The country’s elite hopes to profit by investing in illegal wildlife products in anticipation that they will be worth more if the animals are exterminated.
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The North Atlantic between Newfoundland and Ireland is practically the only region of the world that has defied global warming and even cooled. Last winter there even was the coldest on record - while globally it was the hottest on record. Our recent study (Rahmstorf et al. 2015) attributes this to a weakening of the Gulf Stream System, which is apparently unique in the last thousand years. The whole world is warming. The whole world? ...
This is a good discussion of the science. The comments are enlightening. Highly recommended.
The Arctic ice cap hit its winter peak earlier this year, but scientists say the summer season will paint a better picture of climate change....
It's been a warm winter, atmospheric and oceanic circulation is changing, and we are knee deep in toxic wastes. It will indeed be an interesting summer, and probably a sad one too.
"Scientists call it Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). But we may as well think of it as the heartbeat of the world ocean system. And when that heartbeat begins to slow down, we'd best sit up and start paying attention."
From the post: "New video produced by climate hawk Peter Sinclair and featuring top scientists Stefan Rahmstorf, Michael Mann, and Jason Box, issues warnings about an observed disruption to ocean circulation due to water freshening in the North Atlantic. This is the kind of work I mentioned last week in my KPFA interview. The kind that should be showing on major network news every single night. Since that probably won’t happen, I urgently ask you to spread this video, together with its critical information, as far and as wide as possible."
A new publication titled Post Fire logging reduces surface woody fuels up to four decades following wildfire was published in Forest Ecology and Management this week.
As GW points out, the research appears to be aimed at justifying more logging.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, new research reveals that it is competition, not climate change, that has a greater impact on the changing composition of forests in Western Canada.
Actor Tilda Swinton and chef Yotam Ottolenghi are among 100,000 people who have supported the campaign calling for the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest from fossil fuels
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Only a handful of animal populations are well counted — leaving researchers in the dark about how threatened the others are
Not just the Arctic, field observations are inadequate everywhere. So, let's get out there!
As the Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger, in an editorial kickoff of his newspaper’s newly heightened focus on climate, said, “the mainstream argument has moved on.” What’s coming next isn’t certain, but it’s likely to be much more visceral and real than steadily upward sloping lines on a graph.
Sea level and sea-surface temperatures are rising. We can't say that these are causing stronger storms in the Pacific. Yet.