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Environment Counts | IPCC 5th Assessment Report: Rate of sea level rise is likely increasing :

Published by geoff on 2013-09-30 It is very likely that the mean rate of global averaged sea level rise was Period Sea level rise Error bars 1901 and 2010 1.7 mm/yr 1.5 to 1.9 1971 and 2010 2.0 mm/yr 1.7 to 2.3 1993 and 2010 3.2 mm/yr 2.8 to 3.6 The rate of sea level […]


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Environment Counts | The World’s Lungs

The World’s Lungs Author: Rick Higgins – Published At: 2011-08-14 14:10 – (915 Reads) An outstanding eight-part article which describes the state of forests and the rising threats they face from human exploitation and climate change. The Economist – Part 1 Editor’s comments Forests are indispensable to life on earth as we know it but […]


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Environment Counts | New record low for Arctic sea ice extent Sep 16 2012 :

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Environment Counts | Evidence for vast quantities of water deep in Earth’s mantle :

fresh water Published by geoff on 2014-03-13 It has been suggested that the Earth’s transition zone, at depths between 410 and 660 kilometres, could be a major repository for water. A transition zone containing significant quantities of water may have a key role in plate tectonics. The types of rocks in this zone which include ringwoodite, […]


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Environment Counts | Record low arctic sea ice extent :

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Environment Counts | Satellite data shows arid Middle East second only to India in ground water loss :

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Environment Counts | China joins Japan, U.S. and Canada in launching greenhouse gas observing satellites :

Published by geoff on 2016-12-26 On December 21, 2016 China launched a 620 kg micro-satellite on a Long March-2D rocket to monitor its greenhouse gas emissions. The TanSat satellite is in a sun synchronous orbit 700 km above the earth and will monitor the concentration, distribution and flow of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. TanSat […]


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Environment Counts | The cryosphere and climate change – An EC perspective on the evidence presented in IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report

The cryosphere and climate change – An EC perspective on the evidence presented in IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report Author: Rick Higgins – Published At: 2014-11-16 11:08 – (4973 Reads) The term cryosphere refers to those parts of the Earth’s surface where water is in solid form. This includes ice in glaciers, ice sheets and sea […]


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Environment Counts | Canada introduces price on carbon :

Published by geoff on 2016-12-10 The Canadian government has announced a a pan-Canadian policy on climate change including a floor price on carbon beginning in 2018. The Paris agreement commits Canada to a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases from 2005 levels by 2030. The floor price of carbon starts at a minimum of […]


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Environment Counts | Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture

Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture Author: Rick Higgins – Published At: 2012-03-20 08:52 – (1203 Reads) Climate change is bringing substantial changes to the world’s capture fisheries, which are already under stress from overfishing and other anthropogenic influences. Inland fisheries – most of which are in developing African and Asian countries – are […]


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Environment Counts | Causes of Antarctica ice loss found to be complex

Causes of Antarctica ice loss found to be complex Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2012-07-14 22:27 – (1116 Reads) Nearly 90% of Antarctica’s ice loss is discharged through ice shelves, floating glaciers, into the ocean. The ice shelves also affect the flow of the adjacent grounded ice. Recent examples of sudden break-up events along […]

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Environment Counts | Estimated ice loss for major ice-covered areas of the Earth

Estimated ice loss for major ice-covered areas of the Earth Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2012-03-06 01:37 – (1189 Reads) Mass loss estimated using GRACE data have previously been published for the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets. Recently Jacob, Wahr, Pfeffer and Swenson have computed mass balance results from GRACE for every region of […]

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