Heat is Building up in the Oceans

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The increase of greenhouse gases since the industrial revolution has in turn led to an increase in heat within both the atmosphere and also the oceans. Understanding the ocean impact is rather important because that is where about 90% of the increase in heat has gone. We do have accurate historical atmospheric temperature measurements, but … Read moreHeat is Building up in the Oceans

New Research finds huge buildup of heat in oceans

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New research reveals that we do not have as much time as we previously though we had. The study published in Nature lays out the evidence for Earth’s oceans soaking up about 60% more heat that had been previously estimated. Let’s take a look. Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and … Read moreNew Research finds huge buildup of heat in oceans

At what temperature does it become too hot to survive?

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Just how high does the temperature need to get before it becomes too hot for human live to be maintained? It’s actually quite a complicated question to answer and yet there is an answer – 35C – beyond that you die. Wait that’s crazy, it was over that temperature in many places in the UK … Read moreAt what temperature does it become too hot to survive?

Red-Hot Planet: heat records set all over world during past week

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The heat is cranking up everywhere. Jason Samenow writes in the Washington Post about the heat records that are being shattered all around the planet. He starts off by correctly pointing out that a new record in just one place is not Climate, but instead is weather. We will hit extremes, that is normal, it happens. … Read moreRed-Hot Planet: heat records set all over world during past week

Climate Change might be worse than previously thought

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There is a new paper with a rather obscure sounding title that appears to have some serious implications regarding ocean heat over the past 100 million years. Let’s take this a step at a time. The paper entitled “Burial-induced oxygen-isotope re-equilibration of fossil foraminifera explains ocean paleotemperature paradoxes” has been published within Nature Communications. What … Read moreClimate Change might be worse than previously thought

95-Degree Days: How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World

There is a truly excellent article within the New York Times that clearly lays out the potential impact of the on-going climate change. It is not simply the words, but perhaps the graphics that come with it that help to convey the impact. 95 Degree days When the temperature soars to 95 F, (35 C) … Read more95-Degree Days: How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World