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Off-topic => The rest => Topic started by: Tigertown on August 06, 2016, 02:17:33 AM

Title: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 06, 2016, 02:17:33 AM
Anything related in anyway to climate change or ice. Need an article pick one up. Got one,drop off a link. It may be a good thing to focus here on mainstream media articles as I believe there are already threads available for deeper scientific papers and direct university studies and so forth. I am sure it would also be appreciated if we avoid sensationalists and their blogs.

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Title: Re: ARTICLE LINKS:DROP THEM HERE!!!
Post by: Tigertown on August 06, 2016, 02:18:43 AM
Here's one I liked: Do India's Floods Indicate A Pattern?                                                                                                           www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36989173 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36989173).
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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 07, 2016, 06:49:41 AM
1.5C Above Pre-Industrial May Be Difficult At Least
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/06/global-warming-target-miss-scientists-warn (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/06/global-warming-target-miss-scientists-warn)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 07, 2016, 04:50:42 PM
Freak Storm Yesterday In Macedonia. At least 20 Dead In Flood.
www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37002364 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37002364)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 08, 2016, 07:59:05 AM
I do not remember hurricanes and tropical storms taking the paths they do now and causing damage in the same way by stalling so long. Some think climate change has affected the behavior. I will let everyone decide for themselves, but am posting this along with the other flooding anyway.
www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-earl-idUSKCN10I0TS?il=0 (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-earl-idUSKCN10I0TS?il=0)


At least 40 dead.
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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 10, 2016, 05:20:26 AM
100 year events. Increase in floods tied to global warming, with a "moderate" amount of confidence.
www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/08/03/phoenix-arizona-monsoon-storm-floods/88002936/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/08/03/phoenix-arizona-monsoon-storm-floods/88002936/)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 10, 2016, 01:22:14 PM
Terrible Fire Season.
www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37030217 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37030217)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 11, 2016, 03:33:14 AM
Keeping Up With The Siberians. Europe is on fire.                                                                       www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37041625 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37041625)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 11, 2016, 04:59:27 PM
Toxic Water. Thank you, climate change.
www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-water-quality-algae-blooms_us_57a8c081e4b0b770b1a3a2f5 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-water-quality-algae-blooms_us_57a8c081e4b0b770b1a3a2f5)
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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 12, 2016, 05:05:09 PM
Spain too.
Raw footage.
www.reuters.com/video/2016/08/12/firefighters-battle-wildfires-in-spains?videoId=369556060&videoChannel=117760 (http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/08/12/firefighters-battle-wildfires-in-spains?videoId=369556060&videoChannel=117760)
www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2016/08/12/88608644/ (http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2016/08/12/88608644/)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 13, 2016, 03:44:19 AM
Southeast U.S. flooding.
https://weather.com/news/weather/news/gulf-coast-flooding-latest-news

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: budmantis on August 13, 2016, 08:33:05 AM
Thanks Tigertown. I Live in Florida about half way down the peninsula. This low pressure system was closer to us early this week, then moved a bit west. If the system had stayed in place, we could be dealing with a lot of flooding right now.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 13, 2016, 09:24:07 PM
More flooding in China.
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37069683 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37069683)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 14, 2016, 04:18:06 PM
It's not over yet for Louisiana. Flooding to expand to other states.
www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-flooding-least-three-dead-officials-warn-more-rain-come-n630331 (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-flooding-least-three-dead-officials-warn-more-rain-come-n630331)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 15, 2016, 01:52:37 AM
Plague, famine, pestilence, and death. In the ocean?
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/15/the-blob-how-marine-heatwaves-are-causing-unprecedented-climate-chaos (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/15/the-blob-how-marine-heatwaves-are-causing-unprecedented-climate-chaos)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 16, 2016, 04:18:21 AM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/15/what-we-can-say-about-the-louisiana-floods-and-climate-change/?utm_term=.d1fb923fa1af (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/15/what-we-can-say-about-the-louisiana-floods-and-climate-change/?utm_term=.d1fb923fa1af)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: budmantis on August 16, 2016, 07:22:58 AM
Parts of Louisiana have received upwards of thirty inches of rain.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 16, 2016, 05:16:30 PM
Gulf moisture is now reaching the Heart of the country and flooding it. 
www.abc57.com/story/32767358/historic-rainfall-causes-flooding-across-south-bend (http://www.abc57.com/story/32767358/historic-rainfall-causes-flooding-across-south-bend)

Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 16, 2016, 06:15:48 PM
Just been announced that most people(about 100,000) in Livingston Parish Louisiana lost everything.
www.wbrz.com/news/90-percent-of-denham-springs-flooded-rescues-will-continue-tuesday/ (http://www.wbrz.com/news/90-percent-of-denham-springs-flooded-rescues-will-continue-tuesday/)

Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 17, 2016, 02:40:43 AM
First I heard of this, but Moscow flooded yesterday. Whether intentional or not, nobody is telling what all is really happening with the weather and so many floods.
www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/15/heavy-rain-causes-moscow-river-to-overflow-floods-streets.html (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/15/heavy-rain-causes-moscow-river-to-overflow-floods-streets.html)
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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 17, 2016, 06:06:32 AM
Connecting the dots.
www.nytimes.com/2016/08/17/us/climate-change-louisiana.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/17/us/climate-change-louisiana.html)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 17, 2016, 05:18:36 PM
Another out of control fire.
www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/blue-cut-fire-burns-18-000-acres-forces-82-000-n632486 (http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/blue-cut-fire-burns-18-000-acres-forces-82-000-n632486)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 18, 2016, 02:20:52 AM
NOAA and NASA agree that July 2016 set the new record and without El Nino's help.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/08/16/july-was-absolutely-earths-hottest-month-ever-recorded/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/08/16/july-was-absolutely-earths-hottest-month-ever-recorded/)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 18, 2016, 06:39:56 AM
Another feedback? Warming in tropics makes thinner low cloud cover. That makes it warmer without the cooling effect of these clouds.Then the clouds (low-level) get even sparser. And, so on.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160816110756.htm (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160816110756.htm)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 18, 2016, 01:14:40 PM
More flooding in Hainan, China. 300mm of rain and 24,000 evacuated. I guess this was only moderately important to the media as I could only find raw footage and really nothing anywhere else.
www.reuters.com/video/2016/08/18/heavy-rain-hits-southern-china-thousands?videoId=369602414&videoChannel=117760 (http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/08/18/heavy-rain-hits-southern-china-thousands?videoId=369602414&videoChannel=117760)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 19, 2016, 03:25:04 AM
Firenados run rampant. Wildfire consuming 100 acres  every few minutes.(2.5acres=1hectare)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-82-000-flee-california-fires-authorities-034915654.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-82-000-flee-california-fires-authorities-034915654.html)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 19, 2016, 07:49:00 AM
477,360 people affected by floods in Myanmar from July 1st through August 18 of this year.
floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-affect-half-million-august-2016

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/11780411/Burma-floods-Heavy-monsoon-rain-causes-widespread-flooding-in-pictures.html?frame=3398541 (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/11780411/Burma-floods-Heavy-monsoon-rain-causes-widespread-flooding-in-pictures.html?frame=3398541)


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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 19, 2016, 09:56:41 PM
No deniers here!
www.nytimes.com/2016/08/20/us/shishmaref-alaska-elocate-vote-climate-change.html?_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/20/us/shishmaref-alaska-elocate-vote-climate-change.html?_r=0)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 20, 2016, 05:33:15 AM
Parts of Australia have been unseasonably warm and now a cold front has brought severe storms.
www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-17/storm-hits-perth-with-high-winds-rain/7750806 (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-17/storm-hits-perth-with-high-winds-rain/7750806)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 20, 2016, 08:46:28 AM
More flooding. Vietnam and Laos this time.
http://floodlist.com/asia/floods-vietnam-laos-storm-dianmu-august-2016


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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 22, 2016, 01:21:25 AM
Now it's flooding in Texas again, with other isolated floods throughout the U.S. ...
https://weather.com/news/weather/video/water-rescues-reported-in-texas

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 22, 2016, 04:25:01 AM
They are starting to catch on.
www.cbsnews.com/live/video/is-extreme-weather-the-new-normal/?ftag=CNM15cf32c (http://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/is-extreme-weather-the-new-normal/?ftag=CNM15cf32c)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 22, 2016, 07:25:07 AM
India again. Seems worse than Louisiana, but I guess without sheetrock.
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-37152121 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-37152121)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 22, 2016, 02:01:42 PM
Soon. Ice free North Pole. But we knew that,anyway.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/21/arctic-will-be-ice-free-in-summer-next-year (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/21/arctic-will-be-ice-free-in-summer-next-year)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 22, 2016, 02:59:02 PM
Japan is flooding again. Japan just experienced disastrous floods two months ago.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/11045382/Hiroshima-landslide-in-pictures-Many-killed-as-hillside-collapses-in-Japan.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/11045382/Hiroshima-landslide-in-pictures-Many-killed-as-hillside-collapses-in-Japan.html)

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9398417/Unprecedented-rainfall-causes-floods-and-landslides-in-Kyushu-southern-Japan.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9398417/Unprecedented-rainfall-causes-floods-and-landslides-in-Kyushu-southern-Japan.html)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 23, 2016, 01:43:59 AM
More fires. Washington state now. Tearing through the acres.

abcnews.go.com/US/wildfires-spread-washington-state-forcing-hundreds-flee/story?id=41565033

www.kiro7.com/news/local/evacuations-in-place-for-wildfire-burning-near-spokane/427624955 (http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/evacuations-in-place-for-wildfire-burning-near-spokane/427624955)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 23, 2016, 05:57:27 AM
The situation worsens in India.
www.ndtv.com/india-news/over-26-000-people-rescued-from-5-flood-hit-states-ndrf-1447649 (http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/over-26-000-people-rescued-from-5-flood-hit-states-ndrf-1447649)
more info at:
floodlist.com
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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: sidd on August 23, 2016, 07:30:00 AM
Re: India floods

Not so good. Responding to flooding political base in Bihar, the federal government of India has opened the Farakka Barrage, allowing unimpeded floodwater into Bangladesh. If the gates had remained closed Bengal and Calcutta might have flooded as well, which from the point of view of New Delhi, might not have been a bad thing either, since those are opposition dominated. But flooding in Bihar was a current point of pain for New Delhi, so the politically best thing to do was open Farakka, what the hell, Bangladeshis dont vote in Indian elections.

Increased water into Bangladesh is coming from both the Ganges and the Brahmaputra which unite there. The latter has flooded out all those rhinos and elephants in Assam in the news lately. And killed a buncha people.

No good outcomes here. Nor for Louisana. Spare a tear for the flooded people, because for sure, their overseers don't.

sidd

Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 23, 2016, 05:55:25 PM
Australian government like many others find change more difficult than first thought.
www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change-warning-of-extreme-events-and-a-move-into-uncharted-territory-20160823-gqz1nk.html (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change-warning-of-extreme-events-and-a-move-into-uncharted-territory-20160823-gqz1nk.html)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 23, 2016, 06:12:47 PM
Thanks for that insight sidd. Floodlist.com has more on the floods in Bangladesh that have affected more than 3.7 million people since mid-July.
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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 24, 2016, 06:40:12 AM
Can you believe, it just keeps getting worse?

www.nbcnews.com/news/world/more-300-dead-india-floods-force-villagers-relief-camps-n636751 (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/more-300-dead-india-floods-force-villagers-relief-camps-n636751)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 25, 2016, 06:06:57 AM
Climate Change "fugees"
www.msnbc.com/specials/migrant-crisis/marshall-islands (http://www.msnbc.com/specials/migrant-crisis/marshall-islands)

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Post by: Tigertown on August 25, 2016, 08:58:29 AM
CNN meteorologist Chad Myers was a skeptic for many years regarding human caused climate change, but not any longer.
www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/opinions/chad-myers-climate-change-weather/ (http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/opinions/chad-myers-climate-change-weather/)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 26, 2016, 08:06:03 AM
About 8 inches or 214 mm of rain in less than two days flooded rivers in Northeast Iowa this week.
One death and several rescues.
whotv.com/2016/08/24/flooding-in-northeast-iowa-after-more-than-7-inches-of-rain-falls/

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Post by: Tigertown on August 27, 2016, 04:09:45 PM
Another flash flood. This time in Kansas City. Almost 7 inches(178+/- mm) rain in two hours.

abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/flash-flooding-prompts-rescues-closures-kansas-city-41689201

www.kmbc.com/news/flooding-rains-shut-down-kc-streetcar-portions-of-downtown-loop/41393032 (http://www.kmbc.com/news/flooding-rains-shut-down-kc-streetcar-portions-of-downtown-loop/41393032)
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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 29, 2016, 05:21:40 AM
www.huffingtonpost.com/neil-morisetti-/new-un-s-g-must-realize-that-climate-change-threatens-our-world_b_11746060.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/neil-morisetti-/new-un-s-g-must-realize-that-climate-change-threatens-our-world_b_11746060.html)

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Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 30, 2016, 04:23:39 AM
lightning storm kills huge herd of deer.

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37214288 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37214288)
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Post by: budmantis on August 30, 2016, 08:16:29 AM
Tropical storms will be causing some flooding along the eastern seaboard this week. Thanks for your second tip on smileys. Has to do it manually, but it worked! :)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on September 02, 2016, 05:26:22 AM
Flood water rescues and so much hail it took a snow plow to move it.

www.9news.com/weather/more-rain-possible-in-colorado-springs-after-flooding/311212620 (http://www.9news.com/weather/more-rain-possible-in-colorado-springs-after-flooding/311212620)

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Post by: Tigertown on September 05, 2016, 11:22:47 PM
Uno Mas Fuego (Another Fire)

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37273803 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37273803)

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Post by: Tigertown on September 06, 2016, 11:23:19 PM
1000 hectares brûlés avant que des incendies contrôlés dans le sud de la France.
(1000 hectares burned before fires controlled in South France.)

www.foxnews.com/world/2016/09/06/wildfires-under-control-in-south-france.html (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/09/06/wildfires-under-control-in-south-france.html)

www.reuters.com/video/2016/09/06/french-countryside-ravaged-by-wildfire?videoId=369771480&videoChannel=117760 (http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/09/06/french-countryside-ravaged-by-wildfire?videoId=369771480&videoChannel=117760)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on September 07, 2016, 05:28:35 PM
I have been fighting a bug and got kinda lazy for a few days. I figured the summer heat was dying down anyway, and things would quieten down. WRONG!
Just look at floodlist.com Too many for me to post links to all individually. This is just the last few days.

Flooding in Florida U.S.A. from Hermine

Floods and landslides in Honduras with evacuations and hundreds of homes destroyed.

Flooding and deaths from typhoon in Japan.

200,000 affected and 98 dead from Sudan flooding.

Storms and floods leave 4 dead in Iran.

