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  • Oceans losing oxygen due to climate emergency

    12/07/2019 9:00:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.07.2019 | John Silk
    The oceans are losing oxygen due to climate change, with dire consequences for marine life and vulnerable communities and fisheries, a nature conservation report revealed Saturday. This is the “ultimate wake-up call” for humanity on ever increasing carbon emissions, according to the report, published at the UN Climate Change conference in Madrid. The authors say the report, “Ocean deoxygenation: Everyone’s problem,” is the largest ever peer-reviewed study into the causes, impacts and possible solutions to the ocean’s oxygen loss. […] According to the report, areas of water with low oxygen concentrations are expanding, with roughly 700 ocean areas across the...
  • MAJOR CLIMATE PAPER WITHDRAWN BY NATURE

    10/02/2019 4:12:15 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    A major scientific paper, which claimed to have found rapid warming in the oceans as a result of manmade global warming, has been withdrawn after an amateur climate scientist found major errors in its statistical methodology. The paper, from a team led by Laure Resplandy of Princeton University, had received widespread uncritical publicity in the mainstream media when it was published because of its apparently alarming implications for the planet. However, within days of its publication in October 2018, independent scientist Nic Lewis found several serious flaws.
  • UN report on world's oceans is damning: 'We're all in big trouble'

    09/25/2019 8:29:15 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 22 replies
    fox ^ | 09/25/2019 | Chris Ciaccia
    A damning new report from the United Nations says that the world's oceans are undergoing drastic, accelerated change. And the risks associated with these changes to the climate are getting ever greater, threatening hundreds of millions of people and the global economy itself.
  • The Countries Polluting The Oceans The Most (Asian countries top the list)

    09/01/2019 9:31:06 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 9 replies
    Statista ^ | April 15, 2019 | Niall McCarthy
    A team of researchers in the United States and Australia led by Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer at the University of Georgia, analyzed plastic waste levels in the world's oceans. They found that China and Indonesia are the top sources of plastic bottles, bags and other rubbish clogging up global sea lanes. Together, both nations account for more than a third of plastic detritus in global waters, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
  • PACIFIC SEA LEVELS RISING VERY SLOWLY AND NOT ACCELERATING

    06/24/2019 4:10:01 PM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    QUAESTIONES GEOGRAPHICAE 38(1) • 2019 ^ | Revised version: February 7, 2019 | Albert Parker 1, Clifford Ollier 2
    Abstract: Over the past decades, detailed surveys of the Pacific Ocean atoll islands show no sign of drowning because of accelerated sea-level rise. Data reveal that no atoll lost land area, 88.6% of islands were either stable or increased in area, and only 11.4% of islands contracted. The Pacific Atolls are not being inundated because the sea level is rising much less than was thought. The average relative rate of rise and acceleration of the 29 long-term-trend (LTT) tide gauges of Japan, Oceania and West Coast of North America, are both negative, −0.02139 mm yr−1 and −0.00007 mm yr−2 respectively....
  • What keeps Pluto's ocean from freezing?

    05/20/2019 5:57:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2019 | Ashley Strickland
    hen NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in 2015, researchers hoped that its data would help them unravel some of the dwarf planet's mysteries. Instead, the discoveries made during the close-up look at Pluto and its moon Charon revealed more questions that needed answering. One of the big revelations from the flyby was the discovery of an ocean beneath the icy shell encapsulating Pluto. The ice shell was thin in a spot near the equator that's about the size of Texas, known as Sputnik Planitia, which helped researchers notice Pluto's odd topography and suggest the ocean's existence. But this...
  • Because Humans Are That Stupid Sometimes

    05/08/2019 5:16:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-8-19 | MOTUS
    What if the global warmists are entirely wrong? What if it’s all been an optical illusion? Like this “people under water” illusion created by Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich. Visitors can either stroll into the “swimming pool” - an empty room - and gaze up at the rippling water effect, or look down from above. What if instead of the oceans rising because the ice caps are melting at an alarming rate they are actually shrinking?  And what if it’s all due to those troublesome tectonic plates that created those same oceans billions of years ago - along with all the...
  • For decades, Garfield telephones kept washing ashore in France. Now the mystery has been solved.

