A deadly, brain-eating amoebe has killed at least one boy and one girl recently. The amoebe proliferates at high water temperatures. Water temperatures are higher than normal due to human-caused global warming. Connect the dots.
Here are some of the top climate and environmental science stories of the week (other than what we’ve covered), starting with a funny video from The Onion on twitchy climate scientists.
Some top climate science stories from the pastw eek or so (other than what we’ve already covered):
Top environmental and climate science news of the past week or so.
Here are some good environmental and climate science stories from around from the past week. Check ’em out:
The mass extinction of marine life during the Late Cretaceous Period offers a present day warning of what we could experience in the future, if we’re willing to listen.
A new study has for the first time shown a direct link between the ozone hole which rests over Antarctica and climate change in the entire Southern Hemisphere.
Rachel Carson is considered by many as being a critical catalyst of the environmental movement. She brought activism to those who loved nature; who cherished a healthy environment, clean air, and clean water; and who wanted to leave their children with the same high-quality resources they were left with.
Russia’s boreal forest is the largest continuous expanse of forest in the world. It is located in the northern reaches of the country, includes much of Siberia, and is approximately the size of the contiguous United States.
And according to new research, the Great Russian forest is undergoing a continually accelerating large-scale shift in vegetation types as a direct result of the warming climate.
According to a recently published paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters (Khan et al), Greenland’s ice mass loss has been accelerating and is now spreading up along its northwest coast, with data indicating the start of this acceleration to be late 2005.