Skeptics Vs Reality
Average of NASA GISS, NOAA NCDC, and HadCRUT4 monthly global surface temperature anomalies from January 1970 through November 2012 (green) with linear trends applied to the time frames Jan ‘70 - Oct ‘77, Apr ‘77 - Dec ‘86, Sep ‘87 - Nov ‘96, Jun ‘97 - Dec ‘02, and Nov ‘02 - Nov ‘12.
via The Guardian

Skeptics Vs Reality

Average of NASA GISS, NOAA NCDC, and HadCRUT4 monthly global surface temperature anomalies from January 1970 through November 2012 (green) with linear trends applied to the time frames Jan ‘70 - Oct ‘77, Apr ‘77 - Dec ‘86, Sep ‘87 - Nov ‘96, Jun ‘97 - Dec ‘02, and Nov ‘02 - Nov ‘12.

via The Guardian

weareoceanic-deactivated2013080 asked:

hellooo (: I was hoping maybe you could point me in the direction of some good reading material? I'd be so grateful! I have an assignment for uni on "the biological impacts of global warming" I know the IPCC are a good starting point but I've been stumped by the shear volume of material :/ I'm looking at spatial species shifts, phenological changes and physiological stress in particular, any ideas? thank you so much :D!!

Great question! I’m a bit stumped myself! IPCC is the go-to resource obviously, but since you have specific subjects in mind I’d recommend going through the references (I know, I know - there’s a lot), but they are great starting points. Ctrl or Cmmd+F and a keyword can be your best friend. 

Here’s a couple of papers that my Uni housemates wrote - it’s ocean acidication but on physiological factors - they may help too :) 

http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.716837

http://www.int-res.com/articles/ab2008/2/b002p067.pdf

Concerned for Conservation: An open letter to Tumblr

Dear Tumblr,

We are writing to ask you to consider adding a ‘Conservation’ or ‘Environment’ featured tag. 

We’re not outright asking. We know that featured tags are those that have a certain amount of traffic, but please consider the following:

1. The field of conservation is wide-ranging. As a result related content is tagged under a mix of terms. Combining the traffic for the following (and related) tags could amount to enough traffic for a featured tag. Like Science, with it’s different fields, combined under one umbrella term.

- Conservation

- Environment

- Sustainability (already featured in your directory)

- Eco-friendly

- Nature

- Climate Change

- Global Warming

- Wildlife Trade

- Recycling

- Renewable energy

- Endangered Species

Followers, please feel free to add to this list any tags that may have missed out.

2. It’s the right thing to do. Conservation issues are as pertinent to modern society as Science, Politics, Film, Fashion…….even Nail Art which has it’s own featured tag. 

3. Tumblr is opening up as a platform for high profile conservation organizations, much as Facebook and Twitter are now the most used platforms for sharing conservation news. 

- WWF

- ARKive

- National Resources Defence Council

- Mother Nature Network

- Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoot programme

- Scubazoo

- Greenpeace USA

[Edit] Forgot Earth Hour. How silly!

Social media is a powerful tool in conservation, and can make a difference in the “real world”. We’d hate to see Tumblr left out of the excitement. Especially with it’s viral powers. 

4. Tumblr has been an essential part of publicizing social and political changes in several countries during protests and revolutions last year. The content that would be featured in this tag involve changes that affect us globally, and deserve a share of the spotlight.

We hope you will consider looking at the combined content of the above tags to see if they merit a featured tag. 

As there is no central email to contact Tumblr on, please reblog and spread the word if you agree! 

Antarctic king crabs (Neolithodes yaldwyni) warming up to invade continental shelf, threatening unique marine community
Stephen Tung (special to Mongabay)
Dangerous and disruptive king crabs lurk in a deep pocket of the Antarctic continental shelf, clamoring to escape their cold-water prison to reach and permanently change the shallower, prehistoric paradise above.
The marine communities on the underwater shelf above Palmer Deep are unique, Aronson said. “It’s much more reminiscent of the Paleozoic era before all those shell-crushing crabs and bony fish and bottom-feeding sharks and rays evolved,” he said. “The bottom communities in Antarctica are anachronisms. They’re a window to the past. They’re going to get modernized when these crabs show up.”
Source: Mongabay

Antarctic king crabs (Neolithodes yaldwyni) warming up to invade continental shelf, threatening unique marine community

Stephen Tung (special to Mongabay)

Dangerous and disruptive king crabs lurk in a deep pocket of the Antarctic continental shelf, clamoring to escape their cold-water prison to reach and permanently change the shallower, prehistoric paradise above.

The marine communities on the underwater shelf above Palmer Deep are unique, Aronson said. “It’s much more reminiscent of the Paleozoic era before all those shell-crushing crabs and bony fish and bottom-feeding sharks and rays evolved,” he said. “The bottom communities in Antarctica are anachronisms. They’re a window to the past. They’re going to get modernized when these crabs show up.”

Source: Mongabay

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Workers at Israel Electric Corporation’s Hadera plant have removed some 100 tons of jellyfish from the plant’s filters in the past three days. The power plant sucks in seawater to cool its turbines, and in summer the jellyfish – considered an invasive species - are drawn in with the…