Daily Archives: July 4, 2014

Raw: Coast Guard Surveys Hurricane Arthur Damage

Associated Press

Published on Jul 4, 2014

A Coast Guard helicopter crew conducts a flight above the outer banks of North Carolina Friday to survey Hurricane Arthur’s impact. (July 4)

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

S0 News June 25, 2014 | C(lie)mate, Diamond Star


Published on Jun 25, 2014

Climate Change: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Sun Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Goddard’s Real Science: https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/a…
Telegraph Story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/envi…
Dr. Lau Part II: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/d…
Diamond Star: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/…
Also, this is the website of the first 0bservers to come out to see us in Hershey: www.reindeergift.com A lesson in giving 🙂

Donate memberships for others: http://tiny.cc/f195ww

Original music by NEMES1S
http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/shop/ [Get NEMES1S Music!]


Earth WindMap: http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/…
Global Maps: http://www.atmos.albany.edu/student/k…
NDBC Buoys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/
HurricaneZone Satellite Images: http://www.hurricanezone.net/westpaci…
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php
Satellite Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-app/sate…
Forecast Maps: http://www.woweather.com/weather/maps…
TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-t… [Tornado Forecast for the day]
HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurric…
GOES Satellites: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/
THE US WINDMAP: http://hint.fm/wind/
Severe Weather Threats: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-s…
Canada Weather Office Satellite Composites: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satell…
Temperature Delta: http://www.intellicast.com/National/T…
Records/Extremes: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/rec…

Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com
SOHO Solar Wind: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/
Planetary Orbital Diagram – Ceres1 JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr…
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-b…
Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/i…
SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/
iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/
GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/i…
Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/
BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spac…
ISWA: http://iswa.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/I…
NOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/lates…
GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/
GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/ondem…

MISC Links:
JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/
RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/
LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring…
QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/s…
RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]
Moon: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pac…

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

C(lie)mate Update – July 2014


Published on Jul 4, 2014

Climate Change Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…


Academia Under Fire: http://business.financialpost.com/201…
Geology Giant Challenges GW: http://notrickszone.com/2014/06/09/gi…
Lower Tropospheric Response to Spaceweather: https://journals.aps.org/prl/pdf/10.1…
Solar Forcing on Monsoons: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/…
Oceans Drive Weather: http://www.newscientist.com/article/d…
Best Australia Snow: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-…
Colorado Summer Snow: https://news.yahoo.com/happy-summer-s…
Geomagnetic Climate Forcing: http://www.swsc-journal.org/articles/…
Storms and the Arctic: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1…
Ice from NSIDC: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
Volcanos Melt Antarctic: http://news.discovery.com/earth/globa…

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Health workers race to halt Ebola in West Africa

E120, e145,

Wendell Berry | Agriculture for a Small Planet Symposium July 1, 1974

The Berry Center

Published on Jul 1, 2014

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Wendell Berry’s speech about the culture of agriculture that was delivered at the “Agriculture for a Small Planet” Symposium in Spokane, Washington. The first few lines of this speech, written on a yellow legal pad in route to the symposium, inspired his book The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture published in 1977. Berry’s speech was also a catalyst for the launch of the Tilth Movement in the Pacific Northwest.

“Your symposium, as well as a lot of other meetings I’ve been to in other parts of the country, proves the literature of a thoughtful and even known constituency for a better kind of agriculture,” wrote Berry in a letter to Gigi Coe and Bob Stilger following the Symposium (July 4, 1974).

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Mayday.us: A Citizen-Funded Super PAC to End All SuperPACs

Mayday PAC

Published on Jun 12, 2014

Lawrence Lessig talks about the #MaydayPAC at http://mayday.us and why it is important to take action now to get a Congress dedicated to reform by 2016.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

The Untold Radical History of Independence Day


Published on Jul 4, 2014

Historian Peter Linebaugh explores the untold history of US Independence

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Meet the gleaners — fighting hunger and climate change at the same time

By Amanda Hong

Food Shift

Dana Frasz was first introduced to widespread endemic poverty while volunteering in Southeast Asia more than a decade ago. The malnourishment she encountered, especially among children, left a deeper impression on her than the beautiful landscape.

