Climate Change


Scientific American has a good article on a recently released U.S. Geological Survey report. the report itself spells out how melting permafrost is causing significant changes to the freshwater chemistry and hydrology of Alaska’s Yukon River. There they write … “As the climate gets warmer, the thawing permafrost not only enables […]

U.S. Geological Survey: Melting Permafrost Could Affect Weather Worldwide – #Climate



The Daily Mail recently (on 26th Nov) published the following claim … Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions  Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C  Comes amid mounting evidence run of […]

Daily Mail Fake Claim: El Nino drove 2016 record temperatures – #climate #rebuttal



The BBC has a story about a new paper that highlights a source of carbon that has not been previously considered …. Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study A warmer world will release vast volumes of carbon into the atmosphere, potentially triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.  Writing […]

#climate – Why is a further increase of 1C potentially a tipping point?


What is going on under Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf is something that appears to be remote, distant, and even potentially irrelevant to most of us. Unfortunately, what actually happens there has the potential to greatly impact not just millions, but tens of millions of human lives over the next 100 years […]

#Antarctic ice shelf collapse could raise sea level by 10 feet in your lifetime


The BBC and other News sources are reporting the news that the Great Barrier Reef has suffered its worst bleaching on record in 2016 … Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the worst destruction of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a study has found. Some 67% of corals […]

#GreatBarrierReef has suffered worst bleaching on record in 2016 – #climate