Eco Crash News, 2018: Observing Our Rapidly Shifting Seasons and Ecosystems


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 01 January 2018

 

 

 CHANGING WEATHER, 

&
CHANING WORLD,
NEWS

2018

Updated Daily 

December 16,  2018

 

The transitions between seasons, their basic character, their timing, temp, and humidity transitions have all changed. The directions from which the seasonal winds blow have changed. These changes are reverberating through and disrupting webs of life that wrap around the whole planet.

Blooming, feeding, mating, and migration patterns of all living things are changing around the world.

Here we track the obvious and the subtle human affects on Nature. The club and the knife, if you will.

 

LAST MONTHS' CLIMATE NEWS: October through December 2017

 

 

 Updated

 

December 16

HEALTH & FITNESS, and CLIMATE

Are the Lunatics Running the Asylum?

Organic food worse for the climate?

 

 

 

December 13

 

ECO-CRASHING ANTARCTIC ICE NEWS

Increasing Antarctic Snowing Replacing a Third of Increasing Ice Loss

Snow over Antarctica buffered sea level rise during last century

 

 

 

December 12

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: END of COLD ARCTIC

Global Ramifications

Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures,

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: WEATHER, WATER, and MASSIVE GROWTH

THE PAST

Past: 41% Sierra & Rocky Mountains Snow Pack Loss since ‘82

Future: 79% of That Gone by 2100 (see research below)

Last 35 Years: As Snow Disappears, the Sierras and Rockies Are Shrinking

 

 

 

December 11

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: WEATHER, WATER, and MASSIVE GROWTH

THE FUTURE

79% Drop in Sierra Snowpack by 2100

California’s Current Irresponsible Population at Risk?
Why’s Our Corporate Leadership Growing our Population into Disaster?

GREED

Sierra Snowpack Could Drop Significantly by End of Century

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: END of COLD, PERMAFROST

All Alaska-North Canadian Infrastructure at “Immediate” Risk

Study: Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century

 

 

 

December 5

 

FISH NEWS: End of Spring-Run Chinook Draws Near

No Genetic Reserve in Fall-Run Salmon Populations

Human Actions Impact Wild Salmon's Ability to Live, let Alone, Evolve

 

 

ECO-CRASHING OCEAN NEWS

Waterworld on the Way

Greenland Ice Sheet Melt 'Off the Charts' Compared with past Four Centuries

 

 

 

November 29 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Fourth National Climate Assessment,
U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, November 2018.

 

 

ECOCRASH NEWS

More Coordinated Global-Scale Heatwaves in Our Future

Global Regions Increasingly Suffering, and to Suffer Simultaneous Hot, Dry Conditions

 

 

ECOCRASHING NEWS

Climate Research, 2018: Extreme Heat Expanding with the End of Cold

Extreme Heat Increasing in Both Summer and Winter

 

 

ANTHROPOCENE

Interdependence of Ecosystems Could be Our Ultimate House of Cards

Global Warming Increases the Risk of an Extinction Domino Effect

 

 

 

November 28

 

FISH, WATER, OCEANS, ICE, & PEOPLE

Melting Southern Continent Delivers Global Climate & Ocean Surprises

Antarctic Melting Slows Atmospheric Warming and Speeds Sea Level Rise

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Massive Climate Study Finds Massive Climate Problems

Greenhouse Gasses Triggering More Changes Than We Can Handle

 

 

 

November 13

 

CLIMATE CHANGES DRAMATICALLY UNDERESTIMATED

Statistical Reanalysis Reveals-Explains Anomalous Weather Trends

Overlooked Precipitation Trends Reveal underestimated Global Risks

 

 

 

November 1

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

77% of Wilderness GONE

A wilderness 'horror story

 

 

 

October 29

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Digital Food For Thought

DIRECT to RESEARCH:
Bitcoin can push global warming above 2 degrees C in a couple decades,
University of Hawaii at Manoa, October 29, 2018.

 

 

 

October 25

CLIMATE CHANGING NEWS

Expect Extreme Weather

OU meteorologist expects severe drought and heavy rain events to worsen globally

 

 

 

October 24

 

CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS

Devils Hole in Amagosa Desert Points to Dry Future

Climate change: US desert areas to become even drier

 

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, & CLIMATE

End of Sleeping Sickness?

