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Welcome to my blog, Mother Nature Challenge
and this post, Report of concerned citizen
Report of concerned
I am a
concerned citizen and I am thinking that all is not well, because we don’t take
global warming seriously when we should; so, I am writing this post to
highlight my concerns. Now apart what I can say for myself, I have collected
some information from the web, where the expert tell us a few things about this
issue, and this information will be pasted here-under.
I believe that
we should all be concerned about global warming, because it seems to me that it
is being partly forgotten, even these days that there are these huge
hurricanes, like Hurricane Sandy which has devastated many states in America,
the majority of people don’t really try to talk what can be done to stop global
warming, they don’t seem interested enough to do anything much, and if they do
it is like a passive interest. What else should happen before we all try harder
to understand the situation and do something about it?
For my own
part I can describe what I see is happening in these parts of Australia. A few
years ago we had a drought then we have had two years with a lot or rain and
floods, and now the drought seems to be starting again; the weather here seems
to change suddenly from very wet to dry or very dry.
Now, let me
talk about my life experience about the weather, I have been living in Brisbane
for more than fifty years, and because I have been in a farm when I was young I
always look at what is the weather like every day, so I have a pretty good idea
what is going on and I am worried; I am worried because this issue of global
warming, or perhaps we should call this climatic change are not taken seriously
enough. I can see and feel the changes that are taking place weather-wise and I
hope that there is something that we can do, so I am looking for sign that
steps are being taken from governments. But they don’t seem to care that much,
they only seem to mention it every now and then and everything they do is very
little compared to what needs to be done.
So, I have
decided to write a few hubs or posts to publish on the internet, So that, I can
be counted in, as one that is in favor of doing something about this problem
of global warming.
Here I need
to say, that personally I cannot add much to what has already been written from
the experts, so, I am going to copy some reports that I find worth reading in
the hope that you my readers read them and let your own government know what
you think. Here I have also to say that everyone of us can help a little bit,
starting from the way we live our lives, for instance even recycling is one of
those things that can help, of course there are also many other things to
So let us
see what the experts say:
The results are in and the
reality of global warming is beyond dispute or debate. It’s not just an
environmental issue. It affects our public health and national security. It’s
an urgent matter of survival for everyone on the planet — the most urgent
threat facing humanity today. It’s going to take action from you and all of us
The second step,Keep reading below, and share this with
Global warming isn’t opinion.
It’s a scientific reality. And the science tells us that human activity has
made enormous impacts to our planet that affect our well-being and even our
survival as a species.
The world’s leading science
journals report that glaciers are melting ten times faster than previously
thought, that atmospheric greenhouse gases have reached levels not seen for
millions of years, and that species are vanishing as a result of climate
change. They also report of extreme weather events, long-term droughts, and
rising sea levels.
Fortunately, the science also
tells us how we can begin to make significant repairs to try and reverse those
impacts, but only through immediate action. That’s why we urge you to join us.
The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is virtual but its purpose is real. By
spreading the word and sharing this with others, our collective power will
force governments, corporations, and politicians everywhere to pay attention.
What is Global Warming?
The Earth as an ecosystem is
changing, attributable in great part to the effects of globalization and man.
More carbon dioxide is now in the atmosphere than has been in the past 650,000
years. This carbon stays in the atmosphere, acts like a warm blanket, and holds
in the heat — hence the name ‘global warming.’
The reason we exist on this
planet is because the earth naturally traps just enough heat in the atmosphere
to keep the temperature within a very narrow range – this creates the
conditions that give us breathable air, clean water, and the weather we depend
on to survive. Human beings have begun to tip that balance. We’ve overloaded
the atmosphere with heat-trapping gasses from our cars and factories and power
plants. If we don’t start fixing the problem now, we’re in for devastating
changes to our environment. We will experience extreme temperatures, rises in
sea levels, and storms of unimaginable destructive fury. Recently, alarming
events that are consistent with scientific predictions about the effects of
climate change have become more and more commonplace.
The massive ice sheets in the
Arctic are melting at alarming rates. This is causing the oceans to rise.
That’s how big these ice sheets are! Most of the world’s population lives on or
near the coasts. Rising ocean levels, an estimated six feet over the next 100
years or sooner, will cause massive devastation and economic catastrophe to
population centres worldwide.
