Climate change cause, some impacts & solutions in 10 charts

From the rise and rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutions Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and students march to protest climate change – live updates Damian Carrington and Cath Levett Thu 19 Sep 2019, The Guardian The problem – rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere The level of CO2 has been rising since the industrial revolution and is now at …

How long will it take to recover from the extinction that we’re causing through climate change and other methods? Millions of years, say scientists, who also urge immediate, decisive action to tackle deoxygenation in oceans

April 2019, EcoWatch It Will Take 10 Million Years to Recover From This Man-Made Apocalypse,  Guest Contributor Apr. 17, 2019 SCIENCE By Jordan Davidson The climate crisis has us spiraling towards higher temperatures while also knocking out marine life and insect species at an alarming rate that continues to accelerate. But, just how long will it take Earth to recover? A new study offers …

Scientists conclude climate change has no natural cause

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.netAugust 26, 2019 | EDUCATE! The planet is warming faster than ever, worldwide. Scientists know this unique climate change is not caused by nature. But they checked again, to be certain. LONDON, 19 August, 2019 – European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster …

Oil and Gas Emissions a Major Contributor to Bad Ozone Days: Colorado’s northern Front Range focus of new study

Oil and Gas Emissions a Major Contributor to Bad Ozone Days: Colorado’s northern Front Range focus of new study FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 “The high ozone levels we observed on days when oil and gas activity was a primary contributor underscore the importance of better quantifying the contribution from oil and gas operations,” Cheadle said. “That understanding could support strategies …

IPCC visuals are largely on threats, framed as distant in time and space, with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility, rather than rather than goals to be achieved

with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility The visual framing of climate change impacts and adaptation in the IPCC assessment reports Climatic Change Figures and graphics in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “(still) focus primarily on showing that climate change is real and a problem, with little …

Cornell University study indicates US fracking is responsible for over half of the sizeable rise in global methane emissions between 2008 and 2014

David Roberts, Vox, Aug 2019. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within 12 years or so. But while it’s up there, it’s much more potent, trapping heat at roughly 84 times the rate of CO2. Scientists estimate that around 25 percent of current global warming traces to methane. 63 percent of …

We are 50 to 100 years ahead of schedule with the slowdown of the Gulf Stream and ocean circulation pattern,’ says climate scientist Michael Mann

By Peter Sinclair, Thursday, August 15, 2019 A stubborn blue spot of cool ocean temperatures stands out like the proverbial sore thumb in a recent NASA image of the warming world – a circle of cool blue on a planet increasingly shaded in hot red. A region of the North Atlantic south of Greenland has experienced some of its coldest temperatures …

Rising water stress will affect plants: if the water potential and vapor pressure are larger in the atmosphere – water will dissipate faster and stronger from soil and plants

The increased growth rate of plants seen worldwide in response to rising CO2 levels – a phenomenon known as “global greening” – could be stalled by growing water stress, a study finds. Global warming is driving changes to water vapour levels, the research finds, which could, in turn, be affecting the rate of plant photosynthesis – the process underpinning plant growth. Article …

Climate change ‘contrarians’ get 49% more media coverage than leading scientists

If you have a yearning for abundant media coverage, presenting yourself as an expert on global warming while disputing the science is a great way to do it. A study in Nature Communications reveals just how much extra coverage so-called climate contrarians get, at least in the English language media, compared to those with genuine expertise. Scientists are overwhelmingly convinced the world …