This week, at my website, 4 articles from the Washington Post’s Climate and Environment newsletter, a new “Focus on” the Sweetgum tree, and a blog post about patience (since I have so little 😉.) If you want to read any of the entire articles, visit my website and you’ll find my summaries and links to the original articles.
The news articles are:
The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news.
The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists asserted Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass.
This environmental group is launching its own satellite to learn more about greenhouse gas leaks
The satellite will enable The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to more accurately measure methane emissions, which account for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Seas are rising too fast to save much of the Mississippi River Delta, scientists say
The state of Louisiana is proceeding with ambitious plans to redirect the Mississippi River and rebuild some of its rapidly vanishing wetlands — but even this massive intervention may not be enough to save the most threatened lands from fast rising seas, scientists concluded in a study published Wednesday in Science Advances.
Shell foresaw climate dangers in 1988 and understood Big Oil’s big role
Jelmer Mommers, a reporter with De Correspondent, a Dutch newspaper, has uncovered Royal Dutch Shell documents as old as 1988 that showed the oil company understood the gravity of climate change, the company’s large contribution to it and how hard it would be to stop it.