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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly

Africa’s baobab trees, the largest and longest-living flowering plants in the world, are dying at a startling rate...nine of the 13 oldest African baobabs (Adansonia digitata)—all more than 1,000 years old—and five of the six largest individuals have partially or completely died in the last 12 years. While the cause of the die-off is not yet certain, climate change has already been pegged as the likely cause.”

“When around 70% of your 1,500- to 2,000-year-old trees died within 12 years, it certainly is not normal. None of the trees showed obvious signs of infection and the pattern of deaths did not fit what would be expected had the die-off been caused by a contagious disease. We suspect this is associated with increased temperature and drought...”
https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/africas-oldest-baobab-trees-are-dying-suddenly-64321

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/06/baobab-trees-dying-climate-change/562499/

Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick Was Too Short

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“Back in 1999 Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann released the climate change movement's most potent symbol: The "hockey stick”, a line graph of global temperature over the last 1,500 years that shows an unmistakable, massive uptick in the twentieth century when humans began to dump large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. It's among the most compelling bits of proof out there that human beings are behind global warming, and as such has become a target on Mann's back for climate denialists looking to draw a bead on scientists.

Now it's gotten a makeover: A study published reconstructs global temperatures further back than ever before -- a full 11,300 years. The new analysis finds that the only problem with Mann's hockey stick was that its handle was about 9,000 years too short...”

11,000 years worth of climate change data:
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/were-screwed-11-000-years-worth-of-climate-data-prove-it/273870/
Michael Mann’s Climate War:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/feb/17/michael-mann-climate-war?intcmp=122

COMICS: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

List of comic strips:
http://dailycomicstrips.com

Creators Comics:
https://www.creators.com/categories/comics/all

Washington Post Comics:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/comics/?utm_term=.c46a1c23fdcc

Seattle Times Universal Comics:
https://www.seattletimes.com/comics-universal/

All AZCentral comics:
http://comics.azcentral.com

Comics Kingdom:
https://comicskingdom.com/comics

Frank and Ernest + All Comics
https://www.gocomics.com/frank-and-ernest

Aunty Acid
http://www.gocomics.com/aunty-acid

Baby Blues
http://comicskingdom.com/baby-blues

Baldo
http://www.gocomics.com/baldo

http://wpcomics.washingtonpost.com/client/wpc/ba/

Barney and Snuffy
http://comics.azcentral.com/slideshow?comic=Barney_Google&feature_id=Barney_Google

B.C.
http://comics.azcentral.com/slideshow?comic=bc&feature_id=bc

Ben
http://www.gocomics.com/ben

Between Friends
http://m.seattlepi.com/comics/?feature_id=Between_Friends

Blondie
http://comicskingdom.com/blondie

Bound and Gagged
https://www.gocomics.com/boundandgagged

Broom Hilda
https://www.seattletimes.com/comics-king/?feature_id=Broom_Hilda

Buckles
http://comicskingdom.com/buckles

Candorville
www.gocomics.com/candorville

https://www.seattletimes.com/comics-candorville/

Dogs of C-Kennel
https://www.gocomics.com/dogsofckennel

https://www.creators.com/read/dogs-of-c-kennel

Dustin
http://comicskingdom.com/dustin

For Better or For Worse
http://comics.azcentral.com/slideshow?comic=fb&feature_id=fb

https://www.gocomics.com/forbetterorforworse

Fox Trot
https://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot

Frazz
http://www.uclick.com/client/wpc/fz/

https://www.seattletimes.com/comics-universal/?amu=/frazz/

Freshly Squeezed
https://www.gocomics.com/freshlysqueezed

Garfield
https://www.gocomics.com/garfield

http://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/garfield/
archives:
http://pt.jikos.cz/garfield/2008/7/

Get Fuzzy
https://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/getfuzzy/

Hagar the Horrible
http://comicskingdom.com/hagar-the-horrible

Hazel
https://www.seattletimes.com/comics-king/?feature_id=Hazel

Hi andLois
comicskingdom.com/hi-and-lois

Jump Start
http://www.uclick.com/client/spi/jt/

http://www.gocomics.com/jumpstart

Lola
http://www.gocomics.com/lola/2018/02/

Luann
https://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/luann/

https://www.seattletimes.com/comics-universal/?amu=/luann

Mother Goose and Grimm
http://comicskingdom.com/mother-goose-grimm

http://comics.azcentral.com/slideshow?comic=Mgoose&feature_id=Mgoose

http://www.grimmy.com/comics.php

Mutts
comicskingdom.com/mutts

Non Sequitur slideshow
https://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2018/07/09

Off the Mark
https://www.gocomics.com/offthemark

One Big Happy Family
https://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/onebighappy/

https://www.gocomics.com/onebighappy

On the Fastrack
http://comicskingdom.com/on-the-fastrack

Pajama Diaries
https://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/thepajamadiaries/

https://comicskingdom.com/pajama-diaries/2018-01-11

Pardon My Planet
comicskingdom.com/pardon-my-planet

Peanuts
http://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/peanuts/

gocomics.com/peanuts

Phoebe and Her Unicorn 
http://www.gocomics.com/phoebe-and-her-unicorn

Pickles
https://www.gocomics.com/pickles

http://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/pickles/

Pluggers
https://www.gocomics.com/pluggers

Pooch Cafe
http://www.gocomics.com/poochcafe

Pros and Cons
http://comicskingdom.com/pros-cons

Red and River
https://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/redandrover/

https://www.seattletimes.com/comics-universal/?amu=/redandrover/

Rose Is Rose
http://comics.azcentral.com/slideshow?comic=rr&feature_id=rr
https://www.gocomics.com/roseisrose

Sally Forth
http://comics.azcentral.com/slideshow?comic=Sally_Forth&feature_id=Sally_Forth

Shoe
http://comicskingdom.com/shoe

Stone Soup
https://www.gocomics.com/stonesoup

The Born Loser
http://www.nj.com/go-comics/?amu=/the-born-loser/

http://www.comicsrss.com/preview/the-born-loser

http://comicsuclick.com/the-born-loser

The Lockhorns
http://www.nola.com/comics-kingdom/?feature_id=Lockhorns

The Other Coast
https://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast

http://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/theothercoast/

https://www.creators.com/read/the-other-coast

Zits
http://comicskingdom.com/zits

http://m.arcamax.com/thefunnies/zits/