Zambezi Too Hot for Tsetse Flies

 

 

 

October 19

 

SUM of all FEARS POLL

Government Corruption & Environmental Destruction

The Corporate Growth Machine of Death Recognized and Feared by Citizens

 

 

 

October 18

 

CLIMATE CHANGING RAPIDLY NEWS

More Permafrost Problems

Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff

 

 

 

October16

 

ANTHROPOCENE

Mammalian Collapse Continues

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

BEER-O-POCOLYPSE?

Barley Biting the Global Warming Dust 

 

 

 

 October 9

 

CLIMATE CHANGING OUR AMAZING PLANET

The 2018 UN, “DUH,” Report

'Incredibly grim' UN Global Warming Report Calls for Global Action

 

 

CLIMATE CRASHING NEWS

EXTREME WEATHER, The Fun is Just Getting Started

Rutgers Predicts More Extreme Wet & Dry Weather as Warming Progresses

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

One Politician Finally Admits 7 Degrees by 2100

Trump Calls 7-degree Rise by 2100

 

 

 

October 2

 

HEATED CACTUS THREATENS HUMMERS

Desert Migrations Threatened by Shifted Blooming Time

Ocotillos Early Blooming leaving Hummingbirds without Food

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGING PLANTS

Taller Plants, Now Our Hot Climate’s Thickening their Leaves?

High CO2 Thickens Plant Leaves, Triggering Runaway Greenhouse Effect?

 

 

 

October 1

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Arctic Plants are Getting Rapidly Taller

Taller species are taking over in a warming Arctic

 

 

 

September 25th

 

 ECO-CRASHING CONSEQUENCES

Megacity Thieves, Grouse, and Ranchers Fight over Diminishing Waters

Los Angeles reduces Eastern Sierra water deliveries because of climate change

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

UPDATED

Cooking the National Parks

National parks hotter and drier. Grim outlook for 2100

UPDATED
Sept. 25
Effects of Climate Change in National Parks Could Be Lessened

 

 

 

September 20th

 

OCEANS, ICE, & WATER, SOUTH

The Old, Cold One is Going Away. Eventually...

Moderate warming could melt East Antarctic

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, & WATER, NORTH

The End of Cold, 2018: Ice Caps Racing Away

Unprecedented ice loss in Vavilov Ice Cap

 

 

 

September 18th

 

CLIMATE CRASHING NEWS

Tropical Planet

Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models

 

 

ANTHROPOCENE

Extinct Before Discovery

New Plant Discovered in Museum Probably Extinct

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

All Aspects of Nature are Degrading Rapidly

To Save Ourselves It's Time to Rethink Our Economic System

 

 

 

September 11th

 

CORPORATE GREENERY

Greening the Corporate Growth Machine of Death

California Aims to Drop Fossil Fuels for Electricity by 2045

 

 

 

September 6

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Amazing Ancient Human-Climate Interactions

Ancient farmers Deflected us from Ice Ages, Industry Now Frying Planet?

 

 

 

August 31

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

California Ecology Crashing as Population Continues to Explode...

California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment

 

 

ECO-CRASHING GEOLOGICAL NEWS

Drought Never Ended?

Groundwater loss sinks California land at alarming rate

 

 

 

August 21

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Smoke and Fire: Two Reports

1> 1.9 million acres burned or burning, Smoke Covers Western US

2> HOT, HOT, HOT: Fire Season Just Beginning in California

 

 

 

August 16

CLIMATE-CRASHING NEWS

Permafrost Melt Lakes Surges Arctic Methane Release

Yet Another Hidden Trigger-Point Revealed

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

North China Plain Rapidly Becoming Uninhabitable

Along with South Asia & Persian Gulf: Deadly Heat Rising Rapidly around the World

 

 

 

August 15

 

GEO-CLIMATE CRASH NEWS

Sea Level Rise Assures Bigger Tsunamis

Climate-Driven Sea Level Rise could Multiply Force of Tsunamis

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Two New Analysis Predicts Hot Times Ahead in Short and Long Terms

Short Term: A New Form of Climate Analysis, Long Term: Crashing Through Tipping Points

 

 

 

August 9

 

ECO-CRASH-HEALTH NEWS

Heat Dangers Rising, Many Will Suffer

Research Predicts Warming Climate Will Drive Thousands to ER

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

The New Normal Emerging in California

July 2018 warmest month in California history

 

 

 

August 4

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

The Great Northern Hemisphere Heat Wave of 2018

Two Articles: Sweden Shrinking and Europe Frying

 

 

 

August 2

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS
The Great Northern Hemisphere Heatwave of 2018

The New Normal is HERE, Until it Gets Hotter...

