The idea is “risky, unproven, even unlikely to work,” according to Y Combinator. But if it did work, it could slow climate change. By James Rainey. Imagine flooding a desert half the size of the Sahara. Using 238 trillion gallons of desalinated ocean water to do the job. Creating millions of 1-acre-square micro-reservoirs to grow…
The Day After Super Typhoon Mangkhut Typhoon Mangkhut, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ompong, is known as the strongest typhoon to strike Luzon since Megi in 2010, and the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippine province of Cagayan on September…
The world’s strongest storm this year, Typhoon Mangkhut lashes Hong Kong and mainland China https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/15/asia/typhoon-mangkhut-hong-kong-intl/index.html CORRECTION: Tornado footage is from 2015 http://youtube.com/watch?v=wFABQ6jb9kw The wrong attribution appears to originate from Dave Stanley https://twitter.com/daveystan1/status/1041289214615203840 and was also picked-up by the BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-45540282/typhoon-mangkhut-hong-kong-latest-to-face-storm Typhoon Mangkhut https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Mangkhut Sources Simon Church Premonition, fish jump ashore https://youtu.be/wVqTCm661hI Anson Hsu 大润发 https://twitter.com/moruhen/status/1041361994173968384 SHIBUYA COMMUNITY…
Mangkhut, the strongest storm of 2018 so far made landfall on the northern tip of the island of Luzon, at about 1:40 a.m. local time. https://goo.gl/R3xtxU Category 2 Mangkhut May be a Top-Ten Costliest Typhoon for China https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Category-2-Mangkhut-May-be-Top-Ten-Costliest-Typhoon-China Sources Jekki Pascual https://www.instagram.com/newspatrol/ Philippine Red Cross https://twitter.com/philredcross CNN Philippines Typhoon #OmpongPH at its worst in Tuguegarao…
Scientist point to the manifestation of a persistent heat spell in many parts around the globe, this summer. Climate expert and science editor for Axios, Andrew Freedman https://twitter.com/afreedma speaks about the climate-weather teleconnections with CBSN anchor.
Global Extreme Freak Weather July 2018 – Footage Compilation.
Scientist speculated that pingos may erupt and lead to the creation of craters – small lakes, thaw ponds. New satellite observations reveal continuous trend. The Siberian Times article, Pingo in Arctic goo.gl/mwNnEF / http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/crater-formed-by-exploding-pingo-in-arctic-erupts-a-second-time-from-methane-emissions/ The trend from frozen tundra soils shifting to thermokarst erosion and thaw ponds, may in the future be exacerbated by increased…
A 2017 analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment has indicated that India is warming at a much faster rate than thought previously. The analysis looks at temperature trends in the country – both annual and seasonal – from 1901 till recent years. And it finds that the country has been getting warmer continuously,…
Unsustainable farming, fishing and climate change has intensified the struggle for survival among vulnerable animals and crops, says IUCN at the release of its latest list of endangered species
Climate change is radically reshuffling UK bird species, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/climate-change-is-radically-reshuffling-uk-bird-species-report-finds
India’s floods expose its total vulnerability to climate change – In West Bengal, residents say Hurricane Harvey in the US is “no comparison” to devastation for which their country left them woefully unprepared http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/09/01/indias-floods-expose-total-vulnerability-climate-change South Asia Is Also Experiencing The Worst Flooding In Decades And The Photos Are Horrifying https://www.buzzfeed.com/anupkaphle/south-asia-is-also-experiencing-the-worst-flooding-in South Asia floods: Mumbai building…
This report includes the floods and landslides in China; the wildfire in Spain; the heatwave and wildfires in Siberia and also the ongoing wildfires in the USA.
China claims breakthrough in mining ‘flammable ice’ (2017) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39971667
Methane hydrate: Dirty fuel or energy saviour? (2014) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27021610
China extracts 235,000 cubic meters of combustible ice from #SouthChinaSea, beating previous expectations for the mining operation https://twitter.com/XHNews/status/877834019701891074
Methane clathrates (hydrates) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate
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This episode includes an Arctic Sea Ice update; the landslides in Bangladesh; the ongoing monsoon floods in India; the floods in southern China and a look at the upcoming extreme heatwave in the south western USA.
June 6, 2017, by Jeff Masters and Maximiliano Herrera from Wunderground. The last week of May 2017 and first week of June brought one the most extraordinary heatwaves in world history to Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The mercury shot up to an astonishing 53.5°C (128.3°F) at Turbat, Pakistan on May 28, making it…
A compilation of recent responses to Donald Trump’s announcement from June 1, 2017, to exit the Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations.
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Globe heaps scorn on Trump for Paris exit