News of Fish, Water, Oceans, Ice, & People, Winter & Spring of 2019


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 11 January 2019

News of Fish, Water, Oceans, Ice, & People,

Winter & Spring
2019

This is the High Sierra
Fish, Oceans, Ice, Sealife, & Water News



The Fish News has been stretching into Fish & River News, now into covering Water Issues generally. We cover water as it stands, pools, flows, freezes, and precipitates. A step further, we cover how water affects the things that most directly depend on it, the things that grow, swim, drink, ship, & store water.

 

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2019

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May 17

END of COLD: ANTARCTIC ICE

Rapid Degradation of West Antarctic Ice Underway

24% of West Antarctic ice is now Unstable

 

 

 

May 6

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS-OCEANS

Recent Radical Increases of El Nino Frequency & Intensity

400 Year El Nino Record Shows Dramatic Recent Changes

 

 

 

May 2

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS: THE END of COLD

Globe's Greatest Glaciers Going Away Quick

Half of World Heritage Sites could Lose their Glaciers by 2100

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS: THE END of COLD

Abrupt Permafrost Thaw Underway

Rapid Permafrost Thaw Unrecognized Threat to Landscape

 

 

 

May 1

 

ICE, OCEANS, & RADICAL CHANGE

Much Faster Ross Ice Shelf Melting than Assumed or Expected

Rapid melting of the World's Largest Ice Shelf Linked to Solar Heat in the Ocean

 

 

 

April 30

 

Eco-Crashing News

Another Heat Sensitive Carbon Feedback System

As Oceans Warm, Microbes could Pump More CO2 back into Air

 

 

 

April 26

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Arctic Warming Specifics

Early Melting of Winter Snowfall Advances the Arctic Springtime

 

 

 

April 24

 

NASTY WATER & CLIMATE CHANGE

Nitrogen Runoff & Algal Blooms Increasing Due to Global Warming

Changes in rainfall and temperatures have already impacted water quality

 

 

OCEANS, WATER, & AMAZING LIFE

Protista: Everything That’s Not Something Else...

Study Reveals Vast Diversity of Ocean Microbes

 

 

 

April 22

 

WATER for DRINKING

Colorado Water System Flush in the Shadow of the Rockies

Above Average Rockies Snowpack Relieves Depths of Drought

 

 

 

April 16

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & FISH

Colorado River Deal to Save Lake Mead Agreed

Imperial, the Salton Sea, and the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

 

 

 

April 15

 

OCEANS, WATER, ICE, & SNOW

Massive Unexpected Emissions from Melting Permafrost

The Trouble with Thaw

 

 

 

April 13

 

WEIRD ASS WEATHER

2019: A Disjointed, Mis-located El Nino

NASA sees El Niño conditions prevail in the Central Pacific Ocean

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & FISH

Normal Operations of an Antarctic Glacier Speeding Up

The Wide View of a Shrinking Glacier: Retreat at Pine Island

 

 

 

April 9

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER & FISH

Euro Glaciers Going Away Rapidly

Half of Euro Glaciers Gone by 2050, All by 2100

 

 

 

April 8

 

OCEANS, ICE, FISH, & WATER

A Glacial Scorecard Since 1961

Melting Glaciers Causing Sea Levels to Rise at Ever Greater Rates

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, FISH, & WATER

Changing Speed of Ocean Circulation Crucial to Climate

It Is Running at "Changed" Speeds Now

 

 

 

April 5

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & FISH

Natural Cycles of Antarctic Ice

Brunt Ice Shelf about to Calve,
Halley Ice Station Moved Beyond Crack Convergence

 

 

 

April 3

 

WATER, ICE, OCEANS, GLACIERS & FISH

April 1, 2019 High Sierra Snow Pack Survey

Snow Survey Boosts Runoff Predictions

 

 

 

April 1

 

THE END of COLD

This is No Joke!
Another Rapidly Disappearing Glacier

Länta Glacier: Small and Getting Smaller

 

 

 

March 28 

 

CHANGING WEATHER & CLIMATE: THE ARCTIC

Warming Arctic Deeply Affecting North Hemisphere Weather

More Research Shows Arctic Warming Contributes to Drought

 

 

 

March 27

 

EXTREME WEATHER

2019 US Spring Flooding Reaching New Levels of Extremity

NOAA: Widespread Flooding to Continue through May

This report, when, "translated," for High Sierra backpackers, warns us of the incredibly dangerous fording conditions from this year's heavy snowpack potentially continuing into, and through, June!