Record 2018 Death Valley & The Northern Hemispheric Heat Wave of 2018

 

 

 

August 1

 

WARM SOILS, MICROBES, and HEATWAVES

Two Pieces of Soil-Climate Research

1> Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter

2> As temperatures rise, Earth's soil is 'breathing' more heavily

 

 

 

July 31

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Climate-Driven Antrhopocene

Record Heat, Fires Worsened By Climate Change

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Weather Changed in the US Northeast

What is causing more extreme precipitation in the northeast?

 

 

The Climate-Driven Anthropocene

Killing Ourselves and Everything Else

Heatwave deaths will rise steadily by 2080 as globe warms up

 

 

 

July 24

 

NORTH HEMISPHERE HEATWAVE

Everything Frying: Three Articles

US, Europe, & S Cal All Frying, Heatwaves, Records, & More Coming

 

 

 

July 19

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

The Seasons Have Already Changed

A 'fingerprint' for Anthropogenic Climate Change in the Seasons

 

 

 

 July 7

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Freak Weather Extremes

Record Rains Devastate Japan

 

 

 

July 6

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Scorcing the Planet

Four Articles: LA & the Whole World Frying

 

 

 

 July 5

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Climate Models Radically Underestimating Scale of Change

Global warming may be twice what climate models predict

 

 

 

June 18

 

ECO-BROADLY CRASHING NEWS

Scope & Depth of Warming Explored

Looks at Temp Models in the Past & Future

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING NEWS

Hansen is Correct

The Climate has already Radically Changed, and is Still Rapidly Changing

  

 

ECO-CRASH RESEARCH: BIRDS

Multiplex of Environmental Factors Failing

Juvenile Albatross at Risk in Warming Arctic

 

 

 

June 5

 

Seasonal Changes & Fire Triggers

The New Normal Quantified

2017: 71-K Fires, 66 Lives Lost, 18 Billion Dollars, Much More to Come

 

 

 

May 30

 

THE MOTHER OF ALL ECO-CRASH NEWS: GROWTH

Growth Drives Growing Heat Killing Clouds & Further Compounding Heating

Clouds Disappear, Heatwave & Fire Risks Grow with our Wildly Irresponsible Growth

 

 

 

May 28

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS: WATER

Identifying The Physical Problem

“...how easily we could crash Lake Mead!”

 

 

 

May 24

 

PLANETARY ECOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK

Equatorial Activity and Milankovitch Running the Ice Ages?

A Complex Tapestry of Life and Energy Interacting?

 

 

 

May 23

 

HEALTH-FITNESS-CLIMATE

Global Warming Squeezing Rice

Health of Billions balanced on Global Warming

 

 

ECO CRASH NEWS

Already Hot Lands Getting Much Hotter

FLORIDES TO FRY

 

 

Four Degrees Rise by 2084

Corporate Growth Machine of Death Blows Paris out of the Water

 

 

 

May 18

 

CHANGING CLIMATE

Changing Odds of Crop Success

Tough winter weather devastates local cherry, blueberry crops

 

 

 

May 16

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

A Bland Restatement of Important Facts

Climate Change Is Making Droughts Worse In The Western US

 

 

 

May 14

 

SELF-PERCEPTION and POLITICAL POLICY

THE ROOT OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM
&
The Big Distraction

Corruption Sloshes Back and Forth while Greed Overwhelms Nature

 

 

 

May 13

 

ECO CRASH NEWS

Autopsy of a Modern Monster Storm

Harvey Hits Houston

 

 

 

May 9

 

ECOLOGICAL CRASH NEWS

2018 California Environmental Proctection Agency Report

The Destruction of California

 

 

 

May 8

 

