Right Relevance : Influencers, Articles and Conversations. Climate Reality sur Twitter : "It’s just a #ClimateFact: Carbon pollution levels are at an all-time high. Retweet if you know this is unacceptable. Hottest Month On Record Portends Global Warming Speed Up. Last month was not just the hottest July on record.
Since July is “the warmest month of the year globally,” NOAA’s latest monthly State of the Climate Report, notes that July 2015 “was also the highest among all 1627 months in the record that began in January 1880.” There never was any slow-down in surface temperature warming, and indeed the NOAA report confirms that 2015 is all but certain to crush previous global temperature records. That’s especially likely since the strong underlying global warming trend is being boosted by an emerging “Godzilla El Niño,” as a NASA oceanographer put it.
EcoWatch sur Twitter : "It's So Hot in Texas That Shoes Are Literally Melting @beyondzeronews @Climate_Rescue" Svein T veitdal sur Twitter : "Heat wave scorches western U.S. with record high temps 117 degrees Friday. Kees van der Leun sur Twitter : "If there was a global warming hiatus, it's over. It's warmer than ever, and we're still growing emissions. Action! UN Climate Action sur Twitter : ".@wbclimatechange infographic on the risks of #climatechange #COP21 #action2015. Bill McKibben sur Twitter : "Record heat scorches the West. Phoenix has 18th day above 110F. NOAA sur Twitter : "So, what is #ElNino and why does it matter? Watch this short @NOAAClimate video:... World Economic Forum sur Twitter : "Is 2015 the hottest year ever recorded? #weather #climatechange @NOAA. The reality of global warming: We’re all frogs in a pot of slowly boiling water.
Large waves hit the lighthouse and harbour at high tide at Newhaven in Sussex, southern England, February 15, 2014.
REUTERS/Toby Melville In 2009, global leaders agreed to try not to let the world warm more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. This is sometimes seen as a rule of thumb for keeping on the right side of climate change, within “safe” territory. But that’s not at all how scientists meant it, Professor Camille Parmesan, an expert in biodiversity at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom said.
Climate risks don’t begin at 2C, she said; it’s more like where they go from high to intolerably high. The planet has already warmed by about 0.8C (1.7 Fahrenheit) since the late-19th century. Some of the world’s most iconic places are also the most vulnerable, and they are already feeling the effects. “We’re already seeing contraction of species in the most sensitive ecosystems, such as those dependent on sea ice or those living on mountain tops,” she said. Amazon Losing Capacity To Absorb CO2 Says Study. 27.03.2015 06:53 Age: 130 days Click to enlarge.
Nature paper suggests Amazon's capacity to absorb carbon dioxide has halved since the 1990s. Courtesy: Peter van der Sleen and University of Leeds From the University of Leeds The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. From a peak of two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year in the 1990s, the net uptake by the forest has halved and is now for the first time being overtaken by fossil fuel emissions in Latin America. The results of this monumental 30-year survey of the South American rainforest, which involved an international team of almost 100 researchers and was led by the University of Leeds, are published today in the journal Nature.
Jonathan Overpeck sur Twitter : "+ "Recent droughts and unusually high temperatures in the Amazon may also be playing a role. " (in reducing C sink)" Rocky Rex's Science Stuff: The Changing Earth - "The climate has always changed .......what is all the fuss about?" The climate has changed before.
When people say "It's changed before without people, so people can't be involved this time" ....think of forest fires. Fires happened throughout time, does that mean people can't start fires? Ice ages, warm times ... the geological record in the rocks shows many events. Even so, the current changes are very unusual. The recent rise in temperature is very fast.What other kinds of changes are happening? Geologists have compared the past with the present.This report - Climate Change Evidence: The Geological Society of Londonexplains what they have discovered.This is based on part of that report:"Before the current warming trend began, temperatures were declining.This cooling took Earth’s climate into the ‘Little Ice Age’ (1450 – 1850).
Hotter than ever? 2015 saw the warmest June on record. 2015 is now on its way to becoming the hottest year on record, and June the hottest month, scientists say.
NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) have each reported that June 2015 has matched or topped every other June temperature in historical records. The last 12-month period leading up to July has also been the warmest ever, according to NOAA, in a report that comes as discussion over global warming and public policy heats up in the approach to December’s Paris conference on climate change. "It was the hottest June on record. From January through June, it was the hottest first half for any year," NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden says. It was also the highest June temperatures over both land and sea, she adds.
