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- BBC World Service – The Real Story, China’s Big Social Experiment March 20, 2019
- China’s social credit score bans some from travel March 20, 2019
- China’s “Social Credit System” Has Caused More Than Just Public Shaming ( HBO) March 20, 2019
- What is the human cost to China’s economic miracle? | Head to Head March 20, 2019
- Watch the US stall on climate change for 12 years March 20, 2019
- A Story of the Future of Earth | David Wallace-Wells | RSA Replay March 20, 2019
- Tech billionaires could end climate change. So why aren’t they? | David Wallace-Wells March 20, 2019
- The Belt & Road Initiative Is a Trillion-Dollar Blunder || Debate #2 March 20, 2019
- You Are Never Too Small To Make A Difference – Greta Thunberg March 20, 2019
- Milton Friedman on Slavery and Colonization March 20, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Conformity and Control March 20, 2019
- 2019 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Continues Trend of Decline March 20, 2019
- Lawsuit: Harvard ‘Shamelessly’ Profits From Photos Of Slaves | WBUR News March 20, 2019
- FMs vow to finish South China Sea COC negotiation by 2021 March 20, 2019
- What Works: Designing an Inclusive Workplace – YouTube March 20, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Hume’s Paradox March 20, 2019
- Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help – BBC News March 20, 2019
- Our World in Data March 20, 2019
- The US Is Responsible For 26% Of Global Warming Emissions & Is Morally Responsible To Help Solve It | CleanTechnica March 20, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Surveillance Capitalism March 19, 2019
- Matt Wood testifies at U.S. House hearing on Net Neutrality March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky on Julian Assange March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – When Words Lose Their Meaning March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Artistic Creativity March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Language and Thought March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Thought Without Language March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – The Capacity for Language March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – One Human Language March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – The End of History March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – There’s an Experiment Going On March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Generalized Rage March 19, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – The Function of a Human March 19, 2019
- Saving the Environment from Consumerism | Breton Lorway | TEDxCushingAcademy March 19, 2019
- Climate Change: Why you should be angry and why anger isn’t enough: John Ashton at TEDxBedfordSchool March 19, 2019
- Climate change, capitalism, and what’s next: Matthew Schneider-Mayerson at TEDxUMN March 19, 2019
- Climate change — the greatest story never told | George Marshall | TEDxWWF March 19, 2019
- Volcanoes: A Forge for Climate Change | Peter Ward | TEDxWilmington March 19, 2019
- Have We Passed The Climate Change Tipping Point? (w/ Dr. Michael Mann) March 19, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion Climate Change Protests TAKE OVER London! March 19, 2019
- Spring is Coming 2019 – Extinction Rebellion March 19, 2019
- ‘Blood of our Children’ action with Mark Ovland – Extinction Rebellion March 19, 2019
- No timeline for Texas chemical fire to burn out March 19, 2019
- House Judiciary Cmte Receives 10,000s of Documents in Trump Probe March 19, 2019
- Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Rise of White Nationalism + HuffPost: 7 Active U.S. Military Are Members of Far-Right “Identity Evropa” March 19, 2019
- Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Death Toll Could Top 1,000 + Nebraska: Flooding Submerges Air Force Base March 19, 2019
- The Great Molasses Flood: Misremembered Molasses March 19, 2019
- Amid Student Calls for a Forum on Divestment, Bacow Remains Steadfast | News | The Harvard Crimson March 19, 2019
- Intergenerational Theft – George Monbiot March 19, 2019
- George Monbiot and youth climate activist webchat – as it happened | Opinion | The Guardian March 19, 2019
- The Military-Industrial Complex: Trump’s Ties to Boeing in Spotlight Amid Probes of 737 MAX 8 Jets March 19, 2019
Daily Archives: January 11, 2019
Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut.
The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree.
The front of a Swiss hotel was hit by an avalanche and a winter storm made roads impassable in Sweden and Norway.
Austrian rescuers had to battle through chest-deep snow to reach a snowboarder.
The 41-year-old Pole had lost his way after going off piste at the resort of Schlossalmbahn.
Global warming is popularly viewed only as an atmospheric process, when, as shown by marine temperature records covering the last several decades, most heat uptake occurs in the ocean. How did subsurface ocean temperatures vary during past warm and cold intervals? Rosenthal et al. (p. 617) present a temperature record of western equatorial Pacific subsurface and intermediate water masses over the past 10,000 years that shows that heat content varied in step with both northern and southern high-latitude oceans. The findings support the view that the Holocene Thermal Maximum, the Medieval Warm Period, and the Little Ice Age were global events, and they provide a long-term perspective for evaluating the role of ocean heat content in various warming scenarios for the future.
Observed increases in ocean heat content (OHC) and temperature are robust indicators of global warming during the past several decades. We used high-resolution proxy records from sediment cores to extend these observations in the Pacific 10,000 years beyond the instrumental record. We show that water masses linked to North Pacific and Antarctic intermediate waters were warmer by 2.1 ± 0.4°C and 1.5 ± 0.4°C, respectively, during the middle Holocene Thermal Maximum than over the past century. Both water masses were ~0.9°C warmer during the Medieval Warm period than during the Little Ice Age and ~0.65° warmer than in recent decades. Although documented changes in global surface temperatures during the Holocene and Common era are relatively small, the concomitant changes in OHC are large.
Jan 11, 2019
In Brazil, newly inaugurated far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he’ll pull out of a United Nations agreement protecting the rights of migrants. Brazil joins just a handful of countries—led by the United States—that refused to ratify the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration last month. More than 160 other nations have signed on.
Jan 11, 2019
In climate news, a major new study published in the journal Science finds the world’s oceans are absorbing heat at a far faster rate than previously predicted—a finding with troubling implications for the future of life on Earth. The study found greenhouse gas emissions are warming the oceans 40 percent faster than even the dire predictions made by the U.N.’s top climate scientists five years ago. The authors write, “This warming has contributed to increases in rainfall intensity, rising sea levels, the destruction of coral reefs, declining ocean oxygen levels, and declines in ice sheets; glaciers; and ice caps in the polar regions.”
A new study has found that the ocean has absorbed more than 90 per cent of the heat gained by the planet between 1971 and 2010.
The process of the ocean absorbing this heat leads to increase in ocean temperatures and associated sea level rise.
The study, undertaken by the University of Oxford, involved the reconstruction of ocean temperature change between 1871 and 2017.
Professor Laure Zanna, who led the international team of researchers, said: “Our reconstruction is in line with other direct estimates and provides evidence for ocean warming before the 1950s.”
They found that the substantial amounts of heat accumulated in the ocean and associated sea-level rise can be influenced by ocean circulation changes.
Samar Khatiwala, Professor at the University of Oxford and co-author of the research, said: “Our approach is akin to “painting” different bits of the ocean surface with dyes of different colors and monitoring how they spread into the interior over time. We can then apply that information to anything else – for example manmade carbon or heat anomalies – that is transported by ocean circulation. If we know what the sea surface temperature anomaly was in 1870 in the North Atlantic Ocean we can figure out how much it contributes to the warming in, say, the deep Indian Ocean in 2018. The idea goes back nearly 200 years to the English mathematician George Green.”
The research is an important first step to understand the cause of the ocean circulation changes to help predict future patterns of warming and sea level rise.