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Scientists Warn of “Ecological Armageddon” Amid Waves of Heat and Climate Refugees

Published on Truthout, 30 October 2017. Utqiaġvik is one of several Indigenous villages along Alaska’s north coast that have existed for thousands of years: Estimates vary, but people settled in them between 1,500 and 4,000 years ago. Now, anthropogenic climate disruption is threatening to demolish them. Less than two months after I left Utqiaġvik, residents experienced

Eight-Year Study Confirms “All Sea Life” Will Be Affected by Acidic Oceans

Published on Truthout, 25 October 2017. The recently published Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification report is an eight-year-long study by more than 250 scientists investigating the impact of increasingly acidic oceans on sea life. The chemistry of oceans has been changed by anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD), as the oceans absorb carbon dioxide humans are emitting

Scientific Study Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event Possible by 2100

Published on Truthout, 28 Sep 2017. The planet has experienced five mass extinction events. The worst, the Permian Mass Extinction event 252 million years ago, annihilated more than 95 percent of all life on Earth. It coincided with a significant increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). The Permian Mass Extinction is the perfect example of what