CECHR sur Twitter : "Hottest June Puts 2015 On Track For Hottest Year On Record By Far #climate... Grist sur Twitter : "We broke a whole lotta climate records in 2014. NOAA Releases ‘State of the Climate’ Report. Sea levels, greenhouse gases and both land and sea temperatures reached record highs in 2014, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual “State of the Climate” report published Thursday.
“This report represents data from around the globe, from hundreds of scientists and gives us a picture of what happened in 2014,” Thomas R. Karl, director of the NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, said in a statement. “The variety of changing indicators shows us how our climate is changing, not just in temperature but from the depths of the oceans to the outer atmosphere,” Karl said. Rocky Rex's Science Stuff: Climate Change - Is the Sun causing Global Warming? Or about to cause Global Cooling? It is often claimed that the Sun is causing global climate change.The Sun is the source of the heat on the Earth, but it has not suddenly become more active recently.
The Sun may be going into a phase of lower activity - but that will not reverse global warming. When the Sun's energy arrives at the Earth, it travels through the air. Some is reflected back to space, but some hits the Earth and warms it. Some of those waves can pass back out of the air to space, but some are absorbed by certain gases in the air. If there are more of those gases, less heat escapes into space, so the Earth warms. Japan Meteorological Agency: For the Globe as a Whole, June 2015 Was the Warmest on Record - ImaGeo.
BC Green Party sur Twitter : "As forests burn and droughts expand, BC's gov is locking us into a 25-year LNG industry -@AJWVictoriaBC #BCpoli. Why We Need to Keep Talking About 2 Degrees 2 Degrees Is Dead, Long Live 2 Degrees Even before the UN climate negotiations have commenced in Paris the pragmatic and the realists have already started to mourn the loss of the 2 degrees climatic warming target, a threshold agreed in Cancun 2010 to delimit "dangerous levels of planetary warming.
" As the Common Futures Under Climate Change science forum wrapped up in Paris last week bold statements were made about the truly radical shifts which would be required to meet 2C with Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, German Government Advisor, saying the fossil fuel industry would need to "implode" to avoid climate disaster. Even if climate change continues at a steady rate in response to the emissions increase (an uncertainty in itself) the carbon targets or INDCS (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) submitted by each of the big emitters so far looks set to breach this 2 degrees target.
Put very simply these emission reduction pledges seek to cut too little carbon in too much time. EcoWatch sur Twitter : ".@DavidSuzuki: The Realities of a Warming World @DavidSuzukiFDN @QueenofGreen @dhlovelife @350. Global Temperature Report: June 2015, warm tropics, not much change globally. In the tropics, 2nd warmest month since 2010 Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.11 C per decade June temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.33 C (about 0.59 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for June.
Northern Hemisphere: +0.40 C (about 0.72 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for June. Southern Hemisphere: +0.26 C (about 0.47 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for June. Tropics: +0.46 C (about 0.83 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for May. May temperatures (revised): Global Composite: +0.27 C above 30-year average Northern Hemisphere: +0.33 C above 30-year average Southern Hemisphere: +0.21 C below 30-year average Tropics: +0.27 C above 30-year average (All temperature anomalies are based on a 30-year average (1981-2010) for the month reported.) Dr. We discovered there were several days during June when communication problems prevented the transfer of some of the raw satellite data to our computer.
UN Geneva sur Twitter : ""#Climatechange scenarios predict #heatwaves will become more intense, frequent & longer" - @WMOnews in Geneva. John Pratt sur Twitter : "Climate Change: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. CitizensClimateLobby sur Twitter : "Time for carbon price? European heat waves boosted by #climate change, scientists say. Tinapayson sur Twitter : "#ClimateChange #GlobalWarming... Advanced News sur Twitter : "The #climatechange" hiatus is a fraud: Yet "skeptics" cling to it like a life raft: Michael Oppenheimer sur Twitter : "Real-Time Attribution - Scientists convinced European heat waves boosted by climate change via @Reuters" Mike Hudema sur Twitter : "#June Breaks Heat and Rainfall Records in U.S. #climate #act #tarsands #NoKXL #COP21. 350 South Asia sur Twitter : "Extreme Heat, Fueled By Climate Change, Leaves More Than 800 Dead In Pakistan. Climatehawk1 on Twitter: "Hong Kong likely to stay on boil after hottest June on record (130 years) via @SCMP_News #climate"
Climatehawk1 on Twitter: "Hot enough? Highway northeast of Seattle melting via @oregonian #climate #globalwarming #divest" Calgary Police sur Twitter : "Reports from CFD crews on #csparade temperatures on the ground at 44 degrees. #yyc #staycool and keep hydrated during #Stampede2015"