Deadly floods in N. Korea, Eastern China, and Russia. 60 dead in N. Korea with 40,000 displaced.

3 dead and 2000 houses destroyed or damaged in Mexico.
Thailand reports damage to livestock, vehicles, and crops from flash floods.

http://floodlist.com/news
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Post by: Tigertown on September 08, 2016, 06:02:44 AM
Thawing glaciers and permafrost in Tibet is causing landslides and flooding in outlying areas, among
other problems.
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37249193 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37249193)

Picture shows new lakes appearing from melt waters.

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Post by: Tigertown on September 09, 2016, 06:27:06 AM
Massive wildfires still burning in Spain and Portugal, not being helped by unusually hot temperatures.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/07/firefighters-in-spain-and-portugal-battle-massive-wildfires/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/07/firefighters-in-spain-and-portugal-battle-massive-wildfires/)

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Post by: Tigertown on September 13, 2016, 02:19:47 PM
133 dead and 400 missing.

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37335857 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37335857)

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Post by: budmantis on September 13, 2016, 09:07:58 PM
Super typhoon Meranti with maximum sustained winds of 185mph is passing between Taiwan and the Philippines on its way to landfall in China.
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Post by: mati on September 14, 2016, 03:32:43 PM
Five scientists based at the weather station on Troynoy island, in the Kara Sea north of Siberia, were encircled by 10 adult bears and some cubs

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/14/russian-scientists-trapped-arctic-polar-bears-month-wait-rescue (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/14/russian-scientists-trapped-arctic-polar-bears-month-wait-rescue)

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Post by: Tigertown on September 15, 2016, 01:34:55 AM
August 2016 ties with July for hottest month on record.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/13/august-ties-with-july-as-hottest-month-on-record (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/13/august-ties-with-july-as-hottest-month-on-record)

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Post by: Tigertown on September 17, 2016, 05:28:31 AM
Wildfire in Peru Amazon.The Amazon used to be one of the word's most dependable carbon sinks.

www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-wildfire-idUSKCN11L2S6 (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-wildfire-idUSKCN11L2S6)

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Post by: prokaryotes on September 17, 2016, 01:23:00 PM
Wrote a blog yesterday on a complex issue, feedback is welcome, might missed something, or made something not clear enough.

Cleaner Air, The Ocean, and Global Warming
http://climatestate.com/2016/09/16/cleaner-air-the-ocean-and-global-warming/ (http://climatestate.com/2016/09/16/cleaner-air-the-ocean-and-global-warming/)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: prokaryotes on September 17, 2016, 01:44:31 PM
Environmental Concerns — and Anger — Grow in Month After Thousand-Year Flood Strikes Louisiana http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/09/17/environmental-concerns-and-anger-grow-month-after-thousand-year-flood-strikes-louisiana (http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/09/17/environmental-concerns-and-anger-grow-month-after-thousand-year-flood-strikes-louisiana)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: solartim27 on September 17, 2016, 06:10:30 PM
There is an appropriate thread for every post in this thread.  This is just muddying the waters.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Neven on September 18, 2016, 11:14:02 AM
It'd be muddying if people start dropping article links in threads where they don't belong. It's a forum, there will be some overlap.

On the other hand, a lot of the articles here would also fit in very well in the Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,323.msg85761.html#msg85761) thread.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on September 18, 2016, 04:55:00 PM
I have no problem at all if someone sees an article here, and wants to post it again in another thread.
I don't even care about credit, if its from one of my posts. I do however, think it serves a purpose to
have all this information in one thread so as to show the overall impact of climate change. My brother
posts a lot of links on Facebook,since I don't do Facebook, and so many people comment about how hard it is to find out what's happening through mainstream media, and are shocked to find out from his posts. Most of the links to Articles that I have posted were found on back pages, not the first page of news sites. I have no doubt many tie in with other threads, but it's also a good thing to be able to see the big picture, not just any one aspect at a time.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Bruce Steele on September 18, 2016, 05:29:53 PM
Prokaryotes, Re. The Claw hypothesis .


http://www.whoi.edu/fileserver.do?id=211986&pt=2&p=209489 (http://www.whoi.edu/fileserver.do?id=211986&pt=2&p=209489)

Mesocosm studies show an increase in DMSP under future ocean acidification conditions but ironically they also show a decrease in DMS. As usual there are a couple contradictory results .
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on September 20, 2016, 01:26:02 AM
If you live in the U.S. and hadn't noticed, there are a lot of dead trees.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/19/tree-death-california-hawaii-sudden-oak (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/19/tree-death-california-hawaii-sudden-oak)

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Post by: Tigertown on September 23, 2016, 06:50:59 PM
Speaking of floods, here we go again. Iowa is flooding in U.S.

whotv.com/2016/08/24/flooding-in-northeast-iowa-after-more-than-7-inches-of-rain-falls/

Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on September 23, 2016, 11:41:14 PM
I posted about the flooding in the mid-west U.S.A. earlier, but had no idea how bad it was until I saw it on the Weather Channel.

https://weather.com/storms/severe/video/more-flooding-to-come-for-the-midwest-0

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Post by: Tigertown on September 29, 2016, 04:08:11 AM
The D.C. area of the U.S. is about to have a meet and greet with a weather blocking pattern caused by a messed up jet steam.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/09/28/this-is-why-the-d-c-region-could-see-torrential-flooding-rain-this-week/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/09/28/this-is-why-the-d-c-region-could-see-torrential-flooding-rain-this-week/)

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Post by: Tigertown on September 30, 2016, 12:07:00 AM
Lakes in the Mid-East drying up while flooding persists elsewhere.

www.vox.com/world/2016/9/29/13097582/climate-change-iran (http://www.vox.com/world/2016/9/29/13097582/climate-change-iran)

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Post by: Tigertown on September 30, 2016, 06:31:55 AM
Weather anomaly wreaks havoc in Australia, with high winds and flooding.

www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/south-australia-storms-ring-of-wind-slams-into-state-a-day-after-power-blackout-20160929-grrv2f.html (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/south-australia-storms-ring-of-wind-slams-into-state-a-day-after-power-blackout-20160929-grrv2f.html)

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Post by: Tigertown on October 14, 2016, 02:02:38 AM
More trees dying

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-music-data-sonification_us_57fd9494e4b0e9c70229d691 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-music-data-sonification_us_57fd9494e4b0e9c70229d691)

Picture: Dead Yellow Cedar trees on Chichagof Island in the Tongass National Forest

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Post by: Tigertown on October 17, 2016, 04:13:21 AM
21 dead and thousands of homes under water.

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37672862 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37672862)

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Post by: Tigertown on October 21, 2016, 05:57:38 AM
Thawing leads to crumbling foundations.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/oct/14/thawing-permafrost-destroying-arctic-cities-norilsk-russia?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco (https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/oct/14/thawing-permafrost-destroying-arctic-cities-norilsk-russia?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco)

Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on October 21, 2016, 07:46:12 PM
www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/heavy-rain-brings-floods-evacuations-pennsylvania-n670566 (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/heavy-rain-brings-floods-evacuations-pennsylvania-n670566)

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Post by: Tigertown on October 26, 2016, 12:24:11 AM
Antarctic ice melting faster.

www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/25/499206005/antarcticas-ice-sheets-are-melting-faster-and-from-beneath (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/25/499206005/antarcticas-ice-sheets-are-melting-faster-and-from-beneath)

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Post by: Tigertown on November 02, 2016, 10:47:30 PM
Flooding in Columbia, South America.

www.reuters.com/video/2016/11/02/colombia-flooding-forces-mass-evacuation?videoId=370346474&videoChannel=117760 (http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/11/02/colombia-flooding-forces-mass-evacuation?videoId=370346474&videoChannel=117760)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)More at http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-antioquia-landslide-october-2016
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Post by: Tigertown on November 04, 2016, 06:14:38 AM
http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-heavy-rain-causes-damaging-floods-landslides
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Post by: Tigertown on November 08, 2016, 05:58:19 AM
I mentioned  on the other thread all the flooding going on all over the world. It is still happening in many places.

Vietnam is one.   http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-13-provinces-november-2016

Also, Mexico.    http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-tamaulipas-veracruz-chihuahua-leave-2-dead

And Haiti.    http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-flooding-leaves-10-dead

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Post by: Tigertown on November 10, 2016, 08:02:55 AM
Albania, Montenegro, and Serbia. To some of you all on here, right under your noses. Still not a major story to be mentioned on the tv news, including BBC, which I just watched. No mention of the flooding there or else where.

http://floodlist.com/europe/albania-montenegro-serbia-floods-november-2016

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Post by: Tigertown on November 10, 2016, 08:09:05 AM
Where I live we have severe drought. I am in the D3-D4 area, second worst zone.
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/RegionalDroughtMonitor.aspx?southeast

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Post by: Tigertown on November 10, 2016, 07:36:36 PM
More severe flooding in Thailand and Indonesia, affecting thousands.

http://floodlist.com/asia/floods-indonesia-malaysia-thailand-november-2016
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Post by: Tigertown on November 11, 2016, 06:15:41 AM
200mm of rain in 24 hrs.
http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-20000-people-displaced-floods-november-2016(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)
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Post by: magnamentis on November 11, 2016, 07:47:31 PM
200mm of rain in 24 hrs.
http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-20000-people-displaced-floods-november-2016(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)

while i'm sure that we agree on most of the facts discussed in this forum i still want to say that IMO
it's not helping our case to mention every flood and tornado because there have alway been sufficient floodings and storms that deniers could easily discard those and use their mention to
tell to themselves and the uneducated part of the population that climate change is made up.

i hope that i was able to submit my concern without appearing to contradict you and or give the impression that i'm not aware of the increase in number and servereness of such events. it's just that to point those out can be counterproductive when it comes to convince as many as possible of
what's going on.

i'm ready to stand corrected if i'm wrong, if you think it's too complicated or controvers we can exchange a few thought via PM.

my key point is that there is a lot to psychology and people have to be fetched where they are, even though if that means to hold back a few things that give room to interpretation for some.

cheers

 8) ;)
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Post by: Tigertown on November 11, 2016, 08:23:25 PM
Actually, I skip the minor ones, and try to mention only the devastating, abnormal ones that affect thousands of people. The problem is that these are increasing in impact and frequency. In my country, though things have improved some, the media  gives most time to what happens to people similar to themselves, and not much coverage otherwise. At least, so it seems. I too, reserve the privilege to be corrected.

I will try to weed out any story that is not extraordinary, but that can be subject to each one's perspective.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on November 11, 2016, 08:45:37 PM
This is a big deal to me, as I have lived in this area my whole life. I have cleared land before and the trees that grow here have always been hard to burn. A lot of long leaf pines around here are not bad about drying out like the short leaf ones out west. But they are burning now, in multiple fires, with smoke everywhere.

www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/10/wildfires-break-out-across-southeast-amid-deepening-drought.html (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/10/wildfires-break-out-across-southeast-amid-deepening-drought.html)

Video footage at:
https://weather.com/news/news/southeast-wildfires (https://weather.com/news/news/southeast-wildfires)
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Post by: magnamentis on November 11, 2016, 09:04:39 PM
Actually, I skip the minor ones, and try to mention only the devastating, abnormal ones that affect thousands of people. The problem is that these are increasing in impact and frequency. In my country, though things have improved some, the media  gives most time to what happens to people similar to themselves, and not much coverage otherwise. At least, so it seems. I too, reserve the privilege to be corrected.

I will try to weed out any story that is not extraordinary, but that can be subject to each one's perspective.

that's totally up to you, it was just something to consider. in case of doubt facts are facts and are never wrong to be shared and communicated, only that people often explicitly tend to supress facts that don't fit into their thinking pattern or palette of interests.

under a dictatorship for expample it's sometimes wise to keep facts for oneselves, survive and use that knowledge when the right time has come, not the best of examples but i'm busy and don't have to time to ponder over a better one LOL. enjoy further and it's my pleasure to read through your various contributions  8)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: P-maker on November 11, 2016, 10:27:21 PM
Tigertown:

Quote
This is a big deal to me

Agree! When this happens, you are the only person able to put it into context, reflect on the past and give it a personal touch and an emotional perspective.

Having travelled these tracts myself many years ago, I just happened to rediscover the name of an old  - long forgotten - photographer in one of your links. This brings back nice memories of BBQs, cold beers on the back porch and interesting conversations with intelligent people. Nice to remember during these times of hardship for the American people.

Magnamentis,

I agree, that too many extreme cases are boring. Please allow those affecting contributors here to seep through. Small and large ones may be relevant at different times. It is not only the facts, the inches, the mm's or the number of casualties that count. It is the perceived relevance for people, who may be in a position to act forcefully and with purpose during difficult times, that is of the essence.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: magnamentis on November 11, 2016, 10:54:47 PM
Tigertown:

Quote
This is a big deal to me

Agree! When this happens, you are the only person able to put it into context, reflect on the past and give it a personal touch and an emotional perspective.

Having travelled these tracts myself many years ago, I just happened to rediscover the name of an old  - long forgotten - photographer in one of your links. This brings back nice memories of BBQs, cold beers on the back porch and interesting conversations with intelligent people. Nice to remember during these times of hardship for the American people.

