening is encouraging. But greening is limited by water availability, and the plants contain proportionally more carbohydrate, less protein and minerals.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on April 25, 2016 at 10:31pm
Interesting article on BBC about how climate change is causing a greening of many areas of the earth. THe CO2 has a fertilizing effect making plants and trees grow more lush and green - a lot more green. Interesting information.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36130346
Comment by Grinning Cat on April 25, 2016 at 11:34am

Hopefully cheezburger.com will get a few people's attention:

SAVE THE EARTH! IT'S THE ONLY PLANET THAT HAS CATS(More precisely, Earth will survive whatever drastic step changes happen to its climate, but keeping the planet habitable for humans and kitties would be a good thing!)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 4, 2016 at 8:14pm

Wild weather? What wild weather?

from cheezburger

 

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