Atlantic Ocean Current Could Collapse Within 300 Years

Published on Truthout, 17 January 2016.

A recently published scientific study shows the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation — a major oceanic conveyor belt current — is vulnerable to collapse due to climate disruption. If this current comes to a standstill, large areas of the world will become uninhabitable and global food production will decrease dramatically.

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2016 Was the Year of Shrinking Ice

Published on Truthout, 12 January 2017.

Both Antarctica and the Arctic saw “a wave of new record lows … for both daily and monthly extent” of sea ice during 2016, according to a recently released analysis by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. “For the year 2016, sea ice extent in both polar regions was at levels well below what is typical of the past several decades,” the NSIDC report said.

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“Unprecedented” Polar Melting Unfolds as Climate Disruption Denial Goes Wild

Published on Truthout, 9 January 2016.

Early January saw colder temperatures in Seattle than at the North Pole. Meanwhile, Antarctica’s largest glaciers are losing more than 20 feet of height. Yet the incoming US president has been busy stuffing his cabinet with nine of the staunchest climate science deniers.

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We Have Released a Monster: Previously Frozen Soil Is “Breathing Out” Greenhouse Gases

Published on Truthout, 28 December 2016.

A recent study shows global warming causing previously frozen soil to release more CO2 and methane into the atmosphere. Even if all human-caused emissions stopped, soil respiration would continue adding the gases unless immediate steps are taken.

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