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“The ominous duo that is rising seas and sinking land”

Don Paul, a television meteorologist from Buffalo NY that I follow on Facebook, has an excellent description of why sea levels are rising and the consequences of both rising sea levels and subsidence of land on coastal cities and ecosystems.  You can read it at http://buffalonews.com/2017/02/03/don-paul-ominous-duo-rising-seas-sinking-land/.
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“Florida Corals Tell of Cold Spells and Dust Bowls Past, Foretell Weather to Come”

The US Geological Survey has an interesting story about the utility of Florida corals to track long-term variations in regional climate.  Similar to tree rings, coral growth patterns can be used as proxy data to study changes in ocean temperature over time.  These patterns show that there are multi-decade oscillations…
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Stories of Arctic woes

A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 over the Arctic contributed to a record-breaking delay in the fall sea ice freeze-up, leading to extensive melting of Greenland ice sheet and land-based snow cover.  The Arctic Report Card, released this week at the annual American Geophysical Union…
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