NATURALLY CHANGING CLIMATE CYCLES

Longest Orbital Cycles Proven and Measured

Super-Milankowitch Cycles a Half-Billion Years Long

 

 

 

MAY 2

 

CRASHING CLIMATE CONSEQUENCES

World's Lakes Changing

Global Lake Evaporation Changing, Accelerating

 

 

THE SOUTH POLE-ANTARCTIC

Midwinter Antarctic Lakes Surprise Everyone

Freak Warm Winds Melt Snow During Antarctic Winter

 

 

 

April 30

 

The REAL Costs of "GLOBALISM"

The Corporate Engine of Planatary Death

Globacide

Science Measures the Costs of Killing the American Middle Class & Our Whole Planet at the Same Time

 

 

LOCAL EFFECTS

Climate Change "Globalized" EcoSystem Burn-Out Growing

Sophistication of Life Collapsing Everywhere: The Klamath

 

 

 

April 23

 

CLIMATE CRASH NEWS

Cal to Ride the Tiger

Weather Extremes to Lash California

 

 

Timing of Life Changing with Changing Seasons

Birds Paying the Price

 

 

Massive Droughts are Here, More & Bigger on the Way

European Update

 

 

 

April 13

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS
Timing and Character of Seasons have Changed

Are Still Chaning as Nature-Ecosystems-Watersheds Crash

 

 

 

April 10

 

Hotbed of Diversity-Fertility Badly Damaged, Disappearing

Indonesian Archipelago Seagrasses in Rapid Decline

 

 

CHANGED WEATHER CHANGES EVERYTHING

Timing Changes of Seasons Ripping the Timing of Life Apart

Deep Relationships Composing the "Engines of Life" are Disassembling Themselves

 

 

 

March 30

 

Sahara Desert Growing

Sahel Shrinking

 

 

 

March 29

West Greenland Melting

Fastest Seen in Historical Record

 

 

 

March 27

 

Status of Global Migrations

Everything Unwinding

 

 

Land Degradation Critical

3.2 Billion in Degraded Conditions

 

 

 

March 21

 

JUST the CLIMATE FACTS?

Our Modern Scopes Monkey Trial?

Climate Science vs Corporate Greens in Court?

 

 

RATES OF CLIMATE CHANGE

When will Climate-Changed Weather Dominate?

Depends on Where you Are

 

 

 

 

March 20

 

ECO CRASH PICKING UP SPEED

Killing the Whole Planet

The Amazon is Crashing

 

 

How Big is the Carbon Gun We're Triggering?

Very Large Indeed

 

 

CONSEQUENCES

Rise of Heat Waves

 

 

 

March 14

 

Endless Summer Coming

Global Warming is Frying the Whole Middle East

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS
Karma Coming Quickly

Threat to the Foundation of Life

Global Warming Killing Phytoplankton

 

 

 

 March 13

 

RADICAL CLIMATE CHANGE

Polar Vortex Effect

Further Quantified: Causes & Effects

 

 

 

March 8

 

PLANATARY CLIMATE CHANGE CHAOS

The End of Cold

Eco Crash News: Furthest Northern Arctic Permafrost to Melt

 

 

What's Going On?

Whole Southwest of US Undergoing Aridification

 

 

 

 March 5

 

RADICAL SEASONAL CHANGE ALREADY HAPPENED

The "New Normal" Warmer, Drier, & Wetter High Sierra

Too Much or Not Enough, and it's Still Changing Rapidly

 

 

THE PROGRESS OF DESTRUCTION

Three Western Wildfire Studies

Wildfires to Worsen in the West

This BBQ is Just Getting Started!

2017 California Wildfires Have Global Impact

 

 

 

March 2

 

CHANGING ARCTIC SEASONS

Harbigner of Deadly Changes at Four Days per Ten Degrees

 

 

 

 Feburary 27

 

THE ANCIENT BANTU KILLED CENTRAL AFRICA?

