October and November 2016: Watching the New World Weather Emerge

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 01 November 2016



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.



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 December 2, 2016

Loss of soil carbon due to climate change will be 'huge,'
Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), November 30, 2016. 

Permafrost loss changes Yukon River chemistry with global implications,
US Geological Survey, November 30, 2016.


Can Joshua trees survive global warming? Scientists have differing thoughts,
LADN, November 29, 2016.

With climate change, not all wildlife population shifts are predictable,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, November 28, 2016.

Study reveals impacts of climate warming and declining sea ice on Arctic whale migration, Florida Atlantic University, November 17, 2016


Ocean acidification study offers warnings for marine life, habitats,
University of British Columbia, November 21, 2916.

'It was too hot, even to leave home': stories from the world's hottest year;
Guardian, November 14, 2916.

Dumbass Human Tricks:
Weather Disruptors

Hurricane risk to northeast USA coast increasing, research warns.
Durham University, November 23, 2016.

November 17, 2016   

Deepwater Horizon oil shows up in sparrows,
Louisiana State University, November 16, 2016.

Study links groundwater changes to fracking,
The Earth Institute at Columbia University, November 15, 2016.

Record of fires spanning 415 years,
Human actions influence fire regimes in the Sierra Nevada,
PENN STATE, November 14, 2016.

Fires blazing across the southern United States,

It's not just California. The Deep South is also reeling from a drought,
LAT, November 10, 2016.


Future look for the Delta?
Recordnet, November 14, 2016.

The Breakdown is here, and getting larger…

 December 2, 2016

Concerns Raised Over California's Plan To Provide More Water For Fish,
CPR, November 29, 2016.

REIMAGINING THE CADILLAC DESERT, Part 1: Are we in a forever drought?
Maven’s Notebook, October 25, 2016.

Climate model predictions are telling a consistent story,
Aarhus University, , November 23, 2916.

The Story: “Global wheat production will decrease by more than five percent with each 1°C
increase in the global temperature:”

November 17, 2016   

San Francisco Bay Estuary needs more fresh water,
Mercury News, November 14, 2916.

A giant reservoir that supplies a California county’s drinking water is nearly empty,
WP, November 13, 2016.

No running water and no solutions as California’s driest county despairs,
WP, Feb 13, 2016.

Wolves in Sheepwear
Is Sites Reservoir a savior for the Sacramento Valley – or a Delta tunnels project in disguise?
Sacbee, November 13, 2016.


Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year,
 UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA, November 13, 2016.
  What IDIOTS:
"This third year of almost no growth in emissions is unprecedented at a time of strong economic growth. “
What a freeking idiot. We’ve been in a two year global slowdown. Guess what tanked two years ago? Iron Ore, coking coal, and coal. Guess what tanked a year ago? Global oil. Why?
The asset-stripping of man and nature hit its natural limit in 2001, then stopped in the ‘07-08 crash. We’ve been living on “borrowed” economic time since. The reduction has nothing to do with climate treaties. It has to do with system-failure of the corporate system of growth.

Our bullshit growth-based "Machine of Death" corporate leaders are shitting themselves printing money trying to stay as rich as Nazis, while failing miserably at getting their fatally flawed "Growth Machine of Death," going again...

That's not going to happen...

The "take-away" is that the failure of the corporate growth machine of death is good for the environment. It is the normal operation of our economy that killed our environment, and its disruptions that give Nature a "break."


 Study: climate change already dramatically disrupting all elements of nature,
Wildlife Conservation Society, November 10, 2016.

Climate, human influence conspired in Lake Urmia's decline,
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, November 10, 2016.

Study finds major ocean current is widening as climate warms,
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, November 9, 2016.


Drought's over in far Northern California,
Recordnet, November 4, 2016.

Deconstructing the current California drought,
Mavens Notebook, November 3, 2016.

On the Colorado River, Climate Change is Water Change,
Water Deeply, November 7, 2016.


