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).
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.
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
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:
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
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.
I'm a Tom Joad democrat, a prison reform democrat, an anti-poverty democrat and a pro-justice democrat - so the party left me a long time ago...and they never looked back as they went chasing after ...