Magnamentis,

I agree, that too many extreme cases are boring. Please allow those affecting contributors here to seep through. Small and large ones may be relevant at different times. It is not only the facts, the inches, the mm's or the number of casualties that count. It is the perceived relevance for people, who may be in a position to act forcefully and with purpose during difficult times, that is of the essence.

absolutely agree to everything, i hope i made that clear that it's neither about right and wrong or about allowed and not allowed but something to consider to select wisely and why :-)

sometimes it's not either or but as well as and then a freedom of choice and speech :-)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on November 12, 2016, 04:42:39 AM
Unprecedented. China's largest lake is dried up, with grass growing in the bed.
Video:
https://weather.com/science/environment/video/chinas-largest-freshwater-lake-dries-up-0
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on November 15, 2016, 06:01:28 AM
U.N. weather agency slates 2016 as hottest year on record.
www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55552#.WCqVkrIrLIU (http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55552#.WCqVkrIrLIU)
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Post by: Tigertown on November 20, 2016, 01:13:09 AM
Forest die offs effecting the climate. Sounds like feedback.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161117205122.htm (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161117205122.htm)
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Post by: Tigertown on November 25, 2016, 04:10:24 PM
http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-1-missing-rivers-overflow-piedmont

Video footage: gets pretty scary at about 12 minutes in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2V8tnbERGo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2V8tnbERGo)
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Post by: Tigertown on November 26, 2016, 05:50:00 AM
Researches discover methane releases on the increase on the Siberian side of the Arctic.

http://tpu.ru/en/news-events/987/
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on December 03, 2016, 05:44:17 AM
Video tribute to the Ft. Mcmurray fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoKScOj8aeo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoKScOj8aeo)

Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: mati on December 14, 2016, 12:14:59 AM
19 meter wave detected in the north atlantic:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/13/highest-ever-wave-sets-record-iceland-britain-north-atlantic (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/13/highest-ever-wave-sets-record-iceland-britain-north-atlantic)
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Post by: Neven on December 14, 2016, 12:52:31 AM
Sure, but was Jim Hunt riding it?  ;D
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on December 26, 2016, 02:44:09 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/26/major-flooding-in-uk-now-likely-every-year-warns-lead-climate-adviser-storm-desmond (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/26/major-flooding-in-uk-now-likely-every-year-warns-lead-climate-adviser-storm-desmond)
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Post by: Tigertown on December 29, 2016, 11:50:58 AM
50 dead from flood.
www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38458404 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38458404)
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Post by: Tigertown on December 31, 2016, 09:38:42 AM
2016 Extreme Climate
www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-2016_us_5863dcb5e4b0d9a59459b4e1 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-2016_us_5863dcb5e4b0d9a59459b4e1)
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Post by: pikaia 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/ (http://e360.yale.edu/digest/natural_disasters_caused_55_billion_in_damage_in_north_america_2016/4873/)
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Post by: Tigertown on January 06, 2017, 06:21:08 AM
Larson C hanging by a thread.
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38522954 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38522954)
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Post by: magnamentis on January 07, 2017, 12:10:43 AM
Larson C hanging by a thread.
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38522954 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38522954)
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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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Post by: Tigertown on February 07, 2017, 06:47:49 AM
www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170130-the-first-light-after-months-of-dark (http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170130-the-first-light-after-months-of-dark)
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Post by: Anne 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 (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/12/plan-to-refreeze-arctic-before-ice-goes-for-good-climate-change)
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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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Post by: Martin Gisser 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 (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:
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If we are provocative and get people to think about this, that is good.
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Post by: DrTskoul 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 (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:
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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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Post by: Martin Gisser 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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Post by: DrTskoul 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...

 ;D
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Post by: Tigertown on February 14, 2017, 05:29:44 AM
Well, here we go now. 2017 is taking shape.
http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-1-dead-1-missing-crops-destroyed-floods-western-australia
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Post by: Tigertown on February 14, 2017, 06:08:02 AM
Also, from Australia;
www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/heatwave-kills-thousands-of-bats-nsw/8265530 (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/heatwave-kills-thousands-of-bats-nsw/8265530)
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Post by: DrTskoul 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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Post by: gerontocrat on February 15, 2017, 04:48:48 PM
A ray of light.
Some significant investors telling Trump to get real and support renewables.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/investors-billionaires-trillion-assets-unite-donald-trump-climate-change-denial-global-warming-a7581161.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/investors-billionaires-trillion-assets-unite-donald-trump-climate-change-denial-global-warming-a7581161.html)
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Post by: Tigertown on February 16, 2017, 06:23:32 AM
Third world countries flooding left and right, but getting little attention. Lately though, flooding is everywhere.
Est-ce que vous parlez francais
Lots of video footage
http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-aude-herault-tarn-february-2017

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Post by: Tigertown on February 17, 2017, 12:26:46 AM
Oceans are losing oxygen.
www.cnn.com/2017/02/16/world/ocean-oxygen-nature/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/16/world/ocean-oxygen-nature/index.html)
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Post by: MrVisible on February 20, 2017, 03:47:09 AM
Has There Been A Nuclear Incident in the Arctic? (http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/7758/has-there-been-a-nuclear-incident-in-the-arctic)
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Post by: Tigertown 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 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39024227)

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

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Post by: Tigertown on February 20, 2017, 02:25:25 PM
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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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Post by: Tigertown 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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Post by: Tigertown on February 27, 2017, 06:37:10 AM
Millions without water to drink in Chile.
www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39099313 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39099313)
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Post by: Tigertown 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 (http://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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Post by: Tigertown on March 01, 2017, 06:05:50 AM
I see this happening before my very eyes.
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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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Post by: Tigertown on March 02, 2017, 10:56:29 PM
www.denverpost.com/2017/02/15/dead-trees-colorado-forests/ (http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/15/dead-trees-colorado-forests/)
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Post by: DrTskoul on March 03, 2017, 03:02:20 AM
www.denverpost.com/2017/02/15/dead-trees-colorado-forests/ (http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/15/dead-trees-colorado-forests/)
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Depressing....
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Post by: Tigertown 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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Post by: Tigertown 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 (http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/desperate-herders-lose-animals-hope-amid-drought-in-kenya/ar-AAnMbD9?ocid=se)
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"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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Post by: Tigertown 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 (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-disaster-idUSKBN16B0MW)
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Post by: Tigertown on March 07, 2017, 01:37:31 PM
http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-west-sumatra-march-2017

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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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Post by: mati 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/ (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/millions-of-smart-meters-may-over-inflate-readings-by-up-to-600-percent/)
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Post by: Tigertown on March 16, 2017, 01:38:24 PM
Spain is flooding again.

http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-record-rainfall-floods-alicante-march-2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcPpUGnsNmY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcPpUGnsNmY)

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Post by: Tigertown on March 17, 2017, 08:19:18 AM
www.cbsnews.com/news/peach-crops-suffer-in-winter-2017s-drastic-temperature-swings/ (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/peach-crops-suffer-in-winter-2017s-drastic-temperature-swings/)

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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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Post by: Tigertown on March 18, 2017, 11:35:23 PM
Two more weeks of heavy rain yet to come in Peru, with major devastation underway.
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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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Post by: Tigertown on March 21, 2017, 05:01:06 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/21/record-breaking-climate-change-world-uncharted-territory (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/21/record-breaking-climate-change-world-uncharted-territory)

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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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Post by: Tigertown on March 22, 2017, 05:18:51 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/27/sand-mining-global-environmental-crisis-never-heard (https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/27/sand-mining-global-environmental-crisis-never-heard)

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Sand dredgers in Poyang Lake by Hamashu village. Sand mined here is sold to builders in Shanghai. Photograph: Vince Beiser
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Post by: pikaia on March 22, 2017, 09:13:47 AM
"7,000 underground gas bubbles poised to 'explode' in Arctic"

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/n0905-7000-underground-gas-bubbles-poised-to-explode-in-arctic/ (http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/n0905-7000-underground-gas-bubbles-poised-to-explode-in-arctic/)
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Post by: Tigertown on April 10, 2017, 06:21:40 AM
Great Barrier Reef: Two-thirds damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching
www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39524196 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39524196)
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Post by: pikaia 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huX1bmfdkyA)
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Post by: Tigertown on April 19, 2017, 03:57:27 AM
Iceberg tourists flock to Newfoundland town
www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39632047 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39632047)

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Post by: Tigertown on April 20, 2017, 01:57:45 PM
Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant


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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 (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/science/climate-change-glacier-yukon-river.html?_r=0)
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Post by: prokaryotes on April 20, 2017, 07:32:34 PM
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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 (http://www.highnorthnews.com/using-old-weather-to-inform-climate-change-work-today)
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Post by: maltose 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 (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/24/literatures-arctic-obsession)
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Post by: pikaia on April 28, 2017, 03:46:20 PM
WMO Update: 50-60% chance of El Niño later this year.

https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/wmo-update-50-60-chance-of-el-ni%C3%B1o-later-year
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Post by: Tigertown 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/ (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,
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“Out of 965 projects nationwide, only 64 buildings have received the highest rating of Four Green Globes
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Post by: mati on April 29, 2017, 11:18:24 PM
Blood Glacier:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoaf-rst042417.php (https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoaf-rst042417.php)

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-glaciology/article/an-englacial-hydrologic-system-of-brine-within-a-cold-glacier-blood-falls-mcmurdo-dry-valleys-antarctica/B5C197906AD54619AEA26068AD92989A (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-glaciology/article/an-englacial-hydrologic-system-of-brine-within-a-cold-glacier-blood-falls-mcmurdo-dry-valleys-antarctica/B5C197906AD54619AEA26068AD92989A)

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Post by: Tigertown on May 01, 2017, 06:45:48 AM
Relentless rain swamps Missouri as Greitens declares state of emergency

www.kansascity.com/weather/article147706054.html (http://www.kansascity.com/weather/article147706054.html)
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Post by: Tigertown on May 02, 2017, 06:00:38 AM
Antarctica's troublesome 'hairdryer winds'

www.bbc.com/news/science_and_environment (http://www.bbc.com/news/science_and_environment)

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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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Post by: Tigertown 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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Post by: TerryM 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 (http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/333085-tillerson-signs-declaration-recognizing-climate-change)


TPP - Trashed
EPA - Funded
Tillerson - "Climate change is real." Really?


Trump's base must be up in arms.
Where's our Wall - Where's our Wall


Terry
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Post by: mati on May 18, 2017, 12:46:43 AM
Russia expanding their nuclear arsenal:

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: TerryM on May 18, 2017, 11:24:49 AM
Russia expanding their nuclear arsenal:

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola (https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola)


It's amazing how those sneaky Ruskies keep getting their missiles closer and closer to NATO bases without even moving them!!
How can we hope to compete.
 ::)
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Post by: ivica on May 18, 2017, 12:32:39 PM
Russia expanding their nuclear arsenal:

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola (https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola)


It's amazing how those sneaky Ruskies keep getting their missiles closer and closer to NATO bases without even moving them!!
How can we hope to compete.
 ::)

Yes, arogance of Ruskies amazes, positionioing their country so close to NATO/US military bases
is clear sign of provocation.  ::)

Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: TerryM on May 18, 2017, 01:33:42 PM
Russia expanding their nuclear arsenal:

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola (https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola)


It's amazing how those sneaky Ruskies keep getting their missiles closer and closer to NATO bases without even moving them!!
How can we hope to compete.
 ::)

Yes, arogance of Ruskies amazes, positionioing their country so close to NATO/US military bases
is clear sign of provocation.  ::)


Keep up the good fight.
I'm going to bed!


Terry
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on May 19, 2017, 10:54:23 PM
Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts)

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No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change
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Post by: TerryM on May 19, 2017, 11:04:14 PM
Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts)

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No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change
Tested and found wanting.
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Post by: Neven on May 19, 2017, 11:31:33 PM
Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts)

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No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change

Thanks for this, TT. I'll re-post this on the blog this weekend.
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Post by: pikaia on May 20, 2017, 12:53:18 AM
https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/a-new-academic-hoax-a-bogus-paper-on-the-conceptual-penis-gets-published-in-a-high-quality-peer-reviewed-social-science-journal/  (https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/a-new-academic-hoax-a-bogus-paper-on-the-conceptual-penis-gets-published-in-a-high-quality-peer-reviewed-social-science-journal/)

"Nowhere are the consequences of hypermasculine machismo braggadocio isomorphic identification with the conceptual penis more problematic than concerning the issue of climate change. Climate change is driven by nothing more than it is by certain damaging themes in hypermasculinity that can be best understood via the dominant rapacious approach to climate ecology identifiable with the conceptual penis."

 :)
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Post by: Tigertown on May 20, 2017, 02:45:04 AM
Flooding persists globally.

Caribbean – Homes and Infrastructure Damaged After Floods in Jamaica, Haiti and Dominican Republic

Deadly Flash Floods Set to Worsen Poverty and Hunger in Kenya, Experts Say

Indonesia – Homes Destroyed, 7 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra

China – Floods Affect 6 Provinces Leaving 4 Dead and 1,600 Displaced

Thailand – Evacuations After Floods in Northern Provinces

http://floodlist.com
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: TerryM on May 20, 2017, 03:13:03 AM
Flooding persists globally.

Caribbean – Homes and Infrastructure Damaged After Floods in Jamaica, Haiti and Dominican Republic

Deadly Flash Floods Set to Worsen Poverty and Hunger in Kenya, Experts Say

Indonesia – Homes Destroyed, 7 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra

China – Floods Affect 6 Provinces Leaving 4 Dead and 1,600 Displaced

Thailand – Evacuations After Floods in Northern Provinces

http://floodlist.com (http://floodlist.com)


Asked my Chinese friend if her city had been affected by the storms a few weeks ago. They weren't, but she recalled one from a few years back when water was up to her waist and hundreds were killed. Tornadoes and earthquakes make headlines, but droughts and floods kill people.


Terry
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on May 20, 2017, 11:24:07 PM
A garden bridge that works: how Seoul succeeded where London failed
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/may/19/seoul-skygarden-south-korea-london-garden-bridge (https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/may/19/seoul-skygarden-south-korea-london-garden-bridge)
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Post by: Tigertown on May 21, 2017, 08:11:17 AM
The glacier breaks apart and the pieces float away to sea
www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170518-huge-chunks-of-ice-break-away-from-greenlands-store-glacier (http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170518-huge-chunks-of-ice-break-away-from-greenlands-store-glacier)
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Post by: Tigertown on May 27, 2017, 12:27:09 AM
Sri Lanka floods: Scores die as monsoon triggers mudslides

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40063400 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40063400)
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Post by: Tigertown on May 29, 2017, 09:55:32 PM
Moscow storm: 11 killed as high winds strike Russian capital

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40086616 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40086616)
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Post by: Tigertown on June 13, 2017, 08:15:34 AM
Video shows thousands of dead fish surfacing in Texas river
www.statesman.com/news/video-shows-thousands-dead-fish-surfacing-texas-river/jdSzkGL8SVEZ4iTaVP2lOK/ (http://www.statesman.com/news/video-shows-thousands-dead-fish-surfacing-texas-river/jdSzkGL8SVEZ4iTaVP2lOK/)
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Post by: Tigertown on June 18, 2017, 03:24:10 AM
https://www.voanews.com/a/climage-change-study-cancelled-due-to-impact-of-climate-change-/3903710.html (https://www.voanews.com/a/climage-change-study-cancelled-due-to-impact-of-climate-change-/3903710.html)
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Post by: Tigertown on June 18, 2017, 05:07:22 AM
Forest fires kill 24 in central Portugal

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40316934 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40316934)
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Post by: doogi on June 18, 2017, 10:22:49 AM
Media is reporting of a tsunami affecting Uummannaq, Nuugaatsiaq, Illorsuit and Upernavik. following a earthquake 40 km north of Uummannaq.
There are yet unconfirmed reports of fatalities, and evacuations are taking place because of the risk of aftershocks.

http://knr.gl/da/nyheder/det-ved-vi (http://knr.gl/da/nyheder/det-ved-vi)
http://knr.gl/da/nyheder/upernavik-og-bygder-uden-yderligere-fare-0 (http://knr.gl/da/nyheder/upernavik-og-bygder-uden-yderligere-fare-0)
http://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/stor-redningsaksjon-etter-rapporter-om-flodbolger-pa-gronland/67693720 (http://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/stor-redningsaksjon-etter-rapporter-om-flodbolger-pa-gronland/67693720)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on June 18, 2017, 11:34:36 AM
@doogi         Good post.
This map might help us all understand where these places are.
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Post by: wili on June 18, 2017, 03:04:44 PM
Followup on TigerTown's post on Portugal:



