Climate change affects Saharan dust storms

first_img Read Full Story A new groundbreaking study shows that warming planet will make dust storms more intense in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.Using the highest-resolution continuous climate record ever published, the study explains the connections between dust storms, extended periods of drought, volcanoes, and warming in the Mediterranean, Europe and Asia.These ultra-high-resolution records revealed stronger Saharan dust storms during past warming periods, and provide a glimpse of what we may expect in the future. More intense storms will impact glaciers by making them darker so they absorb more heat. More dust in the air will worsen air quality and public health, while also affecting the frequency of North Atlantic hurricanes.The study is another milestone in the collaboration between the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. This interdisciplinary team of climate scientists, historians and archaeologists combined data from an ice core retrieved from the European Alps with highly detailed historical records. In the past, dust storms occurring at the same time as rainstorms were often recorded as “blood rain” due to the reddish color of Saharan dust.,The melting of glaciers caused by manmade climate change will contribute to erasing a vital source of information to study climate change itself, since ice from these millennia-old natural archives routinely reveal how climate patterns have changed over time and how climate will change in the future.To address this crisis, the Climate Change Institute’s W.M. Keck Laser Ice Facility created a non-destructive system that allows preservation of the ice indefinitely, while providing climate data of the unprecedented ultra-high resolution which alone is compatible with detailed historical data. The new technology offers a truly transformative solution to both the study and the effects of climate change at the cutting edge of research. The article is published in JGR Atmospheres, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, the premiere professional association dedicated to the study of climate and environmental change.The research presented in this study is supported by funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. All datasets on which the study is based are provided in open access to the public. In addition, support for method development and analysis was provided by the W.M. Keck Foundation and the National Science Foundation.last_img read more

Sumner County Commissioner Minutes: January to March 10

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first_imgA big thanks to everyone involved in organising the hugely successful dinner dance this year, which had over 240 people in attendance.Congrats also to all the evenings winners.The winners were : Senior team player of the year: Eamon Ward. Reserve team player of the year: Gary McDaid. Third team player of the year: Charlie McGinty. Young player of the year: Ryan Hunter. Culture award: Karen McHugh, Louise Cullen and Mary C Devine. Special culture award: Shay Farell. Club persons of the year: Theresa Crawford and Sharon McGinty. Special presentations were made on the night to Michael, Neil and Gary recognising their phenomenal contribution to the county team this year.Thanks to all the very kind sponsors of these awards.The club would also like to thank Donegal county board chairman, Sean Dunnion and outgoing charmain PJ McGowan for their presence on the night.A special word of thanks goes to acting MC on the night, Aidy Glackin who kept the show running very smoothley indeed! Unfortunately there was no award on the night for singing talent, but we all know who would have taken home the silverware with his wonderful rendition of ”Joxer Goes To Ballybofey”!Finally a huge thanks to the Station House Hotel for their presentation and beautiful meal, and to the band Keltic Kaos who kept us dancing into the wee hours!Lotto match 3 winner Danny McFadden, Breenagh. Winning numbers 8,14,17,24. Next weeks sellers are Eddie Crawford and Barry Molloy. Sellers for 2nd of March are Charlie McGrenra and Charlie Bonner.The scor county final will take place this friday the 22nd at 7pm in the clubhouse. Glenswilly will be represented in the nuchleas and recitation sections and all support would be greatly appreciated.The senior reserves get their season underway with a Gaeltacht championship match on Sunday the 23rd in Pairc Naomh Columba, Glenswilly at 12 o’clock vs Ardara. Meanwhile, the u18’s will play a friendly vs Red Hughs in Killygordon on Sunday at 11 o’clock. GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

The Law of the Tongue When Humans and Killer Whales Hunted Together

first_imgThere’s a Killer Whale Museum in a place called Eden on the coast of New South Wales, Australia. On display is a skeleton some twenty-three-feet long named ‘Old Tom.’ And there’s teeth missing from the right-hand side of his upper jaw as if something like a rope tore them away. They say this is evidence of a struggle between a killer whale at the top of the food chain, and two men in a row boat who thought they were invincible.The Davidson Family hunted Baleen Whales in the mid-nineteenth century off an isolated beach in New South Wales, Australia. They went out in wooden longboats and paddled with oars as they closed in on monster whales seventy-five feet long, and weighing 19 tons when adults.Skeleton of Old Tom in the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Photo by Fanny Schertzer CC BY-SA 3.0When they came close enough, they threw harpoons at them until the whales tired of swimming against the ropes and died. Their work was dangerous. Baleen Whales live as long as ninety years and are intelligent creatures with conscious thought. They could smash a wooden rowing boat with a single flick of their tail.Old Tom swims alongside a whaling boat, flanking a whale calf: The boat is being towed by a harpooned whale (not visible here).According to Scientific American, the Davidson Family became angry during the first winter when the mighty Orca, or killer whales, arrived in numbers and surrounded their quarry splashing giant tails. However, they changed their minds when the Yuin people living there explained they had been hunting Baleen Whales with the Orca for over 10,000 years.Eden, New South Wales.There’s a persistent legend that the Orcas learned to shepherd Baleen Whales into sheltered Twofold Bay and hold them there for the Davidson Family to hunt. Then a particular Killer Whale would announce the chase with a mighty splashing of his tail and by leaping out the water. They named the twenty-three-foot, six-ton monster Old Tom, Sydney Morning Herald reported.After the fishermen killed a Baleen Whale, they tied it to their boat. Then the Orcas came to claim their prize by feasting on the giant tongue and lips.Killer whale museum at Eden. Photo by Matilda CC BY 3.0The fishermen would then harvest the blubber and bones, which were what the Davidson family really wanted in the first place. Thus was born the immutable Law of the Tongue as they called it, perhaps the most amazing ocean tale ever. This arrangement continued across three generations. The Killer Whales chased the sharks away, while the humans released their marine partners caught in fishing nets.Playful Orca Breaching Near Victoria, British ColumbiaNow there was a farmer, John Logan, who lived nearby but was not part of this arrangement. He went fishing with George Davidson and they killed a small Baleen Whale, which Logan insisted was not large enough to share. They fought with Big Tom so hard the harpoon rope ripped out his teeth from the right-hand side of his upper jaw.Old Tom’s Skeleton. Photo by Dan Ox/FLickr CC By 2.0Now the Orca could not survive without a full set of teeth. When George Davidson protested, the farmer would not listen. Although his daughter heard him saying, “Oh God what have I done?” Old Tom’s lifeless body washed onto the shore a few months later. The other Orcas swam away and became victims of Norwegian whalers.OrcaThe document shares how on one particular hunt, “Davidson threw a painter (anchor rope) over the bow of his boat. It was immediately grasped by two killers. They took the rope tandem fashion with a half hitch around the shoulder and started for the quarry, overtaking the opposition. They had in their mouths 60 fathoms of two-inch coir.”Read another story from us: Amazing Story of a Seven-Year-Old who Survived Niagara FallsTruth can be stranger than fiction, and this time it is. Why else would Old Tom and George be hunting together in a photo, barely six feet apart? And why would the Killer Whale Museum have a skeleton with missing teeth if this were not true?last_img read more