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- The First Arctic Blue Ocean Event: What Computer Simulations and Statistical Trend Analysis Tells Us April 6, 2020
- Wall Street Wins, Again: Bailouts in the Time of Coronavirus | Common Dreams Views April 6, 2020
- ‘A Really Chilling Moment’: Trump Refuses to Allow Dr. Fauci to Answer Question on Dangers of Hydroxychloroquine | Common Dreams News April 6, 2020
- WHO slams ‘racist’ calls for Africa to be vaccine testing ground April 6, 2020
- Minimizing Fear April 6, 2020
- Massachusetts governor gives coronavirus update — April 6, 2020 April 6, 2020
- UK PM Boris Johnson taken to intensive care after health worsens April 6, 2020
- Tyranny comes home: How the ‘boomerang effect’ impacts civilian life in the U.S. | Abigail Blanco April 6, 2020
- New Great Depression looming? Americans buy up firearms April 6, 2020
- Boris Johnson in ICU | Dominic Raab takes over as PM deputy April 6, 2020
- Coronavirus crisis: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen – BBC News April 6, 2020
- Why decarceration is “the only solution” to the COVID-19 crisis in U.S. prisons April 6, 2020
- U.S. death toll passes 10,000; British prime minister in ICU April 6, 2020
- Hospitals Prove Capitalism Needs To Be Reinvented! April 6, 2020
- News Wrap: Ousted intelligence inspector general urges other watchdogs to speak up April 6, 2020
- Businessman Trump has no answers in crisis – Larry King April 6, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — April 6, 2020 April 6, 2020
- “Leaving Us Here to Die”: Prisoners Plea for Release, Protection Amid Skyrocketing Infection Rates April 6, 2020
- One Mask for Five 12-Hour Shifts: Harlem Hospital Nurses Demand Better Protection Amid Pandemic April 6, 2020
- Stir Crazy! #7: Is Capitalism a Virus? April 6, 2020
- Introduction to the BU African Studies/Afriterra “Mapping Africa” Workshop April 6, 2020
- Earth & Space : Beautiful Relaxing Music & Views April 5, 2020
- Disease and climate change: What could the future look like? OCS Blog – OXFORD CLIMATE SOCIETY April 5, 2020
- Noam Chomsky: ‘Coronavirus pandemic could have been prevented’ | News | Al Jazeera April 5, 2020
- Climate Crisis Weekly: How climate change, COVID-19 intersect – Electrek April 5, 2020
- Chris Hedges & Prof Lisa Duggan Discuss Ayn Rand – 17 Jan 2020 April 4, 2020
- Noam Chomsky: Coronavirus – What is at stake? | DiEM25 TV April 4, 2020
- XRTV Interview: Chris Hedges on Coronavirus, Climate and What Next? April 4, 2020
- WATCH: Coronavirus is a threat ‘anywhere and everywhere’ in U.S., Fauci says April 4, 2020
- More than 11,000 Italian health workers infected April 4, 2020
- How will COVID-19 impact the 2020 election? | Washington Week | PBS April 3, 2020
- Schumer on keeping pandemic’s recession from becoming a depression April 3, 2020
- Kushner ‘Doesn’t Know What The Hell He’s Talking About’ Com. Of Katrina Task Force | All In | MSNBC April 3, 2020
- ExxonSecrets Factsheet April 3, 2020
- “Our Bodies Are On the Line”: NYC Nurses Demand Protective Gear as COVID- 19 Death Toll Skyrockets April 3, 2020
- Webinar: Climate Change in the Era of COVID-19 April 3, 2020
- Bach – Cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society April 3, 2020
- Coronavirus: UK death toll rises by 684 in a day – BBC News April 3, 2020
- Crumpled like a tin can | Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX test fails April 3, 2020
- Fact-Checking The Claims Made At Thursday’s Coronavirus Briefing – Day That Was | MSNBC April 3, 2020
- The Trump administration’s sweetheart deal to a pharma company working on a COVID-19 treatment April 3, 2020
- Trump blames states for lack of supplies, Kushner takes centre stage at coronavirus briefing April 3, 2020
- Sen. Harris On Trump’s Virus Response: ‘This Guy Doesn’t Understand His Job’ | The Last Word | MSNBC April 3, 2020
- COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chains: How to respond? April 3, 2020
- During This Crisis We Must Make Health Care a Right April 3, 2020
- ‘Still Ahead of His Time’: New Video Details Bernie Sanders’ Prescient Warnings About Pandemic Threat and Need for Medicare for All | Common Dreams News April 3, 2020
- “Bernie Sanders: Still Ahead of His Time” April 3, 2020
- ‘Government Needs to Step In’: Food Banks Across US Report Unprecedented D emand—and Shortages—as Coronavirus Pandemic Ravages | Common Dreams News April 3, 2020
- “We’re Running Out of Time to Get This Right”: Congress Urged to Move Swiftly to Protect 2020 Elections From Pandemic’s Mayhem | Common Dreams News April 3, 2020
- In Nation Without Medicare for All, 3.5 Million Workers May Have Lost Employer-Provided Insurance Over Last Two Weeks | Common Dreams News April 3, 2020
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.