A forest fire in Portugal, exacerbated by extreme heat, has claimed the lives of at least 57 people, many who died in their cars as they tried to escape.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/18/portugal-more-than-20-people-killed-in-forest-fires (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/18/portugal-more-than-20-people-killed-in-forest-fires)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on June 24, 2017, 06:12:24 AM
China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40390642 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40390642)
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Post by: Tigertown on July 03, 2017, 07:28:02 AM
More from China.
South China floods kill 15, thousands evacuated
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-flood-idUSKBN19O07X (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-flood-idUSKBN19O07X)
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Post by: Tigertown on July 03, 2017, 07:35:15 AM
Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewables in first half
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-energy-renewables-idUSKBN19N0GQ (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-energy-renewables-idUSKBN19N0GQ)
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Post by: Tigertown on July 06, 2017, 06:27:54 AM
Heavy rain in Japan forces almost 400,000 from their homes

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-japan-idUSKBN19Q1IK (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-japan-idUSKBN19Q1IK)
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Post by: Tigertown on July 14, 2017, 05:42:33 AM
Southern Europe swelters as heatwave sparks wildfires and closes tourist sites
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/southern-europe-swelters-heatwave-sparks-wildfires-spain-greece-italy (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/southern-europe-swelters-heatwave-sparks-wildfires-spain-greece-italy)
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Post by: magnamentis on July 14, 2017, 04:37:14 PM
Southern Europe swelters as heatwave sparks wildfires and closes tourist sites
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/southern-europe-swelters-heatwave-sparks-wildfires-spain-greece-italy (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/southern-europe-swelters-heatwave-sparks-wildfires-spain-greece-italy)
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sounds more like Sicily than souther europe, no such thing here in andalucia, we had fog for the second day and cool night temps on costa del sol. i know you see things right but newspaper headlines rarely serve to draw the right picture of events which is why they're headlines, made to catch peoples eyes for spontaneously purchasing the paper :-) or read online with adds.

until now this is a very pleasant summer with zero days beyond 36C at the coast east of tarifa while this does not apply to costa del la luz, seville and cadiiz as well as parts portugal. those had their heat events this year, interstingly on the atlantic side (which is normally way cooler than the mediterranean side in mid/late meteorological summer )

EDIT: furthermore it's much more humid than normally. we had rain in july, very rare as well as folg and high relative humidity while the norm would be dry air between 28 and 50% rel. hum. depending on the time of the day.
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Post by: Tigertown on July 18, 2017, 10:23:56 PM
Swiss glacier reveals couple lost in 1942

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40645745 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40645745)

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Post by: Tigertown on July 29, 2017, 06:15:03 AM
www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/severe-storms-batter-turkey-istanbul-170728091750652.html (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/severe-storms-batter-turkey-istanbul-170728091750652.html)
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Post by: Tigertown on August 04, 2017, 06:10:40 PM
Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40825668 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40825668)
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Post by: magnamentis on August 05, 2017, 12:53:11 AM
Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40825668 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40825668)
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coolest summer since 11 years in southern spain, hence take news with a prise of salt. what's Europe, sweden, spain, italy greece, each with their own peak years and cool years. it's like saying americans are like ......... where in california or new york? huge difference. european summer hat peak temps in june in some places and temps on the cool side in others and again i did not have to sleep one single night on the sofa in the airconditioned living room as compared to the last 11+ years in southern spain.

you know by now how much i appreciate your spot on contributions but this is just not a statement that is true under the "europe" label. we each day at breakfast discuss and enjoy the ectraordinary cool nights for july and early august and we know the difference whether we can open our windows at 10 pm or 03 am ;)

i'm always fuming when i hear news weather telling that it's cold in spain = madrid at minus 1C while at the costa del sol it's 15-20C, same applies to summer heat where sevilla hits 40C+ each year in june and rarely gets below 30C till mid/end september while temps at the coast can be very pleasant. that's only spain weather and calling "europe" hot that includes scandinavia, british islands as well as greece, poland, spain, portugal and the likes is simply to simplistic and mostly outright wrong.

there are hotspots indeed but they are not european but local and most of europe is currently on the cooler side. watch this image of europe:

36 in madrid for example is not hot, it could be much hotter, way beyond the 40ies.

same applies to portugal, 31C in lisbon is no heatwave at all, it's quite pleasant for the time of the year.

in my place we call it hot beyond 36C and night temps hardly below 30C or even above 35C that's what we call a heatwave and currently we are permanently 10C below that for almost 1.5 months and enjoy a historically "cool" summer.

that's nothing personal but headlines are not helpful to narrow things down since too many people know they are disconnected, sorry the word, "fake news" an in the aftermath shed a bad light on the facts that really matter.


Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 05, 2017, 01:57:51 AM
 magnamentis,
I don't see any of the places in this article that you have mentioned specifically that have wrong information. If there was a train wreck in my hometown, a headline may read," American Train Wreck Kills Two" and mainly on the world news, but that does not mean that it happened everywhere in America or the U.S. This article gives specific times and dates of events including fires. Which of these do you dispute? Also,
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At least two people have died - one in Romania and one in Poland - and dozens more have been taken to hospital suffering from conditions related to the extreme weather, Reuters news agency reports.
Is the World's most known news source lying?  And,
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On Thursday, temperatures hit 43C near Rome while Sicily recorded 42C as a blanket of hot air from Africa swept through the Mediterranean.
Which of these are not true?

People who argue against global warming use a similar argument to say that it is not warm everywhere. It is an average of temperatures from all over the area, and there is always some places that are going to be pleasant nearby.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: magnamentis on August 06, 2017, 01:46:18 AM
magnamentis,
I don't see any of the places in this article that you have mentioned specifically that have wrong information. If there was a train wreck in my hometown, a headline may read," American Train Wreck Kills Two" and mainly on the world news, but that does not mean that it happened everywhere in America or the U.S. This article gives specific times and dates of events including fires. Which of these do you dispute? Also,
Quote
At least two people have died - one in Romania and one in Poland - and dozens more have been taken to hospital suffering from conditions related to the extreme weather, Reuters news agency reports.
Is the World's most known news source lying?  And,
Quote
On Thursday, temperatures hit 43C near Rome while Sicily recorded 42C as a blanket of hot air from Africa swept through the Mediterranean.
Which of these are not true?

People who argue against global warming use a similar argument to say that it is not warm everywhere. It is an average of temperatures from all over the area, and there is always some places that are going to be pleasant nearby.
it's ok, it was the "europe" term while it's local but you are right, it's common to word things like you did, wasn't necessary to be so d ;)etailistic
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 06, 2017, 03:10:09 AM
magnamentis,
I probably would have worded it different myself, had I written it, but what can you do. Like you said, they write the headline to get attention. That is most likely why Neven is so ticky about how we word our posts. It detracts from it later, if something is over-stated.

P.S. Sorry if I over defended. It is an old habit, you know. Take care.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 06, 2017, 06:12:05 AM
A follow up video.

www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40829480/why-europe-s-heatwave-is-so-dangerous (http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40829480/why-europe-s-heatwave-is-so-dangerous)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: magnamentis on August 06, 2017, 12:14:50 PM
magnamentis,
I probably would have worded it different myself, had I written it, but what can you do. Like you said, they write the headline to get attention. That is most likely why Neven is so ticky about how we word our posts. It detracts from it later, if something is over-stated.

P.S. Sorry if I over defended. It is an old habit, you know. Take care.

ohhh... no, i'm glad you did reply, this way i learn to do things better, i need this kind of feedback, less about what but about how to word/post things as you say. constructive feedback makes that much easier and i'm grateful for that.

wish you a nice sunday  8)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 10, 2017, 02:28:39 AM
Video report.
Heatwave in Italy closes summer ski resort
www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40882897/heatwave-in-italy-closes-summer-ski-resort (http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40882897/heatwave-in-italy-closes-summer-ski-resort)


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The hot weather conditions in southern Europe aren't just affecting low lying areas. Italy's famous Stelvio Pass has had to shut its slopes.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on August 13, 2017, 05:03:49 AM
More than 100 million trees destroyed in California forests

Scientists in California say a plague of beetles is a worrying new factor that's killing trees on a scale never seen before.
www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/08/100-million-trees-destroyed-california-forests-170812110628258.html (http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/08/100-million-trees-destroyed-california-forests-170812110628258.html)
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Post by: sidd on August 14, 2017, 06:00:25 AM
I wasn't sure where to put this since it might have fitted in Antarctica or Science or some of the other sections. Perhaps we need a thread on history of science.  Anyway, nosing about the byrd site i found this charming remembrance of John Mercer from two years ago

https://vimeo.com/112982968 (https://vimeo.com/112982968)

If you want to know more about Mercer, his obituary in the journal of glaciology (open access) is

http://www.igsoc.org/journal/34/116/igs_journal_vol34_issue116_pg136-138.pdf (http://www.igsoc.org/journal/34/116/igs_journal_vol34_issue116_pg136-138.pdf)

Many good ice researchers live at byrd. Many videos.

https://bpcrc.osu.edu/ (https://bpcrc.osu.edu/)

sidd




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Post by: pikaia on August 16, 2017, 08:49:47 PM
"Scientists announced today that a core drilled in Antarctica has yielded 2.7-million-year-old ice, an astonishing find 1.7 million years older than the previous record-holder. Bubbles in the ice contain greenhouse gases from Earth’s atmosphere at a time when the planet’s cycles of glacial advance and retreat were just beginning, potentially offering clues to what triggered the ice ages. "

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/record-shattering-27-million-year-old-ice-core-reveals-start-ice-ages?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-08-15&et_rid=41019276&et_cid=1493712 (http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/record-shattering-27-million-year-old-ice-core-reveals-start-ice-ages?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-08-15&et_rid=41019276&et_cid=1493712)
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Post by: Tigertown on August 18, 2017, 04:58:57 AM
Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40959863 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40959863)

Make sure to look at the video footage.

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Post by: AbruptSLR on August 24, 2017, 03:58:09 AM
I think that the linked documentary video about the Little Ice is very interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LObn2Sk7tVg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LObn2Sk7tVg)
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Post by: pikaia on August 24, 2017, 06:29:03 PM
Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/24/russian-tanker-sails-arctic-without-icebreaker-first-time (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/24/russian-tanker-sails-arctic-without-icebreaker-first-time)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: AbruptSLR on August 25, 2017, 02:46:20 AM
The linked video is a bit slow moving, but I learned several things about the MOC that I did not know before:

Title: “A 21st century look at the global ocean conveyor belt”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usBFw3kS8NI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usBFw3kS8NI)
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Post by: AbruptSLR on August 25, 2017, 04:14:30 AM
Leo DiCaprio hosts a popular (but sad) October 2016 documentary on the challenges that we are facing in our fight against climate change:

Title: "Before the Flood"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFmVRsQho4Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFmVRsQho4Y)
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Post by: Tigertown on August 26, 2017, 03:15:50 AM
Switzerland landslide: Are the Alps melting?

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41049827 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41049827)

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Post by: miki on August 26, 2017, 03:34:14 AM
Are the Alps melting?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/swiss-couple-found-bodies-ice-glacier-spd/ (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/swiss-couple-found-bodies-ice-glacier-spd/)

"Bodies Missing for 75 Years Found—Thanks to Melting Glacier"
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Post by: logicmanPatrick on August 26, 2017, 04:39:48 AM
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Greenland: how rapid climate change on world’s largest island will affect us all

The ice sheet is melting and permafrost is thawing. What's happening in Greenland will speed up climate change across the world

Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/greenland-how-rapid-climate-change-on-world-s-largest-island-will-affect-us-all-a7904436.html)
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Post by: logicmanPatrick on August 26, 2017, 04:46:42 AM
Summer 2017
The Arctic Environment in the Age of Man
By Ross A. Virginia

The Arctic is hurtling into the Anthropocene, and caribou, walruses, and even mosquitoes are responding.

Wilson Quarterly (https://www.wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/into-the-arctic/the-arctic-environment-in-the-age-of-man/)
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Post by: Tigertown on September 04, 2017, 06:26:10 AM
Flooding continues throughout the whole world, though with less news coverage in some places.

 http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-floods-niamey-august-2017

http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-maharashtra-august-2017

http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-rain-destroys-over-100-homes-in-el-gezira
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Post by: pikaia on September 06, 2017, 09:43:39 PM
Why scientists are preparing to freeze the research vessel Polarstern in sea ice near the North Pole.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/a-year-on-ice/537912/ (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/a-year-on-ice/537912/)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on September 08, 2017, 04:56:40 AM
More flooding in Nigeria, in the Benue state this time.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said via Social Media that over 100,000 people have been displaced. Officials say that 12 local government areas of the state have been affected and around 4,000 homes have been damaged, according to local media. No fatalities have been reported.
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http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-benue-september-2017

https://www.indy100.com/article/hurricane-harvey-floods-africa-over-1000-dead-nigeria-niger-sierre-leone-mudslides-7934256 (https://www.indy100.com/article/hurricane-harvey-floods-africa-over-1000-dead-nigeria-niger-sierre-leone-mudslides-7934256)

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In Africa, during the month of August, an estimated 1,240 people were killed by intense rains and mudslides.


Other headlines.
http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/flash-floods-cornwall-september-2017 (http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/flash-floods-cornwall-september-2017)

http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-sindh-punjab-september-2017 (http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-sindh-punjab-september-2017)

http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-sennar-el-gedaref-september-2017 (http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-sennar-el-gedaref-september-2017)





Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: AbruptSLR on September 12, 2017, 02:21:40 AM
I like these videos about the early days of Gandhi focused on his time in South Africa:

https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Gandhi-Early-Life-and-South-African-Discrimination (https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Gandhi-Early-Life-and-South-African-Discrimination)
&
https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Gandhi-Resisting-South-African-Laws (https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Gandhi-Resisting-South-African-Laws)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on September 12, 2017, 07:42:14 PM
Manila floods as tropical depression slams Philippines

At least two people have been killed after storm delivered torrential heavy rain.
www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/manila-floods-tropical-depression-slams-philippines-170912093316483.html (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/manila-floods-tropical-depression-slams-philippines-170912093316483.html)(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)
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Post by: Tigertown on September 15, 2017, 06:41:25 AM
Navy Leads International Effort to Deploy Buoys Into the Arctic Ocean

https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1309969/navy-leads-international-effort-to-deploy-buoys-into-the-arctic-ocean/ (https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1309969/navy-leads-international-effort-to-deploy-buoys-into-the-arctic-ocean/)
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Post by: Tigertown on September 15, 2017, 11:46:46 PM
Argentina's flooding crisis affects ranching community

www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/argentinas-flooding-crisis-affects-ranching-community-170915112159573.html (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/argentinas-flooding-crisis-affects-ranching-community-170915112159573.html)

Not much text but very informative video footage.
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: AbruptSLR on September 16, 2017, 05:34:42 AM
The linked video (narrated by Jack Palance) presents and interesting history of Ukraine's struggles (focused on both Soviet and Nazi aggressions):

Title: "Between Hitler & Stalin: Ukraine in World War II The Untold Story"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx05VezU2UI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx05VezU2UI)
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Post by: pikaia on September 17, 2017, 10:42:28 PM
Press regulator censures Mail on Sunday for global warming claims.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/17/press-regulator-censures-mail-on-sunday-for-global-warming-claims (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/17/press-regulator-censures-mail-on-sunday-for-global-warming-claims)
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: TerryM on September 19, 2017, 03:59:00 PM
The linked video (narrated by Jack Palance) presents and interesting history of Ukraine's struggles (focused on both Soviet and Nazi aggressions):

Title: "Between Hitler & Stalin: Ukraine in World War II The Untold Story"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx05VezU2UI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx05VezU2UI)


I always prefer Brzezinski's histories when narrated by Hollywood's most loquacious cowboys. How could we forget Rompin' Ronnie's rendition of "The Evil Empire", a serial in 3 parts.


