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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 | Deforestation in the Amazon

Deforestation in the Amazon Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2011-01-25 15:37 – (890 Reads) Why is the Brazilian Amazon being Destroyed? In many tropical countries, the majority of deforestation results from the actions of poor subsistence cultivators. However, in Brazil only about one-third of recent deforestation can be linked to shifted cultivators. Historically a […]


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Environment Counts | CO2 lagged rising temperature in the Southern Hemisphere during last deglaciation

CO2 lagged rising temperature in the Southern Hemisphere during last deglaciation Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2016-08-20 14:56 – (344 Reads) In this study the EPICA Dome C (Antarctica) ice core has been used to measure a high resolution record of atmospheric CO2 and methane concentrations over the last deglaciation about 19,000 to 11,000 […]


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Environment Counts | New evidence about anthropogenic aerosols and climate change – IPCC 5th ASSESSMENT Report

New evidence about anthropogenic aerosols and climate change – IPCC 5th ASSESSMENT Report Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2014-09-15 17:28 – (2104 Reads) The atmosphere is composed mostly of gases, but it also contains liquid and solid matter in the form of particles. Water aerosols are called clouds. The main constituents of non-water atmospheric […]


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Environment Counts | New Marine litter data and graphics from GRID/UNEP :

Published by rick on 2016-06-15 A new book on Marine Litter has been published (2016) by GRID/UNEP. Available as in e-book format the report summarises the most recent data from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and presents this through outstanding set of graphics developed by GRID. The report covers the sources of the various […]


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Environment Counts | Glacial/interglacial cycles determined by Milankovitch insolation cycles and ice volume

Glacial/interglacial cycles determined by Milankovitch insolation cycles and ice volume Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2013-08-02 12:44 – (1725 Reads) Although astronomical frequencies corresponding to Milankovitch cycles are found in almost all paleoclimatic records, it is clear that the climatic system does not respond linearly to insolation variations. The best well-known disagreement between the […]


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Environment Counts | Massive collapse of Antarctica ice shelf likely due to surface warming :

Published by geoff on 2014-09-11 In February to March of 2002, the Larsen-B ice shelf in the Antarctica catastrophically collapsed in one season with a loss of 3,250 square km of floating ice. Larsen B had been stable for 12,000 years since the last glacial period. Larsen B ice sheet collapse Source NASA Radiocarbon-constrained chronologies […]

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Environment Counts | Rapid thinning of the Pine Island glacier also occurred 8,000 years ago :

Published by geoff on 2014-02-21 Pine Island Glacier, a major outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, has been undergoing rapid thinning and retreat for the past two decades. Pine Island Glacier This study shows that Pine Island Glacier also experienced rapid thinning of about a meter per year, which is comparable to modern rates, […]

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Environment Counts | WHO links 23% of global deaths to the environment :

Published by geoff on 2016-03-15 The World Health Organization (WHO) has released statistics linking 23% of global deaths or roughly 12.6 million deaths a year to the environment. Deaths linked to the environment The most common causes of death linked to the environment are stroke, ischaemic heart disease, unintentional injuries (accidents and natural disasters), cancers, […]

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