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Oh look, another absurd climate graph from this summer - sea surface temperature anomalies in the North Atlantic for every August since 1854... ๐Ÿฅด

Data available from NOAA ERSSTv5 (https://psl.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.noaa.ersst.v5.html).

Green line graph time series of average sea surface temperature anomalies for each August from 1850 through 2023 for only the North Atlantic. There is large interannual variability, but an overall long-term increasing trend. Anomalies are computed relative to a 1981-2010 baseline. 2023 is easily the warmest on record.
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The 1950 to 1970โ€™s downward trend is interesting
Like Chomsky keeps saying, this is a threat to *organized human life*. It may not wipe us (all) out, but we're definitely going to regret not doing something about it.

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The size of the global sea ice departure (i.e., amount of missing ice) is approaching the largest on record in the satellite-era...

More figures at https://zacklabe.com/global-sea-ice-extent-conc/

Line graph time series of 2023's daily global sea ice extent anomalies in red shading compared to each year from 1979 to 2022 using shades of purple to white for each line. The year 2016 is also highlighted in yellow, which is the current absolute magnitude record low. Anomalies are computed relative to a 1981-2010 baseline. There is substantial interannual and daily variability. Data from the NSIDC.

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But who in power is watching?



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Practically no areas of below average temperatures - anomalies over the last month (left), 3 months (center), and 12 months (right) in the Northern Hemisphere...

Data from ECMWF ERA5 reanalysis at https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu/cdsapp#!/dataset/reanalysis-era5-single-levels-monthly-means?tab=overview.

Three orthographic maps showing 2-m air temperature anomalies in August 2023, June 2023 to August 2023, and September 2022 to August 2023. Red shading is shown for warmer anomalies, and blue shading is shown for colder anomalies. Most areas are warmer than average. The mean temperature anomaly for each map is also displayed. Anomalies are calculated relative to a 1981-2010 baseline.

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At last, we get to live in Lake Wobegone: where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the cฬถhฬถiฬถlฬถdฬถrฬถeฬถnฬถ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ are above average

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Last month was particularly striking when looking at only the Northern Hemisphere. It wasn't anywhere close to the previous record.

[Data/methods: https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/faq/]

While line graph time series of global mean surface temperature anomalies for each Northern Hemisphere August from 1880 through 2023. There is a long-term increasing trend and large year-to-year variability. A 30-year lowess smoothing line is also shown with a red line. The global mean surface temperature anomaly in August 2023 was 1.57ยฐC for the Northern Hemisphere. Anomalies are computed relative to a 1951-1980 climate baseline.

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Yup, it blew the doors off the previous record...๐Ÿ˜ž

Well, at last we broke the warming trend.

In the upward direction.



Trade-free explanation


Trade-free explanation

Trade-free, as the name suggests, refers to a unique form of exchange where neither party is obligated to give or receive anything in return. The trade-free principle applies to all sorts of exchanges, including goods, services, information, and even relationships. This type of exchange is based on the principle of voluntary contribution and complete freedom in decision-making.

It is different from gifting because in gifting, there might still be implicit expectations of reciprocity or a social obligation. Thus, even gifting is not truly trade-free as there may be an expectation of reciprocation, whereas trade-free transactions have no strings attached at all.

For example, open-source software is a good example of trade-free offering because they are free to use and modify by anyone without any strings attached. The developers do not expect any return from the users, making it a trade-free offering.

#tradefree


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#Idalia #WeatherCam thread update:

I'm going through and replacing the links with ones that are live.

#Idalia #Webcam #Hurricane #FlWx

Here's one that rotates between several local cams:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uT_vemRshfg&pp=ygUYTGl2ZSBjYW0gbGFuZGZhbGwgaWRhbGlh
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@thepoliticalcat I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida and this has always been the way. No matter how bad it was, there were always idiot surfers out there.
@thepoliticalcat The joke was, the Gulf Coast is usually really bad for surfing. No big waves like the Atlantic coast. So the surfers would always get really excited about hurricanes because it meant they could finally get their boards out and hope to catch a wave.



