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- Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for Economy-Wide Deep Decarbonization December 6, 2019
- COP25 in Madrid: UN Secretary-General Guterres says planet is ‘close to a point of no return’ December 6, 2019
- COP25: Alternative Climate Summit Honors Those “Suffering the Crimes of Transnational Corporations” December 6, 2019
- “It’s Our Future”: Meet the Youth Activists Behind Fridays for Future Mo vements in Uganda and Chile December 6, 2019
- Why Are Some of Spain’s Biggest Polluters Sponsoring U.N. Climate Summit? December 6, 2019
- Why the U.K. establishment is terrified of Jeremy Corbyn December 6, 2019
- Saudi Aramco Raises $25.6 Billion in Historic IPO December 6, 2019
- Climate change: Greta Thunberg mobbed at UN climate talks – BBC News December 6, 2019
- Why do Christian evangelicals have faith in Trump? – UpFront December 6, 2019
- China-USA Trade War: The Long Term Implications Of The Trade War December 6, 2019
- How China Is Profiting Billions From the Trade War December 6, 2019
- How Trump’s Trade War Went From Method to Madness December 6, 2019
- Harvard/Yale 1968: The Game December 6, 2019
- Harvard beats Yale 29-29 (1968) December 6, 2019
- New England Tourism Destinations Endangered By The Changing Tides December 6, 2019
- IMHO: Forgetter-In-Chief December 6, 2019
- Saudi Aramco’s eight decades of history – BBC News December 6, 2019
- Articles of impeachment next step facing Trump December 5, 2019
- Why Are We Subsidizing Fossil Fuels? December 5, 2019
- Why You Can’t Have The Green New Deal Without Young People December 5, 2019
- The Green New Deal Doesn’t Need Republicans December 5, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion: Times Square Takeover December 5, 2019
- Greta Thunberg Does The Carbon Budget Math December 5, 2019
- House Speaker Pelosi Announces Articles of Impeachment Draft December 5, 2019
- See The Damning Evidence In New Trump Impeachment Report | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC December 5, 2019
- Democrats Move to Draft Articles of Impeachment Against Trump December 5, 2019
- WATCH: Pelosi fires back at reporter who asks if she ‘hates’ Trump December 5, 2019
- The Reporter Who Asked Nancy Pelosi About Hating Trump Is Human Garbage December 5, 2019
- Eriel Deranger on Teck Frontier Mine at COP 25 December 5, 2019
- 9/11: An Architect’s Guide – Part 2 – Twin Towers’ Explosive Destruction (11-14-19) Webinar – Gage) December 5, 2019
- 9/11: An Architect’s Guide | Part 1: World Trade Center 7 (12/5/19 webinar – R Gage) December 5, 2019
- 9/11: An Architect’s Guide – Part 3: The Twin Towers and Extreme Heat (12/19/19 Webinar December 5, 2019
- Severe Weather Warning | Emma Thompson | Extinction Rebellion December 5, 2019
- GWSP: Leveraging Knowledge and Engagement to Solve the Water Crisis December 5, 2019
- Politicians Reap Unlimited Lobbyist Gifts December 5, 2019
- Obama ‘can’t take a stand’ says Cornel West December 5, 2019
- Threshold Series Lecture – Cornel West December 5, 2019
- We Have Saturated The Earth With Really Dangerous Toxins December 5, 2019
- Cornel West: There is ‘a neo-fascist in the White House’ | UpFront December 5, 2019
- Are These Signs of Oncoming Economic Disaster? December 5, 2019
- 2019 Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice December 5, 2019
- Fiona Watson: Indigenous groups face “genocide” protecting Amazon December 5, 2019
- Edward Snowden: If I Came Back to the U.S., I Would Likely Die in Prison for Telling the Truth December 5, 2019
- Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for Economy-Wide Deep Decarbonization December 5, 2019
- Report: Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Hit Record High in 2019 December 5, 2019
- Impeachment Report Reveals Who Rudy Giuliani Was Calling – Day That Was | MSNBC December 5, 2019
- Harvard Students Protest University Decision to Deny Tenure to Popular Latina Professor December 5, 2019
- Aminatou Haidar Honored For Decades of Peaceful Resistance in Western Sahara, Africa’s Last Colony December 5, 2019
- “Alternative Nobel Prize:” Right Livelihood Award Celebrates 40 Years Honoring Grassroots Activists December 5, 2019
- Greta Thunberg To Be Honored for Climate Activism With Right Livelihood Award December 5, 2019
Daily Archives: July 27, 2018
Published on May 5, 2014
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/population-… Population statistics are like crystal balls — when examined closely, they can help predict a country’s future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries’ pyramids as examples. Lesson by Kim Preshoff, animation by TED-Ed.
Climate change resulting from human activities made the current Europe-wide heatwave more than twice as likely to occur, say scientists
Researchers compared the current high temperatures with historical records from seven weather stations, in different parts of Europe.
Their preliminary report found that the “signal of climate change is unambiguous,” in this summer’s heat.
They also say the scale of the heatwave in the Arctic is unprecedented.
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The scale and breadth of the current heat being experienced across Europe has prompted many questions about the influence of global warming on extreme events.
To try and see if there is a connection, researchers defined a heatwave as the three warmest consecutive days in a year and looked at data from seven weather stations, in Finland, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
They chose these locations because they all had digitised records dating back to the early 1900s, unlike the UK. The team also used computer models to assess the scale of human-influenced climate change.
The researchers found that in the weather stations in the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark, climate change has generally increased the odds of the current heatwave by more than two-fold.
19 July 2018
Rising sea levels will soon destroy underground US internet cables, scientists warn
‘The expectation was that we’d have 50 years to plan for it. We don’t have 50 years’
by Josh Gabbatiss, Science Correspondent, The Independent, July 17, 2018
Underground internet cables criss-crossing coastal regions will be inundated by rising seas within the next 15 years, according to a new study.
Thousands of miles of fibre optic cables are under threat in US cities like New York, Seattle and Miami, and could soon be out of action unless steps are taken to protect them.
The report, presented at a meeting of internet network researchers in Montreal, is among the first to reveal the damage a changing climate will cause for the network of cables and data centres that underpins so much of modern life.
What shocked computer scientist Professor Paul Barford and his colleagues most when they investigated the effect of rising tides on US cities was the speed at which the internet will be compromised.
“Most of the damage that’s going to be done in the next 100 years will be done sooner than later,” said Professor Barford, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.