Stupendous Speed of Climate Change

via Stanford University news, opening paras of article you can read in full here: Climate change on pace to occur 10 times faster than any change recorded in past 65 million years, Stanford scientists say Not only is the planet undergoing one of the largest climate changes in the past 65 million years, Stanford climate scientists Noah Diffenbaugh and Chris Field report that it’s on pace to occur at … Read more Stupendous Speed of Climate Change

Climate Change Remobilizes …

… Long Buried Pollution as Arctic Ice Melts Trapped toxic chemicals are escaping from melting snow and ice in the Arctic, according to new research Check out the following article from the Scientific American by Lauren Morello and ClimateWire  | July 25, 2011 | 11 Image: NASA Warming in the Arctic is causing the release of toxic chemicals long trapped in the region’s snow, ice, ocean and soil, according to a new study. Researchers from Canada, … Read more Climate Change Remobilizes …

How Stable is the Contemporary Environment?

Via the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: Tipping Elements in the Earth System: How Stable is the Contemporary Environment? 12/08/2009 – A Special Feature of the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” presents the latest scientific insights on so-called tipping elements in the planetary environment. These elements have been identified as the most vulnerable large-scale components of the Earth System that may be profoundly altered by human … Read more How Stable is the Contemporary Environment?

Climate Crunch Warning: Arctic Meltdown

The current issue of The New Scientist  has a rather stark editorial on global warming, and especially on arctic meltdown, of which I am reprinting the opening paragraphs below (You can read the full article here. Very worthwhile reading & pondering — & acting on or pushing towards action. Maybe our new administration will actually take some real steps towards remedying (if that’s still a possibility) this catastrophic situation. Editorial: Climate crunch … Read more Climate Crunch Warning: Arctic Meltdown

Emergency Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen

Stern attacks politicians over climate ‘devastation’ guardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2009 (Friday 13 March 2009) Peter Cox, a climate expert at Exeter University, said: “People have been saying this individually for a long time. This is just a much louder and concerted shout from our community.” Politicians have failed to take on board the severe consequences of failing to cut world carbon emissions, according to Nicholas Stern, … Read more Emergency Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen