Understanding Global Climate Change
Effects of Warming

http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Climate/Week3.html



Climate Armageddon: How the World's Weather Could Quickly Run Amok [Excerpt]
  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-worlds-weather-could-quickly-run-amok/

  Adapted from The Fate of the Species: Why the Human Race May
  Cause Its Own Extinction and How We Can Stop It, by Fred Guterl
  (Bloomsbury USA, 2012).


NOAA | Global Climate Change Indicators
  https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/indicators.php

  Many lines of scientific evidence show the Earth's climate is
  changing. This page presents the latest information from
  several independent measures of observed climate change that
  illustrate an overwhelmingly compelling story of a planet that
  is undergoing global warming. It is worth noting that
  increasing global temperature is only one element of observed
  global climate change. Precipitation patterns are also
  changing; storms and other extremes are changing as well.

  




NASA | Global Climate Change (Vital Signs of the Planet)
  http://climate.nasa.gov

  Below are some of the impacts that are currently visible
  throughout the U.S. and will continue to affect these
  regions, according to the Third National Climate Assessment
  Report 2, released by the U.S. Global Change Research
  Program:

  Northeast. Heat waves, heavy downpours and sea level rise
  pose growing challenges to many aspects of life in the
  Northeast. Infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries and
  ecosystems will be increasingly compromised. Many states and
  cities are beginning to incorporate climate change into
  their planning.

  Northwest. Changes in the timing of streamflow reduce water
  supplies for competing demands. Sea level rise, erosion,
  inundation, risks to infrastructure and increasing ocean
  acidity pose major threats. Increasing wildfire, insect
  outbreaks and tree diseases are causing widespread tree
  die-off.

  Southeast. Sea level rise poses widespread and continuing
  threats to the region's economy and environment. Extreme
  heat will affect health, energy, agriculture and more.
  Decreased water availability will have economic and
  environmental impacts.

  Midwest. Extreme heat, heavy downpours and flooding will
  affect infrastructure, health, agriculture, forestry,
  transportation, air and water quality, and more. Climate
  change will also exacerbate a range of risks to the Great
  Lakes.

  Southwest. Increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks, all
  linked to climate change, have increased wildfires.
  Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields,
  health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and
  erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns.


ISU professor of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Bill Gutowski - Global Climate Change 101
  https://isualumblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/global-climate-change-101/



ISU professor of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Eugene S. Takle (ISU) | Outreach Presentations
  http://www.meteor.iastate.edu/faculty/takle/outreach.html


  


IPCC | Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)
  http://www.ipcc.ch
  http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/AR5_SYR_FINAL_SPM.pdf

  


  

It's probably too late to save the West Antarctic glaciers.
And East Antarctica's situation is unexpectedly precarious.
  http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/news/10.1063/PT.5.7074

  Researchers have long recognized that the glaciers of West
  Antarctica are losing mass: Ice is oozing off the continent
  and into the sea faster than it's being replaced from above.
  But the long-term implications have been uncertain. Is the
  mass loss a short-lived response to the thermal forcing of
  warmer-than-usual ocean waters? Or will the collapse
  continue unchecked even if the forcing is removed? Two
  papers widely reported last week [May 2014] conclude that
  the West Antarctic's unstoppable collapse has probably
  begun.


 
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