Observing the Changing Global Web of Life, September 2017


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 02 September 2017

 CHANGING WEATHER, 

&
CHANING WORLD,
NEWS

 September 2017

Updated Daily 

September 22

 

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.

 

NEXT MONTH'S CLIMATE NEWS: OCTOBER

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September 22

 

Intentional Misrepresentation

Climate Skeptics lie in face of reality

Possible good news about climate change leads to confused coverage,

Ars Technica, September 22, 2017. 

 

 

What Happens when You Grow Too Big for your Britches?

The Arctic Vortex Weakens!

Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening,
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), September 22, 2017.

 

 

Not Natural Wonders

The Driest Summer in Seattle's History,
Cliff Mass, September 20, 2017.

 

 

Not Natural Wonders

Why it’s time to stop calling these hurricane disasters ‘natural,’
Wa Po, September 19, 2017.

 

Our bad behavior in the guise of the Corporate Growth Machine of Death has "triggered" Nature itself, which is moving rapidly to eradicate the problem.

 

 

 

September 19

 

Subtle and Extreme Changes

Changing Seasons affect all aspects of our weather

Changes in non-extreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences,
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, September 19, 2017.

 

 

 

September 18

Propaganda Rebuffed

 British tabloid told to admit its climate coverage was inaccurate,
Ars Technica, September 18, 2017.

 

 

 

September 15

"Existential Threat" by 2050

Scripps says climate change may represent "existential" threat to humanity,
San Diego Union-Tribune, September 14, 2017.

 

  

Another Warm Arctic Winter?

Arctic sea ice once again shows considerable melting,
ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE, HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH, September 15, 2017.

 

 

  

September 14

 

Fish Challenged Everywhere

 Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world,
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, September 13, 2017.

Fish-Oceans-Water

 

 

"Beyond Catastrophic"

 New climate risk classification created to account for potential 'existential' threats,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO, September 14, 2017.

 

 

 

September 13

 

No Bristlecone Regeneration
Treeline Moving Upslope

Earth's oldest trees in climate-induced race up the tree line,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - DAVIS, September 13, 2017.

Tree News

 

 

 

September 12

 

Wow
THE WEBS WE UNWEAVE
Incredible chain of influences

Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature,
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, September 12, 2017.

These are the "threads" of our interrelatd global climate system we are currently unraveling.

 

 

 

September 11

 

Another Super Hot Year?
Yawn... Expected

2017 hottest summer in California history; Cut-off low may bring widespread thunderstorms,
Weather West, September 9, 2017.

Ma Nature's Wild Ride is just getting started...

 

 

END OF COLD

Cold region 'tipping point' now inevitable,
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, September 11, 2017.

Nothing will stop it. We are lobotomizing the complexity of the Web of Life. Rapidly.

 

 

 

September 7

The New Normal

Heat wave, fires, hurricanes bear the ‘fingerprints of climate change,’ scientists say,
Sac Bee, September 6, 2017.

 

 

 

September 5

IT'S ALREADY CHANGED

Catastrophic storms, once rare, are almost routine,
Lake Tahoe News, September 5, 2017.

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