Rising Risks of Climate Change: CO2 at 400+ppm, Caterpillar Plagues, and More!

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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Carbon dioxide concentrations for the first half of 2014, measured at the Mauno Loa Observatory.

OO New CO2 Milestone: 3 Months Above 400 PPM

OO Hotter And Larger Tropics More Vulnerable To Climate Change 

OO Super Warm Oceans Make May The Hottest On Record

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Credit Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

OO Liberia Caterpillar Plague Causes Mass Evacuation And Crop Destruction. A plague of caterpillars has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in northern Liberia, as well destroying crops, contaminating water and forcing schools to close.

OO Mediterranean Region Struggles With Warming, Acidification And Jellyfish Blooms. Loss of tourism and other problems have followed.

OO Besieged By Rising Tides Of Climate Change, Kiribati Buys Land In Fiji
Nation finalises purchase of land on Vanua Levu, 2,000km away, but it may be just the first of many seeking refuge

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Climate change will make droughts worse in Africa. Wikimedia commons

OO Global Warming Makes Drought Come On Earlier, Faster, And Harder

OO One Quarter Of India Is Turning Into Desert

OO Drought In North Korea Brings Back Fears Of Widespread Famine as army mobilizes to protect crops.

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An Emperor penguin family. Wikipedia.

OO Emperor Penguins At Risk Of Extinction scientists warn, as their habitat melts away.

OO Toronto Is Underwater, Again

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For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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