Monthly Archives: May 2017

Climate Letter #927

Weather Map findings.  The University of Maine provides a set of weather maps each day that contain an incredible amount of timely information for climate followers.  I study them every day, and realize there is always something to be found … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #926

The story of a land once lush now being converted to desert (ABC News).  Much of Somalia has become uninhabitable in the space of a single lifetime because of a rapidly changing climate, leaving millions of people in a hopeless … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #925

An update on the trend of atmospheric CO2 level.  The seasonal downtrend is now ready to begin at Mauna Loa, following a normal leveling off period during the month of May.  The best year-to-year comparisons for CO2 are created in … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #924

An overview of the massive damage being done by humans to the world’s oceans, for which there are no effective means of direct control (The Economist).  The editorial concludes that the Paris agreement is the single best hope for protecting … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #923

Evidence is established that climate change and an increase in the number of forest fires are reducing the effectiveness of an important sink for greenhouse gas.  This is not an unexpected type of revelation, but adds scientific rigor to one’s … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #922

Agricultural reform has a huge role to play in climate mitigation.  This piece is by the author of a popular book who is up to speed on what is currently happening and what needs to be done.  For starters, “What … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #921

The troublesome role of factory farms as a contributor to climate change.  This story is mainly about the excesses of meat production, which have a number of harmful effects in addition to high output of greenhouse gas emissions. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22052017/factory-farms-cafos-threaten-climate-change-world-heath-organization —– … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #920

An amazing new development in cellulosic (non-edible) biomass conversion.  A method has been found that can cheaply and easily separate the three main components, yielding an assortment of commercially viable products, including biofuels, from a wide assortment of the cheapest … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #919

A review of the problems involved in motivating a more intensive level of collective action to deal with climate change.  John Abraham discusses the points made by the authors of a recent study, finding them to be unusual but on … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #918

What the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) is saying about the Paris accord.  This organized group of 48 countries represents a population of about one billion.  They consider the Paris process to be a lifeline for survival, with particular emphasis on … Continue reading

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