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Global Alert News – 05.13.17

The societal division between those  who are willing to face the truth, and those who are not, is widening by the day. The power structure is doing all it can to fuel increasing animosity on all sides of of the equation. The truth about vaccination dangers is finally surfacing, this will continue to be a major and growing societal flashpoint. The …

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Dahr Jamail | Without Major Interventions, the Orca’s Days Are Numbered

No one is certain of the total number of orcas (otherwise known as “killer whales”) that exist in the wild. However, estimates are now around 100,000, and populations are dwindling. In Washington State’s Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, the once-large population of orcas has declined to around 80 whales, and the Puget Sound orcas are on the US government’s …

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Deirdre Fulton – Geoengineering Schemes Sound Too Good to be True? That’s Because They Are.

As a historic heat wave ravages the Middle East and glaciers continue rapidly melting into the sea, a “thought-experiment” devised by German researchers has demonstrated—yet again—that the best way to avoid the effects of catastrophic climate change is to keep fossil fuels in the ground. According to a paper (pdf) published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, geoengineering “technofixes” …

Climate change may knock seafood off the menu By Tim Radford

Pink salmon – the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon species, and a supper table mainstay in many parts of the world – may be swimming towards trouble. And they are not the only dish likely to disappear from the menu. Mussels, oysters, clam and scallop could all become scarcer and more expensive as the seas become more …

Seafood supply altered by climate change by Staff Writers

The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to climate change and ocean acidification, according to University of British Columbia scientists. These findings were released in Japan by the Nereus program, an international research team led by UBC scientists and …

In the Warming Arctic Seas – Subhankar Banerjee

Following is an excerpt from the article, “In the Warming Arctic Seas,” published in the Summer 2015 Issue “Climate’s Cliff” of the World Policy Journal. To read the full article click here. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge I was standing in the back of the sled when it broke through the ice, plunging into the frigid water of the Hulahula River. Just …

Scientists Say Geo-Engineering the Sky Necessary to Save Coral Reefs By Derrick Broze

A group of scientists from universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia have released a new study calling for geoengineering of the climate in order to save the coral reefs from a process known as “bleaching.” The researchers, including authors from the Carnegie Institution for Science, the University of Exeter, the Met Office Hadley Centre and the …

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Oceans Facing Carbon Rates Which Spurred Mass Die-Off 250 Million Years Ago

In case you weren’t already worried about the current and rapid acidification of the world’s oceans, a new report by leading scientists finds that this very phenomenon is to blame for the worst mass extinction event the planet earth has ever seen—approximately 252 million years ago. The findings, published this week in the journal Science by University of Edinburgh researchers, raise serious concerns about …

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Greatest mass extinction driven by acidic oceans, study finds

Changes to the Earth’s oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time, a study suggests. The event, which took place 252 million years ago, wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species and more than two-thirds of the animals living on land. It happened when Earth’s oceans absorbed huge amounts of carbon dioxide …

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HUMANS THREATEN 4 OF 9 KEY SYSTEMS ON EARTH.

Human activity dangerously compromises four of the nine systems that are key to maintaining the stability of Earth, report researchers. The study establishes planetary boundaries—thresholds beyond which there will be irreversible and abrupt environmental change. Those nine boundaries are: Climate change Change in biosphere integrity, meaning biodiversity loss and species extinction Land-system change, such as deforestation Biogeochemical flows, meaning phosphorus and …