Daily Archives: August 9, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence Outlines President Trump Plan For New Space Force By 2020 | NBC News

NBC News

Published on Aug 9, 2018

Vice President Pence announced plans for a new U.S. military branch, the Space Force which would become the first new military branch in 70 years.

Mike Pence announces US plan to create military space force by 2020

Guardian News
Published on Aug 9, 2018

Mike Pence launches plans for a US Space Force as a sixth military service. The vice-president, in a Pentagon address, described the creation of the force as ‘an idea whose time has come’. Pence’s remarks were timed to coincide with the release of a Pentagon report outlining the steps needed to create such a force Space Force: Mike Pence launches plans for sixth military service

Pence: US to establish Department of the Space Force

Fox News

Published on Aug 9, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence says it’s time to prepare for the ‘next battlefield’ and establish the United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 16 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

Demystifying Three Climate Lies – The Road to Decarbonisation | Thomas Stocker | TEDxBern

TEDx Talks

Published on Oct 13, 2016

Thomas Stocker starts by debunking three of the most popular climate change myths. He is one of the leading researchers in the field of climate and regularly advises the UN. At the end of the talk, he shows the way out of climate change: decarbonisation. Thomas Stocker graduated from ETH Zürich in 1987 and held research positions in London, Montreal and New York. Since 1993 he is Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics at the University of Bern. This research group is leading in the reconstruction of greenhouse gas concentrations from polar ice cores and the simulation of past and future climate changes. From 2008 to 2015 he co-chaired Working Group I of the IPCC, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

What lies ahead for the planet | Johan Rockström | TEDxStockholm

TEDx Talks

Published on Nov 8, 2009

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Louisiana Disappearing: Living On The Brink Of Climate Change


Published on Dec 2, 2015

Every hour, Louisiana loses a football field worth of land to the Gulf of Mexico, thanks to rising sea levels and canals dredged by oil and gas companies. At this rate, most of southeastern Louisiana not protected by levees will be underwater in just 50 years.

Is Miami Beach Doomed?

The Atlantic

Published on Mar 9, 2016

Miami Beach could be underwater this century. The sea level around the tourist paradise has risen steadily in recent decades and flooding in the streets has become more frequent and severe. Most of the city sits just four to five feet above sea level, and on a foundation of porous limestone—making it especially susceptible to tidal flooding and surging oceans. As experts predict the sea level to rise significantly in the coming years, the city of Miami Beach must decide how to keep itself afloat. This documentary examines how the city has taken unprecedented steps to save itself from the sea.

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene | PNAS


We explore the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could push the Earth System toward a planetary threshold that, if crossed, could prevent stabilization of the climate at intermediate temperature rises and cause continued warming on a “Hothouse Earth” pathway even as human emissions are reduced. Crossing the threshold would lead to a much higher global average temperature than any interglacial in the past 1.2 million years and to sea levels significantly higher than at any time in the Holocene. We examine the evidence that such a threshold might exist and where it might be. If the threshold is crossed, the resulting trajectory would likely cause serious disruptions to ecosystems, society, and economies. Collective human action is required to steer the Earth System away from a potential threshold and stabilize it in a habitable interglacial-like state. Such action entails stewardship of the entire Earth System—biosphere, climate, and societies—and could include decarbonization of the global economy, enhancement of biosphere carbon sinks, behavioral changes, technological innovations, new governance arrangements, and transformed social values.


Government Silent as Dangerous Meteor Strikes Earth, with More Space Objects Incoming!

Skywatch Media News

Published on Aug 7, 2018

You are watching Skywatch Media News A “mysterious meteor” exploded over Thule Space Command Base in Greenland.

Edge of Extinction: Rate Matters

Nature Bats Last
Published on Aug 7, 2018


Message from Afrizen: “In my journey through the “DABDA” stages of grieving, regarding my understanding and expectation of what is to come in terms of anthropomorphic climate change, this song expresses my time in the first A – Anger. With time and reflection I’ve made it through to the second A, Acceptance, and my position regarding my lyrics has changed. They made sense when my assumptions were 1. that humanity and nature are separate, 2. that humanity is “committing crimes” against nature, and 3. that humanity will be punished for doing so. My thinking now is that 1. I don’t see a fundamental distinction between our species and the rest of nature, and 2. humanity is behaving exactly in accordance with its evolved genetic imperatives to survive, thrive and multiply today, regardless of the consequences tomorrow. I think my lyrics’ vitriolic theme and tone are misplaced and I suspect the song’s effect might possibly be to either foster or reinforce anger and bitterness in listeners. These are natural and appropriate emotions when first waking up to the predicament we are in (as I understand it) but, in my personal experience, anger and bitterness are unhelpful and detrimental if not worked through and overcome. The upsides of this new perspective for me are greater compassion and tolerance for my fellows, greater peace of mind and general happiness. I can only wish the same for others who are going through this.”