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Fri May 22, 2015 at 08:15 AM PDT

Rapid Warming is Here

by New Minas

The Oceans have begun to heat up at rates double those observed by scientists only 6 years ago.  This graphic, released today by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) represents the work of hundreds of scientists deploying thousands of independent ARGO buoys throughout the globe's oceans.

90% of the world's global warming occurs in the oceans.  This makes the oceans the first place that we will directly observe large-scale changes in global warming, (the second is in the Arctic).

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Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 09:47 AM PDT

Sao Paulo - The Face of Humanity

by New Minas

Sao Paulo is rapidly descending into a dystopian crisis that is a harbinger of future world calamity brought about by shifting climate regimes.  This city of 20 million people has recently had to endure mandatory water shutoffs for 4 days of the week.  This is what it looks like.

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Sat Mar 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM PDT

The Earth is Set for Rapid Warming

by New Minas

In February 2012, renowned climate scientist James Hansen gave a TED talk.  In it he shocked the world by explaining how global warming was heating planet Earth on a scale that was equal to 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day!  However, recent work by several scientists has shown that his estimates were significantly understated.  And the heat rate is going up much faster than we thought!

400,000 Hiroshima Bombs per Day in 2007 is Actually 800,000 Hiroshima Bombs today!

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Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 10:37 AM PDT

The Goldilocks Decade

by New Minas

In 2001 a scientist in China published a striking account of how local pollution was dramatically cooling the planet.  Since then, Chinese air pollution has tripled.  The implications for why we have experienced only a moderate increase in temperatures over the last decade are explored here.

This diary is part 2 in a 3 part series part I is found here

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When #47Traitors Sen. Jeff Sessions grilled Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA on climate change, he used a short series of denier lies.  This diary exposes those lies and his role as a tool of the Koch brother funded campaign of denial and death.

The woeful example of this murderous traitor using his role in the U.S. Senate to lie with intent to harm the American public can be observed here:


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Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 07:33 PM PST

Pacific Dying

by New Minas

I am sorry to tell you this, I know that you don't want to believe that this is happening, but it is.  I am sorry.

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Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 06:32 PM PST

Must Watch Documentary

by New Minas

If you want to understand how water and energy consumption impacts the average American's diet. . .how this will impact the IPCC's estimates for emissions and resultant climate warming.  You MUST watch this video.

IMO, after researching the ins and outs of climate change and mitigation scenarios, it doesn't matter WHAT we do.  If we don't address THIS.  We won't have a chance

. . .

in hell.


Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 12:16 PM PST

The 'RRR' Returns to California

by New Minas

FUCK YOU Senator Inhofe

Fuck you and your rightwing red-state climate denial, anti-science, anti-human agenda!  When we go down we are taking YOU ALL with us!

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California Sierra Snow-Water Levels are 40% of our annual average for this date

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Mon Dec 29, 2014 at 05:29 AM PST

Years of Living Dangerously - On Hulu

by New Minas

Years of Living Dangerously is now free online, full series here:

groundbreaking, this documentary travels all over the world with real scientists and public figures working to understand where we are as a society and planet, and where we are going from here.

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Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 08:26 PM PST

The Jet Stream is Broken (still)

by New Minas

Scientists connect 2013's weird weather extremes to jet stream

They're trying to understand the cause of these unusual patterns

They blame it for everything from snowstorms in May to the path of Superstorm Sandy.

And last week, it was responsible for downpours that led to historic floods in Alberta, Canada, as well as record-breaking heat in parts of Alaska, experts say. The town of McGrath, Alaska, hit 94. Just a few weeks earlier, the same spot was 15 degrees.

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Ocean Warming Has been Drastically Underestimated.  This came across the wire a few days ago.   Most do not understand what it means.  Here is a detailed explanation.

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