Daily Archives: March 6, 2018

As giant storms hammer Boston, officials are doing little to prepare for them – The Washington Post

The monster came right back.

For the second time in weeks, Boston and scenic shore communities were lashed by a hundred-year storm. It left little doubt to some that near-hurricane-force winds that drive freezing floodwaters into business districts and neighborhoods are becoming a new normal for which the city and its surrounding area are not prepared.

In other words, impacts from climate change, which were supposed to wallop the area 80 years from now, are already menacing a region that is only beginning to talk about ways to protect itself.

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I HAVE A QUESTION: Can China completely eradicate poverty?

Elizabeth Warren On Fighting Bank Deregulation

Is sea level rising?: Benjamin P. Horton at TEDxNavesink

TEDx Talks
Published on Nov 11, 2013

An analytical and historical look into the trend of rising sea levels, the effects of which are already being felt today, and the impact it could have on our shorelines in the not so distant future.

Major Sea Level Rise in Near Future | Jason Briner | TEDxBuffalo

TEDx Talks
Published on Dec 9, 2016

If you want to know what the changing climate is doing to the earth, ask someone who’s been there. Jason Briner has been above the Arctic Circle more than 35 times. He takes the big topic of global warming and shows you what it’s doing to a very important place in this talk. Jason P. Briner is an Associate Professor of Geology at the University at Buffalo. Briner’s research expertise lies in glaciers and climate, specifically in Arctic regions. His passion for Arctic environs obviously explains why, in 2005, Briner moved to Buffalo, NY. Briner has been above the Arctic Circle more than 35 times for his research, in the remote corners of Alaska, Arctic Canada, Greenland and Norway.

Ice Core Secrets Could Reveal Answers to Global Warming – Science Nation

National Science Foundation
Published on Oct 14, 2011

At the Stable Isotope Lab in Boulder, Colo., scientists are doing a lot of the same things that those CSI folks do on TV. But instead of being “crime scene investigators,” these experts are more like “cold scene investigators.” Geoscientists like lab director Jim White work primarily with one raw material : ancient ice, in the form of ice cores. The ice cores come from Greenland and Antarctica. And, says White, they hold secrets from thousands of years ago. The information extracted from this ice could play a critical role in understanding and preparing for any imminent changes to our planet from global warming.

Modeling Our Future Climate

National Science Foundation
Published on Nov 24, 2011

Discover how data from the ice core record are used to help scientists predict the future of our climate. (Please note that this is the final in a three-part series, which includes the first “Ancient Ice and Our Planet’s Future” and the second “Life on the Ice”)