Great Barrier Reef – Outlook Report 2019

great barrier reef outlook 2019 report

Every five years, an Outlook Report that examines the Great Barrier Reef’s health, pressures, and likely future is published. The latest, the 2019 edition, is now available. It is very grim reading. If you have your finger on the pulse of the Great Barrier Reef then what it reveals will not be a surprise. The Great Barrier … Read moreGreat Barrier Reef – Outlook Report 2019

More Evidence for historical sea level

sea level

Last May I was writing about sea level rise. That posting was about a new study that had revised the projected sea level rise from 1 meter to 2 meters by the year 2100, just 81 years from now. There is of course nothing magical about the year 2100, it does not mark the end-game. … Read moreMore Evidence for historical sea level

Wildfires – It is not just the Amazon

wildfires

Wildfires happening in the Amazon. Vast swathes of Brazil’s rainforest have been set ablaze. This of course is not natural, it is the result of farmers and loggers clearing land. It is also not new, it happens each year. This year is different, it has scaled up by roughly 84% compared to last year and … Read moreWildfires – It is not just the Amazon

It is Official: July 2019 was hottest month ever recorded

July 2019 is hottest July ever recorded

Back towards the beginning of August, I was writing about the first dataset for July 2019. It strongly suggested that it was the warmest month ever recorded, but that data from C3S was within the margin of error, hence “probably” was the best we could go with. We now have more data from other independently … Read moreIt is Official: July 2019 was hottest month ever recorded

Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss – 3 papers

Antarctic Ice Sheet

Today we have 3 scientific papers all focused on the demise of Antarctic Ice sheets. The theme is loosely yesterday, today and tomorrow. Let’s dive right in. Nature: West Antarctic ice sheet and CO2greenhouse effect: a threat of disaster The abstract reads … If the global consumption of fossil fuels continues to grow at its … Read moreAntarctic Ice Sheet Loss – 3 papers