Monday, August 22, 2011

Two reports indicate the realities of climate change (as if we didn't know)

We've known this for years, but species are moving due to climate change. A new report indicates that they're moving faster.

Wildlife responds increasingly rapidly to climate change

Species have moved towards the poles (further north in the northern hemisphere, to locations where conditions are cooler) at three times the rate previously accepted in the scientific literature, and they have moved to cooler, higher altitudes at twice the rate previously realised.

We've known this for years, but glaciers in Greenland are melting. A new report indicates that one of them is melting faster.

Research finds Greenland glacier melting faster than expected

The researchers found that Greenland's longest-observed glacier, Mittivakkat Glacier, made two consecutive record losses in mass observations for 2010 and 2011. The observations indicate that the total 2011 mass budget loss was 2.45 metres, 0.29 metres higher than the previous observed record loss in 2010. The 2011 value was also significantly above the 16-year average observed loss of 0.97 metres per year.

We've known this for years, but GOP conservatives are totally mind-bended to deny climate change in any form or function. I don't have any new reports on that, but it's damn obvious.

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