Category Archives: climate change and the environment

California’s Birds Are Testing New Survival Tactics on a Vast Scale – By Wallace Ravven – NYT

By Wallace Ravven July 30, 2018 More than a century ago, zoologist Joseph Grinnell launched a pioneering survey of animal life in California, a decades-long quest — at first by Model T or, failing that, mule — to all corners … Continue reading

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Why Freezing Temps Are Due to Warming – John Englander – Sea Level Rise Expert

From my website designer and consultant Linda Sorrells-Smith   JOHNENGLANDER.NET Why Freezing Temps Are Due to Warming – John Englander – Sea Level Rise Expert Freezing temperatures have hit the Eastern U.S. big time, with temperatures more than twenty degrees Fahrenheit … Continue reading

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How Record Heat Wreaked Havoc on Four Continents – By Somini Sengupta- Tiffany May and Zia ur-Rehman – NYT

By Somini Sengupta, Tiffany May and Zia ur-Rehman July 30, 2018 Expect more. That’s the verdict of climate scientists to the record-high temperatures this spring and summer in vastly different climate zones. The continental United States had its hottest month … Continue reading

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Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon – by Anne Barnard and Josh Haner – NYT

Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief for the past six years, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, went to Lebanon’s cedar forests to see how the trees are today. JULY 18, 2018 BAROUK CEDAR FOREST, LEBANON — … Continue reading

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Opinion | A Warming World Creates Desperate People – By Lauren Markham – NYT

Last year I traveled to southern Guatemala, the source of one of the largest migrations of unauthorized immigrants to the United States in recent years. It’s clear why people are leaving: Guatemala is a country rife with political conflict, endemic … Continue reading

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In the Arctic- the Old Ice Is Disappearing – The New York Times

In the Arctic Ocean, some ice stays frozen year-round, lasting for many years before melting. But this winter, the region hit a record low for ice older than five years. This, along with a near-record low for sea ice over … Continue reading

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‘Fallen off a cliff’: Scientists have never observed so little ice in the Bering Sea in spring – Anchorage Daily News

“In the middle of February, one-third of the ice covering the Bering Sea off Alaska’s West Coast vanished within a week when an enormous pulse of heat swept over the Arctic. Scientists were stunned.This rapid meltdown precipitated a record-shattering decline … Continue reading

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Building a Better Coral Reef – By DAMIEN CAVE and JUSTIN GILLIS – NYT

“ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, off Australia — After a plunge beneath the crystal-clear water to inspect a coral reef, Neal Cantin pulled off his mask and shook his head. “All dead,” he said.Yet even as he and his dive … Continue reading

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Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible-Scientists Say – The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again. Scientists said … Continue reading

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Climate Change Denialists Say Polar Bears Are Fine. Scientists Are Pushing Back. – by Erica Goode – NYT

Furry, button-nosed and dependent on sea ice for their survival, polar bears have long been poster animals for climate change. But at a time when established climate science is being questioned at the highest levels of government, climate denialists are … Continue reading

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