Sunday, April 11, 2010

Climate april I 2010

--text posts are at the climate blog--

Rhode Island record high temps help dry up flood 4.8.
US Northeast summer temps shatter records 4.8.New York record high temperature 4.7.
Philadelphia record high temperature 4.7.
Washington week-long heat wave 4.7.
South Carolina record high temperature 4.6.
Arctic cold snap causes late-season growth spurt 4.6.
Brazil's worst rains on record kill 95 in Rio 4.6.
New York approaches daily high temperature record 4.5.
Arctic sea ice melting season latest start on record 4.5. and 4.6.Aral See shrunk by ninety percent; is almost dried up 4.5.
Vermont record high temperature 4.3.N America Monarch butterflies now under siege 4.2.Florida winter was among coldest ever 4.2.
Rhode Island sewage plants overwhelmed by flooding 4.1.New England flooding drowns homes 3.31.Rhode Island battered, watches water rising 3.31.
Germany sees return of winter 3.31.
US East Coast record rain; Mass., R.I., Conn. emergency 3.30.US East Coast battered by record storms 3.30. and 3.30.
US East Coast gets near-record rains 3.29.
US hit by another cold snap 3.27.
US migrant birds are shrinking due to climate change 3.25.
Earth's sixth extinction event is now underway 4.9.
China blamed for SE Asian water shortage 4.1.
Arctic changes: the big picture (3 min video) 3.31.
Africa: how food and water are driving the 21st C land grab 3.7.

US forecasters see increased 2010 hurricane threat 4.7.
US Northeast will see more, fiercer rain storms 4.5.
Arctic thaw frees overlooked greenhouse gas 4.4.
Arctic thaw more warming worries: methane 4.4.
US the future of freezing 4.1.Nature launches publication of Nature: Climate Change journal 3.31.
Cambodian Angkhor civilization collapsed due to climate 3.30.
UK climategate (sic!) scientist P Jones, East Anglia, exonerated 3.30.
climate & meat eating & driving confusion/connection 3.27.
Gravity matters! Global sea level rise will vary by region 3.25.
CO2 domes over cities increase health risks 3.16.

(climate, biodiversity, nitrogen: quantifiable sustainability limits)
J Foley boundaries for a healthy planet
Scientific American (Apr 2010): 55-60

(wind patterns account for 1/3 of polar cap changes)
M Ogi influence of wind anomalies on summer sea ice extent
Geophysical Research Letters 37 (2010): L07701

(geoengineering insolation reduction won't lower sea level rise)
S Jevrejeva how will sea levels respond to forcings by 2100?
Geophysical Research Letters 37 (2010): L07703

(quiet sun won't cool us down enough--temps will go up anyway)
G Feulner on the climate effect of a new minimum of solar activity
Geophysical Research Letters 37 (2010): L05707

(if abrupt cold 12 kya perhaps due to impact, we'll find nitrates)
A Carlson what caused the younger dryas cold event?
Geology 38 (2010): 383-384

(monster rains are now more frequent)
P Gorman current changes in tropical precipitation
Environmental Research Letters 5 (2010): 025205

(if you think seas will only go up 1-2 meters, dream on)
S Rahmstorf a new view on sea level rise
Nature Reports Climate Change 4.6. doi 10.1038

(S Korea and China, not U.S., are world leaders in green spending)
E Barbier how is the global green new deal going?
Nature 464 (2010): doi: 10.1038/464832a

(if it snows less in E Antarctica, it'll rain more in W Australia e.v.v.)
T van Ommen Antarctica snow increase tied to Australian drought
Nature Geoscience 3 (2010): 267-277


Mexico: from Copenhagen to Cancun 4.12.
Germany: from Copenhagen to Bonn 4.9.Bolivia prepares alternative climate conference 4.12.
... Bolivia summit blog
France scientists ask minister to disavow predecessor's book 4.9.Canada's do-nothing climate policy 4.6.
US new fuel efficiency standards announced 4.1. and 4.1.
Arab nations lag behind in climate action 4.1.
UN doesn't expect climate deal until 2011 3.31.
US permits offshore drilling Delaware to Florida & Alaska 3.31.
US-French action on climate? 3.30.
US Interior Dept to decide on Alaska offshore drilling 3.30.
US EPA weighs hidden costs of carbon 3.30.Greenpeace unmasks Koch Industry's funding of climate denial 3.30.
US Obama gives fed agriculture post to corp Monsanto man 3.29.
US Obama high speed rail money allocated too little too late 3.17.

Europe finds cleaner energy in trash, but US lags 4.12.
US wind energy growing in blue and red states alike 4.12.
US everything you need to know about new fuel economy rules 4.1.
McDonalds scraps composting b/c food won't decompose April 1!
Earth Hour 3.27.

editors the clouds of unknowing The Economist 4.13.
leader spin, science, and climate change The Economist 4.13.
B. Chameides much ado about arctic sea ice? 4.12.
A. Lappe diet for a hot planet (review) 4.6.
P. Hawkens commencement address Portland University 4.5.
D. Goldberg do Americans really make the connection? 4.1.
M. Klare is the world's resource map tilting east? 4.1.
M. Gaworecki wanted: climate denial kingpins 3.31.
J. Buell humans, climate change 3.30.
C. Hedges is America yearning for fascism? 3.29.
J. Lovelock humans too stoopid to prevent climate change 3.29.
... at the Guardian link ... more ...
J. Boardman (Amtrak CEO) passenger rail essential for climate 3.29.
T. Dickinson the climate killers 1.6.

new blog/journal site The Daily Green


A. Bolt, meteorologist, Herald Sun, Melbourne 4.1.


Full comprehension of [the] interconnected [climate science literacy] concepts will require a systems-thinking approach, meaning the ability to understand complex interconnections among all of the components of the climate system.

from entry on climate literacy added to Encyclopedia of Earth


"greenhouse extinction"
... from P. D. Ward, Under a Green Sky: global warming, the mass extinctions of the past, and what they tell us about the future (NY: Harper, 2008)


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