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Bruce Melton PE

NASA Says No Change in Rate of Warming

By Arctic

In their Current GISS Global Surface Temperature Analysis, NASA finds that the there has been no reduction in the global warming trend of 0.15-0.20°C/decade that began in the late 1970s. The cold winter we have just had  was nothing to the extra warm Arctic winter and the extra warm southern hemisphere. The results are that…

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Take CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Now, Cornell

By CO2 Removal and Sequestration

A study by a team from Cornell says the IPCC is conservative.  Press Release, Cornell:  World policymakers have underestimated climate change impacts, says Cornell expert: Carbon must be scrubbed from atmosphere. Charles H. Greene, Cornell professor of Earth and atmospheric science, has published in the peer-reviewed journal Oceanography (March 2010).  Greene is joined on the…

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Bark Beetle Update – Millions of Acres More in 2009

By Forest Mortality

 Montana red kill up to 5 million acres from 3 in 2008. http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/news/2010/jan/nr-foresthealth-pressconf-1-22-10.pdf Half a million more acres of red kill in Colorado to bring the total to 3.6 million. Spruce beetle has infected an additional half million acres in southern Colorado. hhttp://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/rp_fh_2009_forest_health_highlights.pdfp class="style40"> Washington 1.36 million to 1.73 million total kill: 412,000 acres pine…

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China Emits Far More CO2 Than We Understand

By Emissions

Traditional methods of determining CO2 emissions are based on energy production. The obvious drawback to this method is that the producing country can export the goods produced from the energy that causes the emissions. The exported goods are then consumed, or used in other countries.  This is the final depository for "outsourced" manufacturing or other…

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Extreme Methane Fright – Laptev Sea and East Siberian Arctic Shelf Methane Releases Rival Those of All of Earth’s Oceans Combined

By clathrates

Sometimes I read these reports and feel that all is lost. But I also read the reports about atmospheric sequestration and geoengineering. I get to see the scientists’ understanding of what may and what may not be feasible.  Then I read the economists’ understanding of the world and climate change as we know it. I…

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Australia – Hottest Nine Months Ever Recorded

By Heat

March 2, 2010 (From the Australian Bureau of Meteorology) The summer of 2009-10 was a rather wet one for most of Australia, particularly in the east, continuing a sequence in which eight of the last eleven summers have ranked in the wettest 20 of the last 110 years. It was also a warmer-than-normal summer, which…

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Zambia Farmers Impacted by Climate Change

By Agriculture

(from an article in the Times of Zambia) "Farming has now become completely different and difficult," laments Dickson Siangoma. Mr Siangoma is a headman at Malundu Village in Lusitu area of Siavonga and is struck by the changing weather patterns and conditions that have made farming a little less predictable and a high risk venture….

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Australian Farmers Adapting to Climate Change Rather than Fighting Something that Is Not "Real"

By Agriculture

This summary of a Australian CBS Documentary on agriculture in Australia. "Many Australian farmers are accepting the variable nature of the weather and adapting their practices to deal with climate change, rather than getting caught up in the political debate on whether that change is natural or man-made. Farmers say the lack of water and…

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Coffee Industry Impacted by Warming Global Climate

By Agriculture

(from AFP) Coffee producers say they are getting hammered by global warming, with higher temperatures forcing growers to move to prized higher ground, putting the cash crop at risk. "There is already evidence of important changes" said Nestor Osorio, head of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), which represents 77 countries that export or import the…

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Antarctic Ice Report from the USGS – authors say "widely regarded as among the most profound and unambiguous examples of the effects of global warming yet seen on the planet"

By Antarctica

Antarctica is shrinking and the rate of melt and ice discharge is accelerating. In the last 20 years an area of ice almost the size of Alaska has been lost. Every ice front on the southern section of the peninsula has been retreating from 1947 to 2009, with the most dramatic changes since 1990.This U.S….

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Greenland Melt Increases – Warmer Ocean Water Melts 100 Times More Than Surface Melt

By Greenland

Two new articles in Nature Geoscience describe greater melting from under ice sea water in fjords.  A team headed by Woods Hole oceanographer Straneo Fiammetta found, as their discovery paper implies, warm subtropical waters circulating beneath Helhiem Glacier in the Sermilik Fjord, East Greenland. the warm waters come from the Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland…

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Fiction from Utah House of Representatives? (Emailgate: Tricks, Gravy Train)

By Deniers and Delayers

No, this is real. In a non-binding resolution form the states Legislature, the original version of contained these quotes: "…well organized and ongoing effort to manipulate and incorporate "tricks" related to global temperature data in order to produce a global warming outcome". It  said climate researchers were riding a "gravy train (that would) ultimately lock…

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