Two new and quite independent studies have been published in Nature with some rather dire news concerning a slowdown of ocean circulation due to climate change. Both concern the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) that is perhaps better known as a Gulf Stream. The first provides direct evidence that it has slowed down by 15% … Read more Dire News: Climate Change causing Ocean Circulation to slow down
A paper published by researchers at Ohio University explains that the flow of fake news might have been sufficient to enable Trump to win the 2016 election. Warning: The paper is just a research paper and is not peer-reviewed. It is interesting, but due to the lack of peer-review, I’d recommend digesting with a pinch … Read more New Study suggests Fake News won Trump the election
A new study has been published that reveals that warm ocean currents are rapidly eating away at Antarctic Glaciers at a rather alarming rate. The key to understanding this comes via a satellite analysis of the grounding lines of Antarctic glaciers. That’s the point at which the glacier rests on solid land. What has been … Read more Antarctica Glaciers are in trouble – #Climate
A new study published within Nature Communications on 13th March shows that there appears to be a robust relationship between a warming Arctic and more severe winter weather further south. Warm Arctic episodes linked with increased frequency of extreme winter weather in the United States Weather is variable and that is driven by both forced … Read more Will a Warming Arctic lead to more winter storms?