Tag: oceans

Veteran Chemical Engineer: Recent Warming Likely Caused By Relative Humidity Decrease, Not CO2 GHG

Global Warming Driven by Relative Humidity Decrease, Not CO2 GHG! Solution: More Ocean Evaporation By David R. Motes Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is quantitatively driven by a steady relative humidity decrease of 0.13%/year throughout the troposphere since 1970 per the chart below, and not CO2 GHG (Green House Gas).  The resulting evaporation reduction is a […]

Cooling In The Pipeline? Low Solar Activity, Wild Fire Smoke, La Niña All Setting Up A Cooled 2022?

Here are 3 reasons why global surface temperatures will probably see continued cooling over the coming year. 1. La Nina back in the forecast NASA continues to project La Niña conditions into 2022 thus suggesting vigorous globally time-shifted cooling conditions: Source. NASA The NOAA-ENSO forecast also shows La Niña conditions taking hold again later this […]

Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse

A shutdown would have devastating global impacts and must not be allowed to happen, researchers say Climate scientists have detected warning signs of the collapse of the Gulf Stream, one of the planet’s main potential tipping points. The research found “an almost complete loss of stability over the last century” of the currents that researchers […]

Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds

Carbon emissions, ocean acidification, Amazon clearing all hurtling toward new records A new study tracking the planet’s vital signs has found that many of the key indicators of the global climate crisis are getting worse and either approaching, or exceeding, key tipping points as the earth heats up. Overall, the study found some 16 out […]

The government must take responsibility for the Great Barrier Reef and stop looking for someone else to blame | Peter Garrett

When Unesco recommended the reef be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, the Coalition’s response was to shift the blame. We must do better Unesco recommends reef world heritage site be listed as ‘in danger’ Timeline: decades of damage and Australia’s fight to stop ‘in danger’ listing Escaping responsibility has become the recurrent theme of […]

Weatherwatch: how the humble salp is helping to fight the climate crisis

The gelatinous creature sucks up organisms that absorb CO2 and leaves droppings rich in carbon at the bottom of the sea Salps are jelly-like sea creatures, so humble that few people even know they exist. But there are countless numbers of them swimming in the world’s oceans and they help fight climate change. Salps cruise […]

Rapid heating of Indian Ocean worsening cyclones, say scientists

Rising ocean temperatures caused by climate crisis are increasing number of cyclones and intensity of storms, say experts India’s cyclone season is being made more intense by the rapidly heating Indian Ocean, scientists have warned. Last week, India was battered by Cyclone Tauktae, an unusually strong cyclone in the Arabian Sea, resulting in widespread disruption. […]

Paradigm-Busting New Study Affirms CO2 Doesn’t Drive Climate – Water, Clouds Do

A professor of hydrology from the University of Athens eviscerates the “naïve” paradigm that says the natural state of Earth’s climate is constancy and stability, only changing when an “external agent” (i.e., a rapid increase in fossil fuel emissions ) acts upon it. Instead, (a) water is the main element driving climate and (b) the […]

Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study

Scientists say ice equivalent to 1-2 metres of sea level rise is probably already doomed to melt A significant part of the Greenland ice sheet is on the brink of a tipping point, after which accelerated melting would become inevitable even if global heating was halted, according to new research. Rising temperatures caused by the […]

Dramatic Warming In The North Atlantic Since 2016! It’s Now Almost As Warm As 1890!

Sea surface temperatures in the subpolar North Atlantic increased by nearly 1°C from 2015 to 2018 according to a new study (Desbruyères et al., 2021). As of 2020, this region is now almost as hot as it was in 2007,  1930, and 1890 (Birkel et al., 2018). Image Source: Desbruyères et al., 2021 Image Source: […]