Monthly Archives: January 2018

Climate Letter #1087

An article that spells out the many weaknesses of industrial agriculture, which are increasingly self-destructive, and why it should be replaced by an organic approach that is given the name of “agroecology.”  The author has written 19 books related to … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1086

A new report from David Spratt at Climate Code Red.  As a student of climate change David, an Australian, has been around for decades much like Bill McKibben, and like Bill became alarmed early on by what he saw.  Both … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1085

Atmospheric CO2 update—what happened in 2017?  For the best perspective use the link below, which opens with the interactive long-term chart.  Move the left cursor to expose everything from 2000 to the present.  Then focus on the blue line, which … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1084

A new warning about the danger in store from river flooding.  The authors of this study are all affiliated with the highly respected Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.  They talk about what needs to be done, and where, and … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1083

What is China now doing about climate change?  A new analytical report from a large institution details the rapid changes that are occurring, both at home and abroad.  Carbon Brief has the story, which gives an impression of very high … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1082

New light is shed on the consequences of removing aerosols that now reflect sunlight.  A new study tends to confirm common estimates that the sulfate aerosols emitted by burning fossil fuels have a cooling effect equal to at least 0.5C, … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1081

The story of Cambodia’s astonishing Tonle Sap Lake, which feeds millions of people across Southeast Asia.  Not long ago the fishing was incredibly productive.  Now it is being decimated by climate change, drought and development. https://www.eater.com/2017/12/29/16823664/tonle-sap-drought-cambodia —– An update on … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1080

Ocean waters are losing oxygen, in part due to climate change.  “Climate change caused by fossil fuel burning is the cause of the large-scale deoxygenation, as warmer waters hold less oxygen. The coastal dead zones result from fertiliser and sewage … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1079

Air pollution may be helping to make the Arctic warmer.  That is the conclusion of a new study that finds a link between particulate air pollution and cloud formation in the Arctic region.  The denser clouds then go on to … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1078

Global temperature trends follow three separate trails, one for El Nino years, one for La Ninas and one neutral, depending on the relative warmth of each type.  Here they are all nicely charted for comparison by Dana Nuccitelli.  2017, with … Continue reading

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