Terry
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Post by: Tigertown on September 29, 2017, 01:50:17 AM
Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41435223 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41435223)
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Post by: Tigertown on September 30, 2017, 07:08:51 PM
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/photos-heavy-rain-prompts-road-closures-flood-subway-station-in-massachusetts/70002867 (https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/photos-heavy-rain-prompts-road-closures-flood-subway-station-in-massachusetts/70002867)
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Post by: Tigertown on October 02, 2017, 06:42:22 AM
What is BREEAM? Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method.

“BREEAM, developed by the renowned building science center BRE (Building Research Establishment), measures the sustainability of construction projects, infrastructure, and buildings in a variety of key categories: energy, health and well-being, innovation, land use, materials, management, pollution, transport, waste, and water. Projects then receive ratings of either Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent, or Outstanding.”

This one new administrative facility in Britain, due to design and construction methods has been certified as Outstanding, the highest rating available according to the world’s leading sustainability assessment standard, BREEAM.

https://www.jw.org/en/news/releases/by-region/united-kingdom/branch-office-breeam-rating-sustainable-design/ (https://www.jw.org/en/news/releases/by-region/united-kingdom/branch-office-breeam-rating-sustainable-design/)
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Post by: Tigertown on October 06, 2017, 05:55:39 PM
Wide Bay farmers 'reeling' after floods swamp Queensland crops after months of dry

www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-10-03/bundaberg-floods-hit-district-hard/9010002?&section=latest&date=(none (http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-10-03/bundaberg-floods-hit-district-hard/9010002?&section=latest&date=(none))
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Post by: Tigertown on October 12, 2017, 04:21:45 PM
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41585552 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41585552)

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

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Post by: Tigertown on October 14, 2017, 05:35:49 AM
Vietnam – Dozens Killed as Tropical Depression Causes Floods and Landslides

http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-tropical-depression-floods-landslides-october-2017

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Post by: Tigertown on October 19, 2017, 06:09:41 AM
Flooding returns to southern Queensland, Australia

www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/flooding-returns-southern-queensland-australia-171018105240759.html

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This time the flooding is more widespread.

David de Paoli, a chilli and avocado grower, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that he suffered more than a million dollars in losses from the most recent storm.

"This is it, the last time we had that 350mm it was quick and fast and furious it caused structural damage and soil erosion, but this one's costing us our crop," he said.
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Post by: pikaia on November 01, 2017, 11:47:54 AM
"Feminine-named hurricanes (vs. masculine-named hurricanes) cause significantly more deaths, apparently because they lead to a lower perceived risk and consequently less preparedness,"

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/01/health/female-hurricanes-deadlier-than-male-hurricanes-trnd/index.html (http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/01/health/female-hurricanes-deadlier-than-male-hurricanes-trnd/index.html)
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Post by: pikaia on November 23, 2017, 02:11:29 PM
"Venezuela used to have five glaciers. Today, only one remains. The last glacier in Venezuela, the Humboldt glacier, is about to disappear."

http://earthsky.org/earth/venezuela-losing-last-humbolt-glacier (http://earthsky.org/earth/venezuela-losing-last-humbolt-glacier)
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Post by: pikaia on December 12, 2017, 03:35:40 PM
State of Emergency in Italy due to gas explosion in Austria.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/italy-declares-state-emergency-gas-explosion-austria
Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: Tigertown on February 01, 2018, 04:21:27 AM
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/co2-removal--no-silver-bullet--to-fighting-climate-change---scientists-9915314

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Post by: Tigertown on February 28, 2018, 10:46:36 PM
Norway’s Doomsday Vault Is Getting an Upgrade

https://weather.com/news/trending/video/norways-doomsday-vault-is-getting-an-upgrade

Title: Re: Article links: drop them here!
Post by: pikaia on April 21, 2018, 09:12:40 AM
Curious Circles in Arctic Sea Ice.

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=92030
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Post by: CalamityCountdown on June 27, 2018, 05:37:14 PM
The Peak Prosperity blog linked to a post I authored on "More Global Warming Propaganda in a WSJ Opinion Article"
https://www.peakprosperity.com/dailydigest/114141/daily-digest-627-pa-mayor-declares-fiscal-crisis-sky-high-deductibles-broke-us-he

To find the article, you have to cursor down to the 11th link in their daily digest
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Post by: ivica on July 04, 2018, 01:58:19 PM
the journal of population and sustainability
SPRING 2018 | Vol 2, No 2

https://www.populationmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Pop_and_Sustainability_Journal_Vol.2_No.2_Print_online.pdf

Contents

5  DAVID SAMWAYS      Editorial Introduction
                      Anthropocentrism – The Origin of Environmental Degradation?

21 UGO BARDI          A Seneca Collapse for the World’s Human Population?

33 DOUGLAS E. BOOTH   Postmaterial Experience Economics, Population, and 
                      Environmental Sustainability

51 WILLIAM N. RYERSON The Hidden Gem of the Cairo Consensus: 
                      Helping to End Population Growth with Entertainment Media

Book Review:
63 PAUL R. EHRLICH    Anthrozoology: Embracing Co-Existence in the Anthropocene
                      by Michael Tobias and Jane Morrison

66 JOHN P. HOLDREN    A Brief History of “IPAT”

--

Ugo Bardy starts with:
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The  Earth  provides  enough  to  satisfy  every  man’s  need  but  not  for 
every man’s greed.” Gandhi (quoted in Pyarelal 1958 p. 552)

Edit:
Are you materialist, postmaterialist or inbetween? Find out at page 35.
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Post by: sidd on July 10, 2018, 05:39:09 AM
Fuck Kissinger. Every word out of that mouth is a lie, be it yea, or be it nay. For that man speaks not truth or falsity, but rather to enshrine his vision of the future.

Did I say, "Fuck Kissinger" yet ? Never mind, bears repeating.

sidd

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Post by: Neven on July 10, 2018, 09:16:34 AM
We are, Kissinger warns, in the midst of a “sweeping technical revolution whose consequences we have failed to fully reckon with and whose culmination may be a world relying on machines powered by data and algorithms and ungoverned by ethical or philosophical norms.”

Well, would you know it? Henry Kissinger and his ilk are actually machines powered by data and algorithms!
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Post by: pikaia on August 06, 2018, 11:08:06 PM
"Planet at risk of heading towards “Hothouse Earth” state."

http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2018-08-06-planet-at-risk-of-heading-towards-hothouse-earth-state.html
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Post by: magnamentis on August 07, 2018, 12:08:39 AM
"Planet at risk of heading towards “Hothouse Earth” state."

http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2018-08-06-planet-at-risk-of-heading-towards-hothouse-earth-state.html

while i concur 100% i think that 1.5 - 2.0C target was illusionary as well as intentionally deceptive from day one. i can't seriously say but i expect temps betweein 3-5C higher during my grandchildren's lifetime. if i'm too far off, let me know but if possible explaining why so that i can eventually correct something that i'm convinced of since 20+ years.
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Post by: sidd on August 22, 2018, 10:03:09 AM
This is a story that could go in many threads on this forum. But here is a highlight: Storing your water in aquifer contaminated with arsenic is not a good idea:

" ... officials also have known since 2006 that the area’s groundwater — with which the recharged Colorado River water mixes — has levels of arsenic and fluoride exceeding federal EPA drinking water limits. In 2015, a CAP consultant, Montgomery and Associates, pegged the price tag for treating and recovering Tonopah’s water at $143 million to $200 million."

" ...  the aquifer underneath the recharge basin is substantially less permeable below 300 feet than previously thought. Second, concentrations of arsenic and fluoride in natural groundwater are larger than previously estimated ..."

Lotsa good stuff in the article. Mostly sayin, Southwest USA is quite screwed.

https://tucson.com/news/local/arizona-s-plan-to-withdraw-years-worth-of-banked-cap/article_fe3ea48d-e230-5250-87f5-5756f0368200.html

sidd
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Post by: pikaia on September 06, 2018, 11:12:29 AM
"Over a mere four days this summer, snow from the previous winter melted into a pond of slush on Canada’s Lowell Glacier. Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College, called the area of water-saturated snow a “snow swamp.”

“I haven’t seen a snow swamp of this size develop this quickly ever,” said Pelto, who has spent 38 years monitoring glaciers in the region."


https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92699/snow-swamp-on-lowell-glacier
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Post by: gerontocrat on September 06, 2018, 01:32:28 PM
This is a story that could go in many threads on this forum. But here is a highlight: Storing your water in aquifer contaminated with arsenic is not a good idea:

sidd
Not knowing what water you have got, or not got, may be even worse.

https://qz.com/1353839/theres-a-time-bomb-for-us-mexico-relations-ticking-underground/
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF WATER
There’s a time bomb for US-Mexico relations ticking underground

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Texas and Mexico have elaborate sharing agreements for every acre-foot of water that flows through the Rio Grande, which makes sense, especially since the river is dwindling. Making sure both sides are upholding those agreements while the region rides through its regular whiplash of droughts and floods takes up most of the bandwidth of water officials on both sides.

Meanwhile, the US and Mexico barely even know about their shared groundwater. The two nations only officially recognize four cross-border aquifers (pdf). But Rosario Sanchez, a Texas A&M University hydrologist who has spent her academic life seeking out transboundary aquifers that aren’t yet on maps, has identified 36. Of those, 15 are shared between Texas and Mexico.
“Compared to the issues of illegal immigration, drug violence, economic trade, and other border and non-border issues, groundwater management ranks relatively low among the priorities of both federal governments,” wrote Gabriel Eckstein, a water-law scholar at Texas A&M School of Law, in a 2012 paper (pdf). “As a result, the [Rio Grande Valley region’s] groundwater resources are being overexploited on both frontiers as populations and industries pump with little regard for sustainability or transboundary consequences…. Ultimately, the viability of the region’s communities, natural environment, and economic growth are threatened with stagnation and may falter. And no one, at least on the federal level, is doing anything about it.”
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Post by: pikaia on September 15, 2018, 10:46:34 AM
Will we soon see category 6 hurricanes?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/15/hurricane-category-6-this-is-how-world-ends-book-climate-change
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Post by: pikaia on October 11, 2018, 11:29:23 AM
Replace the current hurricane rating system?

https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-the-current-hurricane-rating-system-needs-to-be-scrapped
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Post by: pikaia on October 18, 2018, 10:28:48 AM
The weird sound of the Antarctic ice shelf.


https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-discover-a-weird-noise-coming-from-antarctic-1829793363 (https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-discover-a-weird-noise-coming-from-antarctic-1829793363)
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Post by: pikaia on November 26, 2018, 10:37:12 AM
Erebus, by Michael Palin (of Monty Python fame) has been getting tremendous ratings on Goodreads.com - average 4.49 out of 5.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/24/erebus-michael-palin-review-john-franklin-arctic-explorer

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36992484-erebus
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Post by: kassy on February 09, 2019, 03:24:15 PM
Activists demand answers after alleged suicide of Macarena Valdés

Some 200 environmental activists are murdered each year, many from Latin American indigenous communities. One Chilean village is searching for the truth about the death of a young mother who protested a hydropower dam.

https://www.dw.com/en/activists-demand-answers-after-alleged-suicide-of-macarena-vald%C3%A9s/a-47322678
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Post by: kassy on February 12, 2019, 02:35:02 PM
Earth Is 'Missing' at Least 20 Ft of Sea Level Rise. Antarctica Could Be The Time Bomb

Some researchers, including DeConto, think they have found a key process - called marine ice cliff collapse - that can release a lot of sea level rise from West Antarctica in a hurry.

But they're being challenged by another group, whose members suspect the changes in the past were slow - and will be again.

https://www.sciencealert.com/earth-s-climate-s-now-like-115-000-years-ago-when-the-sea-was-much-higher

General article about Marine Ice Sheet Instability vs Marine Ice Cliff Instability.

For articles about this see https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2205.450.html

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Post by: kassy on February 19, 2019, 03:38:19 PM
'Grandfather of Climate Science' and populariser of 'global warming' Wallace Smith Broecker dies aged 87

The Columbia professor's work warned the world about the "devastating" impacts of climate change as far back as the 1970s.

As far back as 1984, Professor Broecker told a House of Representatives subcommittee that urgent action was required to stop the build-up of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere because the climate system could "jump abruptly from one state to another" with "devastating effects".

https://news.sky.com/story/grandfather-of-climate-science-and-populariser-of-global-warming-wallace-smith-broecker-dies-aged-87-11641818
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Post by: kassy on March 06, 2019, 02:16:40 PM
Can´t find a good thread for this one so i will stick it here.

Vast record of past climate fluctuations now available thanks to laser imaging of shells

Refined techniques for laser imaging of shell growth rings are tapping into previously hidden data of marine climate change; by examining human and ecological responses to those changes, we learn more about what to expect from climate change in the future

Shellfish played a significant role in the diet of prehistoric coastal populations, providing valuable nutrients. They are a common find in archaeological sites all over the world, usually in huge numbers, and researchers have long explored how they could be used to make inferences about the environments that humans experienced at those locations in the past. However, although techniques were developed to infer valuable climate-related information from shells, it was previously too expensive to analyse them on a scale beyond individual and isolated records. The current study by an international team of researchers, led by the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (Heraklion, Greece) and the School of Geography (Melbourne, Australia) and published in Scientific Reports, presents a technique to use rapid laser imaging to increase the number of analysed shell records to previously unknown scales, and thereby greatly expand the time periods and accuracy of the reconstructed records.

