New Science Insights Into Climate Change

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NASA
The yellow line shows the average minimum of the Arctic ice cap for the past decade. As global warming eats away at our planetary thermal shield, the exposed darker seawater absorbs more heat, changing air circulation and stalling frigid Arctic weather systems over surrounding lands, resulting in more frigid winters more often in Europe and Asia.

Cold Winters in Europe, Asia Linked to Sea Ice Decline reports Andrea Thompson at Climate Central.

As ice melts away under continued global warming, the expanding areas of darker seawater absorb more heat, changing the atmospheric pressure above them.

This leads to stalled weather systems, which can lock in frigid air weather longer over lands, chilling them even further. Time to invest in down booties – and clean energy!

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OO Frost Free Seasons Are Lengthening

OO Climate Change And Rising Violence Are Linked say 55 scientific studies.

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UCAR at Flickr

OO Tornado Days Decrease,
But Number Per Day Rises

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

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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