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Atlantic Sector Sea Ice Hits New Record Lows
According to reports from Zachary Labe and NSIDC, sea ice in the Atlantic sector has been driven to new record lows. In the above video analysis, we look at various weather and climate factors that are helping to drive this event.
Views: 1415 Robert Fanney
Arctic Sea Ice, Weather, and Climate Update for October 22, 2018
The Arctic is experiencing both record warmth and record low sea ice extent during fall of 2018. The present trend provides an indication of a strong polar amplification pattern which also appears to be influencing the ridge and trough features we are seeing across parts of the Northern Hemisphere -- particularly over North America. #ClimateChange #PolarAmplification
Views: 2928 Robert Fanney
Fall 2018 Arctic Warming Pattern Continues
Today, Arctic temperatures are much warmer than normal at 4.6 C above average for the entire Arctic zone. This warm air invasion has pushed Arctic air into a couple of trough zones with Central North America getting the brunt of this polar displacement. Links: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php #ClimateChange #PolarWarming
Views: 2343 Robert Fanney
Arctic Sea Ice, Weather and Climate Analysis for October 27, 2018
An analysis of present Arctic sea ice, weather, and climate related trends. Notably much warmer than normal temperatures prevail across the Arctic as sea ice extent is ranging about 3rd lowest on record for the date. Links: https://sites.google.com/site/arcticseaicegraphs/ #ClimateChange #SeaIce #Arctic
Views: 1951 Robert Fanney
Australia's Farmers Take a Hard Hit From Climate Change Related Drought
Drought in southern and eastern Australia is being enhanced by factors related to human caused climate change. As a result farmers are reeling. Unfortunately, worse impacts are on the horizon if Australia fails to respond to climate change by cutting fossil fuel burning and carbon emissions. Links: http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/australias-changing-climate.shtml https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-australia-drought-cattle/australias-drought-hit-farms-like-lambs-to-the-slaughter-idUKKBN1KT016
Views: 1172 Robert Fanney
Michael Produces Swath of Destruction
Hurricane Michael was the most powerful storm to strike the U.S. in the month of October. The storm has devastated numerous communities along the Gulf Coast, resulted in the tragic loss of at least six souls, knocked out power for about a million customers, and likely resulted in damages in the billions of dollars. The storm is now one of five major hurricanes to impact the U.S. and its territories since 2017 -- a time when global temperatures have risen to around 1.1 C above late 19th Century averages. Links: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/ #Michael #GlobalWarming
Views: 1520 Robert Fanney
Large Wildfires are Wrecking Air Quality Across the U.S. West
Climate change enhanced wildfires are presently reducing air quality for western states. (Note: this video is an update of a previous video blog.) Links: https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/8/21/17761908/seattle-air-quality-haze-smoke-wildfire-health
Views: 1619 Robert Fanney
Great Barrier Reef Under Threat of Mass Bleaching Again in 2019
With global temperatures being forced to rise by fossil fuel burning and human-based carbon emissions, the Great Barrier Reef is yet again under threat of mass bleaching during this coming Southern Hemisphere Summer. Links: https://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/index.php https://twitter.com/ProfTerryHughes?lang=en #GlobalWarming #CoralReefs
Views: 1215 Robert Fanney
Polar Warmth and Strong North American Dipole in the Fall Forecast
Arctic temperature anomalies are rising near the North Pole. Meanwhile, warm Pacific waters appear to be generating a tendency for the western ridge to reassure into Northern Hemisphere Fall. This pattern is one that includes a number of climate change entanglements related to polar amplification. Links: https://twitter.com/MJVentrice/status/1042165946037796864
Views: 1306 Robert Fanney
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Hits New Record Low for the Day
