Why Labuschagne can be one of Australia's best No.3 batsmen
Greg Chappell knows what it takes to score runs in the top order and in Labuschagne he believes Australia has found a man who can add to a rich history of No.3 stars.Chappell, who had a prosperous stint at No.3 in his grand career, was a national selector when Australia handed Labuschagne his Test debut in the United Arab Emirates last year, and recalled him last summer to fill the key top-order slot against India in Sydney after Shaun Marsh's repeated failures.
By Maria Caspani PALISADES, N . Y . (Reuters) – Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists is searching for clues about how the. FILE PHOTO: An Acropora coral colony grows on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Australia October 25, 2019.
Climate scientists agree that humanity is about to cause an equal or greater rise in sea level, but they have tended to assume that such a large increase would take centuries , at The paper identifies a specific mechanism that the scientists say they believe could help cause such an abrupt climate shift .
By Maria Caspani
PALISADES, N.Y. (Reuters) - Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists is searching for clues about how the environment is changing by studying organisms not usually found in the woods around here: corals.
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Scientists studying ocean currents find clues to how and why the earth's climate is changing, the role of human activity in global warming and even how One of the major oscillations, in the North Atlantic, may be in the process of switching to a new state, one with far-reaching implications for the study of
Before we can make a plan to protect our oceans from climate change, we need to know what they were like before human impact. We haven’t been collecting
In the labs of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a research unit of Columbia University overlooking the Hudson River, the scientists led by Professor Braddock Linsley pore over feet-long coral cores they extracted from far-away reefs.
For Linsley and his colleagues, corals are a precious repository of clues https://tmsnrt.rs/360ebeX about the past that may help predict future climate trends. They can also reveal how much and how fast environmental conditions have changed during a certain period of time.
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Cores are the hard, stony part of a coral underneath the top of the colony - its skeleton. Much like trees, corals produce growth rings that record climatic conditions like seawater temperatures and rainfall as they grow.
In a lab room packed with boxes of coral samples, Linsley and a small team of colleagues cut the cores into slabs and then X-ray the slabs to reveal the annual growth bands.
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He’s a climate scientist at Columbia University in New York City. In fact, the data now show, “That’s not the case.” This finding stands in stark contrast force Some outside influence that can change the motion of a body, hold bodies close to one another, or produce motion or stress in a stationary body.
That’s the case in New York , too, where, by some estimates, between 80 and 90 percent of wetlands in and around the city are gone. Every inch of the dirt held clues to what had been occurring in the wider world at the time it was deposited in the marsh. For instance, a small peak in the concentration
Using dentist drills, they pulverize small pieces and run geochemical analyses of the coral dust to reconstruct changes in the temperature, salinity and acidity of the water around the coral on a monthly basis going back hundreds of years.
"It is years of lab work and a lot of frustration but once you get to that point, the final product is just so exciting because you've got this long dataset," Linsley said.
Coral reefs develop over thousands of years and are vital to the survival and prosperity of countless marine species. They also curtail flood damage from storms and support human activities like fisheries.
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Neal Cantin collected coral samples from Rib Reef, a section of the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland, Australia.Credit David Maurice Smith for The New York Building a Better Coral Reef. As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply.
New research shows that the second most diverse group of hard corals first evolved in the deep sea, and not in shallow waters. This finding contradicts a long-established theory suggesting that corals evolved in shallow water before migrating into deeper habitats. Radiocarbon dating shows that some
As humans burn more fossil fuel - the biggest contributor to global warming - oceans absorb growing amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Some of Linsley's recent research on corals from the South Pacific island of Tonga suggests that increased seawater acidification caused by excess CO2 could lead to a decline in coral growth rates, endangering the wellbeing of entire reefs.
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Linsley, a tall and soft-spoken 60-year-old, grew up on the Connecticut coast, making dams in the sand and observing erosion on the beaches near the town of Guilford. He loved water and began his career studying ocean sediments and fossils.
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His work on corals began after a chance encounter with a colleague who was visiting his girlfriend at the University of New Mexico - where Linsley was studying to get his PhD in the late 1980s - led to a collaboration.
"I was fascinated by the fact that the corals had these annual bands in them and you could potentially extract annual resolve records back several hundred years," he said at his office in the leafy campus, papers and books scattered on his desk and photos of diving expeditions on the wall.
Corals also brought him closer to the water and he had to learn how to dive, a perk of the job for Linsley.
By studying the environmental records derived from corals, the scientist is hoping to be able to shine a light on issues like the rate of surface ocean warming, ocean acidification and the impact on coral reef ecosystems worldwide.
But one thing is already evident, he said. Environmental changes are happening much more rapidly than in the last several thousand years and they are "clearly linked" to human activity.
Malcolm Turnbull has 'no evidence' to support claims bushfires are getting hotter
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Now, new research coming out of the United Kingdom (U.K.) suggests that the amount of salt in seawater is varying in direct response to man-made climate change3. By comparing the data to climate models that correct for naturally occurring salinity variations in the ocean, Stott has found that
They said the world is already committed to centuries of warming, shifting weather patterns and rising seas, resulting from the buildup of gases in the atmosphere that trap heat. But the warming can be substantially blunted by prompt action, the panel of scientists said in a report released here today.
Linsley's childhood home in Connecticut – which he said now regularly battles encroaching waters - stood as a stark reminder.
"My children are 11 and 13. I think about in 50 years from now when I'm not here, what's it going to be like," he said.
(Reporting by Maria Caspani; Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)
Protesters block Brisbane's William Jolly Bridge to all traffic .
About 150 climate change protesters from the Extinction Rebellion group have blocked all traffic on the bridge.The Extinction Rebellion group moved onto the bridge about 9 am on Friday and 15 minutes later sat down in a circle in the middle of the four-lane river crossing.