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Articles on physorg today concerning climate change.........


Arctic's record warming driving 'broad change' in environment: study:

Global warming is heating the Arctic at a record pace, driving broad environmental changes across the planet, including extreme storms in the United States and Europe, a major US scientific report said Tuesday.

Persistent heat records have assaulted the fragile Arctic for each of the past five years—a record-long warming streak, said the 2018 Arctic Report Card, released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-arctic-broad-environment.html#jCp



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

Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. Even meeting the climate change targets of the Paris Agreement will not substantially reduce those projected impacts, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.

"Much more needs to be done to prepare Alaska and Alaskans for the adverse consequences of coming changes in permafrost and climate," said Vladimir Romanovsky, a scientist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute who has been monitoring permafrost across Alaska for 25 years.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-degrading-permafrost-arctic-infrastructure-mid-century.html#jCp


Slow flow for glaciers thinning in Asia:

Providing water for drinking, irrigation and power, glaciers in the world's highest mountains are a lifeline for more than a billion people. As climate change takes a grip and glaciers lose mass, one might think that, lubricated by more meltwater, they flow more quickly. However, satellite images from over the last 30 years show that it isn't as simple as that.

A paper published recently in Nature Geoscience describes how a multitude of satellite images have been used to reveal that there has actually been a slowdown in the rate at which glaciers slide down the high mountains of Asia.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-glaciers-thinning-asia.html#jCp



Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places:

Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica.

New studies and reports issued this week at a major Earth sciences conference paint one of the bleakest pictures yet of dramatic and dangerous warming in the Arctic and Antarctica. Alaskan scientists described to The Associated Press Tuesday never-before-seen melting and odd winter problems, including permafrost in 25 spots that never refroze this past winter and wildlife die-offs.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-scary-poles-weird.html#jCp


I'm surprised sometimes that the climate scientists don't just pack up and leave humanity to fend as best as it can.

Why isn't this stuff in the general media? Perhaps they see it as not sensational enough? 

What chance have we got? In my opinion only in the hands of our young people who will afterall have to do the fending as best as they can.



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I'm surprised sometimes that the climate scientists don't just pack up and leave humanity to fend as best as it can.

they have to live here too

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