China vs U.S. Rising Global Greenhouse Emissions in 2018

A brief outline of CO2 emissions, based on global trends, with a focus on China by Zeke Hausfather (Berkeley) and U.S. CO2 emissions by Trevor Houser (Rhodium Group), as well as an outline on reductions by Drew Shindell about various emissions, including SLCP’s (Short Lived Climate Pollutants). Sources: Global release of greenhouse gases has increased…

Extreme December Weather Footage Australia, U.S., Russia, Phillipines

NSW Hail Storm: The worst hail storm in 20 years lashed Sydney last night. https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/1075824292934213632 Heatwave conditions are being experienced across large parts of the country. Temperatures peaked at 49.1°C at Marble Bar (WA). Heatwave conditions occur when both maximum and minimum temperatures remain well above average for the time of year http://ow.ly/sQDo30n6Ur5 https://twitter.com/BOM_au/status/107817815381690368 South…

U.S. General talks Challenge of Sea Level Rise, Climate and Security Nexus

In this episode of The Climate and Security Podcast, host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty talks to General Gerald “Gerry” Galloway, USA (Ret) about the delicate relationship between “natural” and “national” security, how lessons and solutions from the Mississippi River Basin can inform the Mekong Delta and vice versa, examples of nation-wide community reliance, solar power for…

Plan B: They want to Flood the Desert

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

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…

Super Typhoon Mangkhut OmPong Footage Compilation Philippines 2018

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…

Global Warming Affecting Summer Heat, Surprises Scientists

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. Release via https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carbon-in-soil-dirt-making-climate-change-worse-study-says

Thousands of little Volcano like Hills form in Arctic!

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…

Asia’s Monsoon Floods Are Horrifying

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…

China Extracts Ocean Methane Hydrates

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 Music by Stephen Lu http://chibola.com