Tag Archives: global warming

Climate change is already collapsing nations

  Ahmed, Nafeez. 2017. Failing States, Collapsing Systems BioPhysical Triggers of Political Violence. Springer. “The last half century has seen a dramatic increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events in the form of droughts, wildfires, extreme rainfall, … Continue reading

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Clouds may not curb global warming as much as hoped for

The following article, Clouds Play Lesser Role in Curbing Warming, Study Finds, is from climatecentral.org Analysis of the first seven years of data from a NASA cloud-monitoring mission suggests clouds are doing less to slow the warming of the planet than … Continue reading

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Laughing Gas — nitrous oxide — could deplete ozone and cook the planet

2 Sep 2009. Laughing gas set to deplete the ozone layer. NewScientist. 28 August 2009. Lisa Grossman. Laughing gas is biggest threat to ozone layer. NewScientist. 21 July 2012. Michael Marshall.  Laughing gas may cook the planet. NewScientist. The ozone … Continue reading

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Deforestation

2016-8-16. Smoke Waves’ Will Affect Millions in Coming Decades Wildfires threaten more than land and homes. The smoke they produce contains fine particles (PM2.5) that can poison the air for hundreds of miles. Air pollution from the 2016 Fort McMurray … Continue reading

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Ozone Loss from Storms Increases Skin Cancer, Crop Damage

James G. Anderson, et al. 26 Jul 2012. UV Dosage Levels in Summer: Increased Risk of Ozone Loss from Convectively Injected Water Vapor. Science. Climate change is increasing the number and severity of storms, which is depleting the ozone layer … Continue reading

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Fishery destruction

From increased carbon dioxide By the end of this century, carbon dioxide levels in the ocean are likely reach levels that will interfere with fishes’ ability to escape from predators, hear, and smell.  Carbon dioxide is already affecting fish brains … Continue reading

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How and Why Corporate Interests Attack Science. A Detailed Account of the Attack on the Hockey Stick graph

A Book review of: Bradley, Raymond. S.  2011.  Global Warming and Political Intimidation.  How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists as the Earth Heated up.  University of Massachusetts Press. I would read Oreskes’ “Merchants of Doubt. How a Handful of Scientists … Continue reading

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Will global warming drive us extinct? A review of Peter Ward’s “Under a Green Sky”

[ Since I posted this 6 years ago I’ve read many other books and science articles.  Because we are at peak oil, peak coal, and peak natural gas (and many other peaks of essential resources), there is a good chance … Continue reading

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The nine boundaries we must not cross — or we may go extinct

[ Although everyone focuses on climate change there are 8 other destructive boundaries to be avoided as well. We’ve crossed three already: climate change, biodiversity loss, and the global nitrogen cycle.  The other six are ocean acidification, chemical pollution, atmospheric … Continue reading

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