Monthly Archives: October 2016

Climate Letter #778

300 million children are exposed to “toxic” levels of air pollution.  That is one of the findings of a new UNICEF study.  Children are especially susceptible because they breathe twice as quickly as adults, meaning they can take in much … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #777

About the world’s vanishing wildlife.  If you missed the story in yesterday’s letter here is another rendition, this from the Washington Post with some worthwhile added embellishment.  Everyone should know about this matter and think about what it means.  The … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #776

An up-to-date chart of the global temperature trend tied to the pre-industrial baseline.  The 12-month moving average (dark red) has just stopped moving up, and should soon start backing down, but no one should feel too comfortable until it takes … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #775

Rapidly rising erosion along the western coast of sub-Sahara Africa.  This stretch of over 4000 miles contains thousands of communities that are endangered by the rising seas.  The amount of  change in shoreline recession actually experienced in the recent past … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #774

What would be the outcome of a hefty carbon tax, with proceeds evenly distributed back to the public?  This information has come to light in an unusual way.  Be sure to check out the numbers charted well into the story.  … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #773

About the expansion of China’s deserts, and what happens to life therein (New York Times).  The problem, which is strongly linked to climate change, is immense, featuring large-scale relocations of the native inhabitants.  This outstanding article, part of an important … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #772

A report from the Philippines following Typhoon Haima.  This country is located right at ground zero in the path of super typhoons, the number and intensity of which have markedly increased in recent decades. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/philippines-typhoon-haima_us_5808df6ce4b0dd54ce389b2d What happened in some hard-hit … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #771

How to compare the long term past and future of various climate change indicators.  This links to the abstract of a study published in a science journal last February.  The authors want to compare what is happening now with what … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #770

A description of the super-typhoon now aimed at the Philippines.  Once again, as in the case of Typhoon Haiyan three years ago, high ocean heat content and high levels of moisture in the atmosphere make a big difference in intensity.  … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #769

The new HFC control agreement could be blocked by the US Senate.  It appears to have the form of a treaty that would “almost certainly” require a two-thirds majority vote for the US to officially join.  Even if Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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