Large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset

Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions to zero with solar. Researchers report the most accurate modelling yet of how increasing wind power would affect climate, finding that large-scale wind power generation would warm the Continental United States 0.24 degrees Celsius because wind turbines redistribute heat in the atmosphere.
Source: Science Daily

Coastal erosion in the Arctic intensifies global warming

The loss of arctic permafrost deposits by coastal erosion could amplify climate warming via the greenhouse effect. A study using sediment samples from the Sea of Okhotsk on the eastern coast of Russia revealed that the loss of Arctic permafrost at the end of the last glacial period led to repeated sudden increases in the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere.
Source: Science Daily

Global warming tops the agenda as climate brings down a third Australian prime minister

Global warming tops the agenda as climate brings down a third Australian prime minister

Global warming tops the agenda as climate brings down a third Australian prime minister, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06164-z

Malcolm Turnbull is merely the latest leader to discover that action on emissions remains a difficult step to take.
Source: Nature

Yahoo News explains: What's the other cause impacting global warming?

Yahoo News explains: What's the other cause impacting global warming?The authors of the study predict a 58 percent chance that the next few years will be “anomalously warm,” with a 69 percent chance that earth’s oceans will be too. The study found that that warming trend is not just the result of a steady increase in human-made climate change driven by emissions of greenhouse gases. The study used data from 10 climate-change models and found that natural variabilities were the cause of a global warming “hiatus” in the early 2000s.


Source: Yahoo! News

Global warming risk: Rising temperatures from climate change linked to rise in suicides

Rising temperatures due to human-caused climate change could lead to increasing suicide rates in both the U.S. and Mexico, a study released Monday suggests. By comparing historical temperature and suicide data, researchers found a strong correlation between warm weather and increased suicides.

     

 

 


Source: USA Today

Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Warming to Idea of Playing for Raptors After Trade

  1. Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Warming to Idea of Playing for Raptors After Trade  Bleacher Report
  2. ‘Stabbed in the back’: Fury over controversial NBA trade  Yahoo Sports
  3. Spurs Figure To Get Better Of The DeRozan-Leonard Trade  Forbes
  4. Raptors acquire Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan  ESPN
  5. Why Kawhi Leonard Was the Right Gamble for the Raptors  Sports Illustrated
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Global surface warming enhanced by weak Atlantic overturning circulation

Global surface warming enhanced by weak Atlantic overturning circulation

Global surface warming enhanced by weak Atlantic overturning circulation, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0320-y

In preindustrial times, a weak Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation led to cooling in the Northern Hemisphere, but now it is predicted to cause accelerated global surface warming.
Source: Nature

Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously believed

The southern Appalachian Mountains are home to 10 percent of global salamander diversity. But current predictions indicate that 70 to 85 percent of this habitat will become unsuitable for salamanders by 2080 due to rising temperatures caused by climate change. Scientists shows that this extinction risk might be overestimated, because previous research largely ignored the salamanders’ abilities to acclimate. Researchers now project that plasticity reduces extinction risk by up to 72 percent.
Source: Science Daily