    04/01/2019 3:32:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2019 | Meagan Flynn
    For more than 30 years, pieces of Garfield telephones kept washing ashore on the beaches of northwestern France, and no one quite knew why. Where was the lasagna-loving cartoon cat coming from? The mystery would puzzle the locals for years. His plastic body parts, first appearing in a crevice of the Brittany coast in the mid-1980s, kept returning no matter how many times beach cleaners recovered them. Sometimes they would find only his lazy bulging eyes, or just his smug face, or his entire fat-cat body, always splayed out in the sand in a very Garfield fashion. From the stray...
  • Ocean colour signature of climate change

    02/05/2019 7:24:49 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    Nature ^ | 04 February 2019 | Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Anna E. Hickman
    Monitoring changes in marine phytoplankton is important as they form the foundation of the marine food web and are crucial in the carbon cycle. However, satellite sensors do not measure Chl-a directly. Instead, Chl-a is estimated from remote sensing reflectance (RRS): the ratio of upwelling radiance to the downwelling irradiance at the ocean’s surface. Using a model, we show that RRS in the blue-green spectrum is likely to have a stronger and earlier climate-change-driven signal than Chl-a. This is because RRS has lower natural variability and integrates not only changes to in-water Chl-a, but also alterations in other optically important...
  • High-profile ocean warming paper to get a correction

    11/15/2018 1:17:19 PM PST · by ETL · 11 replies
    ScienceMag.org ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | Christa Marshall, E&E News
    Originally published by E&E News Scientists behind a major study on ocean warming this month are acknowledging errors in their calculations and say conclusions are not as certain as first reported. The research, published in the journal Nature, said oceans are warming much faster than previously estimated and are taking up more energy than projected by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [Climatewire, Nov. 1]. After a blog post flagged some discrepancies in the study, the authors, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California, and Princeton University in New Jersey, said they would submit a correction...
  • Elusive sea cucumber dubbed the 'headless chicken monster' is caught on film [tr]

    10/22/2018 6:28:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2018 | Bianca Bogato
    A rare deep-sea creature dubbed the 'headless chicken monster' has been filmed for the first time by Australian researchers. The elusive Enypniastes eximia sea cucumber, which is usually only found in the Gulf of Mexico, was spotted in the Southern Ocean in the East Antarctic using camera technology developed by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). 'Some of the footage we are getting back from the cameras is breathtaking, including species we have never seen in this part of the world,' AAD Program leader Dr Dirk Welsford said.
  • Swamp: Guess Who Set Up Andrew McCabe's Legal Fund?

    04/06/2018 6:59:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/6/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    As Guy wrote, fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe raked in more than $500,000 from leftist sympathizers this week after setting up a legal fund and blasting President Trump. As a reminder, McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and the DOJ Inspector General recommended he be terminated for a lack of candor. But it turns out, McCabe's pay day wasn't a result of a grassroots effort to defend him against false attacks. The GoFundMe page was set up by a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm connected to President Barack Obama. From Law...
  • Scientists Predict Mass Extinction Could Be Triggered By 2100

    08/04/2018 7:57:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 89 replies
    July 28, 2018Earth, Environment Scientists Predict Mass Extinction Could Be Triggered By 2100 by Ben Renner BOSTON — Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) predict that by 2100, the earth’s oceans will contain so much carbon that a sixth mass extinction will begin. “This is not saying that disaster occurs the next day,” explains Daniel Rothman, a professor of geophysics in the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, about his recent study in a media release. “It’s saying that, if left unchecked, the carbon cycle would move into a realm which would be no longer stable,...
  • The Moon's equatorial bulge hints at Earth's early conditions