The United States, with only
four percent of the world’s population, is responsible for 22% of the world’s
greenhouse gas emissions. A rapid transition to energy efficiency and renewable
energy sources will combat global warming, protect human health, create new
jobs, protect habitat and wildlife, and ensure a secure, affordable energy
Malaria. Dengue Fever.
Encephalitis. These names are not usually heard in emergency rooms and doctors’
offices in the United States. But if we don’t act to curb global warming, they
will be. As temperatures rise, disease-carrying mosquitoes and rodents spread,
infecting people in their wake. Doctors at the Harvard Medical School have
linked recent U.S. outbreaks of dengue fever, malaria, hantavirus and other
diseases directly to climate change.
Super powerful hurricanes,
fueled by warmer ocean temperatures are the “smoking gun” of global warming.
Since 1970, the number of category 4 and 5 events has jumped sharply. Human
activities are adding an alarming amount of pollution to the earth’s atmosphere
causing catastrophic shifts in weather patterns. These shifts are causing severe
heat, floods and worse.
We now know without
a doubt that global warming is threatening us with higher temperatures, more
drought, more wildfire, more flooding, and more erosion of our coastal
communities. People who don’t believe this can yell about it as loudly as they
want, but it doesn’t change the fact that the overwhelming scientific evidence
has proven this over and over again. We must act now with the rest of the world
to curb emissions so that we can leave our children a safer, healthier planet.
during these last few days, we have all heard about Hurricane Sandy and the
destruction it has caused in America and nearby.
This is one of the
reports I found on the web.
Hurricane Sandy: Costs to Come
By Ryan Avent (The Economist) -
November 1, 2012
THE economic approach to global
warming is relatively straightforward. The emission of greenhouse gases
generates a negative spillover—global warming—that harms others. Someone
driving a car emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which contributes to
climate change, but because most of the cost of the car’s contribution to
warming will be felt by people other than the driver, he has an incentive to
drive too much. Aggregate that decision to emit too much across all of the
world’s population, and you get a serious economic problem.
Luckily, there is a solution.
By taxing the emission of greenhouse gases, one can align private and public
costs. The cost of the driver’s emissions will be “internalised”, he’ll drive
less, emissions will fall, and warming will slow. All that remains is to tot up
an estimate of the “social cost of carbon” and convert that into an optimal tax
rate. And in fact, many models reckon the tax need not be too high, as it makes
sense to accommodate quite a lot of warming. The costs of climate change will
mount over time, but so too will global income, the thinking goes. Economic
actors are resilient and will be able to adapt. All in all, we shouldn’t expect
global warming to dent expected GDP growth so much that a stifling tax rate is
There is some wisdom in this analysis.
Remarkably, Americans have adopted what is effectively an even more sanguine
view of the harm from warming, by refusing to tax carbon and investing quite
conservatively in green technology and research. But as the devastation from
Hurricane Sandy makes clear, the economic approach is a bit too anti-septic and
simplistic a way of understanding and responding too an incredibly complex and
potentially catastrophic climate phenomenon. The American approach is
With the superstorm now
dissipating, estimates of its economic impact are beginning to emerge. Kate
Mackenzie comments on some of them here. Goldman Sachs economist Jan Hatzius
notes that damage estimates of $10 billion to $20 billion look small and may
well be revised up (Hurricane Katrina was responsible for roughly $113 billion
in damage). Yet the observed impact of the storm on economic numbers could be
even smaller. October data will probably take a hit, but much of the shortfall
may be made up in November and December such that fourth-quarter GDP will
hardly register the event. Pimco’s Mohamed El-Erian reckons that the storm will
show up in the fourth-quarter data, but mostly because state and federal
governments are less fiscally willing and able to provide support. Still, the
fact that such an epic storm might not even knock the GDP statistics off track
lends credence to those who argue, for instance, that things like a massively
expensive sea wall to protect New York City or an Apollo programme for green
energy would represent useless waste.
But there are two problems with
this mode of thinking. One is that the economic resiliency that allows us to
shift economic activity across time and geography, holding down the cost of
such storms, has its limits. People cluster together in New York City, despite
the high cost of living, because of the extraordinary advantages of being
there, surrounded by other skilled professionals. There are “returns to scale”
that hold New York together—productivity per person rises with population and
density. Given limited disruption, the city will quickly bounce back, but a
larger disaster could disperse enough of the city’s people and businesses to
undermine the scale that acts as New York’s gravity. That could generate very
large economic losses. New York can’t easily be replaced, and even if it were
logistically possible to create another megacity there’s no guarantee that
resources would re-congeal there. They might stick, instead, to lots of smaller
cities: a much less productive distribution.
