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Keebler
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This is WAY cool, indeed! Presenting for your scientific wonder and curiosity:


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/science/coral-fluorescence-deep-sea.html

In the Deep, Dark Sea, Corals Create Their Own Sunshine

By Joanna Klein - The New York Times - July 10, 2017

Corals are pretty and colorful and fluorescent. They produce their vibrant colors because they don’t live alone, which is also what keeps them alive.

Over billions of years they’ve worked out a special arrangement with algae: Corals give them shelter and algae convert light into food for the corals. Corals do other things for the algae, too. . . .

[Full article & 3 amazing full-size photos at link]
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www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/07/09/535754962/while-corals-die-along-the-great-barrier-reef-humans-struggle-to-adjust

While Corals Die Along The Great Barrier Reef, Humans Struggle To Adjust

by Rob Schmitz NPR | July 9, 2017

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. . . In the past 18 months, Edmondson has watched as two-thirds of the coral along this 400-mile northern stretch of the Great Barrier Reef has turned white and died.

Rising ocean temperatures have caused the single greatest loss of coral ever recorded along the reef.

The die-off is devastating for the thousands of species that depend on the reef, including those responsible for its decline — humans . . . .

. . . He doesn’t have any specific answers as to how to make that happen, but he’s calling on reef managers around the world to come up with plans. . . .

[Full article at link above.]

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Awe inspiring corals! [Big Grin]

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My pleasure reading keeps having me stumble upon very serious pieces that really matter as someone who appreciates and requires the beauty of the earth.

This very intricate piece can be hard to read - and requires various "sessions" for each section. Yet is one of the very best I've seen to date.

Knowledge, will & action can help us retain wonders of the earth, of our very selves in relation to our place among all life on this globe.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

The Uninhabitable Earth

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

By David Wallace-Wells - New York Magazine - July 9, 2017

*This article appears in the July 10, 2017, issue of New York Magazine.

Full article - Nine Chapters / Essays

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. . . In between scientific reticence and science fiction is science itself.

This article is the result of dozens of interviews and exchanges with climatologists and researchers in related fields and reflects hundreds of scientific papers on the subject of climate change.

What follows is not a series of predictions of what will happen — that will be determined in large part by the much-less-certain science of human response.

Instead, it is a portrait of our best understanding of where the planet is heading absent aggressive action.

It is unlikely that all of these warming scenarios will be fully realized, largely because the devastation along the way will shake our complacency.

But those scenarios, and not the present climate, are the baseline. In fact, they are our schedule. . . .

[Full article at link above]


http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans-annotated.html

ANNOTATED version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading.

This might be the place to begin. The highlighting is very helpful.
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Related to article above, with focus on the topic of tick-borne disease:

http://features.weather.com/us-climate-change/connecticut/

Connecticut: A Ticking Time Bomb

By James Crugnale - Weather.com - July 13, 2017
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We have an arboretum here with an ancient plants section. I was reading it yesterday - it said that algae were the first then to cross to land plants.

I'll read more from this section, as they actually have the plants and fossil rock records from early times.

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Our governor is calling for a global summit in SF a year in Sept 2018 for all countries to deal with global warming. If there's any way I could go, I'd love to attend!
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Read the first article so far. Very frightening.

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