Shells are a common find in archaeological coastal sites of the last 160,000 years

The present study aimed to test a new method by analysing modern shells for which there was known climate data. The researchers used modern limpet shells from across the Mediterranean, comparing records from nine different sites in Greece, Libya, Tunisia, Croatia, Malta, Turkey and Israel. By testing their methods on modern shells against known records, the researchers were able to fine-tune their calibrations and ensure that their techniques would accurately reproduce the climate changes experienced by the molluscs while they were growing. Once perfected, the method could then be used to reconstruct past climate fluctuations.

Using LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy), the researchers built a modern baseline of how marine temperatures are reflected in the elemental composition of mollusc growth rings. Previous research was unable to find consistent correlations between the two. Only the 2D imaging of whole shells provided the necessary amount of data to navigate the individual shell records, a task where the speed and low cost of LIBS exceed other techniques.

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New technique allows large-scale reconstructions of climate that people directly experienced at a seasonal level

"We were never able to look at more than a dozen or so well-analysed shell records before, which is far from ideal given that the climatic data can vary a lot from one shell to another. To be able to compare hundreds or a thousand shells is a game changer for climate modelling," states Hausmann.

The techniques developed in the current study have far reaching implications. As a start, researchers focused on the well-known limpet shells of the Mediterranean, but preliminary unpublished results suggest that other limpet species from archaeological sites in the Atlantic and Pacific might be similarly well-suited for use with LIBS, and could provide the means for producing global climate models with seasonal resolution.

"Archaeological shell collections are heavy and a pain to store, so I hope that archaeologists and museums haven't thrown away their old boxes of shells - we now desperately want to analyse them."

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/mpif-vro030419.php
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Post by: Tigertown on March 07, 2019, 05:05:58 PM
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47485847

Rain is becoming more frequent in Greenland and accelerating the melting of its ice, a new study has found.
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)
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Post by: kassy on March 08, 2019, 02:15:07 PM
DeSmog published a story this week from the Climate Investigations Center that touches on an interesting angle that’s emerging in the climate world as kids lead the way.

The article describes a conference last month at Brown University that featured a 90-minute panel built around a recent study in Nature Climate Change showing how decades of concerted misinformation played a key role in the current climate of climate denial. The event was convened by Brown’s Climate Development Lab. Brown students at the lab recently compiled and published a report giving the backstory on a dozen climate denial coalitions.

Some are long gone, like the Global Climate Coalition, others are still very much alive, like the Cooler Heads Coalition, which counts Trump advisors Myron Ebell and Steve Milloy among its members.

But even some of the ones that are no longer operational, like the Information Council on the Environment, which was funded by the Western Fuels Association and the Edison Electric Institute, still impact the current discourse.

For example, ICE’s Pat Michaels and Sherwood Idso have both gone on to a long and lucrative fossil-fuel-funded denial career. ICE’s initial PR campaign goal to “reposition global warming as theory (not fact)” is at the core of President Trump’s ongoing attempts to attack climate science with a “red team” of deniers drawn from these sorts of coalitions.

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As pundits and deniers increasingly chide children for daring to speak out about the state of our planet, remember that these kids are speaking out against a misinformation machine that’s older than they are. For the students who put together this report, the fact that there’s a well-funded, widespread propaganda effort to protect polluters at the public expense isn’t some new revelation–it’s simply a fact of life.

Just like how no one born since February 1985 has ever experienced a month in which the global temperature has dipped below the 20th century average, this report shows that no one under 30 has lived in a world free from the fossil fuel industry’s misinformation campaign.

https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/03/07/college-students-calling-out-climate-denial-machine-older-they-are
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Post by: kassy on March 16, 2019, 11:58:54 AM
MIT Scientists Think The Last 3 Ice Ages Were Triggered by Tectonic Collisions

What's likely to have happened, the new study says, is these massive collisions pushed oceanic rocks up above the surface, into hot and humid tropical environments where they began to pull carbon dioxide out of the air. Given enough time, these chemical reactions could cool global temperatures and start an ice age.

The findings are based initially on an analysis of two sutures in the Himalayas – major fault zones where oceanic and continental plates have collided. Both sutures were originally formed near the equator, 50 million and 80 million years ago respectively, and happened just before major global cooling events.

"We think that arc-continent collisions at low latitudes are the trigger for global cooling," says one of the team, Oliver Jagoutz from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

"This could occur over 1-5 million square kilometres [0.4-1.9 square miles], which sounds like a lot. But in reality, it's a very thin strip of Earth, sitting in the right location, that can change the global climate."

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Specifically in this case, it's the calcium and magnesium in the newly exposed rock that reacts with the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and pulls it out of the air.

Adding the new research to previous work, the researchers were able to model the eruption and movement of more sutures even further back through time.

They found three major periods of suture formation that coincided with ice ages – in the Late Ordovician period (455-440 million years ago), the Permo-Carboniferous period (335-280 million years ago), and the Cenozoic period (35 million years ago to the present day). No sutures meant no ice ages.

"We found that every time there was a peak in the suture zone in the tropics, there was a glaciation event," says Jagoutz. "So every time you get, say, 10,000 kilometres [6,214 miles] of sutures in the tropics, you get an ice age."

The current cooler period we're technically in from a 'big picture' perspective – despite the rapid warming we've managed to bring about over the last hundred years or so – may have been caused by a major suture zone active today in Indonesia, according to the team.

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-think-the-last-three-ice-ages-were-caused-by-continent-collisions
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Post by: CalamityCountdown on April 02, 2019, 05:51:24 PM
I just posted the following article "Another Idiotic Global Warming Post on Townhall Authored by Matt Vespa".

Much thanks to Gerontocrat for his daily posting of charts, as I copied and pasted the Sea Ice Extent chart from his most recent post.

https://calamitycountdown.blogspot.com/2019/04/another-idiotic-global-warming-post-on.html
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Post by: pikaia on April 06, 2019, 09:14:51 AM
Arctic: a Double Polar Expedition - photo essay.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/apr/05/arctic-double-polar-expedition-photo-essay
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Post by: kassy on June 22, 2019, 12:30:14 PM


Gaming's Climate Dread in a 4K Streaming Ecosystem

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while gaming computers comprise just 2.5 percent of personal computers worldwide, they account for 20 percent of global energy use for computers. Energy-intensive components such as graphics cards and processors are contributing to the spike in energy use, alongside increased graphical fidelity such as the recent move to 4K displays. According to his own research, the demands of 4K can result in as much as a 64 percent increase in energy use within PCs.

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Like the online portion of Red Dead Redemption 2, Anthem’s action plays out on the internet, part of the recent “games-as-service” trend. Such experiences rely not only on high-speed internet connections but large-scale data centers to reduce latency or “lag” between what a player is doing and when it appears on-screen. These data centers might not look like they’re producing any waste—there’s no chemical trail flowing into a nearby river—so the tendency might be to think of them as, if not green, then environmentally neutral. On the contrary, data centers gobble up huge amounts of energy and emit large amounts of heat, a major problem for online video game experiences regularly touted as endless by publishers. With major industry corporations betting big on “games-as-service”, not to mention subsidiary activities such as streaming also taking advantage of them, their energy use has risen steeply in recent years.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wjvkby/gamings-climate-dread-in-a-4k-streaming-ecosystem

It´s also about the depiction of climate change in these games/open worlds.


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Post by: kassy on July 04, 2019, 10:27:06 AM
US top of the garbage pile in global waste crisis

The world produces over two billion tonnes of municipal solid waste every year ... Per head of population the worst offenders are the US, as Americans produce three times the global average of waste, including plastic and food.

When it comes to recycling, America again lags behind other countries, only re-using 35% of solid waste.

Germany is the most efficient country, recycling 68% of material.

US citizens produce 773kg per head of population, roughly 12% of the global total. Their output is three times that of their Chinese counterparts and seven times more than people living in Ethiopia.

Other European countries, including the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Germany, feature on the list. The UK ranks 14th in the waste index generating 482kg of household waste per person every year.

The US is the only developed nation with waste generation that outstrips its ability to recycle.

etc

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48838699

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Post by: kassy on July 17, 2019, 12:30:50 PM
Online Porn Pumps Out As Much Carbon Dioxide As A Small Industrial Country


Video streaming accounts for around 60 percent of all data flow online, which means it also accounts for over 300 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. Since almost a third of streamed video content is pornography, online porn pumps out around 100 million tons of carbon dioxide each year, more than the annual output of Israel.

These figures come from a new report by The Shift Project (PDF link in article)

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They concluded that online video viewing, which makes up 60 percent of the world’s data traffic, generated more than 300 million tons of carbon dioxide during 2018. For context, that’s the same carbon footprint as the annual emissions of Spain.

Pornography makes up around 27 percent of the word’s streaming. Video-on-demand services, such as Netflix and Hulu, account for around 34 percent, while “tube” serves, like YouTube, equate to 21 percent. The remaining chunk was accounted for by Skype calls, “camgirls”, live video monitoring, and telemedicine.

https://www.iflscience.com/environment/online-porn-pumps-out-as-much-carbon-dioxide-as-a-small-industrial-country/

They forgot to mention that bingewatching series is still worse, a small sacrifice for clicks i guess.
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Post by: kassy on December 23, 2019, 11:27:43 AM
A surprise finding:

Researchers Link Declining Dementia Rates to Less Lead Exposure

To the medical community’s surprise, several studies from the United States, Canada, and Europe point to a downward trend in the incidence of dementia. Since important risk factors for dementia, such as mid-life obesity and mid-life diabetes, have been increasing rapidly, the decline in dementia is particularly perplexing.

A new hypothesis by University of Toronto Professor Esme Fuller-Thomson suggests that the declining dementia rates may be a result of generational differences in lifetime exposure to lead.

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Leaded gasoline was a ubiquitous source of air pollution between the 1920s and 1970s. As it was phased out, beginning in 1973, levels of lead in citizens’ blood plummeted. Research from the 1990s indicates that Americans born before 1925 had approximately twice the lifetime lead exposure as those born between 1936 and 1945.

“The levels of lead exposure when I was a child in 1976 were 15 times what they are today,” said Fuller-Thomson. “Back then, 88 percent of us had blood lead levels above 10 micrograms per deciliter. To put this number in perspective, during the Flint, Michigan, water crisis of 2014, 1 percent of the children had blood lead levels above 10 micrograms per deciliter.”

more see:
https://psychcentral.com/news/2019/12/22/researchers-link-declining-dementia-rates-to-less-lead-exposure/152734.html
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Post by: blumenkraft on December 23, 2019, 11:46:11 AM
I'm surprised it's surprising.

Lead is known to damage human brains for a long time. It's also connected to crime rates for how i understand.
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Post by: kassy on December 23, 2019, 12:27:33 PM
It is but for some reason in was not on the radar for dementia.

Off course if you look at age groups/birth cohorts with similar exposure there are people that suffer dementia and a whole bunch who don´t which makes it harder too tease out i guess.
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Post by: blumenkraft on December 23, 2019, 12:55:18 PM
Yes, i guess so too. :)

Now, is this possibly the argument that allows us to revoke voting rights from boomers? ;)
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Post by: TerryM on December 24, 2019, 01:30:52 PM
Is there a statistical link to having grown up in smoggy urban settings as opposed to those that lived their lives in cleaner, less crowded settings?


Lifetime lead exposure may well be unhealthy, but I doubt that it's a significant marker for dementia. A few weeks in Southern California followed by an equal time in rural Utah or Montana might provide a hint, but the difference in the availability of medical services would skew any statistical comparisons.


Terry
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Post by: kassy on December 30, 2019, 03:59:56 PM
Pre-Inca Canal System Uses Hillsides as Sponges to Store Water

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A team of hydrologists, engineers, and social scientists is hoping to strengthen the water security of Lima and other Peruvian cities through analysis of a 1,400-year-old nature-based system developed by pre-Inca mountain communities. The technique uses a canal system that diverts water from streams to small ponds or spreads it over rocky hillslopes that act as natural sponges. This slows the flow of water down the mountains, preserving it into the dry season.

The team’s analysis determined that if the system were scaled up to its maximum capacity, it could divert, infiltrate, and recover up to 100 million cubic meters of water and increase the region’s dry-season water volume by up to 33%. Lead author Boris Ochoa-Tocachi of Imperial College London presented the team’s findings at AGU’s Fall Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, Calif.

Quantifying the Benefit of Green Infrastructure
https://eos.org/articles/pre-inca-canal-system-uses-hillsides-as-sponges-to-store-water
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Post by: blumenkraft on January 07, 2020, 05:00:11 PM
Moscow admits it will be severely troubled by climate change, but a reduction of fossil fuels extraction is out of the question

Link >> https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/ecology/2020/01/moscow-admits-it-will-be-severely-punished-climate-change-reduction-fossil-fuels
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Post by: kassy on January 09, 2020, 01:17:55 PM
Evolving landscape added fuel to Gobi Desert's high-speed winds

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The Hami basin may once have been covered in a fine, light-colored sediment, similar to California's Death Valley. Within the past 3 million years, however, strong winds carried away those fine sediments, leaving behind a sea of gray and black rocks.

Using a weather and forecasting model, Abell and his colleagues studied how this change from light to dark landscape affected wind speeds in the basin. By absorbing more sunlight, the darker stones exposed by wind erosion heated up the air within the depression. The team found that the resulting differences in temperature between the depression and the surrounding mountains increased wind speeds by up to 25 percent. In addition, the amount of time the area experiences high wind speeds increased by 30 to 40 percent.

Thus, by changing how much sunlight the ground absorbs, wind erosion appears to have exacerbated wind speeds in this region. It's the first time this positive feedback loop has been described and quantified, said Abell.

But it's probably not the only example of its kind. The researchers think this interaction may have helped to shape other stony deserts in Australia, Iran, and perhaps even on Mars.

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Climate models typically do not account for changes in the reflectance of landscapes other than those caused by ice and vegetation. They also tend to assume arid landscapes remain unchanged over time. That could be problematic in some cases, said Abell.

"If you wanted to calculate the wind or atmospheric circulation in this area 100,000 years ago, you would need to consider the change in the surface geology, or else you could be incorrect by 20 or 30 percent," he said.

He added that the newly discovered relationship could also help to accurately model how other landscape changes, such as urbanization and desertification, influence atmospheric patterns by changing the reflectance of the Earth's surface.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200108131731.htm
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Post by: kassy on January 12, 2020, 01:55:35 PM
There's a 'Desert' in The Middle of The Pacific, And We Now Know What Lives There

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Despite taking up 10 percent of the ocean's surface, the South Pacific Gyre (SPG) – the largest of Earth's five giant ocean-spanning current systems – is generally considered a 'desert' in terms of marine biology.

Nonetheless, stuff does live there, even if organic life in these waters (and the seabed below it) is few and far between, due to a range of factors.

