A new study came out in Nature a couple of weeks ago that assesses multiple records of ocean temperatures over the last couple of decades and finds that there is "a statistically significant linear warming trend for 1993-2008 of 0.64âWâm-2". The challenge the paper took on was one of assessing the uncertainties and inconsistencies in … Continue reading Oceans Warmed In Recent Decades
This is very interesting! It was only after returning to shore and closely examining the photographs they had taken that the researchers allowed themselves to acknowledge that what they had seen was, in fact, a gray whale. There was only one problem. There are no gray whales off Israel. There are no gray whales in … Continue reading Gray Whale Spotted on Wrong Side of World
A nice site about our blue planet's blueness, The Reef Tank, asked to repost a recent ocean related article of mine and did so here. Always worth checking them out!
Here is a nice short film (~20 minutes) about ocean acidification, the "other carbon dioxide problem", the reason geoengineering "solutions" like orbiting sun shades are not solutions. It is only about one third doom and gloom, sandwiched between the natural beauty of what we have now in the beginning and some hopeful prospects for the … Continue reading The acid test