The Doomsday Glaciers in East Antarctica | Earth Under Water

A new study suggests that the East Antarctica Ice Sheet in the Wilkes Basin may have completely disappeared around 400,000 years ago. Currently the Wilkes Basin is only hold back by the Cook, Mertz, and the Ninnis glacier – the Cook Glacier shelf has already collapsed. There is also the Totten Glacier farther to the…

Antarctic & Greenland Melt Accelerates Sea Level Rise (Eric Rignot October 2019)

In this talk from October 2019, Eric Rignot suggests the possibility of 4 meters of sea level rise per century. Just extrapolating based on Antarctic marine glaciers retreating would yield the figure Notes a new model with results in the ballpark Notes the figure is in agreement with past sea level rise estimates Not mentioned…

Methane Release Discovery in Antarctic Ocean

Andrew Thurber, Oregon State University on his research on methane seeps, and his studies on Cinder Cones in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. REF AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles: Video Chat with Dr. Andrew Thurber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDv1PjJX1I First active leak of sea-bed methane discovered in Antarctica https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/22/first-active-leak-of-sea-bed-methane-discovered-in-antarctica NSF: Methane Munching Microbes https://antarcticsun.usap.gov/science/4310/ Methane GWP https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/global-warming-potential and…

Climate on Steroids in the Arctic, Blue Ocean Event 2020?

It has long be debated, estimated, projected when the Arctic Ocean becomes essentially ice free, in terms of the so called Blue Ocean definition – typically defined as less than 1 million square kilometers of ice, or less than 10% of the basin. YALE: Relentless high pressure and cloud-free skies have allowed the Arctic Ocean’s sea…

Trump’s Disconnect on COVID-19’s Long-Term Effects #Coronavirus

What is basically among the worst response types one can imagine, the Trump administration gambles with the health of the public for years to come. I can’t shake Covid-19: Warnings from young survivors still suffering https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/18/health/long-term-effects-young-people-covid-wellness/index.html A complete failure in leadership. https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1284912895151792133 Chair of UK Vaccine Taskforce, Kate Bingham says “there has never been a…

Further Evidence suggests Arctic Ocean Methane Storage getting Unstable

Experts of the field in studying one of the most puzzling regions in the Arctic for methane emissions, the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) reported last October about the largest readings since studies started there 15 years ago. The region is known to be particular important due to it’s size, and low water depth, with…

Joe Biden has a Climate Plan

The climate initiatives follow the unveiling of lengthy policy recommendations from joint task forces created by Biden and his onetime primary rival, the progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. https://www.npr.org/2020/07/14/890814007/biden-outlines-2-trillion-climate-plan A comprehensive guide to Joe Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan Consisting of admirable highlights, noteworthy inclusions, and some blatant omissions, democratic nominee Joe Biden’s new…