These include distance from land (and the nutrient matter it provides), the way water swirling currents isolate the centre of the gyre from the rest of the ocean, and high UV levels in this part of the ocean.
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During a six-week expedition aboard the German research vessel FS Sonne from December 2015 to January 2016, a crew led by the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology sailed a 7,000-kilometre (4,350 miles) journey through the SPG from Chile to New Zealand.

En route, they sampled the microbial populations of the remote waters at depths between 20 to 5,000 metres (65 ft to 16,400 ft), using a newly developed analysis system that enabled the researchers to sequence and identify organic samples en route in as little as 35 hours.

"To our surprise, we found about a third less cells in South Pacific surface waters compared to ocean gyres in the Atlantic", said one of the researchers, microbial ecologist Bernhard Fuchs, back in July 2019.

"It was probably the lowest cell numbers ever measured in oceanic surface waters."

Among the microbes the team found, 20 major bacterial clades dominated the lot. These were mostly organisms scientists have encountered in other gyre systems, such as SAR11, SAR116, SAR86, Prochlorococcus, and more.

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One of the populations identified, called AEGEAN–169, was particularly numerous in the surface waters of the SPG, whereas previous research had only discovered them at 500-metre depths.

"This indicates an interesting potential adaptation to ultraoligotrophic [low in biological productivity] waters and high solar irradiance", said one of the team, microbiologist Greta Reintjes.

"It is definitely something we will investigate further."

https://www.sciencealert.com/there-s-a-desert-in-the-middle-of-the-pacific-and-we-now-know-what-lives-there
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Post by: Tor Bejnar on January 15, 2020, 06:49:59 PM
Cross post:  I thought this might go here...
I don't know if this is the right thread for this web, happy to move it somewhere else.

NASA free software. More than 600 programs for very different subjects. Have a look!

https://software.nasa.gov/
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Post by: kassy on January 29, 2020, 05:03:16 PM
Even low particulate matter pollution is bad for the heart, says study

There is a 1%-4% increased risk of cardiac arrest associated with every 10 µg/m3 increase in PM2.5, the fine particulate matter linked to a slew of respiratory diseases and cardiac ailments, according to report in the latest edition of Lancet Planetary Health. The study analysed a quarter of a million patients and was among the largest of its kind. It sought to proffer evidence that even low levels of particulate matter pollution are dangerous.

“Our study supports recent evidence that there is no safe level of air pollution — finding an increased risk of cardiac arrest despite air quality generally meeting the standards,” Professor Kazuaki Negishi, co-author and Professor, University of Sydney School of Medicine, said in a statement.

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The records analysed were from Jan 1, 2014, to Dec 31, 2015. The scientists chose Japan because it had consistent and detailed measurements of cardiac events as well as pollutant records. A key objective of the study, the authors said, was to investigate a link between cardiac events and exposure to pollution levels that were within, or below, World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.

“More than 90% of (cardiac events) in our study occurred with PM2·5 levels lower than the WHO guideline and Australian standard daily average concentration of 25 μg/m3, while 98.5% of them happened at levels lower than the Japanese or American daily standard level of 35 μg/m3,” the authors note.

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/even-low-particulate-matter-pollution-is-bad-for-the-heart-says-study/article30678268.ece

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There is an increased risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest even from short-term exposure to low concentrations of dangerously small particulate matter PM2.5, an international study has found, noting an association with gaseous pollutants such as those from coal burning, wildfires/bushfires and motor vehicles. The authors call for a tightening of standards worldwide; the findings also point to the need to transition to cleaner energy.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200128115421.htm
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Post by: kassy on February 03, 2020, 02:07:58 PM
These corporations are quietly bankrolling Congress' top climate denier

Amazon has donated $8500 in the 2020 cycle to support the reelection of Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the most powerful and outspoken climate denier in Congress. Amazon's most recent donation to Inhofe, $2500, came on December 31, just two months after Bezos' climate announcement.

Google: $10,000 in donations to Inhofe

Microsoft: $2500 in contributions to Inhofe

Dell: $7500 in contributions to Inhofe

General Electric: $15,000 in contributions to Inhofe

https://popular.info/p/these-corporations-are-quietly-bankrolling
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Post by: pikaia on February 11, 2020, 11:25:14 AM
What does a 9 inch ice core sound like when dropped down a 450 foot hole?  :D

https://twitter.com/blueicehiggins/status/1225852974813110277
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Post by: kassy on February 11, 2020, 01:48:59 PM
Interesting sound. The Peter Neff reply goes into more detail on the sound.

Long ago when we had ice and i had ice skates i liked listening to the sound of all the people skating by just lying down on the ice and listening. Of course this only sounded like the earlier part since we did not have holes like that. Only shallow ones with ducks.  :)
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Post by: blumenkraft on February 11, 2020, 06:55:26 PM
Why does ice make that sound?

Link >> https://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/why-does-ice-make-that-sound-314912/
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Post by: kassy on February 17, 2020, 02:08:57 PM
Intersting article but no obvious thread for it.

Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show

Using 30 years of satellite data, researchers discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam in the Mekong River basin, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C).

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The researchers used Landsat satellites to track changes in surface water temperature for the Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers. The satellites capture the heat, or infrared radiation, from the rivers.

"With these data, we're looking at the temperature emissions from the rivers. It's like night vision: Warmer things give off more emissions, colder things give off less," said lead author Matthew Bonnema, a postdoctoral researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who completed this research as a UW doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering. "These satellites have been predominantly used over land, not water, because you need to be looking at a big enough area. But there's almost 40 years of Landsat data that works great for large rivers that people are only recently starting to take advantage of."

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"At the beginning of the wet season, the dams start to have more water than they can store, so they're letting it go in a controlled way," Bonnema said. "As the wet season goes on they're like, 'OK, let's fill up the reservoir' and hold the water. Then when dry season comes, they have this big water supply that they let out over the course of the dry season.

"If you look at the river flows after a dam goes in, you end up with more water in the dry season and less water in the wet season than before. The dry-season water also happens to be colder because it's pulled from deep within the reservoir. That brings the river temperature down closer to what it is in the wet season."

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200214134657.htm
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Post by: wdmn on February 17, 2020, 05:43:10 PM
Remembering Earth
Part 1: The White Horse of Globalism


https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/02/17/remembering-earth-the-white-horse-of-globalism/
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Post by: kassy on February 23, 2020, 10:16:19 AM
Also see #242 and #244 for related articles

We need to address streaming’s massive carbon footprint

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According to a new report released by Netflix, the platform’s “global energy consumption increased by 84% in 2019 to a total of 451,000 megawatt hours; enough to power 40,000 average US homes for a year.”

It’s time for society to confront the fact that we’re burning through huge amounts of energy to stream television and movies, game online, hold video conferences, and power voice assistants like Alexa or Siri – and to support the technology infrastructure behind those services.

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Data centers are the Internet’s back office. They’re the invisible engines that power everything we do online. Eight million of them run full tilt 24/7 to meet our insatiable, global demand. These are massive complexes lined with row after row of servers, and much of the energy these farms use goes toward cooling these processing machines.

To temper all that extra heat, companies build them in colder regions – in countries like Iceland, Ireland, Finland, and Canada. Even so, they use more than 200 terawatt hours a year worldwide, the equivalent of Australia’s annual electricity consumption. For a country like Ireland, that means devoting one-third of all national electricity to data-center operations by 2027.

The developed world’s irreversible and seemingly insatiable streaming appetite means these numbers are still tracking upward. In fact, global data transfer and the infrastructure needed to support it has surpassed the aerospace industry (2.5% of global totals) in terms of carbon emissions (nearly 4% of global totals). Which begs the question: What happens as developing countries begin catching up?

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According to Cisco, 60% of the world’s population will be online, with video making up more than 80% of all internet traffic, by 2022. A recent study from Electronic Entertainment Design and Research found that the emissions created by gaming in the U.S. is roughly equivalent to introducing five million additional cars on the road. The environmental implications span every type of streaming and online activity – and the impact is immediate.

There are steps individuals can take today to make a difference in the near future as we speed toward 2030, a year singled out by the United Nations as a global deadline for climate action. According to Harvard Law School’s resident energy manager, turning down the screen brightness on devices used for streaming from 100% to 70% can reduce total energy consumption by 20%. Online gamers and people who stream other forms of entertainment from their devices, like the Roku TV or an iPhone, should consider turning off systems completely when not in use. People who plan to rewatch the content they stream should consider downloading or finding other ways to move the content offline during viewing experiences.

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For instance, YouTube could reduce its annual carbon footprint by the equivalent of about 300,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide if it only sent sound to users who are actively watching programming (versus having a web tab or dormant mobile application open).

https://venturebeat.com/2020/02/22/we-need-to-address-streamings-massive-carbon-footprint/
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Post by: TerryM on February 23, 2020, 01:53:06 PM
Thanks kassey!
I had no idea that the servers were using anywhere near that amount of energy.


Are there any plans to place limits, or is this simply a "feature" of our connected, multinational world.
Terry
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Post by: oren on February 23, 2020, 03:09:37 PM
It would seem that this is partially (or wholly?) offset by the saving from reducing trips to the movies, to the mall, just driving around to relieve boredom, and other various forms of "offline" consumption.
But yeah, a sound-only mode for Youtube would be a real saving.
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Post by: blumenkraft on February 23, 2020, 05:48:57 PM
Podcasts are a thing!
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Post by: kassy on February 23, 2020, 11:23:18 PM
It is all the modern things we take for granted. Similar to people ordering crapand then complaining about delivery vans being in the way in the streets because all the neighbours order crap too.

Do we need it? Could you not just get it locally (if you had say a cafe the local merchant might come in and have a drink the guys from the China webshop not so much).

 
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Post by: wdmn on February 24, 2020, 07:26:44 PM
Remembering Earth
Part 1: The White Horse of Globalism


https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/02/17/remembering-earth-the-white-horse-of-globalism/

Remembering Earth, Part 2: The Red Horse of Nationalism

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/02/24/remembering-earth-the-red-horse-of-nationalism/
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Post by: kassy on February 26, 2020, 03:59:01 PM
Really cool long article:

How boulders in Mongolian mountains reveal the pace of climate change

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Eventually, we dug out both cars and got Joyner to a hospital. But this isn’t a story about a road trip gone wrong or an undergraduate who got sick. This is a story about teamwork and hardship, and the people who dedicate their lives to traveling around the world in the hope of fitting a small piece into a much larger scientific puzzle. This is a story about what it takes to research climate change.

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Before each trip, Putnam and his team search for locations around the globe where they know glaciers expanded during the peak of the last ice age. They find these locations by searching for moraines—landforms carved into the landscape by glaciers. Imagine setting a chunk of Play-Doh on a table and sticking your hand flatly in the center. As you add pressure, the dough under your hand sinks while the outer dough oozes up, creating a handprint. That’s similar to what happens to the earth as a glacier expands. It sits heavily on the flat ground or mountain side, pressing the surrounding landform upward, causing divots to form. Debris adds to the rising landscape with boulders and other sediments that get picked up by the glacier. When the climate warms and the glacier melts, receding from the outer edges in, these landforms remain, like the handprint in the Play-Doh. Some of the world's largest of these handprints are now called the Great Lakes.

Thousands of years later, Putnam and Strand travel to such moraines to chip samples from the rocks that remain and then use a special chemical method to determine how long ago the glacier left them where they sit today. Using this calculation and identifying the distance between the debris position and where the glacier stands now allows them to determine the rate of warming in each region in past times, as compared to today.

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The samples they’ve already studied from trips around the world hint that the shift in climate was not only synchronous in both hemispheres, but also occurred at a much faster rate than many previously suspected. “We had always had this conception that it was a slow process, but as we acquire more data, we developed a clearer picture of how glaciers behaved, and we realized that it was a really sudden event,” said Putnam. “It was so fast that you would have noticed it.”

https://thebulletin.org/2020/02/how-boulders-in-mongolian-mountains-reveal-the-pace-of-climate-change/

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Post by: blumenkraft on February 27, 2020, 02:25:07 PM
Individuals who hold anti-intellectual views become more likely to oppose scientific consensus views (on issues such as climate change, nuclear power, GMOs, and water fluoridation) if they are informed about what the scientific consensus is on those subjects.

Link >> https://academic.oup.com/poq/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/poq/nfz053/5758079
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Post by: wdmn on March 03, 2020, 06:18:10 AM
Remembering Part 3: The Black Horse of Hunger

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/03/02/remembering-earth-the-black-horse-of-hunger/

Remembering Earth
Part 1: The White Horse of Globalism


https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/02/17/remembering-earth-the-white-horse-of-globalism/

Remembering Earth, Part 2: The Red Horse of Nationalism

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/02/24/remembering-earth-the-red-horse-of-nationalism/
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Post by: wdmn on March 10, 2020, 11:37:58 PM
Remembering Part 3: The Black Horse of Hunger

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/03/02/remembering-earth-the-black-horse-of-hunger/

Remembering Earth Part 1: The White Horse of Globalism

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/02/17/remembering-earth-the-white-horse-of-globalism/

Remembering Earth, Part 2: The Red Horse of Nationalism

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/02/24/remembering-earth-the-red-horse-of-nationalism/

Remembering Earth Part 4: The Pale Horse of Death

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/03/10/remembering-earth-the-pale-horse-of-death/
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Post by: kassy on March 12, 2020, 02:06:40 PM
We climate scientists won’t know exactly how the crisis will unfold until it’s too late

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This long period of stability seems to have ended already. Australia’s climate had been warming rapidly for many decades, and eventually the moment came when record-breaking extreme heat coupled with an exceptionally dry period created the conditions for a series of mega fires.

In all, the fires burned more than 20% of temperate broadleaf forests in New South Wales and Victoria, compared to less than 2% in a typical season. Many of the forests may never recover to their previous state. Other ecosystems may contain similar tipping points.

Predictive models are the lifeblood of climate science, and the foundation upon which political responses to the climate and ecological crisis are often based. But their ability to predict such large-scale disruptive events is severely limited.

For example, the massive scale of the recent Australian bushfires goes beyond what any model used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has ever simulated – for the present or the future. In fact, one of us (Wolfgang) has published extensively on future wildfires, and his work found that fire activity in parts of south-eastern Australia would likely increase significantly by the late 21st century. In reality, much more widespread fires occurred some 70 years earlier than predicted.

This isn’t the only case where models used by climate scientists are inadequate. The IPCC’s estimates of how much CO₂ we can still emit to be on the safe side explicitly leave out many known large-scale disruptions or tipping points because of insufficient understanding or because models cannot capture them.

One such tipping event, the unravelling and eventual disappearance of the Amazon rainforest, may already be underway. A new study uses model-aided statistical analysis from past ecosystem collapses and comes to the conclusion that, once triggered, Amazon dieback could take as little as 50 years. Because we lack a full understanding of how exactly such a collapse might unfold, such models are not being included in future projections.

