Sunday, March 28, 2010

climate march II 2010

--text posts are at the blistered orb --

Ocean currents remain unchanged 3.24.
Soils worldwide emit more CO2, may make it all worse 3.24.Beijing hit by second sandstorm; Hong Kong gets scary air 3.24.
China's sandstorms blast Beijing 3.22. and 3.20.
Greenland ice melt is accelerating GRL 3.19.North Dakota gets hit by floods 3.18.
Cyclone Tomas hits Fiji 3.16.
New York blasted by flood, storms 3.15.
US Northeast storm power outage 3.14.


EU Red List shows climate change kills off butterflies 3.17.
Pacific Trash Vortex world's greatest garbage dump 3.16.
US FWS List shows climate change kills off birds 3.11.


(ocean currents seem to keep chugging along)
J. Willis, Can floats & altimeters detect changes in overturning?
Geophysical Research Letters 37 (2010): LO6602

(Lovelock was right on--we're losing forests to climate change)
C. Allen et al., Emerging climate change risks for forests
Forest Ecology and Management 259 (2010): 660-684

(the Amazon rainforest isn't as tough as we've hoped)
A. Samanta et al., Amazon forests did not green up in 2005 drought
Geophysical Research Letters 37 (2010) L05401

O. Phillips et al., Drought sensitivity of the Amazon rain forest
Science 323 (2009): 1344-47

(modeling causal flows in spreading ocean dead zones)
M. Pena et al., Modeling dissolved oxygen dynamics and hypoxia
Biogeosciences 7 (2010): 933-57

(if we're lucky, souring seas blessed by negative feedback loop)
E. Breitbarth et al, Ocean acidification affects coastal iron speciation
Biogeosciences 7 (2010): 1065-73

(oceans won't turn to deserts yet, but they're getting there)
M. Steinacher et al., Projected decrease in marine productivity
Biogeosciences 7 (2010): 979-1005

(repost: the window of opportunity is still open!)
D. Matthews et al, Committed climate warming
Nature Geoscience 3 (2010): 142-143

(hurricanes will get stronger 2-11 percent)
T. Knutson et al, Tropical cyclones and climate change
Nature Geoscience 3 (2010): 157-163

(Greenland melt gets serious)
S. A. Khan, Spread of ice mass loss in northwest Greenland observed
Geophysical Research Letters 37 (2010) L06501


State of the Planet climate conference at Columbia U 3.25.
US policymakers distance themselves from cap & trade 3.25.
UN FAO to look at meat and climate link 3.24.
California report shows climate bill won't hurt business 3.24.
Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou world's first megacity 3.23.
US democrat coalition urges Senate climate vote 3.22.
US state governors for Wind Energy Coalition 3.17.


could tiny mirror-bubbles in the seas cool the planet? 3.26.
cleaner, cheaper diesel engines developed 3.25.California screws up: less trains & buses 3.24.
physicists name power saving unit the "Rosenfeld" 3.9.


M. Hulme mapping climate change knowledge
S Thill, 10 ways Mother Earth will strike back 3.21.
T Norris why America needs an energy education strategy 3.18.
NASA site: global climate change
NASA video (25 sec): annual sea ice minimum 1997-2007
AlterNet on the paradigm shift
John Cook's anti-skepticism blog
W. Lin, Asian test-score culture thwarts creativity Science 327: 1576


It is thus important to initiate further research in the natural and social sciences to better understand and communicate whether alternative strategies to moderate future climate change are, or are not, viable, appropriate, and ethical. Further discussions [on geoengineering] must involve government and civil society.

Asilomar 2 geoengineering conference statement
March 2010, Pacific Grove, Cal


megacity and ...
fart apocalypse


Sunday, March 14, 2010

climate march I 2010

-- text posts are at the blistered orb --

China in severe drought 3.12.
US some bird species pushed to extinction 3.11.
Arctic shelf belches methane 3.9.
World oceans: growing low-oxygen zones 3.7.
Europe: again another blizzard 3.6.
Arctic ocean: the methane leak 3.5. and AFP and 3.4.
Europe: a new blizzard 2.28. and 2.27.

M. Steinacher: projected 21st c decrease in marine productivity
Biogeoscience 7 (2010): 979-1005


US belief in climatology lowest since polling began 13 ys ago 3.12.
Gallup poll: gringo global warming concerns continue to drop Mar 10
Pew poll: more US Americans doubt climate change Nov 09

Realclimate: a warming pause? Oct 09


H.D. Matthews, A. J. Weaver committed climate warming
Nature Geoscience 3 (2010): 142-143

M. Heimann how stable is the methane cycle?
Science 327 (2010): 1211-1212

S. Solomon stratospheric water vapor & global warming
Science 327 (2010): 1219-1223

M. Lomas carbon uptake in Sargasso Sea & negative feedback loop
Biogeosciences 7 (2010): 57-70

D. Dissard impact of seawater pCO2 on calcification
Biogeosciences 7 (2010): 81-93

N. Shakhova extensive methane venting from siberian arctic shelf
Science 327 (2010): 1246-1250

UN reviews IPCC Himalayan melt warnings 3.10.
fresh evidence for anthropogenic warming 3.5.
settling the science on Himalayan glaciers 3.2.
glacier melting a clue to tracking climate change 3.4.
sea orbiter drifting research station 2.27.


China alleges diplomatic snub at Copenhagen 3.14.
US ocean acidification another path to EPA rules? 3.12.
climategate inquiry consultant claims global warming is religion 3.4.
US Darwin foes add global warming to their targets 3.4.
scientists take steps to defend work on climate 3.2.


European polluters use offsets to avoid carbon cuts 3.11.
European industries are hoarding GHG emissions permits 3.11.
France boosts nuclear energy 3.8.
Florida solar-gas hybrid power plant 3.4.
Japan Toyota Prius tops sales 3.4.
US carbon fee for oil industry? 3.3.
Calif. Owens Valley vs. solar panels 3.2.
green fuels cause more harm 3.1.
China vetoes US Hummer purchase 2.24.
is ethanol bad for climate? 2.12.


D. Darewitz: more research makes the controversy worse 3.10.
T. Athanasiou: how to move forward after Copenhagen 3.4.
C. Hedges: the zero point of systemic collapse 2.12.
World Resources Institute: climate analysis indicators tool

T. Athanasiu, the emissions emergency is a crisis of justice,
Earth Island J (Spring 2010)

W. Alvarez: the Copernican revolution & understanding Earth
Geology 38 (2010): 231-234

M. Hijma twice the sea-level jump prior to 8.2 ka cooling event
Geology 38 (2010): 275-278


America's locust years