Why forests *really* matter for climate change


Forest conservation has long been seen as a way of mitigating climate change, but across the world, natural landscapes are increasingly threatened by industrial development and urbanisation. According to the organisation Redd+, deforestation primarily in the tropical regions contributes a remarkable 10% of annual global CO2 emissions. https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2017/11/14/forests-matter-climate-change-cop23

Super Flash Flood Hits Greece (Footage Compilation)

At least 15 people are dead and a dozen injured after overnight downpours caused sudden and catastrophic flooding in cities outside Athens, according to Reuters. In western cities like Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, citizens lost homes, cars and businesses. Forecasters expect more rain tonight. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/16/564576504/deadly-floods-devastate-western-greek-cities Part of the footage via Understanding Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTSzYz54q9g…

The Era of Megafires

Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist, USDA-Forest Service talks at Restoring the West Conference 2017. Context: More than a century of forest and fire management of Inland Pacific landscapes has transformed their successional and disturbance dynamics. Regional connectivity of many terrestrial and aquatic habitats is fragmented, flows of some ecological and physical processes have been altered…

Kerry Emanuel: 2017 Hurricanes a taste of Future

Climate scientist Kerry Emanuel describes physics behind expected increase in storm strength due to climate change. http://news.mit.edu/2017/kerry-emanuel-hurricanes-are-taste-future-0921 Video via Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences MIT https://www.youtube.com/user/EAPSweb/videos Speaker: Kerry A. Emanuel, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science, Co-Director of the Lorenz Center Natural disasters are the result of the interaction of a natural phenomenon…

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Extreme Flood Footage 9/21/17

Maria brought extreme rainfall amounts to large portions of Puerto Rico that caused record or near-record flash flooding. Numerous stations in Puerto Rico recorded rainfall amounts in excess of ten inches. Rainfall amounts in excess of 47 inches in 24 hours were recorded at three stations on the southwest side of El Yunque, the high…

Incredible Footage Irma at Peak Intensity Virgin Islands /w LIVE commentary

Hurricane Irma’s damages in the British Virgin Islands were extensive – during that time the storm hit peak intensity, 185 mph. Numerous buildings and roads were destroyed on the island of Tortola, which bore the brunt of the hurricane’s core. This video features footage filmed by Hubert Haciski in Road Town, Tortola http://HubertHaciski.com during and…

Sand?! Before and After Irma Florida

NASA MODIS satellite imagery reveals large amounts of newly deposited sand. Where did the sand came from? Where will it go?

Before/after #Irma shot of S Florida. Note all the sediment stirred up in the shallow waters! MODIS imagery https://twitter.com/NWSCaribou/status/907296983718748161

What a difference a week makes, Turks and Caicos before and after #Irma https://twitter.com/AstroKomrade/status/906930295495999488

Ultimate Irma Florida Compilation (September 11, 2017)

Hurricane Irma footage from South Florida, especially Miami, the Keys, Tampa, from September 10 and 11, 2017. Features, the latest from http://CNN.com live indepth Irma storm broadcasting, stormchaser Reed Timmer from http://AccuWeather.com / https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu Baby Dolphin Rescued Off Marco Island | Morning Joe | MSNBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlYdWnXClAs Jeff Goodell: In Florida, No One is Thinking about…

Monstrous Hurricane Irma approaching Florida (September 9, 2017)

Category 5 hurricane Irma approaching Florida. For the latest advisories visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov Damage on Saint Maarten (Caribbean Netherlands) after hurricane Irma https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schade_op_Sint_Maarten_na_orkaan_Irma.webm Reed Timmer from AccuWeather.com https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu Hurricane Irma — Prepare Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxL9r1M6S0w ISS Pass Over Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Irma 9/8/17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODiWspJYaXQ Space to Ground: Tracking a Monster: 09/08/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVD4BtM9gJM Irma Tracked from Space…