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« Reply #100 on: January 05, 2017, 07:05:41 PM »
"North America was hit by 160 natural disasters in 2016, more than any other year since records began in 1980"

http://e360.yale.edu/digest/natural_disasters_caused_55_billion_in_damage_in_north_america_2016/4873/

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« Reply #101 on: January 06, 2017, 06:21:08 AM »

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« Reply #102 on: January 07, 2017, 12:10:43 AM »
Larson C hanging by a thread.
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38522954



that ice shelf is basically existing due to it's "LEE" position considering the prevailing strong westerly winds in that region and i personally see no reason (way) why that entire thing should not be in for desintegration once the winds that come across those mountains in the west will have a certain temperature level, perhaps even enhanced by a kind of "Foehn" effect. let's see but i strongly belief that this won't take much longer and that in a few years that shelf will be no more.

should anyone think that's too bold of a statement, no problem, it's just my 2 cents boosted by a gut feeling.
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« Reply #103 on: February 07, 2017, 06:47:49 AM »

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« Reply #104 on: February 12, 2017, 02:25:51 AM »
Maybe we should have a thread for dodgy journalism. This is disappointing from the Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/12/plan-to-refreeze-arctic-before-ice-goes-for-good-climate-change
Physicist Steven Desch has come up with a novel solution to the problems that now beset the Arctic. He and a team of colleagues from Arizona State University want to replenish the region’s shrinking sea ice – by building 10 million wind-powered pumps over the Arctic ice cap. In winter, these would be used to pump water to the surface of the ice where it would freeze, thickening the cap.

The pumps could add an extra metre of sea ice to the Arctic’s current layer, Desch argues. The current cap rarely exceeds 2-3 metres in thickness and is being eroded constantly as the planet succumbs to climate change.

“Thicker ice would mean longer-lasting ice. In turn, that would mean the danger of all sea ice disappearing from the Arctic in summer would be reduced significantly,” Desch told the Observer.

Desch and his team have put forward the scheme in a paper that has just been published in Earth’s Future, the journal of the American Geophysical Union, and have worked out a price tag for the project: $500bn (£400bn).

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« Reply #105 on: February 12, 2017, 03:53:46 PM »
Maybe we should have a thread for dodgy journalism. This is disappointing from the Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/12/plan-to-refreeze-arctic-before-ice-goes-for-good-climate-change
Why disappointing? The "crazy scientists" story is an anchor for a good article on the Arctic situation. Quoth lead scientist:
If we are provocative and get people to think about this, that is good.
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« Reply #106 on: February 12, 2017, 09:19:27 PM »
Maybe we should have a thread for dodgy journalism. This is disappointing from the Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/12/plan-to-refreeze-arctic-before-ice-goes-for-good-climate-change
Why disappointing? The "crazy scientists" story is an anchor for a good article on the Arctic situation. Quoth lead scientist:
If we are provocative and get people to think about this, that is good.

Disappointment that pseudo engineering gets a stage.....
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« Reply #107 on: February 14, 2017, 01:44:36 AM »
I'd love to have some beer with those "mad scientists" and ask how serious they were about this theoretical exercise. Sometimes I also like to play theoretical Dr. Frankenstein...
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« Reply #108 on: February 14, 2017, 04:19:56 AM »
 
I'd love to have some beer with those "mad scientists" and ask how serious they were about this theoretical exercise. Sometimes I also like to play theoretical Dr. Frankenstein...

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« Reply #111 on: February 14, 2017, 01:21:42 PM »
Let's see how long until we don't have climate change contrarians leading Australia....
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« Reply #112 on: February 15, 2017, 04:48:48 PM »

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« Reply #113 on: February 16, 2017, 06:23:32 AM »
Third world countries flooding left and right, but getting little attention. Lately though, flooding is everywhere.
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Lots of video footage
http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-aude-herault-tarn-february-2017


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« Reply #114 on: February 17, 2017, 12:26:46 AM »

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« Reply #115 on: February 20, 2017, 03:47:09 AM »

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« Reply #116 on: February 20, 2017, 05:16:33 AM »
One trip I would bet you will move faster than expected.

