Another Week of Global Warming News, June 9, 2013

Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years

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June 9, 2013


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My first novel Water was published in Canada May, 2007. The American release was in October. An Introductionto the novel is available, along with the Unpublished Forewordand the Launch Talk(which includes some quotations), An overview of my writing is available here.

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"We need to act today to save the future. We need to stabilize global population today; we need to achieve world peace today; we need to abolish nuclear weapons today; we need to drastically reduce the emmission of greenhouse gasses today; we need to make the transition to renewable energy today; we need to stop overefishing today; we need agricultural research today; we need to save the rainforests today; we need to conserve topsoil today. But today is so comfortable, today is the golden age of humankind. Yes it is, it certainly is, but we must act today. Tomorrow will be too late." -John Avery


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Regarding Antarctic ice sheet loss what attention was given to subsurface melting data from the new Autosubs? The ice sheets are sitting on the sea floor so melting there could replace a volume of ice by a lesser volume of water and reduce sea level. Or if it is a glacier melting subsurface then an estimation of cumecs, or whatever is used for glaciers, using surface movement measurement would be interesting to know. What is being accounted for? As subsurface ice melts it releases water less dense than sea water which will rise and freeze at the surface more readily than sea water. So sea ice will increase and reflect away more solar radiation locally. Global heat comes to the Antarctic in subsurface currents. There will be a lag. Acknowledging fewer leap seconds being added to earth's rotation period over the last decade could be another way to think about ocean levels not rising so fast: angular momentum conservation. Thinking of James Hansen's work, we may have a little plateau while switching from other potent greenhouse gases to the rapdily rising CO2 effect. Thanks for your help/comments.

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