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How 2019 was hellish for the Arctic, the frontline of climate change and global warming – Euronews

Winter is coming slowly to the Arctic. With the arrival of the autumn, the region will set into darkness and the ice and sun will have a truce after another dreadful melt season. Outside of major anomalies occurring, the ice…

Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns – The New Yorker

I’m skilled at eluding the fetal crouch of despair—because I’ve been working on climate change for thirty years, I’ve learned to parcel out my angst, to keep my distress under control. But, in the past few months, I’ve more often…

Al Roker visis Greenland to explore climate change, global warming – TODAY

This summer — which brought the hottest June and July on record — is coming to an end. But the devastation climate change is having on one of the planet’s most important environmental sites is far from over. By the…

Two New Papers: Rapid Deceleration Of Greenland Ice-Sheet Melt Since 2013

Greenland’s ice sheet mass losses have significantly decelerated since 2013 – a reversal from the rapid retreat from the 1990s to 2012 driven by cloud forcing and the NAO (Ruan et al., 2019). The post-2013 “relatively stable” ice sheet even…

Extinction of Icelandic walrus coincides with Norse settlement

(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) An international collaboration of scientists in Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique population of Icelandic walrus that went extinct shortly after Norse settlement some 1100 years ago. Walrus hunting and ivory trade was probably the principal cause of extinction, being one of the earliest examples of commercially driven overexploitation of marine resources.

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Global warming may threaten availability of essential brain-building fatty acid – Science Daily

By 2100, 96% of the global population may not have sufficient access to a naturally occurring essential brain-building omega-3 fatty acid, according to a study in the journal Ambio. Global warming may reduce the availability of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the…

NBC Announces New ‘Climate Unit’ And ‘Climate In Crisis’ Series

Ahead of MSNBC’s climate change forum with several 2020 Democratic candidates on September 19 and 20, on Monday, NBC News announced it will be creating a new “climate unit” of reporters devoted to pushing the liberal environmental agenda and even…