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39024227


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« Reply #117 on: February 20, 2017, 09:58:37 AM »
"Ambitious Mosaic expedition will study weather patterns and life in melt ponds from vessel drifting with the ice current"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/20/scientists-to-repeat-19th-century-fram-ships-crossing-of-polar-ice-cap

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« Reply #118 on: February 20, 2017, 02:25:25 PM »
This is the fifth major flooding incident to hit the southern coast of Spain since October last year.

http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-malaga-february-2017

Amazing video footage in this article.


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« Reply #119 on: February 21, 2017, 04:27:07 PM »
So much going on with so little media coverage.

http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-flood-jakarta-february-2017

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« Reply #120 on: February 27, 2017, 06:37:10 AM »
Millions without water to drink in Chile.
www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39099313

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« Reply #121 on: February 28, 2017, 05:01:02 AM »
More on Chile.
This is happening during the summer months in Chile. Regional Gov. Claudio Orrego told the BBC that the heavy rains are "absolutely anomalous" for this time of year. The broadcaster adds that the flooding follows "months of drought and a series of deadly wildfires which burned for weeks."
www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/27/517527883/photos-wild-weather-in-chile-leaves-millions-without-access-to-running-water

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« Reply #122 on: March 01, 2017, 06:05:50 AM »
I see this happening before my very eyes.
Forest landowners began reporting the decline of hardwood trees as a direct result of the drought as early as late summer. Recently, calls to the agency have increased regarding pine trees.

http://media.alabama.gov/pr/pr.aspx?id=12115&t=1

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« Reply #125 on: March 04, 2017, 04:47:32 AM »
http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-february-march-2017

No. of schools affected: 71
No. of affected health institutions: 5
Total no. of homeless families: 635
Total no. of homesteads affected/damaged: 1,936
No, of deaths due to lightning strikes: 12 deaths, 106 injured
No. of drowning: 115
No. of breached walls of small dams: 71
Number of marooned: 593 and 40 rescued, 3 drowned
No. of affected livestock: 64+ cattle, 137+ goats, 41+ donkeys, 2,073+ chickens



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« Reply #126 on: March 04, 2017, 09:50:06 AM »
www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/desperate-herders-lose-animals-hope-amid-drought-in-kenya/ar-AAnMbD9?ocid=se
"Crops are failing, food prices are rising and families are going hungry. The specter of hunger and disease is haunting East Africa again. We need to put a stop to this."


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« Reply #127 on: March 05, 2017, 05:20:06 AM »
Things are turning bad in a hurry in large portions of the African continent.

www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-disaster-idUSKBN16B0MW
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« Reply #128 on: March 07, 2017, 01:37:31 PM »
http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-west-sumatra-march-2017

At least 6 people have been killed, 2 seriously injured and thousands displaced due to floods and landslides in Indonesia‘s West Sumatra province.



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« Reply #129 on: March 13, 2017, 02:47:14 PM »
Lab tests carried out by Dutch scientists have shown that some of today's "smart" electrical meters may give out false readings that in some cases can be 582% higher than actual energy consumption.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/millions-of-smart-meters-may-over-inflate-readings-by-up-to-600-percent/
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« Reply #131 on: March 17, 2017, 08:19:18 AM »
www.cbsnews.com/news/peach-crops-suffer-in-winter-2017s-drastic-temperature-swings/

Gary Black is Georgia’s agriculture commissioner.

“This could be a $200 million night, and in worst-case scenario, it would be easy to say we’re in the hundreds of millions of dollars,” Black said.



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« Reply #132 on: March 18, 2017, 11:35:23 PM »
Two more weeks of heavy rain yet to come in Peru, with major devastation underway.
Peru’s civil defence agency INDECI reported (pdf) yesterday that 62 people have lost their lives as a result of the heavy rain, flooding and landslides since December 2016. At least twenty regions have been affected.

72,115 displaced
567,551 affected
62 dead
170 injured
12 missing
9,018 homes destroyed
8257 homes damaged (uninhabitable)
110,094 homes affected
1,231 km main roads destroyed
132 bridges destroyed


http://floodlist.com/america/peru-lima-floods-mudslides-march-2017

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« Reply #133 on: March 21, 2017, 05:01:06 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/21/record-breaking-climate-change-world-uncharted-territory

A boat lies in the dry Cedro reservoir in Quixadá, Brazil. Climate change increases the risk of extreme weather events like drought.

