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06 september 2016

De oceanen worden rampzalig snel warmer


Foto Mel Stoutsenberger, flickr / Creative Commons

Soaring ocean temperature is "greatest hidden challenge of our generation"
Door Oliver Milman, The Guardian, 5 september 2016

IUCN report warns that "truly staggering" rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing fishing zones and spreading disease. The soaring temperature of the oceans is the "greatest hidden challenge of our generation" [...]. Dan Laffoley, IUCN marine adviser and one of the report's lead authors, said: “What we are seeing now is running well ahead of what we can cope with. The overall outlook is pretty gloomy.

Zie ook (deels later toegevoegd):

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun
Door Justin gillis, The New York Times, 3 september 2016

Scientists' warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States' coastline are no longer theoretical.

This is New York in the not-so-distant future
Door Andrew Rice, New York Magazine, 7 september 2016

Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that their city will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition.

July 2016 was world's hottest month since records began, says Nasa
Door Michael Slezak, The Guardian, 16 augustus 2016

[...] Last month was the hottest month in recorded history, beating the record set just 12 months before and continuing the long string of monthly records, according to the latest Nasa data.

An epic Middle East heat wave could be global warming's hellish curtain-raiser
Door Hugt Naylor, The Washington Post, 10 augustus 2016

[...] In coming decades, U.N. officials and climate scientists predict that the mushrooming populations of the Middle East and North Africa will face extreme water scarcity, temperatures almost too hot for human survival and other consequences of global warming.
[...] A study published by the journal Nature Climate Change in October predicted that heat waves in parts of the Persian Gulf could threaten human survival toward the end of the century. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia recently predicted a similarly grim fate for the Middle East and North Africa, a vast area currently home to about a half-billion people. [...] The United Nations predicts that the combined population of 22 Arab countries will grow from about 400 million to nearly 600 million by 2050.  [Het lijkt waarschijnlijk dat grote migratiestromen het gevolg zullen zijn; K].

'Scene Really Like the End of the World': Powerful Infernos Sweep through Portugal, France, Forcing Thousands to Evacuate
The Weather Channel, 22 augustus 2016

Uitstoot broeikasgassen steeg in 2015 met vijf procent
Nu.nl, 5 september 2016

[....] In 2030 moet de uitstoot volgens de Europese klimaatdoelen met 40 procent zijn teruggedrongen ten opzichte van 1990.

Kabinetsplan CO2-reductie onvoldoende
Door Frank Straver, Trouw, 2 september 2016

Het kabinet moet één of twee van de gloednieuwe kolencentrales snel sluiten. Alleen zo, blijkt uit een nieuw rapport, kan Nederland relatief betaalbaar voldoen aan het vonnis in de klimaatzaak van Urgenda.

Vier van de zes mensaapsoorten ernstig bedreigd
Door Jeroen den Blijker, Trouw, 4 september 2016

Illegale jacht en vernietiging van leefgebied dreigt de oostelijke gorilla (Gorilla beringei) uit Congo fataal te worden.

West Antarctica Begins to Destabilize With ‘Intense Unbalanced Melting’
Door Eric Roston, Bloomberg, 25 oktober 2016

Warmer ocean water is attacking ice at its base, adding dangerously to sea-level rise.

How Disappearing Arctic [Noordpool] Ice Could Lead to Global Climate Catastrophe

Door Peter Wadhams, Yale Environment 360 / AlterNet, 26 oktober 2016

The monumental loss of sea ice is triggering a cascade of effects that could destabilize the global climate system.

Global warming to turn parts of Europe into desert by end of the century, report warns
Door Alister Doyle, The Independent, 28 oktober 2016

Affected regions include southern Spain, Portugal, Italy and Turkey.

En m'n blogs:
Smelt Zuidpool wordt rampzalig - nieuw onderzoek
IPCC: kritische grens klimaat in 30 jaar bereikt bij business as usual
Driekwart voorraden olie, gas en kolen moet onder de grond blijven
Nog maar 3200 tijgers in het wild 

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