Antarctic sea ice has again drifted into record low territory -- pushed there by the prevailing warming trend of human forced climate change. Meanwhile, global sea ice is ranging about 2.5 million square kilometers below average. Or about second to third lowest on record. Links: http://nsidc.org
Views: 1400 Robert Fanney
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Finger-Printed as Primary Driver of Southern Ocean Warming
Greenhouse gas emissions were found to be the primary driver of increasing Southern Ocean temperatures and reduced salinity in a new study published in Nature this week. The authors also found a secondary driver in the form of human-caused stratospheric ozone depletion. Warming in the Southern Ocean poses serious risks for potential lowered ocean carbon uptake and increasing rates of melt from Antarctica. Links: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0226-1 https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23092018/antarctica-warming-southern-ocean-human-greenhouse-gas-ozone-ice-loss-study #ClimateChange #GreenhouseGasses #SouthernOceanWarming
Views: 717 Robert Fanney
Atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa to Bottom out at Around 405 ppm in 2018
We're entering the period of annual atmospheric CO2 mininum. And for 2018 it appear that we'll hit a range near 405 ppm during late September through early October. Looking forward, peak atmospheric CO2 is likely to hit around 414 ppm by May-June of 2019. Links: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/wp-content/plugins/sio-bluemoon/graphs/mlo_two_years.png https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/global.html #FossilFuelBurning #CO2 #ClimateChange
Views: 1163 Robert Fanney
Arctic Sea Ice, Weather, and Climate Analysis for September 28, 2018
According to NASA and NSIDC, the Arctic saw its 6th lowest sea ice minimum on record on September 19th and again on the 23rd. This marks the start of freeze season -- which according to indicators is running quite a bit warmer than normal. Links: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/annual-arctic-sea-ice-minimum-announcement #ClimateChange #Arctic #SeaIce
Views: 1918 Robert Fanney
It's Predicted to be Warmer in the Arctic than in Ohio by Thursday -- What Gives?
Abnormal Arctic warmth is coinciding with a high amplitude jet stream wave pattern developing over the U.S. This feature has already driven cold into the Central U.S. and is expected to result in abnormal heat for the west, and cold for the east over the next 8-10 days. Links: https://twitter.com/climateguyw/status/1052298626783989762 https://twitter.com/bhensonweather/status/1052300107217952769 #PolarAmplification #JetStream #ClimateChange
Views: 2981 Robert Fanney
Arctic Predicted to Hit 4 C Warmer Than Normal Over Next Seven Days
Energy transfer into the Arctic, particularly from the Pacific Ocean, appears to be very strong during fall of 2018. This south to north heat transfer is predicted to help spike polar temperatures to around 4 degrees Celsius above average later over the next seve days. Links: http://www.karstenhaustein.com/climate #ClimateChange #PolarAmplification #Fall
Views: 2495 Robert Fanney
Leslie May Strike Portugal and Spain as a Tropical Storm
A very rare event is unfolding as Hurricane Leslie threatens to strike the Iberian Peninsula -- potentially as a tropical cyclone. At present, the storm is a category 1 hurricane with 85 mph maximum sustained winds. It is tracking off toward the east-northeast at a rapid clip of 35 mph. Links: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/175031.shtml?cone#contents #ClimateChange #Leslie
Views: 4935 Robert Fanney
Arctic Heat Transfer and Jet Stream Wave Machine Sets up in North Pacific
As we transition into fall, it's useful to look for climate change related heat transfers into the Arctic. Understanding these patterns can give us an idea of how weather patterns will tend to set up over North America during fall and winter. With the present prevalence being for heat transfer through the Bering and Chukchi seas into the Arctic, ridges and warmer/drier weather in the west, and cooler/stormy conditions in the east. #Fall #ClimateChange #PolarAmplification
Views: 1723 Robert Fanney
Why Sea Levels are Rising Practically Everywhere
Gravity, currents, crustal rebound and subsidence all impact sea levels. But the major global impact is rising seas due to glacial melt and thermal expansion of the world ocean. An impact that threatens the vast majority of the world's coastal regions.
