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alaska’s melting glaciers could lead to major disturbances in climateNew

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shell oil versus octavia-cortez and thunbergNew

GLOBAL CON­GLOM­ERATE SHELL OIL (aka Shell Global and Royal Dutch Shell PLC), one of the gi­ants in the fossil-fuel in­dustry, had what was in­tended as a pub­licity move turned on them from var­ious sources. This in­cluded tweets from two promi­nent names in the green en­ergy movement.

An ar­ticle ti­tled “Shell’s cli­mate poll on Twitter back­fires spec­tac­u­larly” on The Guardian web­site opened with these lines:

“A cli­mate poll on Twitter posted by Shell has back­fired spec­tac­u­larly, with the oil com­pany ac­cused of gaslighting the public. [Read more] “shell oil versus octavia-cortez and thunbergNew

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using sound waves from underwater earthquakes to monitor warming oceansNew

OUR OCEANS RE­MAIN MYS­TE­RIOUS AND ALIEN but we are learning more about it every day—sometimes, out of ne­ces­sity. Such as the need to un­der­stand changes in the tem­per­a­tures of the wa­ters as a po­ten­tial re­flec­tion of global cli­mate change. In an ar­ticle ti­tled “Un­der­water earth­quakes’ sound waves re­veal changes in ocean warming” by for Sci­ence News (Sep­tember 17, 2020). [Read more] “using sound waves from underwater earthquakes to monitor warming oceansNew

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today’s extreme weather will seem sedate in the futureNew

THE GUARDIAN IS NOT A SU­PER­HERO. At least not this Guardian. Nor is it a movie about a se­date blind priest sit­ting at his open window, pro­tecting our world from the gates of Hell. This Guardian is a British daily news­paper, founded in 1821 as The Man­chester Guardian. Today, the pa­per’s read­er­ship is gen­er­ally on the main­stream left of British po­lit­ical opinion. [Read more] “today’s extreme weather will seem sedate in the futureNew

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climate change and bad luck gave us extreme weather of august 2020New

MOST OF US NEVER HEARD OF “DRY LIGHT­NING” until re­cently. It is cloud-to-ground light­ning without any nearby rain­fall. A dry light­ning storm over Mitchell’s Cove in Santa Cruz, Cal­i­fornia, caused more than 10,000 bursts of light­ning be­tween Au­gust 15 and Au­gust 19, 2020, which in turn set off dev­as­tating wild­fires across Cal­i­fornia.

[Read more] “climate change and bad luck gave us extreme weather of august 2020New
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a collision of two giant monsters (tropical cyclones and mesoscale eddies)New

IN­CREAS­INGLY POW­ERFUL TROP­ICAL CY­CLONES in the North Pa­cific Ocean may be fu­eling a pow­erful north-flowing ocean cur­rent, helping to boost the amount of heat it fer­ries to northern lat­i­tudes. By en­hancing the speed of some ocean whirlpools called ed­dies, and sup­pressing the spin of others, the passing storms may be ac­cel­er­ating the heat-carrying Kuroshio Cur­rent and that could warm the planet further.  [Read more] “a collision of two giant monsters (tropical cyclones and mesoscale eddies)New

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climate activists took the irish government to court and won!New

IRE­LAND GETS A WAKE-UP CALL! Ac­cording to the ar­ticle “This Land­mark Cli­mate Case in Ire­land Might Be ‘Huge’ for the Rest of Eu­rope Too” by James Hutchings-Holes for Global Cit­izen (Au­gust 4, 2020), “Cli­mate ac­tivists took on the gov­ern­ment and won!” It begins:

“On July 31, the Irish Supreme Court ruled that Ireland’s cli­mate plans just weren’t good enough as judged by the country’s very own stan­dards. [Read more] “climate activists took the irish government to court and won!New

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holy cow! it ain’t the farts (which are funny), but the burps (which aren’t )New

THIS AR­TICLE IS TI­TLED “One Scientist’s Am­bi­tious Plan to Achieve Global Cooling With Cattle” with the sub-title, “Cows could be a cli­mate change solution—if we take the sci­ence se­ri­ously.” Written by Farmer Georgie, it ap­pears on the One Zero pub­li­ca­tion on Medium (Au­gust 17, 2020). Here are the first few paragraphs:

“Farts are funny. [Read more] “holy cow! it ain’t the farts (which are funny), but the burps (which aren’t )New