What are the limits of human survivability in a heat wave? #climate

heat wave

There is no denying that humans are very adaptable, but there are limits. As Climate change proceeds then it is inevitable that those limits will be tested within some regions, but what exactly are those limits, has anybody done a study on this? I’m pondering over this question in the context of the news that … Read more What are the limits of human survivability in a heat wave? #climate

Why is there a Weird warming hole in the Atlantic? – #Climate

warming hole

Often when seeing a map of the world that illustrates Global Warming a rather strangely persistent cold area within the North Atlantic is observed. Within the above you can see four different examples that illustrate just how persistent it is. It has been noticed and pondered over for quite some time. A 2012 paper within … Read more Why is there a Weird warming hole in the Atlantic? – #Climate

Ghost Forests – #climate

ghosts forests

There is an associated press article that has initiated a series of media articles about what are called ghost forests. Let’s start by defining what the term “Ghost forest” actually means and what causes this to happen. Basically, when sea level rises after an earthquake or due to climate change, a forested coastal region can become … Read more Ghost Forests – #climate

Increasing CO2 level increases Ocean Acidification – 450ppm is very bad

ocean acidification

What is perhaps not appreciated by some is that as CO2 increases and the oceans continue to absorb it, there is a huge consequence. The basic chemistry involved results in what is known as Ocean Acidification. There is a paper that was published back in 2008 that examined the impact that various level of CO2 within … Read more Increasing CO2 level increases Ocean Acidification – 450ppm is very bad

Larsen C has finally split – It is one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded – #antarctic

Last December I was writing about the widening rift that had been measured in the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic by NASA’s #ICEBridge. I highlighted the inevitable – the breakup of the Larsen C ice shelf,  and pointed out that this was part of the on-going process that had seen Larsen A disintegrate in … Read more Larsen C has finally split – It is one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded – #antarctic

Why are Carbon Dioxide levels still rising?

Justin Gillis, a journalist who covers science and climate change, writes within the New York Times  – Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize. So what is the story here, what is this about? He describes how a group of scientists are attempting to come to terms with a bit of a puzzle that … Read more Why are Carbon Dioxide levels still rising?