This year is remarkably similar to 2017, when many drowned on Memorial Day, and High Sierra backpackers were confronted by dangerous snow travel & fording conditions through June.

Calendar
Last Week in May, 2017

 

 

WATER is for STEALING & FIGHTING

Sad Saga of Oroville Highlights the Greed & Corruption Driving California’s Irresponsible Growth

Straight to Article

Judge says lawsuit’s claims of racism, corruption at Oroville Dam can go forward,
Sac Bee, March 14, 2019.

Background

The Bottom Line:
Greed & Corruption have Captured our Polity

Oroville Dam History: Same Curse of Corruption Then as Now

Fixing a Corrupted System Lessons From Oroville Dam: New Report Calls For Changes

California Water Policy on Trial: Oroville Dam Final Report, Safety a Joke from Constuction to Disaster

 

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Oroville a Cement Symbol of our Political Corruption

 

 

SNOW, ICE, EXTREME WEATHER & CHANGE

Extreme Antarctic Events Common Source of Annual Averages

Antarctic Snowfall Dominated by a Few Extreme Snowstorms

 

 

 

March 20

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & FISH

The Annual Arctic Ice Maximum

2019: Arctic Seasonal MAX & MINS on Steady Warming Trajectory

 

 

 

March 20

 

WATER is for STEALING & FIGHTING

Decline of the Colorado River Water System Slows

For now, a Lake Mead “shortage” is off the table,
JFleck Inkstain, March 16, 2019.

“The booming Rocky Mountain snowpack has eliminated the risk of a formal Lake Mead “shortage” declaration in 2020, and has substantially reduced the risk in 2021...”

Background

January 2019
On the Water-Starved Colorado River, Drought Is the New Normal

June 2018
ARIDIFICATION OF THE SW: Colorado River, Lakes Mead & Powell to Be Below 50%

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Colorado River

 

 

WATER is for STEALING & FIGHTING

Sad Saga of Oroville Dam Highlights the Greed & Corruption Driving California’s Irresponsible Growth

Straight to Article

Judge says lawsuit’s claims of racism, corruption at Oroville Dam can go Forward,
Sac Bee, March 14, 2019.

Background
The Bottom Line

Oroville Dam History: Same Curse of Corruption Then as Now

Fixing a Corrupted System Lessons From Oroville Dam: New Report Calls For Changes

California Water Policy on Trial: Oroville Dam Final Report, Safety a Joke from Constuction to Disaster

 

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Oroville a Cement Sculpture Representing our Political Corruption

 

 

 

 

March 11

 

OCEANS, ICE, FISH & WATER

Inevitable Southern Ocean Acidification Tipping Point Approaches

Fatal horizon, driven by acidification, closes in on marine organisms in Southern Ocean

 

 

 

February 28

 

OCEANS, FISH, & CLIMATE

Fish Already Suffering

Warm Seas Scatter Fish

 

 

 

February 25

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Loss of Clouds Could Cook Planet

High CO2 Levels can Destabilize Marine Layer Clouds

 

 

 

February 13

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER & FISH: NEW THREATS EMERGING

More Antarctic Lakes, Increasing Ice Shelf Instability

Ice Shelves Buckle & Break Up Under Weight of Meltwater Lakes

 

 

ECO CRASH NEWS: NEW THREATS EMERGING

Hydrate-Capped Undersea Carbon Reservoirs

Undersea Gases Could Superheat the Planet

 

 

 

February 12

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & THE PAST

Big Changes Here, More Coming

Greenland Ice Cores link Arctic sea ice loss to Abrupt Climate Events

 

 

 

February

 

CHANGING OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & TEMPS, CHANGES LIFE