The more serious issue,
however, is simply that GDP is not capturing everything we care about. GDP is a
flow of income, for one thing. A storm that destroys existing wealth could
actually raise the flow of production in the short term as people rebuild, such
that higher GDP growth might nonetheless mean less wealth overall. Moreover,
GDP is a very imperfect measure of human welfare. Even if GDP and wealth were
relatively unharmed by the storm, we might nonetheless want to prevent a great
deal of human suffering. The damage to America’s northeast pales in comparison
with the destruction wrought in Haiti, but because Haitians are so poor the
economic cost of the damage there is almost imperceptible. The fact that the
average Haitian emits about a hundredth as much carbon dioxide each year as the
typical American suggests that unaccounted-for economic injustice may be at
least as big a concern with global warming as underestimated human costs.
And so it would be entirely
appropriate if the damage done by Sandy shakes Americans out of complacency on
the issue of global warming, despite the relatively tolerable price tag of the
storm. The storm is costlier than the estimated bill reflects. And future
storms will be costlier still.
Many scientists and journalists
are cautious in listing climate change as a causal factor behind a storm like
Sandy. Understandably so: weather emerges as part of a complex system, and it
would be impossible to say whether a storm would or would not have materialised
without global warming. But scientists are becoming ever less shy in drawing a
line between a higher frequency of “extreme” weather events and a warming
climate. Climate shifts the probability distribution of such events, and so
global warming may not have “caused” Sandy, but it makes Sandy-like storms more
probable. As the ever-less-funny joke goes, 500-year weather events seem to pop
up every one or two years these days. Frequency and intensity of storms aside,
future hurricanes that hit the east coast will do so atop rising sea levels.
Contemplate the images of seawater rushing over Manhattan streets and into
subway and highway tunnels. Then consider that sea levels are rising. And then
reflect on the fact that New York is very much like a typical megacity in being
located on the water; tracing a finger around America’s coastlines leads one
past most of the country’s largest and richest cities.
Americans may absorb all of
this and decide that the smart choice continues to be a course of inaction.
They may continue to believe that the storms—and droughts and heat waves and
blizzards and floods—to come will be manageable because they’ll be richer and
well-equipped to adapt. Hopefully, there will at least be a better sense of
what that is likely to mean and the trade-offs it will involve. Adaptation will
be an ongoing, costly slog, with a side order of substantial human suffering.
It will be one American icon after another threatened. Adaptation is not going
to be easy. Hopefully Americans will ask themselves whether it’s so much worse
than the alternatives—high carbon taxes or large public investments or
End of report
As I have said I am posting this, in the hope that some people
read this and become aware of things that need to be done.
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and this post, Environment will change
On the Yahoo news today was reported that because of the global warming there will be adverse changes in the environment, hereunder is a copy of the report:
Conserving Australia's environment as it is today will become increasingly
impossible as the world warms, so governments should instead focus on managing
environments as they change, the CSIRO says.
A new report, released on Tuesday, says the impact of climate change on
plants, animals and ecosystems will be "significant" by 2030 and
"extreme" by 2070.
"This is likely to see the emergence of new environments and the
disappearance of many existing environments," the CSIRO study states.
"The general pattern of change in vegetation is likely to be a decline
in the area of environments that now favour trees and an increase in more arid
environments favouring open woodlands, chenopod shrublands and
Some species will persist where they are now geographically but their
numbers will change.
Others will prosper in new regions and die out in others as climate change
The report says current thinking about conservation - to preserve species
and communities in their historical locations - will need to change.
"This paradigm of conservation will become increasingly unachievable
and less effective for guiding conservation investment and actions," it
Instead there should be a preparedness to manage "inevitable change in
order to minimise the loss of values associated with biodiversity".
A new concept of "dynamic biodiversity" could see a focus on the
existence of species rather than their abundance and distribution.
The health of ecosystems could be the objective rather than fighting to
preserve their existing composition and structure.
Australia's national science agency suggests the species-by-species approach
will be more difficult to manage with a dramatic rise in the number of species
vulnerable to extinction.
It could be a matter of "conserve the stage not the actors".
"Many of the environments our plants and animals currently exist in
will disappear from the continent," lead researcher Dr Michael Dunlop said
in a statement.
