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Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby dohboi » Tue 25 Apr 2017, 06:31:17

Here's a nice piece on why increased GHG concentrations plus albedo shift make such a powerful combination:

https://www.skepticalscience.com/SkS_An ... t_gas.html
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby Tanada » Tue 02 May 2017, 10:02:50

Here you have the crux of the problem, most people believe the climate is changing. Half of them believe humans have had little or no impact on that change and half think humans are responsible. The important note is however, even those who believe humans are responsible do not expect they will be personally effected by adverse climate change. If you don't believe you are causing climate change then there is nothing to worry about. If you believe you are responsible for climate change but the changes won't harm you or those near you it is also something most find not worth worrying about. This explains quite well why every piece of climate regulation/treaty/law that is nothing but lip service easily passes, but those acts that would force real change get voted down. Seventy, maybe eighty percent believe they will not be harmed by climate change, so why go to the expense or inconvenience of doing something pro-active?

Americans’ views on global warming provide something of a twist on the classic NIMBY phenomenon. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by Yale University’s Program on Climate Change Communication. It found that residents of every county in the U.S., to greater or lesser degrees, believe that global warming is occurring. But when it comes to whether humans are responsible for it, unanimity is nowhere to be found. And although slightly more than half of Americans are worried about global warming, pretty much everyone subscribes to the “Not In My Back Yard” school of thought when asked if it will affect them. The exceptions are in pockets of southern California, northern New Mexico, southern Texas, and Miami.

Not surprisingly, our views on global warming as revealed by the Yale survey largely fall along either side of predictable political fault lines. In the West, for instance, Utah residents are the most skeptical about humankind’s contribution toward rising temperatures. Most in the state aren’t concerned about global warming, with the exception of the Salt Lake City area.


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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby kiwichick » Tue 02 May 2017, 11:04:15

well they did just vote in a complete nutter as president
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Thu 04 May 2017, 17:09:49

Another sign that greenhouse gas emissions are going to fundamentally affect ecosystems in ways that we are just beginning to understand, a team of researchers has shown that bacteria in the ocean are losing their ability to fix nitrogen.

The study, published in the journal Science, took a close look at a type of cyanobacteria called Trichodesmium, which through nitrogen fixation, Trichodesmium converts nitrogen gas into ammonia and other molecules that organisms need for survival.

“This is one of the major sources of nitrogen for other organisms in the open ocean,” said Sven Kranz, assistant professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University and a co-author of this study. “If Trichodesmium responds negatively to the environmental changes forced upon the ocean by fossil fuel burning, it could have a large effect on our food web.”

Trichodesmium is thought to be responsible for about 50 percent of marine nitrogen fixation, so a decline in its ability could have a major ripple effect on marine ecosystems.


The complex effects of ocean acidification on the prominent N2-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby dohboi » Fri 05 May 2017, 00:42:41

There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up


Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth’s climate warms


http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170504 ... -waking-up
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby dohboi » Mon 08 May 2017, 14:17:08

Macron to US climate scientists: Come to France!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AHhc7DTIsg
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby onlooker » Mon 08 May 2017, 14:40:10

dohboi wrote:Macron to US climate scientists: Come to France!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AHhc7DTIsg

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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby Plantagenet » Mon 08 May 2017, 16:12:57

1.5° C warming target set in Paris Accords will be smashed by 2016

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-paris.html

Global temperatures could break through the 1.5°C barrier negotiated at the Paris conference as early as 2026 .....New research published in Geophysical Research Letters by University of Melbourne scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science shows that a positive IPO would likely produce a sharp acceleration in global warming over the next decade.


No doubt the 2.0°C target for warming will be reached soon after.

No wonder Invanka Trump and Exxon and Shell Oil are such big supporters of the Paris Accords---it doesn't do anything to stop global warming so sales of Ivanka Trump brand swimwear will skyrocket!!!

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Donald Trump has put his daughter Ivanka Trump in charge of the Paris Climate Accords to help her sell her clothing line. Wow---You can't make this stuff up!
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby Hawkcreek » Tue 09 May 2017, 21:30:35

Thanks Plant. Your photo made me exceed my temperature limit.
Hope she does better than that in Paris.
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby dohboi » Sun 21 May 2017, 17:30:25

Fungal Diseases Are on the Rise -- Is Environmental Change to Blame?

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/4066 ... e-to-blame
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby WildRose » Mon 22 May 2017, 11:06:09

I found this interesting. The seed vault in Svalbard, Norway has been experiencing the effects of climate change. With permafrost melt, there has been some flooding around the vault, and the government has had to make some adjustments in the structure, not thinking in 2008 (which isn't that long ago) that permafrost melt would be a problem to the security of the vault.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/ ... nge/82476/


It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that,” spokesperson Hege Njaa Aschim told Wired.

The surrounding permafrost was actually one of the selling points of the vault. It began operations in 2008, and now hosts around a million seed samples with an eye to preserving mankind's crop diversity and food security. Aside from the permafrost keeping the place cold, its remote location above sea level and deep inside a mountain was considered a safe bet.
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby dohboi » Sun 18 Jun 2017, 17:22:02

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... r-for-war/

Once Again, Climate Change Cited as Trigger for Conflict

A new report identifies 12 "epicenters" worldwide where changing climate could spark conflict


The national security establishment needs to prepare for a series of global crises sparked by climate change, a group of experts wrote in a report released today.

The analysis by the Center for Climate and Security identifies 12 “epicenters” where climate change could stress global security, possibly igniting conflicts around the world.

American diplomats and military planners have already started grappling with some of these problems—but the links between them do not get enough attention, the experts said. And it is an open question whether the Trump administration confronts those challenges or tries to ignore them.

Many of the risk epicenters stem from resource shortages and dislocated populations, but the experts also consider an increased likelihood of nuclear war, more pandemics and tensions in the Arctic.

Any one of those factors is enough to cause serious problems, but together they threaten to undermine the international order...

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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 19

Unread postby dohboi » Mon 19 Jun 2017, 15:43:00

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/06/19/ ... ent-117191

World Climate Stays in Uncharted Territory as May of 2017 Hits Second Hottest on Record

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/06/19/ ... -nasa-jpg/
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