Cicadas and Lifespans - Reflections on a Morning Walk

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August 23, 2015 - I'm listening to cicadas outside my apartment window this morning. The steady high-pitched buzz saw singing that often is mistaken by those who are uninformed for the sound of electricity passing through wires. On my morning walks these past few weeks with Maya, my red miniature poodle, it has been hard not to notice cicadas.

Climate talks need to address ocean warming and acidity threat.

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August 13, 2015 - Whatever we are doing to the atmosphere by adding greenhouse gases will take centuries to repair. But the damage to the ocean makes these atmospheric perturbations look like a sideshow.

New Study States Marine Phytoplankton will Adjust to Rising CO2 Levels

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July 6, 2015 - In some respects this is a good news story. A study appearing in the ISME Journal this month exposed 400 generations of phytoplankton to rising levels of CO2 in ocean water. At the highest levels the scientists anticipated what ocean conditions would be like by 2100.

How Climate Change Will Impact Migratory Birds

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June 11, 2015 - When we think of climate change impacts we tend to see it in terms of humanity and not the animal kingdom so much.

The Potential Consequences of Drilling in the Arctic for Oil

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May 15, 2015 - The Arctic is icy and cold. The Arctic is in the dark for several months each year. See the picture below. This is the Arctic that President Obama has decided is a safe place to go looking for oil.


North Atlantic Warming Changing Fish Populations

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May 2, 2015 - A census of fish populations published in Global Change Biology confirms that marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic are being altered by rising ocean temperatures.

So the Oceans are Worth $24 Trillion U.S.

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April 25, 2015 - It is good to know that we humans have done our audit and determined what the oceans are worth.

Mid-Pliocene Data Reveals What We Can Expect from Current Global Warming

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April 11, 2015 - The picture below is of summer on Ellesmere Island in Canada's far north. Here ice even in the mid-summer period still can be found floating on inland lakes. But Ellesmere has a past that is far different from what you see here.


Emission Pledges for Upcoming Paris Climate Summit Will Bring Global Benefits

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April 1, 2015 - For the naysayers who are convinced that we cannot end our addiction to fossil fuels without destroying the world economy - April Fools! New analysis of pledges made preceding the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit in December of this year point to the opposite.

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