"Our grandchildren are likely to experience landscapes
that are very different to the ones we have known."
End of the report;
We all hope that somehow our scientists find a way to minimize the adverse effects that this change will bring.
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Culprit coal - The biggest climate polluter is the global power sector, and it generates around 40% of all global electricity from coal. We need electricity - but when you take into account the true cost of coal there are much better ways to get it! According to the International Energy Agency the power sector is responsible for 37% of all man-made Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. It creates about 23 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions per year – in excess of 700 tonnes a second. In turn, this CO2 continues to heat up our planet and pose an unprecedented threat to us and the environment. Read more here on the impacts of climate change. Generating electricity through the burning of fossil fuels, in particular carbon-heavy coal, has a greater impact on the atmosphere than any other single human activity. Coal is the world's most widely available fossil fuel - Weaning humanity off coal will not be easy. There is an estimated 2 billion people with no access to domestic electricity, and recoverable reserves of coal exist in about 70 countries, according to the World Coal Institute, an industry lobby group (the largest are in the United States, Russia and China). It is considered a cheap form of energy. - But coal is not cheap - if you have to pay for it all The true cost of coal cannot be found on any balance sheet, but in the lives and health of people and ecosystems. If the global power sector could be made fully accountable for the true costs of pollution and climate change, it would probably turn away from fossil fuel overnight. Too many governments still subsidize coal production and this distorts the energy market. OECD countries support their coal industry with a whopping $30 billion USD annually. Much cleaner renewable energies are hampered in their ability to compete with a dirty fuel that is subsidized. Politicians have the power to remove fossil-fuel subsidies or, better still, transfer them to renewable energy. - When the true cost is taken into account, renewable energy begins to look by far the best option for a healthy and sustainable future. - End of article I have to say that we need to be more active about this global warming before it may become too late? So let the politician start doing something about it. ------------------------------------ Mother Nature Challenge Global warming article IS GOING TO BE CONTINUED; Next time with another post about climate change ---------------------------- Some links of interest www.climatechange.gov.au/
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Who is to blame, game Playing the game, who is to blame?
Wivenhoe Dam releasing water to save the dam.
They are playing the game, who is to blame?
- Yes indeed, who is to blame for today global warming and other threatening weather issues that seem to follow one after the other? Would you think that God has something to do with it, or do you think that it is mankind entire fault, since we are not looking properly after our planet earth? Right now I can think of a few things and a few people that are playing the game, who is to blame? So, I am going to write down in this post my point of views about this issue, but first let us see some of the natural reasons why this is happening.
- Look at what has been happening here in Australia in the last few years and what is happening right now. One cannot help to think that a couple of years ago we were so worried that there was not enough water in the dams of south east Australia that we started to cut down our water consumption; today it is completely the opposite there are floods everywhere and we don’t know how we can avoid all the damages caused by these floods. Here I need to add that this is not happening only in Australia, but in the entire world there are problems caused by these changes caused from global warming and other factors, so mankind needs seriously look for solutions. Therefore, we have to hope that in our community at large there are enough clever people that will be able one day to minimize these world wide problems that we are facing today. So I believe that we the people should really try to understand these issues and at the same time try to let these clever people do their job without causing them hadship, even if sometimes what they have done may not look perfect. Therefore, in my opinion we should try to understand first fully what is happening, and then we should also give some thoughts about what we are saying or doing, before we try to blame somebody for what has happened. Anyhow, first of all let us see what is happening today in Australia, and after that we may try to explain who is; playing the game, who is to blame? --------------------------------------------------
Hereunder are part of reports that I have found on the Internet news, let us start with St George QLD.
- The Balonne River is expected to peak sometime on Tuesday morning with the levees protecting the town of St George likely to hold back the water. Thousands of people were evacuated from the cotton-growing centre of St George and taken to the safe havens of Dalby and Brisbane, with grave concerns the Balonne River would rise above the town's levee bank. But those worries eased on Monday afternoon, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting the river to peak at 14.5 metres on Tuesday - short of the 15-metre mark previously feared. ------------------------------------ Now let see NSW, the water moving downstream:
- Residents in north western New South Wales are bracing for more isolation as floodwaters move west across the state. The State Emergency Service (SES) says more than 10,000 people are likely to be isolated as the flooding from Queensland moves downstream into NSW over the coming days and weeks. -
More about NSW floods: Flooded residents in northwest NSW have received a morale-boosting visit from Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Ms Bryce flew to Moree on Tuesday morning to witness the clean-up operation after last week's inundations. "She's been very well received," Moree mayor Katrina Humphries told AAP. "She's a very well-informed and compassionate lady."
