[GWSG] Oceanic extinction; submerging Marshalls; energy budget, 2015; city climate leaders; over the edge; famous misinformers

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Sat Sep 17 10:30:16 EDT 2016

1.  The sixth extinction, now underway, is disproportionately hitting larger ocean creatures such as sea turtles, tuna, and whales.  The dominant current extinction driver is fishing, but when climate change takes over it will remove species from the ocean more evenly.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/14/what-the-sixth-extinction-will-look-like-in-the-oceans-the-largest-species-die-off-first/?utm_term=.d28ba1e9c97e

2.  At 1.5C of warming the Pacific's Marshall Islands will disappear beneath the waves.  About 1/3 of its people have already immigrated to the US-particularly to Springdale, Arkansas.  This 13-minute video tells their story.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/sep/15/climate-change-marshall-islands-global-warming

3.  According to the International Energy Agency global investment in natural gas fell by about 40% last year, and overall investments in energy, while down 8%, shifted toward renewables.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/15/global-investment-in-energy-falls-but-renewables-remain-strong

4.  Sociologist Sabrina McCormick surveyed leaders in six US cities to learn how they are planning to cope with climate change.  She discusses the differences among the cities in an interview.  http://grist.org/cities/the-best-way-to-fight-climate-change-dont-call-it-climate-change/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=edit-daily&utm_campaign=daily-static

5.  John Kerry says that climate change skeptics believe the extra water is just going to spill over the edges of the earth.  http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/kerry-climate-change-skeptics-believe-extra-water-just-going-spill-over

6.  Michael Mann describes and Tom Toles sketches some of the prominent misinformers on climate issues.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/09/16/deniers-club-meet-the-people-clouding-the-climate-change-debate/?utm_term=.dc20e7d01816  ?

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