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- UK Election 2019: Labour Manifesto Launch – BBC News November 21, 2019
- Hill interjects, “Could I actually say something?” to address partisan divisions November 21, 2019
- A look at Fiona Hill’s most striking impeachment testimony moments November 21, 2019
- Fiona Hill Testifies About Harms Of GOP Conspiracy Theories November 21, 2019
- Trump impeachment hearings: Sondland testifies about quid pro quo November 21, 2019
- Is tourism harming Venice? | DW Documentary November 21, 2019
- How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502 November 21, 2019
- Why Gordon Sondland’s public testimony was ‘extraordinary’ November 21, 2019
- Sondland Testifies That ‘Yes,’ There Was A Quid Pro Quo November 21, 2019
- The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps. November 21, 2019
- How highways wrecked American cities November 21, 2019
- Meet the enormous boats that carry your stuff November 21, 2019
- Thin underwater cables hold the internet. See a map of them all. November 21, 2019
- Where Manhattan’s grid plan came from November 21, 2019
- Why so many suburbs look the same November 21, 2019
- The destruction of the Amazon, explained November 21, 2019
- Under threat: Venice’s need to rescue its future | DW Documentary November 21, 2019
- Trump impeachment hearings: Ambassador Sondland testifies there was a quid pro quo November 20, 2019
- Resilience Rising: From Ebola Crisis Response to Recovery in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone November 20, 2019
- Gordon Sondland : There was a quid pro quo with Ukraine November 20, 2019
- The climate science is clear: it’s now or never to avert catastrophe | Bill McKibben | Opinion | The Guardian November 20, 2019
- FAO, OIE and WHO’s message for World Antibiotic Awareness Week November 20, 2019
- Digital Currency Wars: A National Security Crisis Simulation – YouTube November 19, 2019
- Noura Erakat: U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is “Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime ” November 19, 2019
- Bolivian U.N. Ambassador: “Racist Elite” Engineered Coup to Restore Neoliberalism in Bolivia November 19, 2019
- La desecación del Mediterráneo. Origen del Mediterráneo November 19, 2019
- Gibraltar Breach November 19, 2019
- We all can take action now to keep antimicrobials working as they should! November 19, 2019
- How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? November 19, 2019
- Sydney air quality among worst in the world as bushfire smoke lingers | Nine News Australia November 19, 2019
- Smoky haze blankets Sydney as bushfires rage – BBC News November 19, 2019
- Homeless Woman Given iPhone for Three Days to Tell Her Story | Home Stream | Real Stories Original November 19, 2019
- NEWSFLASH: XR Global Hunger Strike – London | We Need You Tomorrow | Extinction Rebellion November 18, 2019
- Genetically modified salmon to hit U.S. markets November 18, 2019
- New report: Wealthy hoarding their money! (Full show) November 18, 2019
- World Toilet Day: China’s ‘Toilet Revolution’ November 18, 2019
- U.S. President Donald Trump considers testifying at impeachment hearings November 18, 2019
- Global media executives discuss media opportunities, challenges in new era November 18, 2019
- Making the ‘Emergency’ feel like one | Marc Lopatin | Extinction Rebellion November 18, 2019
- Barry Clifford Whydah Underwater salvage and artifacts November 18, 2019
- The Whydah Gally | Brief History of a Cape Cod Pirate Ship – New England Today November 18, 2019
- Thomas Meaney “Trump’s Very American Foreign Policy” November 18, 2019
- Some Advantages of Joining….The Africa Map Circle | EV & N – #332 | CCTV November 17, 2019
- BRICS nations meet in Brazil to accelerate trade November 17, 2019
- How Much Of An Impact Would It Have On Climate Change If Everyone Stopped Eating Meat? What About November 17, 2019
- Venice mayor says flooded city is ‘on its knees’ November 17, 2019
- Negative Emissions Needed for 2 Degrees November 17, 2019
- Video Replay: The Moon – Incredible Lunar Views From The Japanese SELENE Orbiter – Earthrise November 17, 2019
- White House official testifies over President Trump’s impeachment November 17, 2019
- Longest-Serving Trump Adviser Roger Stone Found Guilty | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC November 17, 2019
Daily Archives: January 11, 2019
Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut.
