Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming

The original story about greatly accelerated warming of the oceans was frightening. Nice to know that the methodology used to reach that conclusion was wrong. Moreover, how pleasant that the researchers didn't let their pride keep them from notifying the public. https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/11/14/scientists-acknowledge-key-errors-study-how-fast-oceans-are-warming/?utm_term=.6021b57d420a

Food won’t be growing in the same places soon

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/25/658588158/5-major-crops-in-the-crosshairs-of-climate-change 5 Major Crops In The Crosshairs Of Climate Change October 25, 201811:49 AM ET DAN CHARLES Twitter Heather Kim/NPR Climate change is coming like a freight train, or a rising tide. And our food, so dependent on rain and suitable temperatures, sits right in its path. The plants that nourish us won't disappear entirely. … Continue reading Food won’t be growing in the same places soon

Action on climate change, or even measuring global warming, will be too late for some

Low-lying coastal areas are at daily risk but usually die publicly. Some of the most drought-stricken areas, not so much. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/why-climate-science-cant-help-some-poor-countries-un-ipcc/569458/ For Some Poor Countries, Climate Science Comes Too Late The field has a “data gap” problem that won’t be easy to solve. AMAL AHMEDOCT 15, 2018 A man walks past a dead cow in … Continue reading Action on climate change, or even measuring global warming, will be too late for some

Farmers know climate change is real even if politicians have heads in sand

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/19/politicians-say-nothing-but-us-farmers-are-increasingly-terrified-by-it-climate-change Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change Climate change Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to extreme weather – yet it’s not part of the political conversation Art Cullen Fri 19 Oct 2018 08.00 EDTLast modified on Wed 24 Oct 2018 11.46 EDT … Continue reading Farmers know climate change is real even if politicians have heads in sand

How neat is this? Ocean temperatures predictive for eastern US heat waves

Ocean temperatures predict US heat waves seven weeks ahead Warm water sloshing across the tropical Pacific Ocean can spell the difference between deluge and drought in Australia and the Americas. Now a new study links the North Pacific with eastern US extreme heat. Belinda Smith reports. American heat waves can be predicted up to 50 … Continue reading How neat is this? Ocean temperatures predictive for eastern US heat waves

Oceans may be more of a heat sink that thought

The problems with relying on the ocean's capacity to protect us from our folly are legion. Among them are the bleaching of the coral reefs that used to have such diversity and abundance of life, the production of dead zones, the reduction of edible sea life, the increase and severity of storms that travel over … Continue reading Oceans may be more of a heat sink that thought

This planet could be headed the way of Venus

Obviously this is an alarmist viewpoint but the rate of acceleration of change on this planet is downright scary. https://cosmosmagazine.com/climate/a-warming-earth-might-eventually-copy-the-greenhouse-effect-of-venus A warming Earth might eventually copy the greenhouse effect of Venus Modelling finds the precious equilibrium between temperature and radiation breaks down beyond a certain point, spelling big trouble. Alan Duffy reports. Surface temperature and … Continue reading This planet could be headed the way of Venus