- This here below is a list of links I hope they work for us all:
- And now let us see what is happening in Brisbane: Two engineers in charge of Wivenhoe Dam when Brisbane and Ipswich flooded have stepped aside but it's no admission of guilt, the Queensland government says.
- SEQWater senior flood engineers John Tibaldi and Terry Malone, who both testified at the reconvened floods inquiry last week, have stepped aside from their roles at the government authority. Mr Tibaldi, the lead author of a report branded a fiction at the inquiry, did so on Friday after finishing his testimony. Mr Malone, who testified on Sunday that no contemporary records on water releases were kept during last year's flood - in breach of dam manual requirements - followed suit on Monday. -
This is one of the reasons why I have called this post: Who is playing the game, who is to blame?
- At this very moment I am only able to say that this game may turn out to be a very dangerous game so to speak, because the politicians are trying hard to pass the buck without thinking about the future consequences. Of course I am going to explain what I mean hereunder as soon as I have the time. ----------------------------------------------
- As a concerned citizen I have reasons to believe that somebody is playing the game, who is to blame? But playing the game in these circumstances is not a good thing to do, because it can only cause more harm than good. What sort of game is that, you may ask? Look it seems to me that somebody wants to find faults with the engineers that were in charge of Wivenhoe Dam when they had to release the water from the dam to save the dam, because there was far too much water in the dam and there was more water coming in at an alarming rate; what else could they do to save the dam from collapsing under the weight of the water, I believe that, that was the only option left to them release the water as they did. I know that by releasing the water some of Ipswich and Brisbane were flooded, but so what, if the dam collapsed part of Ipswich and Brisbane could end up in the Pacific Ocean, and therefore the engineers at the Wivenhoe Dam have saved us from a major disaster. I believe that what is happening now is that the politician want to blame the engineers for the flood in Brisbane, which is something that they did not cause, they want to do that to impress the people just because election time is coming, what else can it be?
- Anyhow today the rest of my comments below are going to be brief on this subject, and I am writing them just to give the readers an idea of what articles I am going to add to this post in the future, so: To start with, as a concerned citizen I would like to ask those who are trying to blame the engineers in charge at Wivenhoe Dam this questions; if they were in charge of the dam at that time when all this has happened, what would they have done different from what the engineers did? To this question there must be a clear answer and no doubts or two ways about it, because today they have the advantage of knowing already what has already happened then, therefore it should be a clear cut answer and nothing else can be accepted. I hope you see what I mean? If they don’t know how things had to be done then, even with the advantage of already knowing what was going to happen; then really these people are really worthless to know and listen to them and perhaps they are to blame themselves, but instead of accepting their mistakes they try to blame somebody else, and so, they are playing the game, who is to blame?
- I tell you what I think, the politician and anybody else that can be involved in this need to beware that what they are doing here, because it may cause even harm in the future and I am going to write hereunder what harmful affect can come from these actions, of playing the game, who is to blame? -----------------------------------------
Possible harmful effect: Possible harmful effect from, Playing the game, who is to blame? So, as I have said these politician or whoever was that has started this who is to blame game going, have to think first of all, that they are wasting taxpayer money, and then, that there may indeed be harmful effects from these political games they are playing; today we have to think that the world needs the best minds available to solve the future problems that we are facing, here we are talking about global warming and all the consequences that that might bring. At this point of time one should ask oneself, who are the best minds that can solve or at least minimise these problems? I suppose most of us will start thinking about the engineers, who else is able to make plans how to control water flow, or whatever other world problems that may arise. Since this is very likely what is going to happen, those engineers minds that will be involved need to be free from fear of being accused of anything that they have not in reality committed, if they are not free from fear they would not be able to do their best and make new plans for the future. Therefore politicians first of all should try harder to understand the situation and try first of all to be friendlier with those minds capable to solve the problems, instead of trying to accuse them just to gain some votes from the public. I hope you my readers can see what I mean; we are going to need the work of many engineers in the future, and if it is possible let these engineers work in a friendly environment, so that they will be able to do a better job. Therefore let the politician see that they are at the very top of the chain of command, and so, they should try to work together with the engineers willing and openly, and since the politician are better at communication skills, they have to try harder to talk to each other in a friendly way, so my point of view here is that the politician are not doing enough for the benefit of the community they represent.
