Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Good for the Climate?

Following large scale shutdown of cities and industries, the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily reduced China’s CO2 emissions by a quarter. While international government actions to contain and slow the virus spread vary in aggressiveness it appears certain that international travel – tourism will be seriously impacted for the foreseeable future. With air travel as a…

Threat Assessment Research: Comparing Global Phenomena, Coronavirus vs Climate Change

If you follow the public input on the emerging coronavirus and look at how it compares to the history of the climate change learning curve, there are overlapping similarities. The similarities of a virulent Pandemic and Climate Change Global Magnitude Rate of change/emergence: Affected regions, unprecedented, when accounting for phenomena emergence, i.e. the rate of…

Climate change and pathogens [Wuhan Coronavirus]

The frequency with which new, serious disease epidemics have been occurring is briefly mentioned, also in light of climate change, and climate and other pathogens. Columbia University State of the Planet (2014), Renee Cho wrote: [Generally], when it’s warmer, the disease transmission system speeds up. Some scientists think that climate change, with its increase in…

Extinction Events in Earth History and Today

Flood Basalts and Mass Extinctions – refine ancient hyperthermals as analogs for anthropogenic climate change.  Oceanic Anoxic Event (OAE) and mass extinctions are considered to be hyperthermals – usually associated with flood basalt eruptions.[2] Phases of rapid global warming, known collectively as hyperthermals.[1]  Flood basalts are a subset of large igneous provinces (LIPs), the terms flood basalt…

Stunning Feature Film on Climate Action, Climate State Tipping Point

We are excited to announce a new Climate State release, an incredible feature film based upon the award winning Our Planet climate change documentary series by the WWF. The global man-made machines caused a disturbance for our planetary forces. Climate State Tipping Point takes the viewer on a stunning eye-opening journey around the world, the…

Plot Review: The End of the World, 세계의끝 Korea (2013)

세계의 끝, The End of the World, is a 2013 drama television show produced in South Korea, and directed by Ahn Pan-seok, based on the 2010 novel “Infectious Disease” by Bae Young-Ik. The plot centers around Kang Joo-Heon (Yoon Je-Moon) chief epidemiologist at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who’s skills in deductive…

Earth’s fish are disappearing because of climate change

Isabelle Gerretsen, CNN: Climate change is endangering fish worldwide, shrinking populations by up to 35% in coastal regions near China and Japan, scientists say. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/28/world/climate-change-fishing-oceans-global-warming-intl/index.html Narrated by Bryan Video via http://pixabay.com Sound effects TRAILER MUSIC ACADEMY https://www.trailermusicacademy.com/free-sample-pack-trailer-tools-vol-1/

Climate tipping-point potential and paradoxical production of methane in a changing ocean

Authors: Hongyue Dang, Jia Li Dang, H. & Li, J. Sci. China Earth Sci. (2018) 61: 1714. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-017-9265-y Access and read the PDF with inline linkages, and reference list here. Abstract The global warming potential of methane (CH4) is about 30 times stronger than that of carbon dioxide (CO2) over a century timescale. Methane emission is hypothesized…

How to Escape Species Extinction?

Panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 23, 2019. Between 1970 and 2020, the world will have experienced a two-thirds decline in wildlife populations. What are the consequences of the loss of biodiversity for our survival? Speakers are Marco Lambertini (WWF), Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (UNCCD), Inger Andersen (IUCN),…

Climate Tipping Points Existential Threat to Our Life Support Systems

November 8, 2018 – Tim Lenton of University of Exeter presents “Tipping Points in Climate and Biosphere Function”. Lenton is co-author of the most discussed climate study from 2018, Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene https://www.pnas.org/content/115/33/8252 Tipping Points in Climate & Biosphere Functions Lenton is co-author of the most discussed climate study from…

Jessica Mathews talks about Irreversible Climate Risks (1988)

On June 29th, 1988, the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the threat of global warming. Here the segment of Jessica Mathews’s (World Resource Institute) statement. Current Drought and Global Warming https://www.c-span.org/video/?3246-1/current-drought-global-warming Jessica Mathews https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Mathews Watch from this hearing: