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A source of independent, understandable andevidence-based information and insights on a range ofcurrent environmental matters, assisiting people to maketheir own judgments. We do not advocate particular positions.


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Environment Counts | Global CO2 emissions up 6% in 2010 :

A source of independent, understandable andevidence-based information and insights on a range ofcurrent environmental matters, assisiting people to maketheir own judgments. We do not advocate particular positions.


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Environment Counts | Sea level rise accelerating on U.S. East Coast :

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Environment Counts | New evidence affirms interglacial warming linked to small variations in Earth’s orbit

New evidence affirms interglacial warming linked to small variations in Earth’s orbit Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2016-08-03 18:04 – (749 Reads) Approximately 800,000 years ago, something changed within the climate system that led to glacial/interglacial periods with a cycle time of roughly 100,000 years. In 1941, Milutin Milankovitch introduced his orbital forcing theory […]


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Environment Counts | Catastrophic dispersion of coal fly ash into oceans prior to the P-Tr extinction

Catastrophic dispersion of coal fly ash into oceans prior to the P-Tr extinction Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2011-01-24 20:34 – (1083 Reads) During the Permian–Triassic (P–Tr) extinction event about 250 million years ago, more than 90% of marine species went extinct, and biogeochemical cycles were disrupted globally. This analysis of terrestrial carbon in marine […]


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Environment Counts | Southern Ocean warming preceded rising CO2 during the last deglaciation

Southern Ocean warming preceded rising CO2 during the last deglaciation Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2016-08-13 16:19 – (371 Reads) This important article provides evidence that southern ocean warming pre-dated the rise of atmospheric CO2. Radiocarbon dating of micro organisms living on the deep ocean floor and in surface waters in a marine core […]


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Environment Counts | Climate engineering by tethered stratospheric aerosol injection

Climate engineering by tethered stratospheric aerosol injection Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2011-10-01 04:49 – (1986 Reads) The Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering project is a climate engineering project investigating the feasibility of rapidly counteracting the effect of increasing greenhouse gases by pumping sulphate aerosols into the atmosphere . The rapid increase in […]


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Environment Counts | Accounting for global and regional warming during the last deglaciation

Accounting for global and regional warming during the last deglaciation Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2016-08-09 17:40 – (365 Reads) The last deglacial warming, which stretched from 19 thousand to 11 thousand years ago, was characterized by increases in surface temperatures of 10-15 °C, sea level rise of 80 meters and by increased atmospheric […]


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Environment Counts | CO2 drove, but did not trigger, warming during last deglaciation

CO2 drove, but did not trigger, warming during last deglaciation Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2016-08-15 17:06 – (358 Reads) In this study global and regional surface temperatures during the last deglaciation have been reconstructed from proxy temperature records from 80 geographically distributed sites. Comparison with the atmospheric CO2 record reveals that atmospheric CO2 […]


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Environment Counts | Peak Water

Peak Water Author: Rick Higgins – Published At: 2011-07-20 20:49 – (1065 Reads) In the past few years, discussions about the possibility of resource crises around water, energy, and food have introduced new terms and concepts into the public debate. Energy experts predict that the world is approaching, or has even passed, the point of […]

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Environment Counts | Evidence of local species extinctions resulting from climate change :

Published by geoff on 2016-12-29 Many studies have reported evidence that species have shifted their geographic ranges, often further north (south) in the northern (southern) hemisphere, as the world has warmed – see example of northern range extension of a northern orchid. These studies also provide valuable data on extinctions in localized areas. As ranges […]

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Environment Counts | Reconstruction of North Atlantic surface temperature and salinity from 818 to 1780 AD

Reconstruction of North Atlantic surface temperature and salinity from 818 to 1780 AD Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2014-07-20 12:39 – (1208 Reads) The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a global ocean current system which transports heat and nutrients throughout most of the Earth’s oceans and has a strong influence on the Earth’s […]

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