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Loss of Antarctic ice shelf increase sea level rise

Loss of sea ice at the edges causes glaciers to melt more rapidly

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-antarctic-ice-shelves-melting-faster-20150326-story.html

 

How Plants Affect the Global Carbon Cycle

 

Plants play an important role, taking up about one quarter of the carbon emitted by humans.

 

http://www.livescience.com/49558-mathematics-climate-change-plants.html

 

Cleaner air is linked to stronger lungs in Southern California children

 

As air quality in the Los Angeles basin improves, so does lung health in children.

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-clean-air-lungs-children-20150304-story.html#page=1

 

 

Rising temperatures are amplifying drought effects, study finds

 

As air quality in the Los Angeles basin improves, so does lung health in children. Climate change is increasing the risk of severe drought in California by causing warm periods and dry periods to overlap more often, according to a new study. Rising temperatures resulting from increased greenhouse gas emissions mean warm and dry periods are coinciding more frequently, the study authors say. And that is amplifying the effects of low precipitation...

 

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-0305-drought-watch-20150305-story.html

 

 

Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

 

Inside the GOP’s climate policy: the logic for not dealing with climate change.

 

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-inside-gop-science-climate-change-20150304-column.html#page=1

 

 

Plants play an important role, taking up about one quarter of the carbon emitted by humans.

 

A key federal science panel is taking seriously some high-tech schemes and concepts to address a range of climate issues, from directly removing carbon from the atmosphere to fertilizing the oceans to encourage removal of CO2 from the water.

 

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-climate-technology-20150210-story.html#page=1

 

 

Man-made climate change may need man-made remedies, science panel says

 

A key federal science panel is taking seriously some high-tech schemes and concepts to address a range of climate issues, from directly removing carbon from the atmosphere to fertilizing the oceans to encourage removal of CO2 from the water.

 

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-climate-technology-20150210-story.html#page=1

 

 

The carbon that's killing India, and how California can help

 

India is a major emitter of 'black carbon', fine soot particles from incomplete combustion, which is both a health hazard, and a more potent green house component than CO2. The U.S. may be able to help with solutions to this problem.

 

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0126-mingle-u-s--india-climate-black-carbon-20150126-story.html

 

 

California drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers

 

Atmospheric rivers carrying as much water vapor as in 15 Mississippi Rivers are needed to break droughts in California.

 

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-atmospheric-rivers-20150119-story.html

 

 

L.A. Basin methane emissions found up to 61% higher than estimates

 

The L. A. Times is reporting in an article by Tony Barboza, that sensors on Mount Wilson are revealing up to 61% higher levels  of methane in the air above the L. A. basin, than government scientists have estimated.

 

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-methane-emissions-20150114-story.html

 

Editorial - Why we need to address population growth's effects on global warming

 

An editorial on 1/25/15, in the L. A. Times, addresses the importance to the global environment of addressing population growth, quoting Pope Francis.

 

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-population-and-climate-change-20150125-story.html

 

Reducing methane is a wise short-term win

 

An editorial on 1/14/15, in the L. A. Times, addresses the importance of reducing methane and other short term greenhouse gases, as well as welcome statements about this critical issue, by President Obama and Governor Brown.

 

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-methane-regulations-obama-20150115-story.html

 

 

How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show

 

2014 had the highest average global surface temperature since record keeping began in 1880.

 

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-warmest-year-20150116-story.html

 

 

Climate Change Economics

 

"Treading Water" - With State and Federal governments paralyzed by politics, cities are forced to confront the looming reality of climate change and sea level rise on their own.

 

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/climate-change-economics/parker-text

Pope Francis declares human activity has led to global climate change.