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The Ocean’s Slow Motion Death March

by Robert Hunziker Something is out of kilter in the ocean. The problem is found throughout the marine food chain from the base, plankton (showing early signs of reproductive and maturation complications) to the largest… Read More

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Climate Change Hits Alaska

by Robert Hunziker Valdez, Alaska carries the moniker: the “snowiest place in the United States,” receiving on average 300-to-600 inches per year. Additionally, Valdez is the end of the line for the Tans-Alaska Pipeline that… Read More

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Abrupt Ice Shelf Collapse(s)

by Robert Hunziker UPDATED Imagine a 1,160 square mile ice sheet (equivalent in size to Los Angeles, Dallas plus Chicago), which had been stable for thousands of years, suddenly collapsing and crumbling into thousands of… Read More

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Looming Danger of Abrupt Climate Change

by Robert Hunziker The National Research Council of the National Academies (NRCNA) has pre-published (available to the public as of Dec. 2013), an extensive 200-pg study: “Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change, Anticipating Surprises.” The goal… Read More

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November 2013 Hottest on Record

by Robert Hunziker “This year is likely to be among the top 10 warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization,” Roger Harrabi (environment analyst), 2013 ‘One of Warmest’ on Record, BBC News, Nov…. Read More

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The BLOB Hits China

by Robert Hunziker “Indescribable… Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It!” The Blob, staring Steve McQueen (Paramount Pictures, Sept. 1958.) In a small rural Pennsylvania town an alien creature, The Blob, a jelly-like creature, grows every time… Read More