Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

Enormous iceberg filmed breaking from Greenland glacier


RT

Published on Jul 10, 2018

The moment a giant iceberg measuring 4 miles (6 km) in length broke off from a glacier in Greenland, sending huge chunks of ice crashing into the sea, was captured on camera by a team of scientists. READ MORE https://www.rt.com/news/432520-glacie…

The climate-change experiment | The Economist | David Keith – geoengineering


The Economist

Published on Oct 26, 2017

Climate-change experts are researching ways to cool down the planet using geoengineering. How could spraying chemicals into the stratosphere help counteract global warming?

What if you discovered a way to cool down the planet? Extreme weather events are becoming more common and more ferocious. As the surface temperature of earth continues to rise, so too will the ferocity of natural disasters.

In 2018 scientists will take bold steps to explore a technology that could reverse the effects of climate-change. They’re looking at ways to reflect sunlight back into space and cool down the planet.

Insurers say the number of weather-related disasters has quadrupled since 1970. While world leaders are debating and disputing climate-change and the ways in which humans alter their behaviour on earth, some scientists discuss changes to the earth itself.

In 2018, they’ll take to the stratosphere to learn what it might take – or cost – to cool the planet directly. Geoengineering is the pioneering science that could well be on everyone’s lips in 2018.

The team from Harvard University is the first in the world to test the effects solar geoengineering might have in the stratosphere.

The experiments in 2018 won’t impact the climate, but if one day implemented, this controversial intervention could help curb extreme weather events.

Solar geoengineering has the potential to save lives, but it also poses unknown risks. And there are fears that merely researching geoengineering might be detrimental to the long-term fight against climate-change.

Some environmentalists say that the drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions could be lost if there’s seen to be a quick fix.

And deciding who controls a technology that affects everyone on the planet won’t be easy. Ultimately solar geoengineering could prove a risk not worth taking. But ignoring it now could be even more dangerous.

Trends in Hurricane Activity (2018)


Climate State
Published on Jul 10, 2018

Tropical cyclones, which are called hurricanes in the Atlantic, are one of the most destructive weather phenomena. This presentation will explore the links between climate and tropical cyclones, with a focus on how hurricanes and tropical cyclones have changed in the past, and what we think they will do in the future. http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/event… Speaker: Gabriel Vecchi (Princeton University) Recorded at Cornell University – May 7, 2018 For more from the Atkinson Center follow/visit
http://youtube.com/channel/UCawn0YsCAltFrsmSFP3bPMg
and http://atkinson.cornell.edu

Scientist tells audience Climate has always Changed


Climate State
Published on Feb 20, 2018

Kevin Anderson in this November 2017 talk titled, “Revealing the naked emperor”, at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies in Uppsala Sweden, takes on the Paris 2°C target, and carbon budgets. Release via Centre for Environment and Development Studies in Uppsala, CEMUS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=776gG…

Tokyo Flood Prevention

Deadly Floods: over 100 people die and thousands displaced in Japan floods

Inside the Heartland Institute


The YEARS Project
Published on Nov 17, 2017

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.