Monthly Archives: June 2017

Climate Letter #949

The Iranian city of Ahvaz—population 1.1 million—broke some major records with a temperature of 129F on Thursday.  The heat index reached 142.  “A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change in 2015 cautioned that by the end of the … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #948

An update on the decline of Arctic sea ice extent.  The “race to the bottom” is now entering a two-month period of acceleration.  It finds this year about tied with the previous winner, 2012, and second place finisher from just … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #947

The current trend of global warming compared with a half billion years of Earth’s history.  A new study based on the best available information puts everything in perspective, describing how past changes came about and how they are being reversed.  … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #946

Researchers at Cornell University look at the problems of resettlement in the event or a future “worst case” rise in sea level.  As one would expect, having more people on Earth and less available land would create a bottleneck effect … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #945

The deadly effects of extreme heat are suddenly getting a high level of renewed attention.  Events in the American Southwest provide a preview of what life in the future will be like on more days for more people. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23062017/deadly-heat-wave-southwest-climate-change? —– … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #944

Weather Map findings:  A most unusual anomaly is showing up in the North Atlantic, east from Newfoundland, where the surface waters over a large area are now much, much cooler than they were a few decades ago.  This is an … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #943

Pakistan has some of the world’s worst air pollution.  “The issue is acute in developing Pakistan, where emissions standards often go ignored partly because of a belief the country cannot afford to hamper its economic growth.”  (Pakistan is not the … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #942

A new report from David Spratt at Climate Code Red.  The subject this time is how climate change creates conditions that increase the danger of serious conflicts, with detailed descriptions of situations in Syria, Bangladesh and Pakistan.  Spratt’s material about … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #941

An interesting new poll dealing with American attitudes toward climate change.  The poll was quite thorough, and I believe you will find something interesting about the results of almost every question.  The Independent voters are perhaps the most important because … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #940

A vast amount of plastic waste has accumulated in the Arctic.  It has been carried there by ocean currents from far off places for decades, and has nowhere else to go. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/16/plastic-polluted-arctic-islands-are-dumping-ground-for-gulf-stream? –Antarctica is also collecting far more plastic than … Continue reading

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