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We had all better hope these scientists are wrong about the planet’s future

We had all better hope these scientists are wrong about the planet’s future | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
A controversial climate change catastrophe study has now made its way through peer review.
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Stratification, the key idea in the new paper, means that warm ocean water would potentially reach the base of ice sheets that sit below sea level, melting them from below (and causing more ice melt and thus, stratification). It also means, in Hansen’s paper, a slowdown or even eventual shutdown of the overturning circulation in the Atlantic ocean, due to too much freshening in the North Atlantic off and around Greenland, and also a weakening of another overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean. 

This, in turn, causes cooling in the North Atlantic region, even as global warming creates a warmer equatorial region. This growing north-south temperature differential, in the study, drives more intense mid-latitude cyclones, or storms.
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Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds

Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

An amazing 13-second NASA animation depicting how the globe has warmed during the period of 1950 to 2012.


From our friends at NASA comes this amazing 13-second animation that depicts how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1950. You’ll note an acceleration of the temperature trend in the late 1970s as greenhouse gas emissions from energy production increased worldwide and clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants that had a cooling effect on the climate, and thus were masking some of the global warming signal.

 

The data come from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York (GISS), which monitors global surface temperatures. As NASA notes, “All 10 of the warmest years in the GISS analysis have occurred since 1998, continuing a trend of temperatures well above the mid-20th century average.


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Diedert Debusscher's curator insight, January 28, 2013 4:25 AM

Why we should care about global warming. And keep working on solutions (they exist).

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BELLES IMAGES...La carte interactive de la Nasa qui illustre le désastre de la pollution en mer

BELLES IMAGES...La carte interactive de la Nasa qui illustre le désastre de la pollution en mer | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

UN SI JOLI BLEU lumineux...
Au fil des décennies, les détritus du monde entier ont formé 5 "îles de déchets" aussi appelées "continents de plastique" qui ne cessent de tourbillonner à travers les eaux du globe. Ces déchets sont surtout présents dans l'Océan indien, dans le pacifique (Nord et Sud), ainsi que de part et d'autre de l'Océan Atlantique. Afin de représenter l'ampleur et les mouvements de ces "océans de plastique", la Nasa a réalisé une carte interactive sur la base des données recueillies par des bouées, disposées en mer par des scientifiques.

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