How climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous » Yale Climate Connections

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Stronger wind speeds, more rain, and worsened storm surge add up to more potential destruction. Climate change deniers often trot out the fact that hurricanes are not becoming more frequent as “evidence” that global warming ant the resulting climate change is not happening. That misses the fact that hurricanes are rapidly becoming more intense, lasting longer, and dropping more water.   …

DoD Final Climate Report

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This is a recent paper from the US Department of Defense about some of the issues they are facing because of global warming. It includes the destruction of bases, humanitarian aid for dislocated populations, and dealing with the resulting wars. Source document contributed to DocumentCloud by Nicholas Kusnetz (InsideClimate News). Source: DoD Final Climate Report

The oceans are warming faster than we thought, and scientists suggest we brace for impact – The Washington Post

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2018 was the warmest year on record in the oceans, the third in a row. “We’ve spent too much time and effort on people who may not be convinced” that climate change is real and important, he said. “But now there seems to be this grass-roots movement of young people who care. I don’t remember a time like this.” Source: …

Atmospheric Sensor Satellites

NASA Satellites Being Shut Down and Wrecked

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I was just talking to a scientist from NASA. He works with atmospheric chemists and designs devices that measure the chemical makeup of the atmosphere at various levels. The system is global and part of it is satellites that measure the upper atmosphere. It gives information to help understand the greenhouse gasses, global warming, and climate change. All of the …

PLOS ONE: Placebos without Deception: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Though our mind can only affect certain body processes it can have a lot more to do with healing than we have been able to identify until recently. Evidence based medicine and the idea that the mind has effect on healing are not at odds at all.  This article is a good example of how evidence based practices can be …

Revisiting Street Intersections Using Slot-Based Systems

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This is cool.  Autonomous vehicles communicate with each other so when they brake one will know the other is doing and respond appropriately.  That means that rear end collisions will be all but impossible.  At an intersection, each car would know exactly where the other cars are, so why would we need traffic lights? The algorithms have been developed, as this …

Watch 26 Years of Arctic Ice Disappear in Seconds – YouTube

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This is a lovely video of the Arctic sea ice disappearing. The age of the ice is especially important. Watch the white and you can see it disappearing. The oldest ice is, generally, the thickest. Notice as well the darkest part. That is ice, so you can’t go through it with an ordinary boat, but it too, is diminishing.  Global …

NASA GISS: NASA GISS: NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

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So since 2015 was by far the hottest year ever recorded things are going exactly as expected. The so-called “hiatus” never happened. The heat was being stored in the oceans and as the winds and currents change it is being released.  A .23 degree rise in temperature makes the 2° limit on temperature rise look unobtainable at this point.   …