    02/15/2018 9:44:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Astronomy ^ | Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Amber Jorgenson
    Over two centuries ago, Pierre-Simon Laplace, a French physicist and mathematician, noticed that the Moon's equatorial bulge is about 20 times larger than expected. Now, researchers are trying to find out why. Although the Moon looks quite spherical from the ground, it is flatter at its poles and wider at its equator, a trait known as an equatorial bulge. This characteristic is common; it's usually caused by an object's rotation around its axis. However, it's been noted that the Moon's bulge is about 20 times larger than it should be given its rotational rate of once per month... researchers at...
  • Al Gore Schooled on Climate Change By the Mayor of an Eroding Virginia Island

    08/02/2017 7:13:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 8/2/2017 | Nick Kangadis
    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! It's that level of panic climate change alarmists like professionally monotone former Vice President Al Gore want everyone to rise to. But when people like Gore are called out on their rhetorical hot garbage, it they just tend to double down on their stance. Gore was speaking at a town hall event, moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, to talk about climate change. Go figure. It couldn’t have been a coincidence that CNN would host Gore for a town hall days after his new documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” saw a...
  • Al Gore Humiliation: NASA Study Confirms Sea Levels Are FALLING

    07/26/2017 3:30:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 67 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    When we look back on this period of history, we’ll say climate change was one of the greatest hoaxes. Politician-turned-environmental activist, Al Gore has become wealthy beyond his wildest dreams (and intelligence) thanks to pushing the “big lie.” A new study from NASA confirms sea levels are falling — not rising. iceagenow.info reports: NASA satellite sea level observations for the past 24 years show that – on average – sea levels have been rising 3.4 millimeters per year. That’s 0.134 inches, about the thickness of a dime and a nickel stacked together, per year. As I said, that’s the average....
  • Oceans are at the 'edge' of losing all oxygen: Event could lead to mass sea life extinction

    05/12/2017 9:37:02 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 147 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 12, 2017 | Shivali Best
    The world's oceans close to being starved of oxygen - and even that could lead to mass sea life extinction which could last a million years. University of Exeter scientists fear the modern ocean is 'on the edge of anoxia' - when the oceans are depleted of oxygen. [snip] Lead researcher PhD student Sarah Baker said it was now 'critical' for modern humans to limit carbon emissions to prevent this.
  • Obama and Trudeau Seizing The Oceans

    12/21/2016 8:13:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    Trudeau is the new owner of the Arctic Snow Globe; a dupe under the continuing influence of Obama It was the wisdom and majesty of God Almighty that gave us the treasures of Earth’s oceans. And in their incomparable greed and self-vested power, it was the unelected bureaucrats at the United Nations who seized them when no one but the politicians of the day were looking. It is an irrefutable truth that the UN stole God’s gift to mankind before sanctimoniously calling it the Law of the Sea Treaty.
  • Planet in star system nearest our Sun 'may have oceans'

    10/06/2016 12:26:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 55 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 10/6/16
    An artist's impression of the planet Proxima b, orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, released by the European Southern Observatory on August 24, 2016 A rocky planet discovered in the "habitable" zone of the star nearest our Sun may be covered with oceans, researchers at France's CNRS research institute said Thursday. A team including CNRS astrophysicists have calculated the size and surface properties of the planet dubbed Proxima b, and concluded it may be an "ocean planet" similar to Earth. Scientists announced Proxima b's discovery in August, and said it may be the first exoplanet—planet outside our Solar System—to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - All the Water on Planet Earth

    09/12/2016 5:54:40 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 31 replies
    NASA ^ | 09/11/2016 | (see phot credits)
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 September 11 All the Water on Planet Earth Illustration Credit & Copyright: Jack Cook, Adam Nieman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Howard Perlman, USGS Explanation: How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth's radius. The featured illustration shows what would happen if all of the...