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Study: Arctic Waters Were 4°C Warmer And Sea Ice-Free ~2100 BC

Today, the region north of Svalbard is encrusted with sea ice for all but a few weeks per year, and summer sea surface temperatures (SSTs) hover near 0°C. Scientists (Brice et al., 2020) have determined this same region had sea…

Bowing To Activists, Google Won’t Build AI Tools For Oil And Gas Drillers

Google says it will no longer build custom artificial intelligence tools for speeding up oil and gas extraction, separating itself from cloud computing rivals Microsoft and Amazon. A statement from the company Tuesday followed a Greenpeace report that documents how…

An uncharted 21-23rd centuries’ climate territory

by Andrew Glikson 21–23ʳᵈ centuries’ transient ocean cooling events (stadials), triggered by ice melt flow from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets into the adjacent oceans, herald conditions analogous in part to those of the Younger Dryas stadial (12.9–11.7 kyr)…

April 2020 temperatures very high

Temperatures in April 2020 were very high. The image below shows very high temperature anomalies over the Arctic. The image below shows that the April ocean temperature anomaly in the Gulf of Mexico in 2020 was 1.71°C or 3.08°F higher…

Aviation growth disrupted, time for a moratorium on airport expansion, reassesment of aviation climate impact

IATA forward projections for aviation due to the pandemic There should be an immediate moratorium on the Melbourne Airport 3rd runway design and construction due to aviation forward growth projections being now out of date due to the impact of…

Very High Greenhouse Gas Levels

On May 3, 2020, NOAA recorded a daily average carbon dioxide (CO₂) level of 418.12 ppm at Mauna Loa, Hawaii. The image below shows hourly average CO₂ levels above 419 ppm at Mauna Loa in May 2020. The image below shows…

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5 ways to slow global warming that share the burden with the oil patch: McKinsey – MarketWatch

By Rachel Koning Beals Published: Apr 30, 2020 10:33 am ET McKinsey report details a tough-but-achievable approach to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, including lessons from the COVID-19 shutdown EPA data from March, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to shut…

The Fatal Road To 4 Degrees Celsius

The fatal road to +4°Celsius Extreme GHG and T°C rise rates exceed climate tipping thresholds Andrew Glikson Global CO₂ rise and warming rates have reached a large factor to an order of magnitude higher than those of the past geological…

Climate crisis: Historic megadrought driven by global warming ‘already impacting western US and Mexico’, study warns – The Independent

A megadrought worse than any in “known prehistory” may already be underway in the western United States and northern Mexico, researchers have suggested.  After experiencing a wetter-than-average 20th century, the region has been suffering an ever-lengthening string of dry years…