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Endangered whales react to environmental changes

Some ‘canaries’ are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending the same kind of message about disruptive change in the environment by rapidly altering its use of important habitat areas off the New England coast.

Why Nile hasn’t changed course in 30 million years

Scientists say they’ve solved the geologic mystery of the Nile River’s unchanging path, and also discovered the river is about 30 million years old – 6 times older than previously believed.

What climate change will look like over the next decade – Business Insider

In the last few years, we’ve seen record-breaking temperatures, intense hurricanes and wildfires, and unprecedented ice melt. All of these are predicted consequences of climate change and are expected to get worse in the coming years. Addressing this threat in…

Venice Floods: A Very Old Problem Gets A New Twist…

The annual flooding of Venice is now your fault. Venice has been battling rising water levels since the fifth century. But today, the water seems to be winning. Several factors, both natural and man-made (none of which have anything to…

Lakes are a climate change ‘ticking time bomb’, warn scientists – The Telegraph

Freshwater lakes have been identified as a potential “ticking time bomb” amid fears greenhouse gases contained in the water could double as a result of climate change, scientists have warned. A University of Cambridge study found that after adding to the…

Venetian Flooding: Past Sea Levels Were Feet Higher Under Much Lower CO2 Levels

Paleoclimate evidence shows there is little to no link between atmospheric CO2 concentration and relative sea level. Venice, the treasure of Italy, is a city built on a mud swamp. Consequently, in the last 100 years, it has sunk about…

How to control global warming – Putman Media

A recent column dealt with the control of global warming and Pat Dixon, P.E, PMP, southwest region engineering manager (pdixon@global-business.net) brought up this logical question: „Why not just control the temperature by throttling the rate of CO2 emission?” To control…

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SEA-LEVEL RISE: Climate change killed the home of the future

Bob and Margaret Lee were considered futurists in 1980 when they built one of the most unusual houses in Florida, a geodesic “dome home” on the tip of Marco Island. It was powered by the sun, had its own water supply and could withstand hurricanes. But the Lees didn’t plan for rising seas.

Arctic Ocean November 2019

On November 16, 2019, there was little sea ice between Greenland and Svalbard. For reference, the image below has been added, showing coastlines for the same area. The image on the right shows that the average air temperature (2 m)…