That's NOTHING: We Americans are Killing the whole Modern World

RADICAL ARCTIC WARMING

 

 

 

Feburary 21

 

KARMA COMES RAPIDLY

Global Weather Changes

Cape Town gets a Break

 

 

 

Feburary 20, 2018

STRIPPING & COOKING THE PLANET

Lobotomizing the Web of Life

Killing the Keys to Complexity

 

 

 

Feburary 19, 2018

RADICAL CLIMATE CHANGES EVERYWHERE

Climate Change Hits the Ground Running

Grazing Land Increasingly Unreliable

 

 

 

Feburary 17, 2018

CRASHING CLIMATE NEWS

Polar Vortex Freaking Out

Polar Vortex Splits Under Warming Stratosphere

 

 

CREATING A CRISIS

Mega City Morons

Mexico City & MEGACITIES: How to Screw Everything

 

 

WATER CRISIS

California Drought-Water Crisis

Descriptions with No Analysis: Let's Fix That

 

 

CLIMATE CRASH NEWS

An Analysis of Degrading Climate and Awesome Atmospheric Beauty

Climate Impact and Fine Imagery of Glaciers, Storms, Fires, and Clouds

 

 

WARMING BLOWBACK

Massive Tibet Ice Avalances of 2016 Examined

Four Causes Discovered: Climate a Factor in Three

 

 

 

Feburary 14, 2018

Changing Global Weather

Warming Arctic Chilling Dixie?

Warming Arctic Allowing Frigid Air Masses South

 

 

 

Feburary 12, 2018

MEGACITY FILTH

Plumes of Atmospheric Filth

Human Heat & Smog Concentrations Punching Holes in Nature's Face

 

 

EVERYTHING'S CHANGING RAPIDLY

Higher-Faster

Sea level rise accelerating

 

 

 

Feburary 8, 2018

Heat and Critters Marching Relentlessly North

Opossums Pushing North to the Limits of Frostbite

 

 

 

Feburary 6, 2018

Ozone Progress and Problems

More Problems than Progress

 

 

RADICAL CLIMATE/SEASONAL CHANGES
Planet Earth is Rapidly Changing

Nature Losing its Integrated Timing

Life no longer supporting itself

 

 

New Global Warming Problem

A Tidal Wave of Permafrost Mercury

 

 

 

January 31

THE CRASHING CLIMATE

We Should be Much Cooler Right Now

Humans more than a "blip" on Planet Geophysical History

 

 

 

January 24

EVOLVING WEATHER

More Hot Days than Expected

Outpacing Average Temp Rise

 

 

Recent Huge El Nino

Shifted Global Temps into New Gear

 

 

 

January 23

Global Temp Targets Missed?

We're Going Way Over the Top

 

 

Turtle Trouble Widespread

Flordia too, Warm Sand & Water Dooms Turtles?

 

 

 

January 19

CONSEQUENCES

The End of ICE

Muskoxen and Calves, Arctic Mammals, All Suffering

 

 

 

January 16

Happy Delta Smelt? (Nope)

Survival Trumps Feelings

 

 

 

January 13

WATER, FISH, & THE SEA

Killing the Salmon

Two Pieces of Research

Pesticide Runoff Killing Salmon & Orca

Overwhelmed Terrain Poisoning Overwhelmed Rivers & Sea  

 

The Anthropocene: Genetic Salmon Genocide

"Gene-O-cide"

Lobotomizing the Web of Life

 

 

Shifting World of Turtles

Warming Climate Changed Aussie Turtles Female

 

 

 

January 9

Rockies Broken

A Desert Full of "Consumers" Depend on Colorado River Water

 

 

2017 Floods, Fires, Storms

Most Expensive Disaster Year Ever

 

 

The Biggest Tipping Point

Warming can "short-circut" Food Chains?

 

 

Humans: Salting the Earth

And the Sky, the Water, the Fields

 

 

 

January 4

United Kingdom’s Version of Arctic Vortex

Climate Shifting Radically Everywhere

 


Warming Times

Coral on the Way Out

 

 

 

January 3.  2018

Central-Northeast-Southeast US SUPERCHILL

Now a Supercharged Northeaster

Storm Formation off Coasts of Flordia, Georgia & Carolinas
&
Moving North to Atlantic New England

 

 

Earth Out of Balance

New “Temp Profile” Reveals Destructive Relationships

 

 

 

 January 1.  2018

Aridification Baked-In

Vast Global Ecosystem Changes Underway

 

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS' CLIMATE NEWS: October through December 2017

 

 

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