Views: 1189 Robert Fanney
Annual Atmospheric CO2 Minimum to Hit Around 405 ppm in 2018
Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have been markedly increasing ever since the advent of large scale fossil fuel burning in the 19th Century. During recent years, this annual rate of increase has accelerated to around 2 ppm. A pace of heat trapping gas build-up that is likely without parallel in Earth's deep history. Each year, we see atmospheric CO2 levels hit an annual minimum in late September through mid October. This year, the minimum is likely to strike near 405 ppm. A level near peak averages during the Pliocene Epoch of 2.5 to 5 million years ago. Links: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/ #ClimateChange #FossilFuelBurning #CO2
Views: 1625 Robert Fanney
New Study -- Large East Antarctic Glaciers Starting to Destabilize
East Antarctica is not as impervious to the slings and arrows of human caused climate change as some had hoped. A new study finds that a massive glacial system is starting to melt as warming bottom waters stream in. Links: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2018GL078173 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/08/east-antarctic-ice-sheet-melting/
Views: 4589 Robert Fanney
Michael's Devastation Visible by Satellite
Michael produced such intense and widespread devastation that its scar on the land is visible by satellite. Meanwhile, the tally of damage mounts. Links: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov https://twitter.com/NWSWPC/status/1050518980925030400 #ClimateChange #Michael
Views: 989 Robert Fanney
What Climate Change Related Features are Presently Influencing U.S. Weather?
A broad analysis of various climate change related features that are impacting U.S. weather at the present time. #ClimateChange #USWeather
Views: 1422 Robert Fanney
Arctic Sea Ice, Weather and Climate Analysis for October 5, 2018
An analysis of Arctic sea ice, weather, and climate change related trends for the present week as temperatures in the far north surge to much warmer than normal. Links: https://twitter.com/ZLabe https://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_daily_extent_hires.png #Arctic #SeaIce #ClimateChange
Views: 2956 Robert Fanney
Understanding Hothouse Earth Part I: Trajectories
An analysis of implications for future warming trajectories based on recent scientific research. Links: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/08/07/1810141115#ref-12
Views: 1005 Robert Fanney
Florida's Expanding Red Tide Rides Rising Ocean Waters
Florida's Red Tide expanded to East Coast waters this week even as King Tide flooding, driven by sea level rise, risked washing the harmful microbe into coastal communities. Links: http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus #ClimateChange #RedTide
Views: 1681 Robert Fanney
Michael to Harry Gulf Coast Through Mid-Atlantic
Michael is now predicted to reach major hurricane status before making landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast by the middle of this week. The storm is then predicted to track through the southeast and mid-Atlantic dumping heavy rainfall as it maintains tropical storm intensity over land. Links: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ #Michael #ClimateChange #ExtremeWeather
Views: 670 Robert Fanney
Arctic Sea Ice, Weather, and Climate Update for October 12, 2018
An analysis of Arctic weather, sea ice and climate conditions for the date of October 12. #ClimateChange #PolarAmplification
Views: 2784 Robert Fanney
Enough Heat to Melt Interior Arctic Ocean Ice is Building Beneath the Surface
A new study shows that the excess heat developed in newly ice free zones is being transported beneath the central ice. This heat is sequestered in a layer beneath the surface. But it contains enough energy to keep large regions of the Beaufort Sea ice free during most months if mixed, according to the new research. Links: https://news.yale.edu/2018/08/29/archived-heat-has-reached-deep-arctic-interior-researchers-say http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/8/eaat6773
Views: 3952 Robert Fanney
Massive Australian Bush Fires Visible By Satellite
According to Australia's Bureau of Meteorology, that nation is likely facing a much warmer than normal summer. Already, this hotter than typical trend is producing exteme impacts such as severe bushfires and rising risks that another bleaching event will iimpact the Great Barrier Reef. Links: https://twitter.com/bhensonweather/status/1055925521798750208 https://wildfiretoday.com/2018/10/26/bushfire-in-australia-burns-over-2-million-acres-becoming-a-gigafire/ https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2018/10/australian-summer-temperature-forecast-2018/ #GlobalWarming #Australia #Fires
Views: 2175 Robert Fanney
Zero Equal Balance in Facts for Climate Change Deniers
Communicators pledge not to give equal balance to climate change deniers. But for decades, now, climate change denial has been devoid of a factual basis. Links: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/26/climate-change-is-real-we-must-not-offer-credibility-to-those-who-deny-it https://twitter.com/UNFCCC/status/1034089004029882369
