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- Extinction Rebellion | Climate Change June 24, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion: a week of protest in three minutes June 24, 2019
- Iran expert: Military confrontation is “inevitable” June 24, 2019
- Japanese-American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids At Fort Sill, a WWII Camp June 24, 2019
- Japanese-American internment survivors protest U.S. treatment of migrants June 24, 2019
- “Children are dying”: Law professor describes migrant detention center June 24, 2019
- Conservative Leadership Race: Boris Johnson exclusive interview – BBC News June 24, 2019
- Opposition candidate wins decisive victory in Istanbul re-run election in blow to Erdogan June 24, 2019
- Chaos In Midtown As XR Protestors Climb Buildings And Block Streets In New York City June 24, 2019
- Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change June 24, 2019
- One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History June 24, 2019
- Arundhati Roy beautifully describes what she loves about India June 24, 2019
- Sanders dismisses idea of “limited strike” on Iran June 24, 2019
- US Congresswoman compares detention centres with Nazi camps June 24, 2019
- Unnamed officials claim U.S. hacked Iranian missile systems June 24, 2019
- Mueller Investigation Report, Part 31 June 23, 2019
- Hispanics in Texas are becoming the majority in an historic population shift June 23, 2019
- Saudi Prince Had Khashoggi Executed, UN Investigation Finds June 23, 2019
- Delhi 360 Heatwave June 23, 2019
- Opinion | The Trumpification of the Federal Reserve – The New York June 23, 2019
- Why U.S. war with Iran would lead to “global economic catastrophe” June 22, 2019
- Spectacular timelapse of approaching supercell storm with lightning June 22, 2019
- Hong Kong braces itself for a third weekend of protests against unpopular extradition bill June 22, 2019
- Former U.S. diplomat: Imposing tariffs is no solution June 22, 2019
- Former U.S. diplomat: Imposing tariffs is no solution June 22, 2019
- Thousands of Fossil Fuel ‘Observers’ Attended Climate Negotiations: UNFCCC Data 2005-2018 for COP1-COP24 | DeSmogBlog June 22, 2019
- Photos: Youth Climate Change Demonstrations Across The World | WBUR News June 22, 2019
- 8 Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom | WBUR News June 22, 2019
- At Commencements Across The Country, Climate Change Is Taking Center Stage | Here & Now June 22, 2019
- Thelma Aldana, Barred from Guatemala Presidential Election, Says Country Is “Captured” by Co rruption June 21, 2019
- Trump Pulls Back from Iran Attack as Bolton & Pompeo Continue to Push for War June 21, 2019
- Congressman booed in reparations hearing June 21, 2019
- Xi Jinping May Be The World’s Most Powerful Leader June 21, 2019
- Climate Protesters Interrupt Speech by UK Finance Minister Hammond June 21, 2019
- What You Don’t Know About the Koch Brothers June 21, 2019
- Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes the Case for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing June 21, 2019
- Why Hong Kong Is Rising Up (HBO) June 21, 2019
- Why Hong Kong Is Rising Up (HBO) – YouTube June 21, 2019
- Anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong June 21, 2019
- Former New York Times General Counsel James Goodale on “Fighting for the Press” from Nixon t o Trump June 20, 2019
- The International Labor Organization Today: Social Justice versus ‘Total Market’ (2/2) June 18, 2019
- US hacks Russian power grid – report June 18, 2019
- All of the Mueller report’s major findings in less than 30 minutes June 18, 2019
- Greenland record melting June 18, 2019
- Pompeo: Trump doesn’t want war with Iran June 18, 2019
- Julian Assange Indictment “Criminalizes the News Gathering Process,” Says Pentagon Papers La wyer June 18, 2019
- What if all humanity had to do to save itself was listen? | Dustin Yellin June 18, 2019
- What does China want? | The Economist June 18, 2019
- What is the Belt and Road initiative? | CNBC Explains June 18, 2019
- China’s trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade June 18, 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.