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Very excited to be implementing rich widgets to display other types of #ActivityPub objects in Bonfire. Here are a few examples showing activities federated from @peertube @pixelfed and @mobilizon.
What types should we implement next?
Playing a video from Peertube from within Bonfire (after clicking on it in the feed) Video from a Peertube instance appearing in the Bonfire feed
An event from a Mobilizon instance showing up in the Bonfire feed Photoscoming from a Pixelfed instance (displayed fullscreen after clicking on it in the feed)
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Nice work! โค๏ธ
is there any server that can *create* all these different types of activities?

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A Triply Glowing Night Sky over Iceland

Credit & Copyright: Wioleta Gorecka; Text: Natalia Lewandowska (SUNY Oswego)

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230815.html #APOD
A body of water is seen in front of a night sky. The water reflects the sky. In the sky, on the right are green aurora. In the center is an orange plume. On the right are three while plumes.
#apod


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๐Ÿ–๏ธ๏ธ Beach calling?

This means itโ€™s time to take sun protection seriously.

However, we need to be mindful.

Many sunscreens contain oxybenzone, octinoxate, and other harmful ingredients for our health and the ocean's well-being.

Itโ€™s time we embrace mineral filters.

Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are safe for you and the #ocean. They're non-allergenic and start working as soon as you apply them.

This summer, make a splash while keeping our oceans healthy!

#OceanEU #ForNature
A wide shot of the Golden Sands beach in Bulgaria, with the hills in the background and beach umbrellas partially covering the beach. A wide shot of the Malagueta beach in Malaga, Spain, and its blue waters. In the foreground, there are three large palm trees, while in the background there are beach umbrellas and, further behind, residential buildings.
A wide shot of a beach on the island of Comino Malta. Boats and people are close to the beach, while the crystalline waters cover almost two thirds of the photo. A wide shot of a busy beach in Algarve, Portugal, with rounded rocks enclosing the beach and almost keeping it away from the crystalline waters. Beach umbrellas partially cover the beach.

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now ban private yachts
seems like misinformation. Are you saying that all non-mineral sunscreens producers and sold in the EU are dangerous to use for us? Do you care to elaborate? At least provide some scientific/dermatologist information about the subjectโ€ฆ

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Hey, I host a lemmy instance focused on books and reading (and all the communities that fall under that umbrella)


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The extent of my moderation experience has been a few old phpbb forums and a few admittedly large Facebook groups. Let me think it over and Iโ€™ll get back to you shortly.

I also wonder if it might benefit from ebooks being separate because authors could post updates about them as theoretically as well as itโ€™d be easier to manage spam.
It's all good. I think it might be a good idea keep it separate when you put it that way ๐Ÿ˜€

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This moss survived 165 million years โ€” and now it's under threat from climate change: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02514-8
#ClimateDiary

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Moon Meets Jupiter

Credit & Copyright: Jordi L. Coy

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230808.html #APOD
Earth Moon, in crescent phase, is seen just above the image center. Directly below is a bright spot surrounded by four other spots, all in a row, which are all moons of Jupiter.
#apod

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Hu! Funny thing!

Those Jupiter moons are all named after locations of The Expanse!

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This bike has a built in radio and thatโ€™s neat
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itโ€˜s soooooo awesome. Hainbach is also pretty cool

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Light Pollution from Skyglow Changes Bird Behavior

Animals evolved for millions of years to live under naturally dark skies. But in the last few decades, humanity has directed more and more lighting into the sky, creating light pollution that has been proven to confuse many animal species. A new study looked at the behavior of birds that feed at dawn and dusk and the impact of light pollution on their behavior. The researchers found that the effect is complicated, with skyglow creating brighter conditions under overcast skies compared to regions without light pollution, and changed the birds' choices for when to fly.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969723043838?dgcid=coauthor
Illustration of skyglow and bird interaction

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Are you one of the 100,000? ๐Ÿ™‹

@NASAArset provides trainings in multiple languages to help people around the world learn to use Earth observations! #OpenScience

[Video embedded in original tweet]
#NASAEarth

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This comes in at exactly the right time for our webinar on the fediverse for Canadian media, tonight 31 Jul 2023 at 7PM ET/4PM PT.

It's free, we're not selling anything, and we'd love to have media and civil society people present.

https://lu.ma/fediverse-canada


Aug 1
The dog days of Summer Challenge(concept)
Tue 6:00 PM - Thu 5:00 PM
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