Views: 970 Robert Fanney
Michael Strengthens into a Major Hurricane
Hurricane Michael now boasts 120 mph winds making it a dangerous category 3 storm. It is expected to produce life-threatening 6-13 foot surges along the Gulf Coast before dumping copious amounts of rainfall from the Florida Panhandle through Virginia -- including over the already drenched Carolinas. Links: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ #ClimateChange #Michael
Views: 1158 Robert Fanney
The Absolutely Ridiculous Cost of Climate Change
Fossil fuel burning and related carbon emissions have already inflicted increased cost in the form of rising natural disaster damage to the global economy through global warming and human caused climate change. This video blog provides an assessment of the potential for extreme damage if such carbon emissions continue. Links: http://theweek.com/articles/747825/unchecked-climate-change-going-stupendously-expensive https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0260-4#Sec1
Views: 1421 Robert Fanney
New Study Highlights Alaska's Accelerating Carbon Cycle
A new study in Science Advances and highlighted by NASA's JPL shows that parts of Alaska have seen the carbon cycle speed up by about 13 percent. This is an observed feedback to human-caused climate change. In the above video, we put these observed Earth System feedbacks into the larger fossil fuel drive context. Related Links: https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2776/arctic-carbon-cycle-is-speeding-up/ http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/7/eaao1167?utm_campaign=toc_advances_2018-07-13&et_rid=265323113&et_cid=2180648&intcmp=trendmd-adv
Views: 1230 Robert Fanney
A Nature Riled by Climate Change Roars; Trump's Washington Does Nothing
How we can continue to respond to human caused climate change through active resistance despite the capture of Washington by the climate change denying Trump Administration. Links: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/opinion/environment/climate-trump-hurricanes-methane.html
Views: 1465 Robert Fanney
Arctic Sea Ice, Weather, and Climate Update for August 24, 2018
An analysis of the present state of Arctic sea ice as it relates to weather and climate conditions for the date of August 24, 2018.
Views: 2953 Robert Fanney
Most Pressing News for Black Friday? New National Climate Assessment Update Released.
Major news on Black Friday includes the release of a U.S. government report on the state of our climate. This news is particularly pressing considering climate change's recent influence on more intense, city-threatening fires such as California's Camp Fire which destroyed more than 17,000 buildings in November of 2018. Please find updates through the links provided. Links: https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann/status/1066012873749602304 https://www.globalchange.gov/nca4
Views: 1833 Robert Fanney
Australia's Driest September on Record is Not Cool
Australia has seen persistent drying due to influences related to human-caused climate change. Unfortunately, the recent upshot of this trend is one where this nation saw its driest September on record. Links: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-011-0009&utm_content=it&hootPostID=2a3c0fe71dadcec61306b396a3549cf7 http://www.guyonclimate.com/2018/10/06/extreme-temperature-diary-october-6-2018-topic-australia-gets-an-ominous-spring/ #AustraliaDrought #ClimateChange
Views: 1418 Robert Fanney
Chances for 2018-2019 El Nino Increase
According to NOAA, the chances for an El Nino emerging during late 2018 through winter of 2019 are on the rise. Now NOAA is indicating a 70-75 percent chance of El Nino formation during this period. An increasingly strong, warm Kelvin Wave is helping to drive this trend. However, models are still indicating that the predicted El Nino is likely to be mild. Links: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/enso_evolution-status-fcsts-web.pdf #ElNino #ClimateChange
Views: 2733 Robert Fanney
Why was September of 2018 So Darn Hot?
Warm oceans surrounding the U.S. and a hot, wet air-mass over the U.S. East helped to generate record temperatures during September. These warming ocean waters have generally been heated up by factors related to human caused climate change. And the wetter air masses over the U.S. East have a number of climate change related finger prints on them as well. Links: https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2018-10-02-record-warm-september-record-wet-september-united-states-us-cities?cm_ven=T_WX_JE_100318_2 http://www.guyonclimate.com/2018/10/02/extreme-temperature-diary-october-2-2018-topic-a-hot-florida-and-other-september-climatology/ #ClimateChange #RecordHotSeptember
Views: 1695 Robert Fanney
U.S. Drought and Climate Analysis for July 11, 2018
An analysis of present U.S. drought trends incorporating present temperature and climate predictions.
