“Tremendously Anomalous” Climate Events
“Petermann Glacier: Giant Ice Island Breaks Off Greenland,” Huffington Post, August 8, 2010. The floating ice covers 100 square miles, more than four times the size of New York’s Manhattan Island. Read more here.
“Phytoplankton Population Drops 40 Percent Since 1950,” Scientific American, July 29, 2010. “Researchers find trouble among phytoplankton, the base of the food chain, which has implications for the marine food web and the world’s carbon cycle.” Read entire article here.
“2000-2009 Marked Warmest Decade on Record,” reported on Democracy Now!, 7/29/10.
A new scientific report has determined the last decade was the warmest on record. The report also found that each of the last three decades has been much warmer than the decade before. About 300 scientists from forty-eight countries contributed to the 2009 State of the Climate report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2010 is already breaking temperature records. Last month was the hottest June on record. And this year had the warmest average temperature for January to June since record keeping began.
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“All-time Hottest Temperature for Southeast Asia This Month,” Weather Underground, 6/2/10. Click here for more.