Undersea Volcanoes May Be Impacting Climate Change


TIME

A new study claims that volcanic eruptions along the ocean floor may impact earth’s climate cycle and that predictive models, including those that analyze humanity’s impact on climate change, may need to be modified.

“People have ignored seafloor volcanoes on the idea that their influence is small—but that’s because they are assumed to be in a steady state, which they’re not,” said Maya Tolstoy, a geophysicist and author of the study that appeared in Geophysical Research Letters and was also reported on in Science Daily.

Until now, scientists presumed that seafloor volcanoes exuded lava at a slow and steady pace, but Tolstoy thinks that not only do the volcanoes erupt in bursts, they follow remarkably consistent patterns that range anywhere from two weeks to 100,000 years.

The reason why the study is important is because it offers up the idea that undersea volcanoes may contribute to the beginning of…

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Australia: Climate Change and Native Animals


The link below is to an article that takes a look at how climate change is impacting on Australia’s native wildlife population.

For more visit:
http://inhabitat.com/new-map-shows-accelerated-animal-migration-and-extinction-due-to-climate-change/

Article: Climate Change and the Moose


The link below is to an article that examines the possibility that climate change is impacting on the distribution of Moose in North America.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/minnesota-moose-mystery-climate-change-killing-icon-north.html

Article: Future of the Great Barrier Reef


With the many threats currently impacting on the Great Barrier Reef and the growing intensity of those threats into the future, just what does the future look like for the reef? The link below is to an article that looks into that question and the answer may not be a good one.

For more visit:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-11/duffy-reefs-uncertain-future/4123924

Australia: Wagga Wagga – Spiders Trying to Escape Massive Flooding


The link below is to an article reporting on the massive flooding currently impacting eastern Australia. This report is all about the spiders (Wolf and Orb) trying to escape the flood waters.

For more, visit:
http://io9.com/5891091/massive-spiderwebs-engulf-australian-town-as-arachnids-escape-floods

Climate Change: Impacting Mount Everest


The link below is to an article reporting on suggestions that climate change may soon make Mount Everest unclimbable.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/climate-change-could-make-everest-unclimbable-warns-sherpa.html