Views: 2680 Robert Fanney
New Study Finds that Sea Ice Loss Produces a Hot Pacific Ocean
Sea ice loss results in an atmospheric-ocean hand shake that sets off major warming in both the northern and Equatorial Pacific according to new model studies. See more at robertscribbler.com
Views: 887 Robert Fanney
More Indicators Pointing Toward a 2018-2019 El Nino
NOAA is predicting a 50-55 percent chance of El Nino formation this Fall. And some of the climate variables do appear to be trending in that direction. Under the excess and still building forcing provided by human based carbon emissions, a 2018-2019 El Nino would likely produce a challenge to global temperature records set in 2016. With temperatures now trending 1 to 1.2 C above 19th Century averages, human caused climate change is entering an increasingly dangerous range. Removing this push toward more dangerous climates would involve a swift halt in fossil fuel burning, an energy transition to renewables, and other activities aimed at tamping down human based carbon emissions. Links: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/enso_evolution-status-fcsts-web.pdf https://twitter.com/bhensonweather/status/1046820810235596800 #ElNino #ClimateChange #Global Warming
Views: 1697 Robert Fanney
California Eyes Heightened Climate Change Response Bills
Bills currently being considered by California lawmakers could greatly speed the state's transition to clean energy. Links: https://www.desertsun.com/story/tech/science/energy/2018/08/09/california-energy-bills-could-pass-next-3-weeks-sb-100-ab-813/920160002/
Views: 683 Robert Fanney
Greenland in the Context of Global Ice Sheet Melt
A discussion of edge zone melt passing tipping points for Greenland as it relates to the larger trend of glacial destabilization in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Related links: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14730 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/greenland-coastal-ice-caps-melting_us_58e5f007e4b0fe4ce08840b1?__twitter_impression=true
Views: 1724 Robert Fanney
Ocean Heat Content Update
Lijing Cheng has provided an update of global ocean heat content (OHC) which represents an accurate measure of heat gain for the Earth System. Links: https://www.skepticalscience.com/4-Hiroshima-bombs-worth-of-heat-per-second.html
Views: 1319 Robert Fanney
Arctic Sea Ice, Weather, and Climate Analysis for September 14, 2018
An analysis of sea ice, weather and climate conditions for the Arctic on September 14, 2018. Discussion includes analysis of climate change related trends in the Arctic. Links: https://twitter.com/ZLabe?lang=en
Views: 2214 Robert Fanney
Climate Change Denial Media Revs up Attacks on Science in the Wake of Florence
Attacks against scientists and the scientific attribution of climate change finger prints on extreme events like Florence have revved up in the climate change denial media. This video blog points toward the scientific evidence of climate change's harmful influence on storms like Florence and urges the public to support the scientists who provide us with much-needed information and analysis. Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=786&v=cZTiFA39T8I https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/14/florence-climate-change-triple-threat https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/14/florence-climate-change-triple-threat https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann/status/1042441154028036099 #ClimateChange #Scientists #Science #PublicService
Views: 1428 Robert Fanney
Simultaneous Category 5s in NE and NW Pacific is Another Historic Event
Weather records continue to be broken for 2018 as not previously observed simultaneous category 5 tropical cyclones cropped up in the Northwest and Northeast Pacific. Though six other previous instances of dual Cat 5 formation have been recorded, according to experts such an event has never happened in these two Pacific basins. Links: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/05/does-global-warming-make-tropical-cyclones-stronger/ https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/our-changing-climate/changes-hurricanes https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Atmospheric-Rarity-Twin-Cat-5s-Prowl-Pacific #ClimateChange #TropicalCyclones #Cat5
Views: 1622 Robert Fanney
NOAA Issues Report on 2014-2017 Global Coral Bleaching Event
Rising temperatures and rising ocean acidification pose a dual threat to the world's corals. In the above video blog, we discuss the present and future threats to corals coming from fossil fuel burning and related rising temperatures. links: https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/unprecedented-3-years-global-coral-bleaching-2014%E2%80%932017 https://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/index.php https://robertscribbler.com/2012/03/15/world-resources-institute-shows-widespread-coral-bleaching-by-2030/
Views: 712 Robert Fanney
Europe Shows Food Security Risk as Farms Take Hard Hit From Heat and Drought
Global warming is driving heat waves and droughts that are stressing major growing regions. During the summer of 2018, European farms have been particularly hard hit.
Views: 1369 Robert Fanney