From Climate Progress, Nov 11 2010 Last month, NASA reported it was the hottest January-September on record. That followed a terrific analysis, “July 2010 — What Global Warming Looks Like,” which noted that 2010 is “likely” to be warmest year on record. This month continues the trend of 2010 outpacing previous years, according to NASA: It now … Continue reading NASA reports 2010 hottest year on record so far.
We hosted Naomi Oreskes recently and admire the work of John Cook of Sceptical Science. This link takes you to a cracking episode of The Climate Show at Hot Topic this week, featuring a must-listen interview with Naomi Oreskes discussing the background to her book Merchants of Doubt. The people who attacked her 2004 paper on the scientific … Continue reading Interview with Naomi Oreskes and John Cook (Sceptical Science)
An article released in Nature today has challenged the commonly held view that the world has cheap and plentiful coal supplies that will fuel the world for decades to come. Richard Heinberg and David Fridley argue that coal prices are likely to rapidly increase in the near future, due to a combination of rapid growth … Continue reading The end of cheap coal?
By Jon Brodie. The pesticide industry group Croplife have recently published their latest assessment of the threat to the Great Barrier Reef from pesticide use. The report can be found at: http://www.croplifeaustralia.org.au/files/Great Barrier Reef. pdf The report is notable for its extreme ‘cherry picking’ of data with which to make the assessment. It uses one data … Continue reading Pesticide impacts on the Great Barrier Reef – Croplife misinformation?
The latest Living Planet Report was released today by WWF and the Global Footprint Network, which finds we are now using resources and producing carbon dioxide at a rate 50 percent faster than the Earth can sustain. It comes in perfect timing with the upcoming COP10 meeting on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in … Continue reading Wanted: another planet Earth by 2030
The Climate Variability and Change Group at the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR) has released a series of important tools for tracking and projecting thermal stress and coral bleaching months ahead of their appearance on coral reefs. After receiving an e-mail from Dr Claire Spillman, I immediately downloaded into my Google Earth … Continue reading POAMA seasonal forecasts in Google Earth: Following thermal stress real-time!
Our rapidly changing climate is shrinking ecological ranges of many species to the point where extinction is a real likelihood within the next couple of decades. One option is to move these species to new habitats where the future might be rosier. A number of us discussed this during a workshop in 2008 and produced … Continue reading Assisted colonization: Home on the range, or not?