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16 May 2016

How Fast Is New Orleans Sinking? This Fast

  NASA has a press release out about a new study published  in the AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. From the press release: New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink at highly variable rates due to a combination of natural geologic and human-induced processes, finds a new NASA/university study using NASA airborne radar. The observed rates of sinking, otherwise known as subsidence, were generally consistent with, but …

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Hottest April Ever- 3rd Month in A Row to Break The Record by Record Amount

April 2016 was the hottest April ever measured, and it broke the old record by a record amount. So did March, and so did February. Look at the image below, from the Twitter account of Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf at the Uni. of Chicago. It’s been so incredibly warm so far this year, that there is now a 99% chance that 2016 will become the new hottest year on record. If …

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