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 …

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.   …

Sensitivity of Global Terrestrial Ecosystems to Climate Variablility

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Certain areas are more sensitive to climate change than others. One is arctic tundra. This is serious because there is a large amount of methane trapped there. It is a much worse greenhouse than CO2.   The identification of properties that contribute to the persistence and resilience of ecosystems despite climate change constitutes a research priority of global relevance. Here …