THIS BLOG HAS BEEN OPENED TO HOUSE ALL SORTS OF ISSUES ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGES, IT IS OPEN FOR DISCUSSION TO THE PUBLIC, SO ANYBODY CAN COMMENT ON IT, IF AND WHEN THEY HAVE SOMETHING USEFUL TO SAY. THERE WILL BE ALSO SOME GARDENING DISCUSSIONS HOW YOU CAN HELP BY HAVING YOUR OWN BACKYARD KITCHEN GARDEN - Personal web site; http://menfranco.com - This link hereunder takes you to an item for sale site http://frankb.eproduct-review.com/ - Mother Nature Challenge Ocean currents change - WELCOME! You are invited to browse and take part in the discussions that follow. - Here we are looking again what to do to help planet earth? This report I found on the Internet.-www.sayyesaustralia.org.au/ - Mother Nature Challenge Ocean currents change - I am afraid that I have to say again that I am using the Internet and copying entire articles to make my point; but I have come to the conclusion that really it is wiser to use what the experts have written, since what they have written is a lot better of what I could ever write, so let us see what I have found this time? - Ocean currents emerge as climate change hot-spots - As they warm, they shift By Richard Chirgwin • Get more from this author Posted in Environment, 30th January 2012 17:22 GMT A global study that assesses the temperature change in ocean currents has made two findings – one surprising, the other less so. The unsurprising outcome is that as the Earth’s temperature rises, so does the temps in a collection of major ocean currents; the surprise is that those currents are warming faster than the globe as a whole. According to the study, published this week in Nature Climate Change, a pattern of warming in the ocean’s long-distance currents has now been identified near Australia, Japan, Africa, and North America. < a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/N6978/jump/environment/environment;tile=2;ct=ns;unitnum=2;pos=top;gunit=au_top_mpu;dcove=d;sz=336x280,300x250,300x600,336x600;ord=9Tycr6cCoZHIAADWRjkkAAARW?" target="_blank"> Moreover, the warming is also sending the currents “polewards”, meaning that species migrations already observed in Australia (in which many species are moving southwards at as much as a degree per year) are almost certain to happen on a global scale. The study, "Enhanced warming over the global subtropical western boundary currents", aims to identify whether, and to what degree, changes in ocean currents may occur due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas forcing. The currents are important because on their thousands-of-kilometer journeys redistributing heat from equatorial regions to the mid-latitudes, they also release both heat and moisture into the atmosphere. The currents could be thought of as heat pumps on a global scale, collecting heat nearer to the equator, and dropping it off – along with both moisture and the energy to, among other things, drive storms – further away. According to the study, the currents are hot-spots in the climate-change picture, warming considerably faster than the average warming of the ocean. Over all the data sets, which comprise the Gulf Stream, Kurshio Current, East Australian Current, Brazil Current, and Aguhlas Current, the average warming over a century has been around 1.2°C, while the global mean rise in temperatures is 0.62°C for the same period. One of the paper’s authors, CSIRO’s Dr. Wenju Cai, told the ABC’s The World Today that the change is significant because it’s an observation on a global scale. He told the program that while warming of the East Australian Current had already been documented, this study demonstrates that it’s not just happening “in an isolated part of the Tasman Sea.” Because the change is global, and because the various currents have warmed pretty much in step, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Michael McPhaden said the synchronized change in ocean circulation is “most likely [caused by] anthropogenic greenhouse gas forcing." The scale of the change, at two to three times global temperature rises, is one thing that surprised McPhaden, because “we did not think there was such a tight connection between ocean circulation on these small scales near the western boundaries.” To try and account for natural climate variability, the researchers present a second analysis in which the change in the currents is presented in two periods: from 1900 to 1949, and from 1949 to 2008. The picture is far less uniform, the study finds, in the first 50 years, with some currents (the Kuriosho, Gulf Stream, and Anguhlas) rising noticeably, while the East Australian and Brazil currents did not. This, they say, might reflect the lower impact of greenhouse-gas forcing in the earlier period, such that some fluctuations were smaller than natural variability. ® A hat-tip to The World Today, which first carried the story in Australia, and thanks to Dr. Wenju Cai for providing a copy of the paper so that The Register was able to expand upon the original report. ® Update: Since this story went live, Dr Cai has provided further information via e-mail