Observed fingerprint of a weakening Atlantic Ocean overturning circulation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0006-5 The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/11/the-oceans-circulation-hasnt-been-this-sluggish-in-1000-years-thats-bad-news Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/11/critical-gulf-stream-current-weakest-for-1600-years-research-finds Shutdown of thermohaline circulation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutdown_of_thermohaline_circulation Stronger evidence for a weaker Atlantic overturning circulation http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/04/stronger-evidence-for-a-weaker-atlantic-overturning-circulation North Atlantic ocean currents are…
Unsustainable farming, fishing and climate change has intensified the struggle for survival among vulnerable animals and crops, says IUCN at the release of its latest list of endangered species
Climate change is radically reshuffling UK bird species, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/climate-change-is-radically-reshuffling-uk-bird-species-report-finds
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany speaks at the Impacts World 2017 conference. Title: Avoiding the Unmanageable, Managing the Unavoidable: A Slogan Revisited
Watch the full Opening plenary with other speakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlFSIA0T1Wk
Milkweed plants from the chambers were fed to hundreds of monarch caterpillars this summer. Milkweed is a monarch caterpillar’s only food, satisfying its nutritional needs while providing an invaluable medicinal boost. The plant’s leaves contain a bitter toxin that helps the insects ward off predators and parasites. But previous work at U-M’s northern Michigan biological…
As the seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at America’s shores A REUTERS investigation: Analysis finds that flooding is increasing along much of the nation’s coastline, forcing many communities into costly, controversial struggles with a relentless foe. From centuries-old fishing communities on Chesapeake Bay to a NASA space center on the Atlantic coast, a Virginia…
The summary of the report can be read here.
UN climate report: Pricing of CO2 emissions critical.