Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

The G20 and Climate Change


Climate State

Published on Jul 10, 2017

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Larsen C Ice Sheet Breaks Off. What Next?


YaleClimateConnections

Published on Jul 12, 2017

It was inevitable … a question not of If, but of When. Now that the Delaware-size iceberg has calved, scientists begin to explore what comes next. (Also read more at YaleClimateConnections.org)

Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf


CBS News

Published on Jul 12, 2017

An iceberg that scientists have been monitoring for months has finally broken off from Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf. Swansea University research officer Martin O’Leary, an iceberg expert on the UK-based Project MIDAS Antarctic team, spoke to CBSN about the impact of the ice shelf split.

Iceberg larger than P.E.I. breaks away from Antarctica


The National

Published on Jul 12, 2017

An iceberg weighing more than one trillion tonnes — one of the largest ever recorded — broke away from an Antarctic ice shelf this week.

One of the biggest icebergs ever just broke off Antarctica. Here’s what scientists want to know


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 12, 2017

A huge iceberg — twice as large as Lake Erie — has broken away from a the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, an event that researchers have been anticipating for months. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to discuss whether it’s linked to climate change and what it means for sea-level rise.

Massive Iceberg Breaks Free in Antarctica: How Worried Should We Be?


TheRealNews

Published on Jul 12, 2017

The iceberg, which is about the size of Delaware, is an important reminder that ice on Earth is changing–and not just in Antarctica, says Dr. Twila Moon, a glacial expert with the National Snow and Ice Data Center

War, famine and cholera: Is no one able to help Yemen?


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 13, 2017

The war in Yemen has been called The Perfect Storm.

The Arab world’s poorest country is on the brink of famine and struggling with the world’s worst outbreak of cholera.

The UN says it cannot send in life-saving vaccines because of the ongoing violence.

So is Yemen heading for a catastrophe? And are calls for help falling on deaf ears?

Presenter: Richelle Carey

Guests:

Hussain al-Bukhaiti – Houthi spokesman

Mohammed Jumeh – Writer, columnist and editor of Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper

Sherin Varkey – UNICEF representative in Yemen

Giant Iceberg Breaks Off of West Antarctic Ice Shelf


Jul 13, 2017

In breaking news—ice breaking, that is—one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded broke away from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica Wednesday, in the latest sign that climate change will drive sea levels to rise dramatically over the coming decades. The iceberg weighs an estimated 1 trillion tons and is roughly the size of Delaware. Geophysicist Edward King of the British Antarctic Survey said the iceberg itself won’t contribute to sea level rise, but that if the entire ice shelf breaks apart, Antarctica’s glaciers could soon begin spilling into the ocean.

Edward King: “If you look at all the ice in Antarctica, you’re talking about many meters of sea level rise potential. But we’re not talking tomorrow, we’re not talking next year. It will be a process that will take time. But we think that, in places, that process has started.”

Looking Beyond 2050 — On Earth and in Space with Lord Martin Rees


University of California Television (UCTV)

Published on Mar 3, 2016

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Cosmologist, noted author, Astronomer Royal and recipient of the 2015 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest Lord Martin Rees delivers a thought-provoking and insightful perspective on the challenges humanity faces in the future beyond 2050. Series: “Frontiers of Knowledge” [3/2016] [Science] [Show ID: 30476]