Archive for the ‘Heat’ Category

Summer heat = dull fall colors

So unfortunately this is another one of those articles that you need to have an account for but as usual, I will tell you, you can go to your local library and look for the October 14-15 weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal and read it there.

Anyway, the article is entitled “Leave It to the Heat to Dull Autumn’s Glory” by Jo Craven McGinty at the Wall Street Journal. I know from what I’ve seen around here so far, fall might be a little dull in St. Louis.

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Green Librarian

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The weather it is a-changin

I remember when climate change used to be called global warming. Unfortunately, most of the news these days seem to focus on the evidence .

In fact, I came across an article tonight that looked good but unfortunately I don’t have access to it, so I will have to check at work tomorrow and see if I can access it. The article is entitled “The Night: The Heat of the Night is Intensifying” by Nicola Jones at NewScientist.

Then I found another article that looked good on the topic entitled “Orca Invasion: Killer Whales in a Warmer World” by Sharon Oosthoek but it too is unavailable. I have to say I don’t think I’ve ever had this problem before.

So I guess it’s true that the third time is a charm as I found this article entitled “Climate Change Signals a Whale of a Shift in Feeding Patterns” by Rebecca Kessler at the Environmental News Network via Yale 360 where there is more information. Meanwhile, I’ll keep you posted on the other ones.

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Green Librarian

Speak of the devil (so to speak)

Just as I mention his name, here he is quoted over at the Grist on the same topic, the heat wave. Check out the article “Top Australian Climate Scientist: Heat Wave ‘encroaching on entirely new territory’” by James West.

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Green Librarian

Now students, get out your world map coloring book and crayons

Every time I turn around, it seems that temperatures somewhere are reaching extremes. Over the last week or so there were numerous stories about Australia and their heat wave. In fact, according to Lori Zimmer over at Inhabitat, you’ll need a new color. The story is entitled “Australia’s Scorching Temperatures Spark New Colors on Meteorology Map“.

Add to that the story over at New Scientist entitled  “Sand Tsunami Pictured Striking Australian coast “and it’s clear that Australian’s are in a tough place at the moment. Hard to believe that according to Tim Flannery, in the book Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet there are some very lush, almost rainforest like land in western Australia.

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Green Librarian