The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree.
The front of a Swiss hotel was hit by an avalanche and a winter storm made roads impassable in Sweden and Norway.
Austrian rescuers had to battle through chest-deep snow to reach a snowboarder.
The 41-year-old Pole had lost his way after going off piste at the resort of Schlossalmbahn.
Global warming is popularly viewed only as an atmospheric process, when, as shown by marine temperature records covering the last several decades, most heat uptake occurs in the ocean. How did subsurface ocean temperatures vary during past warm and cold intervals? Rosenthal et al. (p. 617) present a temperature record of western equatorial Pacific subsurface and intermediate water masses over the past 10,000 years that shows that heat content varied in step with both northern and southern high-latitude oceans. The findings support the view that the Holocene Thermal Maximum, the Medieval Warm Period, and the Little Ice Age were global events, and they provide a long-term perspective for evaluating the role of ocean heat content in various warming scenarios for the future.
Observed increases in ocean heat content (OHC) and temperature are robust indicators of global warming during the past several decades. We used high-resolution proxy records from sediment cores to extend these observations in the Pacific 10,000 years beyond the instrumental record. We show that water masses linked to North Pacific and Antarctic intermediate waters were warmer by 2.1 ± 0.4°C and 1.5 ± 0.4°C, respectively, during the middle Holocene Thermal Maximum than over the past century. Both water masses were ~0.9°C warmer during the Medieval Warm period than during the Little Ice Age and ~0.65° warmer than in recent decades. Although documented changes in global surface temperatures during the Holocene and Common era are relatively small, the concomitant changes in OHC are large.
Jan 11, 2019
In Brazil, newly inaugurated far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he’ll pull out of a United Nations agreement protecting the rights of migrants. Brazil joins just a handful of countries—led by the United States—that refused to ratify the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration last month. More than 160 other nations have signed on.
Jan 11, 2019
In climate news, a major new study published in the journal Science finds the world’s oceans are absorbing heat at a far faster rate than previously predicted—a finding with troubling implications for the future of life on Earth. The study found greenhouse gas emissions are warming the oceans 40 percent faster than even the dire predictions made by the U.N.’s top climate scientists five years ago. The authors write, “This warming has contributed to increases in rainfall intensity, rising sea levels, the destruction of coral reefs, declining ocean oxygen levels, and declines in ice sheets; glaciers; and ice caps in the polar regions.”
A new study has found that the ocean has absorbed more than 90 per cent of the heat gained by the planet between 1971 and 2010.
The process of the ocean absorbing this heat leads to increase in ocean temperatures and associated sea level rise.
The study, undertaken by the University of Oxford, involved the reconstruction of ocean temperature change between 1871 and 2017.
Professor Laure Zanna, who led the international team of researchers, said: “Our reconstruction is in line with other direct estimates and provides evidence for ocean warming before the 1950s.”
They found that the substantial amounts of heat accumulated in the ocean and associated sea-level rise can be influenced by ocean circulation changes.
Samar Khatiwala, Professor at the University of Oxford and co-author of the research, said: “Our approach is akin to “painting” different bits of the ocean surface with dyes of different colors and monitoring how they spread into the interior over time. We can then apply that information to anything else – for example manmade carbon or heat anomalies – that is transported by ocean circulation. If we know what the sea surface temperature anomaly was in 1870 in the North Atlantic Ocean we can figure out how much it contributes to the warming in, say, the deep Indian Ocean in 2018. The idea goes back nearly 200 years to the English mathematician George Green.”
The research is an important first step to understand the cause of the ocean circulation changes to help predict future patterns of warming and sea level rise.