Returning home to Maine, and while attending college at both the Rochester Institute of Technology and Sarah Lawrence College, Frasz found herself acutely aware of the tremendous variety and quantity of food everywhere she went – and yet, much of it was being thrown away.

Hallie Bateman
“Witnessing tray after tray of perfectly good food being dumped down the garbage disposal in my college dining hall is what brought me to want to learn and act on the issue on a larger level,” she says.

There was no lack of work to be done. The average American household tosses a quarter of the food it brings home. Retailers throw out bruised or misshapen produce and day-old baked goods. Catering companies are left with trays of untouched gourmet cuisine.

…(read more).

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

‘Is Earth F**ked?’ AGU Scientist Asks


Eli Kintisch/Science

Eli is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine.

By Eli Kintisch
4 December 2012 5:05 pm

The voluminous scientific program at this week’s 20,000-scientist American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting is generally drier than Gale crater on Mars. But professor of geophysics and complex systems Brad Werner of the University of California, San Diego, has livened things up with a suggestive title talk, scheduled as part of a session tomorrow called “The Future of Human-Landscape Systems II.” Drawing on Werner’s computer modeling of the relationship between human society and environmental systems, “Is Earth F**ked? Dynamical Futility of Global Environmental Management and Possibilities for Sustainability via Direct Action Activism” makes some disturbing conclusions. (Asterisks are included in the official title of the talk, which can be accessed by search.)

“[T]he dynamics of the global coupled human-environmental system within the dominant culture precludes management for stable, sustainable pathways and promotes instability,” Werner’s abstract says. This appears to suggest the answer to his provocative question, then, is yes. The talk, to be delivered tomorrow afternoon, is being recorded for on-demand viewing later this week. At press time, AGU had not responded to a request for comment about the title. In response to a query from Science, AGU Executive Director/CEO Christine McEntee states: “Our program committee evaluates the scientific merit of the abstracts and accepts those that meets their criteria. Our scientists are free to create the titles of their sessions.”

…(read more).

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

ISIS, water scarcity: Is climate change destabilizing Iraq?

June 27 2014 12:10 PM

Hot Zone

By Eric Holthaus

ISIS emerged around the same time Iraq experienced its warmest March-April-May season on record. It may just be an interesting coincidence, but it could mean more.

Photo by Ali Al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images

This winter was not a good one for farmers in the Fertile Crescent.

A punishing drought hit most of Syria and northern Iraq during what’s normally the wettest time of the year. In the mountains of eastern Turkey, which form the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, snow and rain were less than half of normal. The region has seen one of the worst droughts in decades.

Drought is becoming a fixture in the parched landscape, due to a drying trend of the Mediterranean and Middle East region fueled by global warming. The last major drought in this region (2006-2010) finished only a few years ago. When taken in combination with other complex drivers, increasing temperatures and drying of agricultural land is widely seen as assisting in the destabilization of Syria under the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Before civil war broke out there, farmers abandoned their desiccated fields and flooded the cities with protests. A series of U.N. reports released earlier this year found that global warming is already destabilizing nation states around the world, and Syria has been no exception.

With the ongoing crisis in Iraq seemingly devolving by the day, it’s not a stretch to think something similar could already be underway just next door.

One of the most devastating droughts in decades hit Syria and Iraq in 2007-2008. Scientists have linked the drought to climate change.

Courtesy of NASA

Could there be a connection between climate change and the emerging conflict in Iraq?

The short answer is a qualified yes, according to Frank Femia of the Center for Climate and Security, a Washington-based policy institute advised by senior retired military and national security leaders. He explained in a phone interview:

It’s far too early, considering this is happening in real time, to figure out what is motivating ISIS and its members. Certainly, the natural resource stresses in the region make things worse. Terrorist organizations can try to control those resources and gain significant influence and power. You can’t say climate change is causing ISIS to do what it’s doing, but it [climate change] certainly has a role to play in the region.

…(read more).

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice