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THANK YOU CITY-TECH BLOGGERS!!

We here at ClimateYou would like to thank all of you in Professor Reginald Blake’s 2017 spring science class for contributing to our blog. You have successfully raised the bar on understanding and sharing what you know about climate change in a very significant way.

Prof Blake's 2017 Spring classAll of you wrote great posts. From February, 2017 to the end of May, we had 113 submissions and 21 comments. Great numbers! Our best hope is that you can keep up to date on climate change events and news, especially when many parts of the earth are undergoing the impacts of climate change much more than ever.

 

 

 
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India is getting Hotter by City-Tech Blogger Mariano Huaman

Extreme temperatures across different cities in India are going to 100°F in the last days. This climate change phenomenon is a threat to the health of India’s population because heat waves are expected to become more common and intense.

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According to some studies, the climate change in India is caused by greenhouses gasses.  The population is taking action plans because in the last years the heat waves were associated with a large number of deaths in the country. In the United States, some forecaster has said that there is a 50% chance that the country will be affected by climate cycle impacts.

 
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Can Coral Bleaching Trend be Reversed? my City-Tech Blogger Mariano Huaman

Scientists have found that in the last year an increase of warm waters bleached corals of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The warm waters make the corals lose colors and turn white, which is an indicator that their metabolism has been affected. More than the half of the area of the Great Barrier Reef have experienced several bleaching in the last years. Some scientists have concluded that this abnormality can be attributed to climate change.

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Global warming is a serious issue that is causing losses that were caused in years before only by El Nino phenomenon. Now bleaching is occurring over consecutive years, and people are expecting the reef to have the ability to recover from this.

 
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Hurricanes & Climate Change by City-Tech Blogger Henry Ovalle

I was very interested to learn how hurricanes are formed. Some of the requirements are: the ocean water temperature needs to be a least 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the air must be warm, humid and unstable. Further research showed me that warmer ocean temperatures are being caused by climate change.

hurricane sandyhttp://hum-24.blogspot.com/2012/10/new-york-sandy-hurricane.html

According to a New York Times article, since 1955, more than 90 percent of the excess heat retained by the Earth as a result of increased greenhouse gases has been absorbed by the oceans. The oceans, in turn, expands and becomes more acidic as it becomes hotter. These conditions are like fuel for storms and can only make hurricane events worse. Recently in the news is the prediction that climate change is changing the hurricane season and the warmer oceans would allow for stronger hurricanes and typhoons.

 
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Time Lapse Photos help us see Climate Change Impact by Mariano Huaman, City-Tech Blogger

There are still some people that do not believe in climate change. A climate change example is the melted glaciers in different parts of the world such as Greenland and Antarctica. The melting glaciers can be considered as a symbol related to global warming. Many scientists are trying to show to the people that climate change is real and is affecting our world. A Washington Post article tells us about the use of time-lapse photos and why many scientists are using these visuals to prove that something is happening. A video in the article shows the Mendhenhall Glacier melt from 2007-2015.  Stein Glacier in 2011 by James Balog EIS

Stein Glacier, 2011 by James Balog and Extreme Ice Survey

Check out Extreme Ice Survey, a group founded in 2007 by James Balog, specifically to photograph the planet’s changing ecosystems. I hope that people can learn how climate change is affecting many parts of the world and that they perspective can be influenced by the photos.

 

 
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