The IPCC’s recent report on the oceans and cryosphere (sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets) still doesn’t report the full possible range of sea level rise exacerbated by a possible collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet. The IPCC’s range of 0.3 to 1.1 metres by 2100, dependent on emissions scenario, stays markedly below the worst-case scenario of 2.4 metres which resulted from an analysis of experts’ opinions. Zita Sebesvari, one of the report’s lead authors, has admitted that such a worst case scenario cannot be ruled out.

We know quite well that the climate we are about to create resembles that of millions of years ago, but we are mostly ignorant about how fast this will happen and what it means for humans and ecosystems. Yet scientists rarely point out the uncertainties in their predictions – in particular worst-case scenarios that are beyond the capability of models – and prefer to stick to the conservative but firm conclusions that can be drawn from well-established models.

To discuss highly uncertain but potentially catastrophic outcomes is often seen as political fearmongering. But basing the political response to the climate crisis on a series of safe-looking and – in their totality – apparently certain predictions is therefore painting a wholly inadequate picture of the potential risks that the climate and ecological crises pose to humanity and the biosphere.

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https://theconversation.com/we-climate-scientists-wont-know-exactly-how-the-crisis-will-unfold-until-its-too-late-133400
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Post by: blumenkraft on March 12, 2020, 04:19:20 PM
And now to something completely different!

Joshua Abraham Norton (February 4, 1818 – January 8, 1880), known as Emperor Norton, was a citizen of San Francisco, California, who proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States" in 1859. In 1863 he took the secondary title of "Protector of Mexico" after Napoleon III invaded the country. Norton was born in England but spent most of his early life in South Africa. He sailed west after the death of his mother in 1846 and his father in 1848, arriving in San Francisco possibly in November 1849.

Norton initially made a living as a businessman, but he lost his fortune investing in Peruvian rice to sell in China due to a Chinese rice shortage. He bought rice at 12 cents per pound from Peruvian ships, but more Peruvian ships arrived in port which caused the price to drop sharply to 4 cents. He then lost a lawsuit in which he tried to void his rice contract, and his public prominence faded. He re-emerged in September 1859, laying claim to the position of Emperor of the United States.[8] Though Norton received many favors from the city, merchants also capitalized on his notoriety by selling souvenirs bearing his name. "San Francisco lived off the Emperor Norton," Norton's biographer William Drury wrote, "not Norton off San Francisco."

Norton had no formal political power; nevertheless, he was treated deferentially in San Francisco, and currency issued in his name was honored in the establishments that he frequented. Some considered him insane or eccentric, but citizens of San Francisco celebrated his imperial presence and his proclamations, such as his order that the United States Congress be dissolved by force and his numerous decrees calling for the construction of a bridge and tunnel crossing San Francisco Bay to connect San Francisco with Oakland.

On January 8, 1880, Norton collapsed at the corner of California and Dupont (now Grant) streets and died before he could be given medical treatment. Upwards of 30,000 people lined the streets of San Francisco to pay him homage at his funeral. Norton has been immortalized as the basis of characters in the literature of Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Christopher Moore, Morris and René Goscinny, Selma Lagerlöf, and Neil Gaiman.

Link >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton
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Post by: kassy on March 16, 2020, 11:15:02 AM
If you need to kill some time while self quarantaining:

Volunteers Needed To Unlock Historic Weather Secrets

NIWA climate scientists are asking for volunteers to help give its historic weather project a quick, sharp boost.

The scientists have accumulated a mass of weather data for a special project focused on a week in July 1939 when huge snowstorms blanketed the country – but the problem is the records are all handwritten and now need to be keyed into a computer.

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Anyone wanting to help out with the task can go to: www.southernweatherdiscovery.org

https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC2003/S00027/volunteers-needed-to-unlock-historic-weather-secrets.htm
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Post by: blumenkraft on March 16, 2020, 01:43:44 PM
Why don't they OCR it?
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Post by: kassy on March 16, 2020, 05:16:19 PM
Because OCR works better for printed texts so they would still need people to check it.
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Post by: blumenkraft on March 16, 2020, 05:42:13 PM
It's 2020. One would think OCR works with handwritten stuff by now.

I always live in the future...
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Post by: kassy on March 26, 2020, 06:02:05 AM
Another one:

Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records


At a loss to know what to do with your self-isolation time?

Well, why not get on the computer and help with a giant weather digitisation effort?

The UK has rainfall records dating back 200 years or so, but the vast majority of these are in handwritten form and can't easily be used to analyse past periods of flooding and drought.

The Rainfall Rescue Project is seeking volunteers to transfer all the data into online spreadsheets.

You're not required to rummage through old bound volumes; the Met Office has already scanned the necessary documents - all 65,000 sheets.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52040822
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Post by: wdmn on April 08, 2020, 04:30:05 AM
Remembering Part 3: The Black Horse of Hunger

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/03/02/remembering-earth-the-black-horse-of-hunger/

Remembering Earth Part 1: The White Horse of Globalism

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/02/17/remembering-earth-the-white-horse-of-globalism/

Remembering Earth, Part 2: The Red Horse of Nationalism

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/02/24/remembering-earth-the-red-horse-of-nationalism/

Remembering Earth Part 4: The Pale Horse of Death

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/03/10/remembering-earth-the-pale-horse-of-death/

Remembering Earth Part 5: Swans and Other Agents of Mercy

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/04/06/remembering-earth-swans-and-other-agents-of-mercy/
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Post by: kassy on April 08, 2020, 07:25:05 PM
Maybe panda´s don´t like being watched...

Giant pandas finally mate after park closed due to coronavirus

Hong Kong's Ocean Park had tried unsuccessfully to get Ying Ying and Le Le to mate since 2010

Hong Kong giant pandas residing in Ocean Park "successfully" mated naturally for the first time on Monday after a decade of attempts, the theme park announced.

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/giant-pandas-1.5525915
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Post by: pikaia on April 16, 2020, 10:47:28 AM
'Spectacular' artefacts found as Norway ice-patch melts.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/16/spectacular-artefacts-found-as-norway-ice-patch-melts
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Post by: kassy on April 19, 2020, 01:00:07 PM
'Right to repair' taken up by the ACCC in farmers' fight to fix their own tractors

Key points:
The humble tractor is now among the most sophisticated machines on the planet
Farmers from America to Australia complain about software in expensive farm machinery that must use authorised repairers to fix problems
The ACCC has already spoken to the five major importers or manufacturers of large-scale farm machinery, now it's seeking input from farmers

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In an era of water scarcity and a swelling global population, machinery makers have poured millions of dollars into developing software that allows farmers to precisely plot their sprawling properties, gauging how much seed, water, fertiliser, and pesticide is needed for maximum crop yields for each field.

Mr O'Callaghan says this could potentially leave farmers stuck if they decided they wanted to buy a different brand of tractor but could not take a backup of the old data with them.

"One of the things [the ACCC] flagged is that intellectual property and data can be two separate things," he said.

"Because of the fact they can't shift their historical data to a new provider … then you can be in an invidious position where you get locked in over a period of time.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-19/right-to-repair-tractors-taken-up-by-the-accc/12156196
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Post by: blumenkraft on May 07, 2020, 07:37:07 PM
How bad is it? That bad:

‘Black Mirror’ Creator Says Season 6 Is On Hold Because Society is Currently Depressing Enough

Link >> https://theplaylist.net/black-mirror-season-6-delay-society-20200506/
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Post by: kassy on July 03, 2020, 03:22:23 PM
Study confirms ultra music festival likely stressful to fish

MIAMI--A new study published in the Journal Environmental Pollution by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that the Ultra Music Festival was likely stressful to toadfish.

An interdisciplinary team of researchers findings show that the fish experienced a significant stress response on the first day of the Ultra Music Festival in March 2019 on Virginia Key, Florida when there was elevated noise.

"The stress response was similar to what toadfish would experience when hearing bottlenose dolphins, a toadfish predator," said the study's co-investigator Danielle McDonald, professor of marine biology and ecology at the UM Rosenstiel School.

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In addition to testing cortisol levels, the research team placed recording devices to measure sound intensity in the air and underwater. Hydrophones were placed in the toadfish tanks and in the waters directly next to the Ultra stages in Bear Cut Inlet in the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and in Lamar Lake, a shallow mangrove lagoon further north.

"Recordings revealed that the sound intensity increased by 7-9 decibels in the toadfish tanks and 2-3 decibels in the nearby waters of Bear Cut in the low frequency range where fish are the most sensitive to changes in sound pressure," said co-investigator Claire Paris, professor of ocean sciences at the UM Rosenstiel School. "Variations in the sonic activity of marine organisms and additional noise from boat traffic may have contributed to the signal detected in Bear Cut during Ultra. In situ measurements, including long term acoustic recording, are necessary to evaluate the effect of Ultra on wild fish populations."

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/uomr-scu070120.php

The festival:

Ultra Music Festival (often abbreviated as UMF) is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in Miami, Florida, United States.[1] The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra.[2]

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The 2019 edition was held from March 29–31, 2019. On September 27, 2018, the commissioners of Miami voted unanimously against allowing the festival to be hosted at Bayfront Park, citing noise complaints and other concerns among downtown residents.[111][112][113]

In November 2018, festival organizers proposed moving Ultra to the barrier island of Virginia Key, using the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and the Miami Marine Stadium as venues.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_Music_Festival#2019
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Post by: kassy on July 11, 2020, 07:56:04 PM
Brazilian environmentalist Sirkis killed in car crash

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Alfredo Sirkis, a founder of Brazil’s Green Party and a tireless campaigner for policies to curb climate change, died on Friday in a car crash, television network TV Globo said.

Sirkis, 69, was killed when the car he was driving hit a post on a highway outside his hometown Rio de Janeiro, broadcaster TV Globo reported, citing firemen at the crash.

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He also served as coordinator of the government-backed Brazilian Forum for Climate Change until 2019, when he was fired by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who has sought to dismantle environmental protections in the country.

“For me it was absolutely no surprise,” he told Reuters at the time. “Because I’m a militant environmentalist for more than 30 years ... I’m too politically involved in the environmental struggle.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-brazil-environment-sirkis/brazilian-environmentalist-sirkis-killed-in-car-crash-idUKKBN24B32M
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Post by: kassy on July 25, 2020, 08:46:09 AM
Coronavirus lockdowns reduced human 'rumble'

The rumble generated by humanity took a big dive during the Covid lockdowns.

Everything we do - from driving our cars to operating our factories - produces ground motions that can be detected by seismometers.

An international team of researchers says this noise fell by up to half when coronavirus restrictions were enforced.

The period March-May represents "the longest and most prominent global anthropogenic seismic noise reduction on record", they tell Science journal.

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The biggest reductions were recorded in the most densely populated areas, like Singapore and New York City, but drops were also observed in remote areas like Germany's Black Forest and Rundu in Namibia. And the phenomenon wasn't confined just to the surface; the quieting was evident even at stations placed in boreholes hundreds of metres underground.

Seismometers have long recognised a drop in this shaking at nights, at weekends and during holiday periods - but this lull was far more pronounced and prolonged.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53518751
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Post by: kassy on July 29, 2020, 09:26:02 AM

Record 212 land and environment activists killed last year

A record number of people were killed last year for defending their land and environment, according to research that highlights the routine murder of activists who oppose extractive industries driving the climate crisis and the destruction of nature.

More than four defenders were killed every week in 2019, according to an annual death toll compiled by the independent watchdog Global Witness, amid growing evidence of opportunistic killings during the Covid-19 lockdown in which activists were left as “sitting ducks” in their own homes.

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The mining industry was linked to the most land and environmental defender deaths in 2019, according to the report, followed by agriculture, logging and criminal gangs. Indigenous communities around the world continue to face disproportionate risks of violence, making up 40% of murdered defenders last year.

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“Agribusiness and oil, gas and mining have been consistently the biggest drivers of attacks against land and environmental defenders – and they are also the industries pushing us further into runaway climate change through deforestation and increasing carbon emissions,” said Rachel Cox, a campaigner at Global Witness.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/29/record-212-land-and-environment-activists-killed-last-year
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Post by: Tom_Mazanec on August 01, 2020, 01:16:21 PM
A Thomistic Explanation of Environmental Ethics
https://onepeterfive.com/thomistic-environmental-ethics/
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As we can see, there is a serious ecological crisis, but this is ultimately about the welfare of man and not the Earth. As we look through the writings of the popes, we do not see a radical new approach in our moral obligations to the environment. Rather, we see a gradual development of doctrine, which uses traditional theology to address modern problems. Though Pope Francis may appear to alter our doctrinal understanding in his grand encyclical on the environment, a close examination reveals that he is merely applying the principles of morality to modern situations. Thus, we can see that the only moral obligation to the environment is when the environment affects man.
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Post by: kassy on August 01, 2020, 06:38:28 PM
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As we can see, there is a serious ecological crisis, but this is ultimately about the welfare of man and not the Earth.

Ultimately we live of the land and we are degrading it fast.

If you would ask anyone the neutral question: would it make sense to manage the only planet we have in a way that enables our grand grand kids to live just as nice as we do that answer would be yes but in reality we are ruining it.
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Post by: pikaia on August 20, 2020, 11:55:46 PM
Greenland's melting ice sheet – in pictures.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2020/aug/20/greenland-melting-ice-sheet-in-pictures
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Post by: oren on August 25, 2020, 08:17:00 AM
From the above article:

A meltwater canyon on the Greenland ice sheet.
Photograph: Sarah Das/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/6b0daa94b7797a3620ca348aae21e2c913b13f92/0_0_3072_2304/master/3072.jpg?width=1920&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=d3f9bdf6c6bcc90cae1ebe4113273d67)
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Post by: kassy on August 25, 2020, 01:10:31 PM
Thanks, missed the gallery the first time around.

Interesting pictures. The ice in Meltwater lakes on the edge of an ice cap in Greenland is so dirty...
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Post by: kassy on October 22, 2020, 01:37:39 PM
So fences...

We’ve built enough fences to stretch to the sun—but still don’t understand their effects here on Earth

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“Most of the time, fences produce more losers than winners,” Dr. McInturff says. Often, these winners are generalists that can handle disturbed areas—in other words, the same ones that survive other types of habitat disruption. More sensitive species tend to lose out. In some cases, fences curtail so many different species that whole ecosystems begin to collapse. 

There are also trends in the research itself. Most of the papers the researchers found were set in just five countries, and a majority focused on fences’ effects on larger mammals. We have a lot to learn about how smaller animals, plants, and fungi—not to mention physical aspects of ecosystems, like rivers and soil—respond to having their habitats sliced and diced.

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https://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2020/10/weve-built-enough-fences-to-stretch-to-the-sun-but-still-dont-understand-their-effects-here-on-earth/