April and May 2016: Watching the New World Weather Emerge


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 14 April 2016

The transitions between seasons, their timing, temp, and humidity transitions have all changed. These changes are reverberating through the webs of life around the planet.

NEXT MONTHS' CLIMATE NEWS

LAST MONTHS' CLIMATE NEWS


 

Last Updated 
May 25, 2016 

Global Climate Change:
Killing the Critters

While the Arctic warms, migrating birds pay the price in the tropics,
American Association for the Advancement of Science, May 12, 2016.


How Arctic spring kills birds in Africa,
 Lomonosov Moscow State University, May 12, 2016.


Lake Tahoe-Truckee bear activity driven by severe drought,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, March 25, 2016.


Nation's beekeepers lost 44 percent of bees in 2015-16,
 University of Maryland, May 10, 2016.



'Canaries' of the ocean highlight threat to world's ecosystems,
Newcastle University, May 20, 2016.


Changing the Seasons


Lake Mead shrinks to record low amid ongoing Western drought,
 AP, May 19, 2016.


Severe wildfire season is the new normal, officials say,
 USAToday, May 17, 2016.

Drought, dead trees add up to big fire danger for California,
SFChron, May 17, 2016.


UM study: Wildfires to increase in Alaska with future climate change,
The University of Montana, May 10, 2016.


It's not just Alberta: Warming-fueled fires are increasing,
AP, May 10, 2016.




Frequency of extreme heat waves on the increase in Africa: Could occur annually by 2040,
IOP Publishing, May 11, 2016.


Also: Middle East.




The Mega Drought Cometh:
Corporate Idiots Grow us into Doom:

California Braces for Unending Drought,
 NYT, May 9, 2016.


Drought woes continue at New Melones,
Recordnet, April 6, 2016.


The Planet is Broken: Severe Flooding, Drought, and Fire

 GPM measures deadly flooding rainfall in Haiti and the Dominican Republic,
 NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, May 11, 2016.,


Track expansion of Mega Drought over the past ten years



OMG !

This is a bit worse than killer bees, but not as invasive…thank god!
Maybe the Pythons and Crocs will kill each other off…


Man-eating monster crocodile may be Florida's newest invasive species,
 University of Florida, May 20, 2016.



Black Swan in Ice

Scientists predict extensive ice loss from huge Antarctic glacier,
 Imperial College London, May 18, 2016.

Evidence of repeated rapid retreat of the East Antarctic ice sheet,
 University of Texas at Austin, May 18, 2016.


Echoes of Authur C Clark

Europa's ocean may have an Earthlike chemical balance,
American Geophysical Union, May 18, 2016.


Read:
 2001: A Space Odyssey. Wiki



May 23, 2016 

Deadly air pollution worsens in developing countries, WHO finds,
Mashable, May 12, 2016.
 

Bottled air started as a joke. Now China can't get enough.
Mashable, May 12, 2016.
 

 

May 4, 2016

The Brethren

 Tree deaths rise steeply in Sierra; drought and insects to blame,
Sac Bee, May 3, 2016.


California, Tahoe-area tree deaths climb to record levels thanks to bugs, drought,
April 30, 2016.


Californian sudden oak death epidemic 'unstoppable,' new epidemics must be managed earlier,
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE,May 2, 2016.


62,000 Dead Trees Cleared Before Fire Season,
CPR, May 2, 2016.


Underground fungi detected from space,
SMITHSONIAN TROPICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, May 2, 2016.

 

Tracking the Anthropocene
 Damaging Life on this Planet

Survival of the oldest,
BIOMED CENTRAL, May 3, 2016.


Better data needed to stop sixth mass extinction,
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, April 25, 2016.

 

First global analysis indicates leopards have lost nearly 75 percent of their historic range, PEERJ, May 4, 2016.


Climate-exodus expected in the Middle East and North Africa,
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT, May 2, 2016.


Evidence points to widespread loss of ocean oxygen by 2030s,
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, April 29, 2016.



Climate change and extreme weather linked to high pressure over Greenland,
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, , April 26, 2016.


Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland,
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, April 25, 2016.




Changing climate conditions in Michigan pose an emerging public health threat,
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, April 25, 2016.




Climate change threatens Iran's great salt lake,
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, April 29, 2016.

The World's Salt Lakes are threatened by warming

 

The Brethren
Updated April 19, 2016. 

Which trees face death in drought?
University of Utah, April 18, 2016.


Forest discovery: Trees trade carbon among each other,
University of Basel, 4-14-16.

 

Bad Weather


Earth's Temperature Just Shattered the Thermometer:
Only three months in, and 2016 will almost certainly be the hottest year on record.
Bloomberg, April 19, 2016.


ACP urges immediate global action to avert devastating effects of climate change
American College of Physicians, 4-18-16


EARTH: Crippling heat stress projected by midcentury in densely populated regions,
American Geosciences Institute, 4-16-16.


Record Balkan floods linked to jamming of giant airstreams,
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, 4-15-16.


Wildfires, Once Confined to a Season, Burn Earlier and Longer,
 NYT, 4-12-16.


Satellite images reveal dramatic tropical glacier retreat,
 University of Plymouth, 4-13-2016.


Twentieth century warming allowed moose to colonize the Alaskan tundra,
PLOS, 4-13-2016.
 

Changing monsoon patterns, more rain contribute to lower tea yield in Chinese provinces,
Tufts University, 4-9-16.


Climate models underestimate global warming by exaggerating cloud brightening,
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 4-7-16.
 

Cold mountain streams offer climate refuge: Future holds hope for biodiversity,
US Geological Survey, 4-5-16.
 

 

NASA examines El Nino's impact on ocean's food source,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, 4-4-16.

 

Tracking 'marine heatwaves' since 1950 -- and how the 'blob' stacks up,
University of Washington, March 31, 2016.



California drought patterns becoming more common,
National Science Foundation, 4-1-16.


Rise of the ridiculously resilient ridge: California drought patterns becoming more common,
Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, 4-1-16.



Ancient Southwest marked by repeated periods of boom and bust,
Washington State University, 4-1-16.


New tumbleweed species rapidly expanding range,
University of California – Riverside, March 31, 2016.



Strong effects of climate change on common bird populations in both Europe and the USA, Durham University, March 31, 2016.

 

Sea-level rise could nearly double over earlier estimates in next 100 years,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, March 30, 2016.

 

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