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- How Democracy Dies | Democracy Maybe October 20, 2021
- MAGA Leader Steve Bannon Faces Jail Again — With No Pardon This Time October 20, 2021
- Capitol Riot Defendant Expresses Regret In An FBI Interview October 20, 2021
- The Oligarch Raided By FBI And How Mitch McConnell Got The ‘Moscow Mitch’ Nickname October 20, 2021
- ‘What Were We Thinking’ Digs Into The Books Of The Trump Era October 20, 2021
- Liz Cheney: Trump And Bannon Were Involved In Planning 1/6 October 20, 2021
- USS Connecticut Submarine Collision in The South China Sea October 20, 2021
- Difference Frames the World October 20, 2021
- China: Long-industrialized countries should take climate action lead – CGTN October 20, 2021
- How does Facebook ‘force’ political parties to go extreme? – CGTN October 20, 2021
- Why Should China Worry About Bio-Chemical Wars? October 20, 2021
- Glenn Greenwald: “Edward Snowden and the Secrets of the National Security State” October 20, 2021
- New Releases | October 2021 | Very Short Introductions October 20, 2021
- Do you get it now? Why scientific reality doesn’t care about your politics October 20, 2021
- “Demographic Destiny” Is a Total Farce October 20, 2021
- How Capitalism Absorbs Anticapitalism October 20, 2021
- Capitalism (Not COVID) Broke the Supply Chain October 20, 2021
- “Missing in Brooks County”: Thousands of Migrants Denied Due Process at Border Have Died in Desert October 20, 2021
- As CIA Ramps Up Anti-China Actions, Why Doesn’t Congress Oppose Biden’s “New Cold Wa r”? October 20, 2021
- Pediatrician Welcomes Approval of COVID Vaccine for Kids 5-11 Amid Opposition to Mask Mandates October 20, 2021
- “Racism Plays Major Part”: Like in Flint, Lead Pipes Leave Benton Harbor, Michigan, with Tox ic Water October 20, 2021
- A Reluctant Warrior? An Examination of Gen. Colin Powell’s Bloody Legacy from Iraq to Latin America October 20, 2021
- Why Should China Worry About Bacteria Wars? October 20, 2021
- Covid: Bring back rules amid rising cases, urge NHS chiefs @BBC News live BBC October 20, 2021
- Powell dies, general stained by Iraq claims October 18, 2021
- From Climate Stress to Activation: The Critical Role of the Health Professional October 18, 2021
- Schiff: If Steve Bannon Feels He’s Above The Law, He’s About To Find Out Otherwise October 18, 2021
- Hubble Spots Thousands of Objects Traveling Faster Than Light | NASA’s Unexplained Files October 18, 2021
- Kamala Harris on Biden Admin’s Climate Change Proposal October 18, 2021
- Ken Minkema on Jonathan Edwards and Slavery: Mondays at Beinecke, June 14, 2021 October 18, 2021
- Journalism and Human Rights: Fighting Back Against Disinformation October 18, 2021
- Noam Chomsky: Why No One Talks About the First “9/11” October 18, 2021
- Reckoning with History: Michael Morand on 1748 Map of New Haven, Mondays at Beinecke, Feb. 15, 2021 October 18, 2021
- The Truth about Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order: Jean Comaroff, John L Comaroff October 18, 2021
- We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom: Anne Eller October 18, 2021
- Climate Change Conversations | Yale Alumni Academy October 18, 2021
- Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting October 18, 2021
- Watch: William Shatner Goes Into Space On Blue Origin Flight October 18, 2021
- Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications: family • FRANCE 24 English October 18, 2021
- Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward: John Englander, Sir David King October 17, 2021
- High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis: John Englander October 17, 2021
- Culture Against Man: Jules Henry October 17, 2021
- Woman the Gatherer October 17, 2021
- Man the Hunter: Richard Borshay Lee, Irven DeVore October 17, 2021
- Stone Age Economics (Routledge Classics): Marshall Sahlins, Graeber, David Graeber October 16, 2021
- “People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C. October 15, 2021
- The Nation’s John Nichols: Trump’s Coup Nearly Succeeded. He Will Try Again in 2024 October 15, 2021
- La Palma volcano: How dangerous is it? October 15, 2021
- La Palma Landslide – East Coast Megatsunami Scenario October 15, 2021
- Mike + The Mechanics – The Living Years (Official Video) October 15, 2021
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.