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2020 Siberian Heatwave continues

Very high temperatures hit Northern Europe and Eastern Siberia near the Arctic Ocean on June 18, 2020. This is a continuation of the heatwave that hit Siberia in May 2020.The image below, from an earlier post, shows temperature anomalies that were forecast to be at the high end of the …

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Arctic Sea Ice at Record Low for Time of Year

As temperatures keep rising, should the IPCC raise the alarm?Some 1,750 jurisdictions in 30 countries have now declared a climate emergency, according to this post dated July 8, 2020. The United Nations does acknowledge the Climate Emergency, but its description is sourced from the IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C report …

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North Hole 2020?

Will there be open water at the North Pole in August 2020?Above images show, on the left, sea surface temperatures on August 4, 2020, with a forecast on the right for August 9, 2020.On the image at the left, the center of the Arctic Basin (pale-blue) still has a sea …

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Methane Hydrates Tipping Point threatens to get crossed

The July 2020 ocean temperature anomaly on the Northern Hemisphere was 1.11°C or 2°F above the 20th century average, the highest July anomaly on record. The yellow circles onthe image below are July data and red circles are data for other months.The July 2020 ocean temperature anomaly on the Northern …

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The unthinkable consequences of global warming

The unthinkable consequences of global warmingby Andrew Glikson“We’re simply talking about the very life support system of this planet”. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber 2009.“Burning all fossil fuels would create a different planet than the one that humanity knows. The paleoclimate record and ongoing climate change make it clear that the climate …

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Forest fires cause high emissions in Oregon

The image below shows a forecast of very high carbon monoxide levels in Oregon, as high as 86,299 ppb on September 11, 2020, 21:00 UTC. The map below shows the location of these peak levels at the red marker. On September 12, 2020, a horrifying peak level of 126,728 ppb …

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Temperatures threaten to become unbearable

Many people could face unbearable temperatures soon. Temperature anomalies on land in the Northern Hemisphere (red) are spread out much wider and they are more than 0.5°C higher than global land+ocean anomalies (blue).The pale green and grey trends are both long-term trends based on January 1880-August 2020 NOAA data. The …

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Nature Bats Last Show, October 6, 2020

Talk between Sam Carana (SC), Guy McPherson (GM), Kevin Hester (KH) and Pauline Schneider (PS) for Nature Bats Last Show, October 6, 2020. GM: We are delighted to have the inimitable Sam Carana on today’s show. We submitted written questions to Carana and went back-and-forth a couple times to pursue …

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