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“Global Warming:” Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

“Global Warming:” Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded | coastal management | Scoop.it
Temperature was 11.9F degrees lower than normal (WattsUpWithThat) - Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic...
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The french part of antartica has now released the coldest June ever temperature. of -23.4 degrees colder than what was expected. 

Not only was this cold temperature unexpected, light winds also occurred other than the high, harsh winds that arise every year & an amazing  11.8 hours of sunlight was recorded, unusual to the  usual 7.8 hours. 

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Researchers claim satellite data proves global warming caused by humans

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A team of climatologists with members from the U.S., Australia, Canada and Norway is claiming in a paper they've had published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that they have found proof that global warming is being caused by human influences. They are basing their claims on computer simulations they've run and data obtained from three decades' worth of satellite observations.

Most of the world's scientists agree that our planet is experiencing global warming. Most also generally support the theory that the cause of global warming is due to an increase in greenhouse gasses, primarily carbon dioxide. And while many also support the notion that the increase in greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere is likely due to human emissions, few are willing to go on record claiming that global warming is due directly to human activities. The researchers in this new effort are one such group and they claim they have proof.

Satellites, as most everyone knows, have been hovering over or circling our planet for over half a century. Over that time period they have grown progressively more sophisticated, measuring virtually every conceivable aspect of the planet below—from gas levels in the atmosphere to temperature readings on an averaged global scale, to the impact of natural events such as volcanic eruptions. It's this data the researchers used in their attempt to root out the true source of global warming.

 

The research team conducted a two stage study. The first involved creating computer models that simulated climate evolution over the past several decades under three different scenarios: a world without human influence, a world with only human influence and a world without human emissions or naturally occurring incidents such as volcanic eruptions. The second stage involved gathering data from satellites and comparing it with what the team had found in creating their simulations. They say patterns emerged that prove that human influence is the cause behind global warming. One example they cite is data that shows that the troposphere (the part of the atmosphere closest to us) has seen a steady rise in temperature over the past several decades, even as the layer just above it, the stratosphere, has cooled slightly.

 

But what has the team really convinced that humans are the true source behind global warming, is that they were unable to produce the type of warming we've seen with just natural events—it's only when human emissions are added to models that such a trend can be realistically simulated. That, they say, proves that human practices over the past several decades are responsible for global warming.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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With use of satellites, testing and various experiments, scientists are now able to prove that global warming is the cause that has been produced by humans. 

This theory has been proven by a stage two study - involving three satellites measuring the impact from three scenarios , one being without human influence, one with only human influences and one without natural or human emissions. 

With this experiment conducted, it was proven that humans are the cause behind Global Warming. 

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Sea - level rise threatens Pacific islands claim to sea areas' and marine ... - Islands Business

Sea - level rise threatens Pacific islands claim to sea areas' and marine ... - Islands Business | coastal management | Scoop.it
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Global warming is unpaused and stuck on fast forward, new research shows

Global warming is unpaused and stuck on fast forward, new research shows | coastal management | Scoop.it

New research by Kevin Trenberth and John Fasullo of the National Center for Atmospheric Research investigates how the warming of the Earth's climate has behaved over the past 15 years compared with the previous few decades. They conclude that while the rate of increase of average global surface temperatures has slowed since 1998, melting of Arctic ice, rising sea levels, and warming oceans have continued apace.


The widespread mainstream media focus on the slowed global surface warming has led some climate scientists like Trenberth and Fasullo to investigate its causes and how much various factors have contributed to the so-called 'pause' or 'hiatus.' However, the authors note that while the increase in global temperatures has slowed, the oceans have taken up heat at a faster rate since the turn of the century.


Over 90 percent of the overall extra heat goes into the oceans, with only about 2 percent heating the Earth's atmosphere. The myth of the 'pause' is based on ignoring 98 percent of global warming and focusing exclusively on the one bit that's slowed.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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In this article, even the picture itself has a deep message. 

Since 1998, the melting of the ice has not only damaged the over populated countries, but the barley populated the most.  

Global warming and the melting of the ice (causing the sea to rise) affects the water the most.

With temperatures rising, and 90 percent of the extra heat going into the water, it''s causing massive affects - most of which being in secluded areas that aren't mentioned on the tv. 

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Recent Talk on Sea Level Rise Stresses Need for Acceptance and Adaptation - KQED (blog)

Recent Talk on Sea Level Rise Stresses Need for Acceptance and Adaptation - KQED (blog) | coastal management | Scoop.it
KQED (blog) Recent Talk on Sea Level Rise Stresses Need for Acceptance and Adaptation KQED (blog) On a beautiful summer day last week, we took the late afternoon ferry across the bay to hear oceanographer John Englander speak about sea level rise...
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Without adaptation and acceptance, the future holds problems that will cause us to suffer if we don't do something about rising sea levels now. 

Today,  the use of carbon' doesn't even matter - the coast will still rise so we have no choice but to adapt. 

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