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Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean

Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
Observations shows that the heat absent from the Earth's surface for more than a decade is plunging deep in the north and south Atlantic Ocean, and is part of a naturally occurring cycle.
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"Merv Byron

General Manager at ECC Monitoring Inc.

One aspect that needs to be kept in mind when reading this statement: "Subsurface warming in the ocean explains why "global average air temperatures" have flatlined since 1999, despite greenhouse gases trapping more solar heat at the Earth's surface."

Global average air temperatures!!!!! That doesn't tell the story of climate change does it!
You can have devastating heat waves, breaking all previous records in one area and resulting in crop failures and livestock losses on an incredible scale, heating of the oceans which speeds up expansion and sea level rise, with increased storm intensity and in places not previously accustomed to them, and half way across the world have devastating cold spells, lasting for months that prevent normal agricultural activities, resulting in crop failures and livestock losses......And it will be AVERAGED as being the same as usual ..... globally!!

That's what's been happening the last few years and that's the ABSOLUTE FOLLY of looking at the GLOBAL AVERAGE and saying nothing has changed since 1999."

 

"John Bailey

CTO at Royal Wind

if it was 40-70 cycles that would be fine. That pool of fresh water on top keeps getting bigger. The Little Ice Age put the Northern hemisphere under a chill for over 300 years. The Climate is controlled by the Ocean along with other stimulus. The Ocean currents are controlled by temperature and salinity. Without the sink in the Arctic. The North Atlantic is still cold from last winter. We got a cold front in July and August. You can look at the thermal images and the cold line is far lower than normal.
As the rest of the world continues to heat like in Australia."

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Study Finds Underestimated Methane Emissions Negate Industry Claims of Fracked Gas’ Benefits | EcoWatch

Study Finds Underestimated Methane Emissions Negate Industry Claims of Fracked Gas’ Benefits | EcoWatch | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
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Native American Tribes Seek Help from UN, World Court

Native American Tribes Seek Help from UN, World Court | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
A group of indigenous peoples from the US and Canada joined in a ''Unity Ride'' to the UN to plead for their sacred sites and their way of life against ongoing environmental destruction and cultural genocide.
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An unprecedented threat to Peru’s cloud forests | News Center | Wake Forest University

An unprecedented threat to Peru’s cloud forests | News Center | Wake Forest University | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
Researchers at Wake Forest have pieced together startling new evidence that shows rapid 21st century warming may spell doom for tree species in Peruvian cloud forests, with species losing 53 to 96 percent of their populations.
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GE Contamination Found in Washington Alfalfa

GE Contamination Found in Washington Alfalfa | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
An export shipment of alfalfa from Washington State was rejected after the shipment tested positive for contamination from genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant alfalfa ...
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Monsanto Spends $4.5 Million to Oppose Washington I-522 GE Labeling Campaign

Monsanto Spends $4.5 Million to Oppose Washington I-522 GE Labeling Campaign | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
Chemical and agribusiness powerhouse Monsanto has just invested $4.5 million to defeat the I-522 campaign, a state ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods ...
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Study group says NC should allow forced fracking

Study group says NC should allow forced fracking | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission's Compulsory Pooling Study Group met today in Raleigh.
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Unbelievable, energy eminent domain in North Carolina being urged

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Ancient Civilizations Toppled By Climate Disruption

Ancient Civilizations Toppled By Climate Disruption | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
Historians and archaeologists have long tried to explain the collapse of late Bronze Age civilization in Europe. A team of scientists have another explanation: climate change more than 3,000 years ago altered the course of history ...
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Crowded Planet | Orion Magazine

Crowded Planet | Orion Magazine | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
The good news is that there are viable ways to solve the population problem. Web extra: author interview on the Orion podcast.
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Yosemite's Massive Rim Fire Fueled by Climate Change

Yosemite's Massive Rim Fire Fueled by Climate Change | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
Known as the Rim Fire, to date it has burned almost 160,000 acres with about 22,000 of those acres in Yosemite. Not surprisingly, given its immense size ...
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Dams Contribute More To Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Previously Thought -- Sediment Behind Dam Releases Significant Amounts Of Methane | PlanetSave

Dams Contribute More To Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Previously Thought -- Sediment Behind Dam Releases Significant Amounts Of Methane | PlanetSave | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
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The Next Chapter in Colorado's Water Supply Crisis

The Next Chapter in Colorado's Water Supply Crisis | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
We focus on the issues of water, air, food, energy and biodiversity, promoting the work of more than 1,000 grassroots environmental organizations and activists worldwide, and showcasing the insights of world-renowned environmental leaders.
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Download the plan to "fix" the water crisis, UNBELIEVABLE

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How Americans Communicate About Global Warming April 2013

How Americans Communicate About Global Warming April 2013 | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
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New study released by Yale indicates Americans do want climate action and are frustrated (aren't we all?), there is a link for a pdf of the study

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Highly Contaminated Water Still Pouring Into Public Drinking Source on Dan River | EcoWatch

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Commentary: Fast-food folly

Commentary: Fast-food folly | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
What’s the solution to the obesity crisis? A new study suggests that tougher regulations on the fast-food industry is the ticket. But that’s a classic case of putting the cart before the horse.
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Pumping Draws Arsenic Toward A Big-City Aquifer - The Earth Institute - Columbia University

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Death by Corporation, Part IV: Dissolving the Planet for Oil

Death by Corporation, Part IV: Dissolving the Planet for Oil | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
The oil and gas industry pumps millions of gallons of highly hazardous hydrofluoric acid into wells underground, endangering Americans,
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Flawed Fracking Bill Passes California Assembly

Flawed Fracking Bill Passes California Assembly | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
Senate Bill 4, which undermines existing environmental law and leaves Californians unprotected from fracking and other dangerous and extreme fossil fuel extraction techniques, passed the California Assembly today ...
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It's going to be interesting to see what Gov. Brown does in response to this bill as well as give us a heads up on what grass roots movements can accomplish, let's hope it is enough

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Illinois: The New Fracking Frontier

Illinois: The New Fracking Frontier | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
The oil and gas industry is drooling over carbon-rich shale formations in the Land of Lincoln., Fracking, Illinois, natural gas, New Albany Shale, Oil, Southern Illinois,
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This Is Probably The Funniest, Most Effective Way To Deal With People Who Ignore Science Facts Ever

This Is Probably The Funniest, Most Effective Way To Deal With People Who Ignore Science Facts Ever | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
The best proposal I've ever seen to make Congress actually do their friggin' jobs for once.
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I LOVE this video, it is genius. I will be sending it to every pol who is a climate denier that I run across

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Industry Expert Anthony Ingraffea: Fracking is Frankensteinian

Industry Expert Anthony Ingraffea: Fracking is Frankensteinian | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
In this Shale Truth interview segment the Delaware Riverkeeper speaks to Cornell University Professor Anthony Ingraffea about issues surrounding the process of fracking ...
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We're already sick of climate change -- and getting sicker

We're already sick of climate change -- and getting sicker | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
Reporter Linda Marsa investigated the impact of global warming on our health. Cover your mouth: What she found is terrifying.
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Pesticides From California's Central Valley Drift And Contaminate Remote Regions Of National Parks | PlanetSave

Pesticides From California's Central Valley Drift And Contaminate Remote Regions Of National Parks | PlanetSave | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
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What Insects Can Tell Us About Climate Change

What Insects Can Tell Us About Climate Change | Making the World a Better Place | Scoop.it
British researchers are using insect specimens kept in museums for a century and a quarter to learn more about climate change and the steady move towards the earlier annual arrival of spring ...
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