November 7, 2016  

“Angry Summers” already coming to a drought/fire near you! 

Record hot year may be the new normal by 2025,
University of New South Wales, November 6, 2016.

Arctic Sea Ice Is Losing Its Bulwark,
NASA, November 4, 2016.

Predicting when the Arctic will have an ice-free summer,
American Association for the Advancement of Science, November 3, 2016.

Nasty Air 
SoCal had worst smog season in 6 years,
KPCC, November 3, 2016.


Impact of sea smell overestimated by present climate models,
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), November 3, 2016.

September 2016 was Warmest on Record by Narrow Margin,
NASA, October 18, 2016.

Fifth wettest October on record in the Mono Basin,
Monologue, November 2nd, 2016.

Will temperature extremes increase in Northeast Asia?
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, November 3, 2016.

Frog and toad larvae become vegetarian when it is hot,
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, November 3, 2016.

  November 1, 2016 

Humans = Big Rock from Space?

Extraterrestrial impact preceded ancient global warming event,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, October 13, 2016.

Are we our planet's own, "grow it youself"  disaster? 
Tracking the Anthropocene


Blob is Back,
Water Deeply, October 31, 2016.

Northern California is seeing two or three times more rain than normal. So why is Southern California so dry? LAT, October 27, 2016.

Drought's grip on Southern California to tighten with La Niña, forecasters say,
LAT, October 20, 2016.



Tibet Just Had Another Massive Ice Avalanche,
CC, October 26, 2016.


Study: West Coast record low snowpack in 2015 influenced by high temperatures,
 Oregon State University, OSU, October 31, 2016. 

Research into extreme weather effects may  explain recent butterfly decline,
University of East Anglia, October 30,  2016.

Climate change means major ecosystem  shifts for the Mediterranean Basin,
 American Association for the Advancement of Science, October 27, 2016.

Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes,
AP, October 28, 2016.

 Storm brings mudslide danger to Blue Cut fire burn area,
Press-Enterprise, October 27, 2016.

California Rainy Season Begins; Wildfires Increase Risk of Flash Flooding,
CPR, October 24, 2016.

Warmth under climate change has cascading effect, destabilizing forest ant communities, Case Western Reserve University, October 26, 2016.


Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk,
 European Geosciences Union, October 20, 2016.

Has affected Humans Directly:
Socioeconomics play key role in Arctic Search and Rescue
McGill University, October 6, 2016. 

and Walleye

Climate change, species invasions harming popular native fish in Ontario lakes,
 York University, October 5, 2016.

and People

 Rising ocean temperatures impacting human health, new report finds,
  University of Texas at Austin, October 4, 2016.

Potatoes should not bake in the potato field,
 Aarhus University, October 4, 2016.

Antarctica is practically defined by ice. What happens when it melts?
 American Institute of Biological Sciences, October 13, 2016.

Extreme cold winters fueled by jet stream and climate change,
University of Sheffield, October 26, 2016.
This is like saying, "If you kick your car it will have dents in it."
Oh, Really!?

Arctic found to play unexpectedly large role in removing nitrogen,
  University of Texas at Austin, October 26, 2016.

UCI and NASA document accelerated glacier melting in West Antarctica,
  University of California - Irvine, October 25, 2016.

Temperature, not predatory pressures, drives plankton abundance,
  American Association for the Advancement of Science, October 20, 2016.
This disrupts EVERYTHING.

How will salmon survive in a flooded future?
 Wild Salmon Center, October 17, 2016. 

Clever fish keep cool
University of Texas at Austin, October 4, 2016.

Temporary extinction reprieve for some frogs,
  University of Adelaide, October 11, 2016.

Climate change has doubled western US forest fires, says study,
 The Earth Institute at Columbia University, October 10, 2016.

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All polar bears across the Arctic face shorter sea ice season,
 University of Washington, October 3, 2016.

Unprecedented atmospheric behavior disrupts one of the earth's most regular 
climate cycles
, University of Exeter, October 3, 2016.


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