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The public is waking up to global warming – The Washington Post

By Letters to the Editor September 18 at 5:08 PM Two articles in the Sept. 13 paper spoke to the world’s greatest threat besides politics: the overwhelming use of fossil fuels. Reed Hundt’s Friday Opinion essay, “Firms need to cooperate…

Scientists forecasted late May tornado outbreak nearly 4 weeks in advance

(Northern Illinois University) A team of scientists reports that they accurately predicted the nation’s extensive tornado outbreak of late May 2019 nearly 4 weeks before it began. The team’s study, detailing factors that went into the forecast, was published recently in the journal, Geophysical Research Letters.

Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting

(University of Southern California) USC scientists discover coral pass beneficial algal symbionts to offspring to help them cope with rising ocean temperatures. The process occurs during reproduction sans nuclear DNA. It’s the first time this has been observed.

Climate change: Phoenix, Arizona’s worst-case heat wave could harm thousands – Vox.com

To live in the 21st century is to live with the threat of weather growing more and more wicked. Droughts, heat waves, and wildfires are growing more intense and dangerous from global warming and rising greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, we’re…

Warm on top, cold below: Unexpected greenhouse gas effect in lakes

(University of Basel) A research team led by the University of Basel and the University of Montreal examined how the ongoing climate warming affects the ‘behavior’ of lakes. The researchers found out why, in near-bottom waters, lakes may even cool down despite warming at the surface, and what the consequences are for the production and emission of greenhouse gases. The results of the study were published in the most recent edition of the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters.

Democrats kick up a storm over climate change and Dorian – Politico

Hurricane Dorian pulvarized parts of the Bahamas. | Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo Hurricane Dorian’s punishing sweep up the U.S. coast is giving Democrats an opening to hammer their message on the urgency of climate change — an issue where they hope…