Heating of Southern oceans much faster than previously thought

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ocean-heatingOceans heating up faster than we thought: study, SMH  October 6, 2014  Hannah Francis   Oceans in the southern hemisphere are warming faster than anticipated, with implications for rising sea levels and climate modelling.

A team of scientists in California has studied rising temperatures of the southern hemisphere over the decades between 1970 and 2004, and recommended lifting estimates of ocean heat content by between 48 and 152 per cent.

Lead author Paul Durack said it was the first time scientists have been able to quantify how big the gap is between earlier estimates and the reality of rising ocean temperatures.

Sea temperatures are a crucial yardstick for global warming as the ocean stores more than 90 per cent of human-induced excess heat.

Higher sea level temperatures are also closely linked with rising sea levels, because water expands as it warms.

Ocean warming down to two kilometres below the surface…

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USA: Please Act Before Honey Bees Are Extinct !

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

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I just signed an urgent petition save bees from deadly pesticides, will you join me?

In a few days’ time a task force will recommend what the White House should do about these poisons, and if we get 3.5 million people to call for a ban, and deliver our call in time, we can help prevent honey bees going extinct.

See the massive petition here:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees_us_pet_loc/?kwwttib  

Thanks

Mark – SAV.

Dear friends,

Silently, billions of bees are dying off and our entire food chain is in danger. Bees don’t just make honey — they are a giant, humble workforce, pollinating 75% of growing plants. But in days the US could move to ban the toxic pesticides that are killing them off.

We know we can get a ban — after a mega Avaaz campaign last year, the EU banned this group of poisons that multiple scientists blame for bees’ rapid demise.

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Prosecute Man Who Abused His Dog With a Machete!!!

10/5/14 Question

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I have a question for all you experts out there. I have my blogs I follow set to “instant” or “daily” notification. However, I am not really getting any blogs that I follow showing up in my reader. I am getting a lot of “suggestions” of other blogs to follow. Is there something I have to change in my settings? Are my settings wrong? I’d like to keep up with everyone, but I feel like blogs are falling through the cracks.

Thanks so much,

Maggie (Woof!)

PS Mom’s feeling very well today, she even let me go on the computer for a while!

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PETA Shames Medina Co for No Longer Killing Cats

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Allegra, a cat at the Medina Co SPCA, judges your stupidity. Allegra, a cat at the Medina Co SPCA, judges your stupidity.

PETA kills animals – mainly dogs and cats in need of love, temporary sheltering and new homes.  But the organization goes a step further by encouraging and rewarding (with vegan cookie gift baskets) municipalities that threaten to kill pets and shaming those that implement changes designed to eliminate needless killing.

Such is the case with Medina County, Ohio, where officials were pressured by the so-called irresponsible public into finally giving up the gas chamber which they’d been using to kill most of the cats impounded at the shelter.  The county stopped accepting cats and entered into an agreement with the Medina Co SPCA to take over cat sheltering from the county late last year.

Medina Co SPCA executive director Stephanie Moore writes:

The Medina County SPCA mission is to care and rehabilitate animals that are suffering from cruelty, abuse, neglect and abandonment. We…

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US reroutes flights around Alaska beach in attempt to avoid walrus stampede (USA)

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morsas-en-tierraThursday October 2nd, 2014. The plight of thousands of walruses forced to crowd on to an Alaska beach because of disappearing sea ice has set off an all-out response from the US government to avoid a catastrophic stampede.

The Federal Aviation Authority has re-routed flights, and local communities have called on bush pilots to keep their distance in an effort to avoid setting off a panic that could see scores of walruses trampled to death, federal government scientists told reporters.

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High walrus numbers may explain why females and calves are hauling out in droves

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Are the recent mass gatherings of females and calves on the beaches of western Alaska and the Russian Far East a sign that population are again close to the limit the habitat can support, as they were in the 1970s?

At the risk of belabouring the point that lack of sea ice does not seem to be a reasonable explanation for this phenomenon (see my last two posts, here and here, and Andrew Montford’s excellent additions here), I think this is a possibility that needs to be considered.

Walruses at Point Lay Sept 27 2014 NOAA CMDA0007_sm 2014 Point Lay, NOAA photo

Walrus are well protected in the US and Russia, and population numbers have risen again since the 1990s, after significant declines in the early 1900s and again in the 1980s.

A paper from the late 1980s suggests that a return to high population numbers may be a more plausible cause for mass gatherings of females…

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HHS Prepares for Flu Pandemic: ‘Could Cause Over 60 Million Deaths Worldwide’

Religious belief linked to being a bit dim

Man’s heated confrontation with panhandler goes viral