to The Register regarding the source data used in the study. Before regular ocean temperature monitoring was put in place, wind speeds – which are fed by energy from the ocean – are the key proxy for ocean temperature. Hence, regarding data towards the 1900 start date of the projection, Dr Cai wrote, “Much of the early changes are inferred from winds, for which we have more observations.” While “reconstructed data certainly have limitations,” he wrote, winds “are a major driver of climate change.” Importantly, he noted that the outputs of this study agree with predictions from other sources: “Climate models project a synchronized warming under various emission scenarios”. This suggests a secondary, but still important, result of this study: it serves to help validate other climate models. Data comes from a variety of sources, Dr Cai said: “Since 1950, we have started to [get] good data, though the coverage is sparse, and the amount increases dramatically since 1979 (the satellite era). “Since 2003, we have built a network of 3,000 floats around the globe, which measure SST [sea surface temperature] every 10 days. “However, for over 60 years, CSIRO has continuous monthly measurements of ocean temperature of Maria Island in Tasmania, which show a warming rate of up to 3°C.” ® - End of report: I hope you see what I mean, for instance; it is very worrying to know this last bit about Maria Island in Tasmania. - Mother Nature Challenge HELP MOTHER NATURE FOR BETTER CLIMATE Ocean current change IS TO BE CONTINUED: Next time with another thread. -------------------------------------------- https://sites.google.com/site/menfrancoreconciliation/
THIS BLOG HAS BEEN OPENED TO HOUSE ALL SORTS OF ISSUES ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGES, IT IS OPEN FOR DISCUSSION TO THE PUBLIC, SO ANYBODY CAN COMMENT ON IT, IF AND WHEN THEY HAVE SOMETHING USEFUL TO SAY. THERE WILL BE ALSO SOME GARDENING DISCUSSIONS HOW YOU CAN HELP BY HAVING YOUR OWN BACKYARD KITCHEN GARDEN - Personal web site; http://menfranco.com - This link hereunder takes you to an item for sale site http://frankb.eproduct-review.com/ - Mother Nature Challenge Taking notice of global warming - WELCOME! You are invited to browse and take part in the discussions that follow. - Here we are looking again what to do to help planet earth? This report I found on the Internet.-www.sayyesaustralia.org.au/ - Mother Nature Challenge Taking notice of global warming -
TAKING NOTICE OF GLOBAL WARMING - Nobody seems to take notice of global warming, so today again we are writing a post in my blog called, Mother Nature Challenge and we are talking about global warming; it is something that cannot be avoided, because as soon as I/we am/are in the open meaning outside or in the country, we notice that something is different from the way it used to be when we were young. We seem all to notice that the weather is not what it used to be, it changes suddenly from hot to cold or vice verse, there are extreme spell of dry weather for a long time, then it starts to rain and soon that welcome rain becomes too much because it rains for days and it may even flood us, like it did last year here in Brisbane, now because of all these changes in the weather pattern, one has reasons to believe that we might have made unwelcome changes to the weather; so we really need to think what mankind needs to do. We have been advised from many learned people and if we just look in the Internet the reasons are explained very well from the expert, Just look at a small part of this article that I have just copied hereunder to see what I mean, and I quote: - The effects of global warming are the ecological and social changes caused by the rise in global temperatures. Evidence of climate change includes the instrumental temperature record, rising sea levels, and decreased snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in human greenhouse gas concentrations. Projections of future climate change suggest further global warming, sea level rise, and an increase in the frequency of some extreme weather events. Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have agreed to implement policies designed to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases to avoid dangerous climate change. End of quote. - So, here I may say again that we have really done something that is against Mother Nature liking, therefore, now it is time that we challenge ourselves and try to meet the challenge that Mother Nature seems to throw at us? That is do not make more mistakes, because if you do you will be paying dearly even with our lives, because it may come a time when it will be very hard to live well on this planet earth. ----------------------------------- Mother Nature Challenge HELP MOTHER NATURE FOR BETTER CLIMATE Taking notice of global warming IS TO BE CONTINUED: Next time with another thread. -------------------------------------------- https://sites.google.com/site/menfrancoreconciliation/ https://sites.google.com/site/prayersofreconciliation/ http://menfrancostory.blogspot.com/ ---------------------------------------