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

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 died in the reef’s worst-hit … Read more #GreatBarrierReef has suffered worst bleaching on record in 2016 – #climate

Claim: Global temperature rise could exceed “safe” levels of two degrees in our lifetimes

Reuters reports (here today) that Two research papers, supposedly published in the journal Nature, have warned that the global temperature rise could exceed “safe” levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase. It sounds credible, it sounds believable, it also … Read more Claim: Global temperature rise could exceed “safe” levels of two degrees in our lifetimes

Global warming ‘confirmed’ by independent study

The news is out and many are reporting the details. Richard Black writes on the BBC … The Earth’s surface really is getting warmer, a new analysis by a US scientific group set up in the wake of the “Climategate” affair has concluded. The Berkeley Earth Project has used new methods and some new data, … Read more Global warming ‘confirmed’ by independent study

Science Stories in the news this week – 12 Sept

Here is this weeks collection of science news stories that triggered my “Hey, that’s cool” detector. As always, if I’ve missed anything that is truly cool, then drop a comment and I’ll do an update that includes a hat tip you. In honor of the Pope’s visit to the UK, lets start with this one … Read more Science Stories in the news this week – 12 Sept