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« Reply #134 on: March 22, 2017, 05:18:51 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/27/sand-mining-global-environmental-crisis-never-heard

Sand dredgers in Poyang Lake by Hamashu village. Sand mined here is sold to builders in Shanghai. Photograph: Vince Beiser

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« Reply #136 on: April 10, 2017, 06:21:40 AM »
Great Barrier Reef: Two-thirds damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching
www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39524196

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« Reply #137 on: April 14, 2017, 11:24:26 AM »
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Trailer (2017). Released July 28.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huX1bmfdkyA

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« Reply #138 on: April 19, 2017, 03:57:27 AM »
Iceberg tourists flock to Newfoundland town
www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39632047


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« Reply #139 on: April 20, 2017, 01:57:45 PM »
Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant


Changes in the flow of rivers can have enormous consequences for the landscape and ecosystems of the affected areas, as well as water supplies. When the shift abruptly reduced water levels in Kluane Lake, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported, it left docks for lakeside vacation cabins — which can be reached only by water — high and dry.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/science/climate-change-glacier-yukon-river.html?_r=0

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« Reply #140 on: April 20, 2017, 07:32:34 PM »
The Milo’s logbook of its 1863 voyage is just one of 35 whaling logs that are part of the Old Weather: Whaling project, an online portal that allows volunteers to assist in exploring, marking, and transcribing ship logs, largely from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The initiative, and its sister side Old Weather, were founded by Dr. Philip Brohan at the UK Met Office in 2010 to recover historical marine-meteorological observations that can be used by supercomputers to reconstruct the weather of the past 150 years. Historic ship logs are difficult for computers to transcribe and mark because of their diverse and idiosyncratic handwriting that only humans can read and understand effectively.

Despite their difficulty, ship loggers’ observations on sea ice conditions that whaling ships have sailed through and documented while navigating Arctic waters are vital to informing the foundations of climate science research being done today.

“Old Weather volunteers have recovered millions of new-to-science weather observations,” explains Dr. Kevin Wood, a research scientists at the University of Washington’s Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and the Arctic Lead Investigator for Old Weather.

“For the Arctic, they have also been recovering many thousands of sea-ice observations and other environmental data – the former specifically to validate century-scale sea-ice model hindcast experiments, so we can better know well our models are working, and more fundamentally document what the Arctic sea-ice was like in the past (especially in offshore areas and in some instances in winter).”

http://www.highnorthnews.com/using-old-weather-to-inform-climate-change-work-today

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« Reply #141 on: April 24, 2017, 04:51:11 PM »
I found a really enjoyable article about 19th century (and before) literature on the Arctic in this week's New Yorker. It gave me a good historical perspective. Hope it is accessible to everyone:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/24/literatures-arctic-obsession

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« Reply #143 on: April 29, 2017, 05:30:38 AM »
https://www.jw.org/en/news/releases/by-region/united-states/gbi-awards-four-green-globes-sustainable-design/

Referring to the Green Building Initiative, the article says,
“Out of 965 projects nationwide, only 64 buildings have received the highest rating of Four Green Globes


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« Reply #145 on: May 01, 2017, 06:45:48 AM »
Relentless rain swamps Missouri as Greitens declares state of emergency

www.kansascity.com/weather/article147706054.html

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« Reply #146 on: May 02, 2017, 06:00:38 AM »
Antarctica's troublesome 'hairdryer winds'

www.bbc.com/news/science_and_environment

It's an ill wind that blows no good - at least not for the ice shelves on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.


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« Reply #147 on: May 15, 2017, 06:40:01 AM »
What do you know???  Give me 40 Acres and I will turn this T-Rex around.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/333085-tillerson-signs-declaration-recognizing-climate-change

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« Reply #148 on: May 15, 2017, 07:01:06 AM »
What do you know???  Give me 40 Acres and I will turn this T-Rex around.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/333085-tillerson-signs-declaration-recognizing-climate-change



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