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*Satellite and ocean data reveal marked increase in Earth's heating rate
Geophysical Research Letters via Carbon Brief
New research finds that the Earth's energy imbalance - the difference
between solar radiation absorbed by the planet and thermal radiation
emitted to space - increased by 0.5 Watts per square metre per decade
between 2005 and 2009. The authors compare satellite measurements of
total energy absorbed by the Earth with in-situ measurements to
determine heating of the ocean, land and atmosphere, and melting of
snow and ice. They find that these 2 independent approaches yield
very similar results. The study finds that the change in energy
imbalance is due to a decrease in energy reflected into space by
clouds and sea ice, as well as an increase in greenhouse gases and
Ronaldo's Coke snub wipes bns off drink company's market value
ABC News, 16 Jun 2021 06:35Z
Cristiano Ronaldo's decision remove 2 Coke bottles from his Euro 2020
press conference table and drink water instead wipes bns of dollars off
the beverage company's value.
[Australia is not America:]
Think tank behind conservative conference loses High Court bid against Australia's foreign influence laws
ABC News, 16 Jun 2021 07:34Z
A conservative think tank challenged Australia's foreign influence laws in
the High Court, claiming it was at odds with freedom of speech. Australia's
top court found that while the laws did place a burden on the implied right
to freedom of political communication, it was justified.
Gippsland's 'ballooning' spiders lay magical carpets
ABC Gippsland, ABC News, 16 Jun 2021 07:32Z
Gossamer spiders by the 1000s have been fleeing their hidey holes -- in
a rather unusual way -- to escape Gippsland's floodwaters.
Major welfare agency suffering 'cyber incident' affecting computer systems
ABC News, 16 Jun 2021 08:32Z
Uniting Communities, which delivers support to more than 70,000 people in SA each year, is investigating whether any data breaches have occurred amid a "cyber incident" affecting its computer systems.
Beijing responds to 'acts of collusion' between Taiwan and West with show of air power
ABC News, 16 Jun 2021 09:30Z
Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and
nuclear-capable bombers, enter Taiwan's air defence identification zone in
the largest incursion of Chinese aircraft reported by Taipei to date.
Melbourne residents hit by devastating storms told they won't have power for three more weeks
ABC News, 16 Jun 2021 09:29Z
Melbourne residents hit by last week's violent storms are told to prepare to
be without power for another 3 weeks in the middle of winter.
Judge spits chips over scales of justice as fish seller cops $11k fine over $200k profit
ABC Broken Hill, 16 Jun 2021 09:45Z
A judge has been left scratching his wig as to why a man who stole 12 tonnes
of fish from the drought-stricken Darling River wasn't charged with more serious offences.
Insurance coverage for an alien invasion
PropertyCasualty360, 16 Jun 2021 10:05Z
As sightings become more frequent and are given some credence in the news, people may begin to search out coverage options ...
Antarctica was likely discovered 1,100 years before Westerners 'found' it Livescience.com, 15 Jun 2021 17:58Z
The first humans to discover Antarctica weren't seafaring Westerners but
rather Polynesians, who found the coldest continent 1,300 years ago, a new study ...
US govt considers at least some UFOs to be `EXTRATERRESTRIAL' & `EXTRADIMENSIONAL', ex-intel official says
RT, 15 Jun 2021 23:06Z
The US govt is aware of UFOs that defy any conventional explanation
despite extensive analysis, a former official who ...
Victoria records 3 new local COVID-19 cases as authorities plan an
easing of restrictions
ABC News, 15 Jun 2021 23:02Z
The new cases were detected from 17,538 test results, and 14,870 vaccination doses were delivered at state-run sites.
Pentagon considering permanent naval task force to counter China in the Pacific POLITICO, 15 Jun 2021 18:15Z
The Pentagon is considering establishing a permanent naval task force in the Pacific region as a counter to China's growing military might, according to
Doctors Warn Of Burns From Asphalt As A Record-Breaking Heat Wave Envelops
NPR, 15 Jun 2021 13:57Z
Phoenix. Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the ...
COVID Deaths Top 600,000 In The US : Coronavirus Updates
NPR, 15 Jun 2021 18:22Z
More than 15 months since the first confirmed death due to COVID-19 in
the US, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 600,000 lives
across the ...
Some Americans were infected with COVID in Dec 2019
ampAxios, 15 Jun 2021 14:15Z
NIH issues further evidence indicating SARS-CoV-2 was here in 2019.
Searching for City Lights on Other Planets
Scientific American, 14 Jun 2021
USDA to invest over $4B to strengthen the food supply chain
Food Dive, 14 Jun 2021
The US Dept of Agriculture announced it is planning to invest over
$4 bn through the Build Back Better Initiative to make critical supply
As Heat Builds, Current Drought Conditions Already Exceed Devastating 2012 Season
Agweb Powered by Farm Journal, 14 Jun 2021
As drought conditions in the West are continuing to expand, hotter
temperatures aren't helping things. Heat that started building over the
weekend is not good ...
Climate crisis in Western US is worst in 1,200 years
The Hill, 14 Jun 2021 23:35Z
The Western drought is arguably the worst since 1,200 years ago . The
governor is asking his continents to pray for rain as a wildfire burns his
state to the ...