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Phase 4 May Be Dem’s Last Chance To Pass The Green New Deal

Yes; another “stimulus” bill is possible and perhaps even likely. Expect Nancy Pelosi’s “Green New Deal” to be part of this effort given that the Senate and the President said NO to subsidies for solar panels and wind turbines in…

NOAA Has Kept Records On Global Warming For Decades. COVID-19 Could Disrupt It All – Colorado Public Radio

Every workday for Scientist Eric Moglia starts the same. He drives to the shipping and receiving department to retrieve packages from far-flung spots like Alaska, Mongolia and Algeria. Inside them is precious information about climate change. But those packages might stop…

Causes of global warming: How scientists know that humans are responsible – Yale Climate Connections

Hurricane Dorian as seen from the International Space Station on Monday, September 2, 2019. (Photo credit: NASA) You likely have heard about global warming in the news, at school or from a friend. And so you probably have questions such…

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A small forage fish should command greater notice, researchers say

A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as ‘a quintessential forage fish’ for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales and other marine mammals, and even bigger fish such as Atlantic sturgeon, cod and bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine and northwest Atlantic Ocean. But scientists say right now they know far too little about its biology and populations to inform ‘relevant management, climate adaptation and conservation efforts.’

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A small forage fish should command greater notice, researchers say

A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as ‘a quintessential forage fish’ for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales and other marine mammals, and even bigger fish such as Atlantic sturgeon, cod and bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine and northwest Atlantic Ocean. But scientists say right now they know far too little about its biology and populations to inform ‘relevant management, climate adaptation and conservation efforts.’

International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds

(University of Colorado at Boulder) The Montreal Protocol of 1987 phased out production of ozone-destroying substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Beginning around 2000, concentrations of those chemicals in the stratosphere started to decline and the ozone hole began to recover. In this study, researchers have shown that around the year 2000, the circulation of the Southern Hemisphere also stopped expanding polewards — a pause or slight reversal of the earlier trends.

A Thank You To FOIA Officers: Purveyors Of Sunshine

This sunshine week I would like to express my appreciation for all of the work that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers at federal agencies have done and continue to do to ensure public access to government communications, records, and documents

Antarctic glacier retreated 3 miles in 22 years, threatening global sea-level rise – USA TODAY

It’s getting warmer down at the bottom of the world. As the global climate heats up, some of the great ice sheets and glaciers in Antarctica are melting, a few of them rapidly. One, East Antarctica’s Denman glacier, has retreated nearly 3…

Earth Saved?: How Blocking out the Sun May Help Reduce Global Warming – The National Interest

Solar radiation management is a controversial and theoretical proposal for addressing some of the risks of climate change. The Conversation Africa’s Energy and Environment editor Samantha Spooner asked experts Asfawossen Asrat and Andy Parker about solar radiation management and the…