I’m going to do all this reading and research anyway… might as well share what I learn!

NEWS
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VIEWS

April 15 2018

Arctic methane, environmentalist satellite, Tabasco, underwater glacial melt, Shell Oil knew the truth

Inside Climate News reports on research documenting underwater melting of glaciers in Antarctica at a much faster rate than previously expected (article includes a useful animation). In west Antarctica, at eight of the ice sheet’s 65 biggest glaciers, the speed of retreat was more than five times the average rate of deglaciation since the last ice age. Accelerated underwater (or grounding line) melting is one of several mechanisms that could contribute to ice sheet collapse, which could deliver 8-10 feet of sea level rise by 2100 (see the H++ scenario in the Ocean Protection Council’s Update on Sea Level Rise Science).

John Abraham in the Guardian reviews issues related to large-scale biofuels production, including a recent study that suggests a carbon tax can provide incentives for farmers to make climate-friendly choices when growing crops for biofuels. An op-ed in the Los Angeles Times notes recent research projecting a 64% decline in the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, and other changes to the hydrologic cycle, over the 21st century if greenhouse gas emissions are not controlled…

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March 31 2018

Easter Island, emissions rising, hot times in the arctic, the little things that run the world

The New York Times has an article (with integrated drone video) that reviews the impact of sea level rise and coastal erosion on Easter Island, where many of the famous statues and tombs are being threatened. The Times also reviews the post-Katrina fortifications in New Orleans, which have reduced flood risk in the City at great cost. The San Francisco Public Press has a well-researched article on new sea level rise guidance from the California Ocean Protection Council, which is meant to support local land use decisions. A Boston Globe editorial calls for action to create resiliency in their city to the impacts of climate change.

An op-ed in the New York Times reviews the causes and implications of the recent three months of hot temperatures in the arctic, which among other impacts has driven a decline in arctic sea ice that is greater than at any time in the past 1,450 years…

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IN BRIEF:
CLIMATE NEWS

 

 
MY TAKE
 

NEWS
+
VIEWS

I’m going to do all this reading and research anyway… might as well share what I learn!

April 15 2018

Arctic methane, environmentalist satellite, Tabasco, underwater glacial melt, Shell Oil knew the truth

Inside Climate News reports on research documenting underwater melting of glaciers in Antarctica at a much faster rate than previously expected (article includes a useful animation). In west Antarctica, at eight of the ice sheet’s 65 biggest glaciers, the speed of retreat was more than five times the average rate of deglaciation since the last ice age. Accelerated underwater (or grounding line) melting is one of several mechanisms that could contribute to ice sheet collapse, which could deliver 8-10 feet of sea level rise by 2100 (see the H++ scenario in the Ocean Protection Council’s Update on Sea Level Rise Science).

John Abraham in the Guardian reviews issues related to large-scale biofuels production, including a recent study that suggests a carbon tax can provide incentives for farmers to make climate-friendly choices when growing crops for biofuels. An op-ed in the Los Angeles Times notes recent research projecting a 64% decline in the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, and other changes to the hydrologic cycle, over the 21st century if greenhouse gas emissions are not controlled…

read more
March 31 2018

Easter Island, emissions rising, hot times in the arctic, the little things that run the world

The New York Times has an article (with integrated drone video) that reviews the impact of sea level rise and coastal erosion on Easter Island, where many of the famous statues and tombs are being threatened. The Times also reviews the post-Katrina fortifications in New Orleans, which have reduced flood risk in the City at great cost. The San Francisco Public Press has a well-researched article on new sea level rise guidance from the California Ocean Protection Council, which is meant to support local land use decisions. A Boston Globe editorial calls for action to create resiliency in their city to the impacts of climate change.

An op-ed in the New York Times reviews the causes and implications of the recent three months of hot temperatures in the arctic, which among other impacts has driven a decline in arctic sea ice that is greater than at any time in the past 1,450 years…

read more

IN BRIEF:
CLIMATE NEWS

 

 
MY TAKE