Saturday, August 17, 2013

Historic and future increase in the global land area affected by monthly heat extremes

Source: IOP Publishing Ltd

The projections show that in the near-term such heat extremes become much more common, irrespective of the emission scenario. By 2020, the global land area experiencing temperatures of 3-sigma or more will have doubled (covering∼10%) and by 2040 quadrupled (covering ∼20%). Over the same period, more-extreme events will emerge: 5-sigma events, which are now essentially absent, will cover a small but significant fraction(∼3%) of the global land surface by 2040. These near-term projections are   practically independent of emission scenario.

The rise in the frequency of extremes becomes strongly  dependent on the emission scenario only by mid-century.

Dim Coumou (1) and Alexander Robinson (1,2,3)
1 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research—Earth System Analysis, Telegrafenberg A62/0.04, D-14412 Potsdam, Germany
2 Departamento de Astrofísica y Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
3 Instituto de Geociencias, UCM-CSIC, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
Dim Coumou and Alexander Robinson 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 034018
© 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd
Received 11 June 2013, accepted for publication 26 July 2013
Published 14 August 2013

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Brooklin Mother Says State Not Happy With Her Formula Choice

Source: WABI TV

Alorah Gellerson loves her three month old son.

"Oh he loved it. We put celery juice in it and he just loves that and it worked really well with his body and he grew like a weed," she said.

But when her doctor reported this to the Department of Health and Human Services, things got messy.

"She came in and threatened to take him away and put him in foster care until I complied to go to the doctor and get him seen and he's perfectly healthy, we can all see that," said Gellerson.

Gellerson, who receives state benefits, says she has complied with all of the mandates from DHHS, including numerous doctor visits, an overnight hospital stay, and even switched over to store bought formula to please them, but she says the state is still not dropping it.

DHHS said they had no one available to speak with us. But they sent us to websites for procedures they follow, like one from the USDA, which says goat milk is not recommended for infants because of inadequate quantities of certain vitamins.