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Ocean currents may offset global warming over coming decade

Posted By eucalyptis in Fluid Mechanics

A team led by Noel Keenlyside at the Leibniz Institute for Marine Science in Germany focused on an ocean current known as the meridional overturning current or MOC. The current acts as a huge conveyor belt, bringing warm water into the North Atlantic and returning cold water to the south. http://www.guardian.co.uk -

Daily Arctic Sea Ice 2005-2006

Posted By dane307 in Fluid Mechanics

This animation shows the seasonal advance and retreat of sea ice over the Arctic from 2005-2006. The false color of the sea ice, derived from the AMSR-E instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite, highlights the fissures in the sea ice by showing warmer areas of ice in a deeper blue and colder areas of sea ice in a brighter white. The yearly cycle is repeated three times while the camera circles the Arc http://www.youtube.com -

Massive ice shelf on verge of breakup

Posted By Svalbard in Fluid Mechanics

Some 220 square miles (570 square kilometers) of ice has collapsed in Antarctica and an ice shelf about the size of Connecticut is "hanging by a thread," the British Antarctic Survey has said, blaming global warming. "We are in for a lot more events like this," said professor Ted Scambos, a glaciologist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. http://edition.cnn.com -

California Governor Schwarzenegger is using global warming as an excuse for more massive dam construction

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

Schwarzenegger and Snow are counting on the climate change predictions to be fairly accurate. If the actual climate does not follow the predictions, the new and "enhanced" reservoirs might never fill. Furthermore, increasing surface storage would result in more extensive water loss through evaporation. In 1998 the measured evaporation from California reservoirs was about a million acre feet -- http://www.alternet.org -

More research on climate change and water supplies needed, UA climate scientist tells Congress

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

The country's biggest potential water problem “is what we don't know” about water and climate change, the University of Arizona's Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist testified in Congress.
“We don't know what lies underground . . . We don't know how climate change will affect water resources,” said Prof. Jonathan Overpeck, director of the University of Arizona's Institute for the Study of Plan http://www.azstarnet.com -

Climate Change Isn't Fiction

Posted By Kaveh in Miscellaneous

Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Joseph Romm, author of the new book, HELL & HIGH WATER joined Fox News's Shepard Smith to discuss a meeting of international scientists in Paris this week who are workng to determine the extent of the crisis caused by climate change. http://www.youtube.com -

Gore calls Middle East water crisis part of global climate change

Posted By Waterlover in Miscellaneous

Former U.S. vice president turned environmentalist Al Gore on Tuesday said the Middle East's water shortage was a major part of the global climate crisis.

Congratulating Israel on its 60th anniversary, Gore praised the country for its forestation and desert irrigation projects but he warned about plunging water levels in the generally arid Middle East's lakes and rivers.

"In this region of http://www.iht.com -