Global Warming

"Vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor" discovered in Siberian Arctic Sea

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FishOutofWater
Methane megaflare on Laptev Sea slope at around 62m depth. "We are “sniffing” methane. We see the bubbles on video from the camera mounted on the CTD or the Multicorer. All analysis tells the signs. We are in a Mega flare. We see it in the water column we read it above the surface an we follow it up high into the sky with radars and lasers. We see it mixed in the air and carried away with the winds. Methane in the air." Ulf Hedman, Science Coordinator, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
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Vast methane plumes have been discovered boiling up from the seafloor of the Arctic ocean on the continental slope of the Laptev Sea by a dream team of international scientists. Over the last decade a warming tongue of Atlantic ocean water has been flowing along the Siberian Arctic ocean's continental slope destabilizing methane ice, hypothesize the team of Swedish, Russian and American scientists. ... Read more about "Vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor" discovered in Siberian Arctic Sea

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Signs of new climate normal apparent in hot 2012 - report

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Deborah Zabarenko
A resident enjoys the weather on an unseasonably hot day at the waterfront in Montevideo, Uruguay, Aug. 23, 2012. The temperature reached almost 30 degrees Celsius, while the typical average temperature in August is around 10 degrees Celsius. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
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WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Last year was one of the 10 hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a "new normal," scientists said Tuesday in the 2012 State of the Climate report.

Meant to be a guide for policymakers, the report did not attribute the changes in climate to any one factor, but made note of continued increases in heat-trapping greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. ... Read more about Signs of new climate normal apparent in hot 2012 - report

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Geodesign Session 2 - Brazil

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Global Energy Network International
Global Classroom Summer Series 2015
GeoDesign
SESSION 2
- Thursday July 9, 2015 - "Sustainable Development and Resilient Systems. Why and How our world has changed."

Geodesign* - Engineering the Transition to
Renewable Energy and Clean Water for All
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Geodesign Session 2 - San Diego and Baja

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Global Energy Network International
Global Classroom Summer Series 2015
GeoDesign
SESSION 2
- Thursday July 9, 2015 - "Sustainable Development and Resilient Systems. Why and How our world has changed."

Geodesign* - Engineering the Transition to
Renewable Energy and Clean Water for All
... Read more about Geodesign Session 2 - San Diego and Baja

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World suffered unprecedented climate extremes in past decade: WMO

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Alister Doyle
Earth's airglow is seen with an oblique view of the Mediterranean Sea area, including the Nile River with its delta and the Sinai Peninsula, in this October 15, 2011 NASA handout photograph taken by a crew member of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station. Reuters/NASA/Handout
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The world suffered unprecedented climate extremes in the decade to 2010, from heatwaves in Europe and droughts in Australia to floods in Pakistan, against a backdrop of global warming, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

Every year of the decade except 2008 was among the 10 warmest since records began in the 1850s, with 2010 the hottest, according to the study by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The number of daily heat records far outstripped lows. ... Read more about World suffered unprecedented climate extremes in past decade: WMO

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Record-breaking temperatures are now the norm

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Peter Aldhous
Your warming world
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Interactive map: "Your warming world"

Call it the new normal. Last year was the ninth warmest on record across the globe, according to NASA's annual analysis of surface temperatures. But by recent standards, it was nothing special: all but one of the hottest 10 years have happened since 2000. ... Read more about Record-breaking temperatures are now the norm

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Ban Ki-moon: World on course to run out of water

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John Parnell
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said business as usual will mean demand for freshwater outstripping supply (Source: UN/Mark Garten)
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Speaking on the UN’s International Day of Biological Diversity, Ban said there was a “mutually reinforcing” relationship between biodiversity and water that should be harnessed.

“We live in an increasingly water insecure world where demand often outstrips supply and where water quality often fails to meet minimum standards. Under current trends, future demands for water will not be met,” Ban said. ... Read more about Ban Ki-moon: World on course to run out of water

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Warmest Decade on Record Brings Record Temperatures and Weather Extremes

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Janet Larsen
Average Global Temperature, 1880-2012. Source: NASA GISS
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In recent years weather events have whiplashed between the extremes of heat and cold, flooding and drought. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases—largely from the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas—have loaded up in the atmosphere, heating the planet and pushing humanity onto a climatic seesaw of weather irregularities. High-temperature records in many places are already being broken with startling frequency, and hotter temperatures are in store. ... Read more about Warmest Decade on Record Brings Record Temperatures and Weather Extremes

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