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Dire situation gets even more dire

Sea ice extent is very low at both poles at the moment, and the outlook is that the situation is getting even worse. Around Antarctica, sea ice extent was 2.23 million km² on February 2, 2023. Later in February this…

Brown algae can play major role in global warming mitigation: Research – Hindustan Times

When it comes to absorbing carbon dioxide from the air, brown algae are true wonder plants. They even outcompete terrestrial forests in this, and thus play a critical role in the atmosphere and our climate. But what happens to the…

As a Result of an Impressive Cold Blob Anomaly in the North Atlantic, Glaciers in Parts of Greenland, Iceland, and … – Severe Weather Europe

An impressive cold water anomaly in the North Atlantic called “The Cold Blob” is something likely caused by the weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, also known as AMOC. The cold blob, affecting air temperature in this crucial area…

Inside Alphabet X’s new effort to combat climate change with seagrass – MIT Technology Review

During a Zoom call, Davé pulled up a black-and-white video of the chaos that ensues at feeding time, when salmon compete to gobble up the food dropped into the pen. It’s impossible for the naked eye to draw much meaning…

Methane keeps rising

Methane keeps rising. The image below shows methane flask measurements at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, since 2001.  A recently-published article points out that prudent risk management requires consideration of bad-to-worst-case scenarios. There is the danger that, as methane keeps rising, the…

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