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Coral Bleaching Could be the Worst Ever in 2010

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) said in press release that reefs are dead or dying across the Indian Ocean and into the Coral Triangle because of extra warm surface waters from the Seychelles in the west to Sulawesi and the Philippines in the east including reefs in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and many…

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Catastrophic Change and Climate Blindness

By Antarctica, Arctic, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, forest health, Forest Mortality, Greenland, ice sheet, Impacts, in-depth and Popular Press, Oceans, Shifting Ecology, Solutions

How do we curb emissions with the way our society has evolved? Really. I mean serious curbing; enough to prevent dangerous climate change? When considering the answer, dangerous climate change must be clearly defined. So, what exactly is dangerous climate change? Read More — First published on the Rag Blog

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The North American Pine Beetle Pandemic

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I just returned from a 7,500 mile trip to witness the the greatest insect infestation anywhere in recorded history. This is an ongoing project of mine, and will be my third film drawing public attention to this extreme climate change impact. My Scientific Basis for this years film is here: http://www.meltonengineering.com/North%20America%27s%20Mountain%20Pine%20Beetle%20Pandemic%20February%202011color.pdf

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Five Big All-time Global Climate Records Broken in June: Temperature, Temperature, Temperature, and Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice

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NOAA reports that June, April to June, and the Year-to-Date Global Temperatures are the warmest on Record. Last month’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made it the warmest June on record and the warmest on record averaged for any April-June and January-June periods. Arctic sea ice covered was 10.6 percent below the 1979-2000…

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Vegetation Shifting Around the World

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From Berkeley press release: Vegetation around the world is on the move, and climate change is the culprit, according to a new analysis of global vegetation shifts led by a University of California, Berkeley, ecologist in collaboration with researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Researchers present(ed) evidence that over the past century,…

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Mt. Everest Trail Melting

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From the Telegraph: "Rising temperatures have melted much of the ice on the steep trail to the summit and climbers are struggling to get traction on the exposed rock surface, according to the 49-year-old Sherpa, known only as Apa. The melting ice has also exposed deep crevasses which climbers could fall into, and experts have…

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Glacierless National Park – Estimate of Glacierlessness Halved Because West’s Temperatures Have Doubled Over 1992 Estimates

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One of the most often repeated impacts of climate change is the disappearance of the glaciers from Glacier National Park.  The science has been that the year 2030 would see the melting of the last glacier.  The glaciers of Glacier National Park have melted by 67 percent in the past hundred years. Unfortunately, temperatures in…

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International Geophysical Year (IPY): $1.2 billion in research says climate change is worse than previously understood and will likely get worse before it gets worse. (Preliminary Report)

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IPY is the largest internationally coordinated planetary research effort in the past 50 years. More than 160 endorsed science projects are included in this report from researchers in more than 60 countries from the period March 2007 to March 2009 to allow for observations during the alternate seasons in both polar regions. The IPY is…

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