Global Warming Facts and Effects – Global Warming Climate Change


March 18, 2019

Climate Change could Eliminate Male Species: Feminist Dream or …

Category: Climate Change Science – admin 12:46 am

by: Ian McCoy

According to recent research by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) changes in environmental conditions (however subtle) that could be caused by climate change – could have a catastrophic consequences for animals that migrate. The ZSL did the research for the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) for its forthcoming report Climate change Vulnerability of Migratory Species.

We recently did an article entitled “when is a penguin a canary” about the pioneering work of Dr. Pablo Borboroglu and how penguins can act as a barometer of our oceans health. It now seems that migratory species such as whales and turtles are exceptionally vulnerable to climate change and actions necessary to be taken are addressed in a new book, Survival: Saving Endangered Migratory Species, by journalist/ environmentalist and CMS Ambassador, Stanley Johnson and co author Robert Vagg.

Migratory species are particularly threatened by climate change as they depend on different habitats to breed, feed and rest. This new report will hopefully facilitate the Conventions response in assisting migratory species, such as loggerhead turtles which migrate through British waters, in adapting to climate change – although one wonders what could be done in the event of a temperature rise that could cause whole populations to be feminized! According to experts this could happen – with the eradication of males from the species!

The ZSL Project Manager, Alyin McNamara who led the research for UNEP/CMS has said that increasing temperatures, changes in precipitation, sea level rise, ocean acidification, changes in ocean currents and extreme weather events will affect the migratory species populations including other species of turtle, the blue whale, the West African manatee and the giant catfish. She said the situation is extremely serious and that under the current “business as usual” emissions path it is hard to see how any of these species will be able to survive.

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS)

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is an intergovernmental treaty concluded under the United Nations Environment Programme and focusing on the conservation of a wide array of endangered migratory animals and their habitats worldwide through the negotiation and implementation of agreements and species action plans. With currently 113 member countries CMS is a fast-growing convention with special importance due to its expertise in the field of migratory species. CMS provides a framework for global adaptation and mitigation to save migratory species, and facilitates implementation in over 140 countries. Key components include identifying particularly threatened habitats and species, and initiating emergency response. For further information please visit www.cms.int

Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose key role is the conservation of animals and their habitats. The Society runs ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, carries out scientific research at the Institute of Zoology and is actively involved in field conservation overseas.
Ian McCoy BA (hons)

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March 16, 2019

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August 7, 2018

Climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state in Domino Effect

Category: Climate change impact,Climate Change Science – admin 9:48 am

Leading scientists warn that passing such a point would make efforts to reduce emissions increasingly futile

A domino-like cascade of melting ice, warming seas, shifting currents and dying forests could tilt the Earth into a “hothouse” state beyond which human efforts to reduce emissions will be increasingly futile, a group of leading climate scientists has warned.

This grim prospect is sketched out in a journal paper that considers the combined consequences of 10 climate change processes, including the release of methane trapped in Siberian permafrost and the impact of melting ice in Greenland on the Antarctic.

The authors of the essay, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, stress their analysis is not conclusive, but warn the Paris commitment to keep warming at 2C above pre-industrial levels may not be enough to “park” the planet’s climate at a stable temperature.

They warn that the hothouse trajectory “would almost certainly flood deltaic environments, increase the risk of damage from coastal storms, and eliminate coral reefs (and all of the benefits that they provide for societies) by the end of this century or earlier.”

“I do hope we are wrong, but as scientists we have a responsibility to explore whether this is real,” said Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. “We need to know now. It’s so urgent. This is one of the most existential questions in science.”

Rockström and his co-authors are among the world’s leading authorities on positive feedback loops, by which warming temperatures release new sources of greenhouse gases or destroy the Earth’s ability to absorb carbon or reflect heat.

Their new paper asks whether the planet’s temperature can stabilise at 2C or whether it will gravitate towards a more extreme state. The authors attempt to assess whether warming can be halted or whether it will tip towards a “hothouse” world that is 4C warmer than pre-industrial times and far less supportive of human life.

Katherine Richardson from the University of Copenhagen, one of the authors, said the paper showed that climate action was not just a case of turning the knob on emissions, but of understanding how various factors interact at a global level.

“We note that the Earth has never in its history had a quasi-stable state that is around 2C warmer than the preindustrial and suggest that there is substantial risk that the system, itself, will ‘want’ to continue warming because of all of these other processes – even if we stop emissions,” she said. “This implies not only reducing emissions but much more.”

 

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November 11, 2013

Full Show 9/27/13: The Challenge of Climate Change

Category: Climate Change Science – admin 12:11 am

May 13, 2013

The evidence for climate change WITHOUT computer models or the IPCC

Category: Climate Change Evidence,Climate Change Science – admin 12:28 am

 

May 6, 2013

The Scientific Case for Urgent Action to Limit Climate Change

Category: Climate Change Evidence,Climate Change Science – admin 12:07 am

 

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