The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn | Scientific American

‘In the past decade ocean oxygen levels have taken a dive—an alarming trend that is linked to climate change, says Andreas Oschlies, an oceanographer at the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany, whose team tracks ocean oxygen levels worldwide. “We were surprised by the intensity of the changes we saw, how rapidly oxygen is going down in the ocean and how large the effects on marine ecosystems are,” he says.’

Source: The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn | Scientific American

A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday | The Atlantic

‘…Most significantly, the National Climate Assessment—which is endorsed by nasa, noaa, the Department of Defense, and 10 other federal scientific agencies—contradicts nearly every position taken on the issue by President Donald Trump. Where the president has insisted that fighting global warming will harm the economy, the report responds: Climate change, if left unchecked, could eventually cost the economy hundreds of billions of dollars per year, and kill thousands of Americans to boot.’

 

Source: A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday | The Atlantic

New U.N. climate report offers ‘bleak’ emissions forecast | Science

‘The 10th Emissions Gap Report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), released today, warned that there’s “no sign” greenhouse gases will hit their zenith anytime soon. It arrived a day after the World Meteorological Organization revealed record-high concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.’

Source: New U.N. climate report offers ‘bleak’ emissions forecast | Science

One Whale Is Worth Thousands of Trees in Climate Fight, New Report Says | Time

‘Great whales are the carbon-capture titans of the animal world, absorbing an average of 33 tons of CO2 each throughout their lives before their carcasses sink to the bottom of the ocean and remain there for centuries, according an article in the December issue of the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine. A tree, by contrast, absorbs no more than 48 pounds of the gas a year.’

Source: One Whale Is Worth Thousands of Trees in Climate Fight, New Report Says | Time

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