Feedback loop for thawing permafrost is accelerating

Permafrost has been frozen and stable, in many cases for thousands of years. This packed ground surface holds organic material that has decomposed, producing methane that has been kept out of the atmosphere because of the cold. Methane which, as a greenhouse gas, is far more dangerous than carbon dioxide. As the climate warms, permafrost … Continue reading Feedback loop for thawing permafrost is accelerating

Another unforeseen effect of warming waters and a changing ocean

The synergy between ocean currents, wind patterns, and warmer ocean temperatures is fascinating -- if only it weren't going to produce so many problems for humans and other life. If the Gulf Stream current that warms Europe stops, as many feel it will soon, a lot of Europe will have an entirely different climate which … Continue reading Another unforeseen effect of warming waters and a changing ocean

Earth’s oceans warming faster than thought and that’s not a hypothetical risk

Not all of the media from the article appear below. This is a serious, but relatively brief, article about why it matters that the ocean is warming. https://www.inverse.com/article/52364-ocean-warming-accelerating-risks Earth's Oceans Are Heating Up Much Faster Than We Thought, Warns New Report "Global warming is ocean warming -- and ocean warming has serious consequences." By Sarah Sloat on January … Continue reading Earth’s oceans warming faster than thought and that’s not a hypothetical risk

Your weather forecast just isn’t as good because of the shutdown

The shutdown is having so many unexplored adverse effects on the world we live in. This is one that could prove important if we get a dangerous storm. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/01/07/national-weather-service-is-open-your-forecast-is-worse-because-shutdown/? Capital Weather Gang The National Weather Service is ‘open,’ but your forecast is worse because of the shutdown By Angela Fritz January 7 at 3:46 PM … Continue reading Your weather forecast just isn’t as good because of the shutdown

Mental effects just one more reason why the World Cup should never have been allowed to be in Qatar in 2022

Each added stories about the effect of heat on human reaction times and mental health makes me look forward with additional unease to the World Cup games to be held in Qatar in 2022. Qatar is a country already subject to routine temperatures that can be barely tolerated by inactive people. In recent years, new … Continue reading Mental effects just one more reason why the World Cup should never have been allowed to be in Qatar in 2022

Climate change — the effect on mental health of warmer temperatures

Yet one more effect of increased temperatures on the human psyche that simply hasn't been thought about very much. https://www.inverse.com/article/49698-climate-change-negative-mental-health for missing video "Catastrophic" Effect of Climate Change on Mental Health Found in New Study "The impacts on human well being, including mental health, may be catastrophic." By Sarah Sloat on October 8, 2018 Filed Under Data, History, Mental Health, Psychology & Weather   Alandmark United … Continue reading Climate change — the effect on mental health of warmer temperatures

We’re already well into a mass extinction of everything BUT humans

When talking about extinctions of life, many think first of the large mammals, many of which are already either extinct or very close to. Anyone who enjoys eating fish is well aware of the attempts to control the overfishing of marine food sources thru limited seasons or limited takes. The more thoughtful person might also … Continue reading We’re already well into a mass extinction of everything BUT humans