Big Changes Coming to Planetary Phytoplankton Distribution

Shifting Temps Shifting Ocean Life Shifting Ocean Color by End of Century

 

 

 

February 8

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & LOTS OF CHANGE

Remote Petermann Glacier Uncorking Greenland Ice Thought Stable

Cracks Herald the Calving of a Large Iceberg from Petermann Glacier

 

 

 

February 7

 

OCEANS, ICE, & OUR WARMING CLIMATE

Estimating Dates for Reaping the Whirlwind

New Models Predict Climate Chaos in wake of Melting Ice

 

 

 

February 6

 

OCEANS, WEATHER, HEAT, & LOTS & LOT OF WATER

Tropical Transport Mechanism Quantification

New Measure of Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms

 

 

 

January 3

 

OCEANS, WATER, & ICE

New Mechanisms and Processes of Glacial Melting Found

Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

 

 

 

January 30

 

CLIMATE CHANGING OCEAN LIFE

Ocean Ecosystems Under Siege: Sea Star Decline Reverberates

Key Sea Star Predator Wiped Out by Disease and Abnormally Warm Waters

 

 

 

January 29

 

OCEANIC CLIMATE-CHANGING EXTREMITY

Extreme Weather Increasing in All its Aspects

NASA sees Warming Seas Radically Increasing Extreme Storms by 2100

 

 

 

January 25

 

ICE, OCEANS, FISH, & WATER

Arctic Melting Exposing Ancient Terrain

A Landscape Unseen in Over 40,000 Years

 

 

WATER is for STEALING & FIGHTING

The Party’s Over…But, Our Leaders are too Greedy to Stop Stealing...

On the Water-Starved Colorado River, Drought Is the New Normal

 

 

GLOBAL OCEANS

2018 Sea Surface Temperatures Hottest Ever

Record-breaking Ocean Temperatures Point to Trends of Global Warming

 

 

ARCTIC OCEANS, ICE, & ATMOSPHERE ALL RAPIDLY WARMING

Rapid Arctic Warming: Unique Arctic Atmosphere & Local Amplification Cited

New study Reveals Llocal Drivers of Amplified Arctic Warming

 

 

 

January 23

 

GLOBAL CLIMATE CROSSING TIPPING POINTS

Greenland Melting Rapidly Expanding & Accelerating

Greenland Melting Four Times Faster Than 2003

 

 

 

January 16

 

WARMING OCEANS, WATER, ICE, & PERMAFROST

First Global Assessment of Status & Rates of Different Zones of Changing Permafrost

PERMAFROST DISASTER GROWING ALMOST EVEYWHERE

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, LIFE, & ATMOSPHERE

Self-Reinforcing Methane Releases Underway in Greenland, and from Under Melting Glaciers Everywhere?

Melting Ice Sheets Release Tons of Methane into the Atmosphere

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, & OUR RAPIDLY CHANGING CLIMATE

Once Thought Invincible, East Antarctic Ice Now seen as Vulnerable

East Antarctica’s Ice is melting at an Unexpectedly Rapid Pace

 

 

 

January 15

 

OCEANS, WARMING, & WAVES

Global Warming a Surfer’s Dream?

Upper-Ocean Warming Making Waves Stronger

 

 

ORBITAL INFLUENCES on OCEANS, ANTARCTIC ICE, & CHANGING CLIMATE

Potential Confluence of Grand Orbital Cycles with Human Ignorance

Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

 

 

 

January 12

 

FISH, OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & CLIMATE

Reconciling Complex Data from a Very Complex System

Oceans Warming even Faster than Previously Thought

 

 

WATER, CLIMATE, ECOLOGICAL & CULTURAL DESTRUCTION

Growing Megacities in Deserts Driving Yet More Climate Change & Aridification/Megadrought

Our current drought is worse than most megadroughts, new study says

 

 

 

January 11

 

OCEANS, WATER, FISH, & HEAT

Where Has All the Heat Gone? Into Changing the Circulation of the Deep Blue Sea...

A century and half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future

 

 

OCEANS, WATER, FISH, & ICE

Deep Ocean Currents Are Liquid Time Capsules

The Long Memory of the Pacific Ocean

 

 

 

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