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.
Woodrow Wilson Center
FOX and CNN via
Globe heaps scorn on Trump for Paris exit
The announcement by the Trump Administration to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, has been attributed to people like Steve Bannon, influencing Trump. And what about jobs and clean energy? References China to invest £292bn in renewable power by 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/05/china-invest-renewable-fuel-2020-energy China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/06/china-cementing-global-dominance-of-renewable-energy-and-technology Related The Strange History of…
f You Love Your Children http://www.ifyouloveyourchildren.org a 2014 Canadian short film – depicting climate change, directed and produced by Sanjay Patel. The film has received many awards and nominations since its release in August 2014.
If You Love Your Children https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_You_Love_Your_Children
Vietnam floods: deaths reported, tens of thousands of homes destroyed. Authorities mobilise army and police to rescue trapped residents in central Vietnam following torrential rain. Officials warned the region could be hammered again if typhoon Sarika in the South China Sea reaches Vietnam. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/16/vietnam-floods-deaths-reported-tens-of-thousands-of-homes-destroyed A low pressure system made landfall in the central province of…
October 4, 2016 by The Siberian Times: New expedition in Laptev Sea suggests increase in the rate of underwater permafrost degradation. http://siberiantimes.com/ecology/others/news/n0760-arctic-methane-gas-emission-significantly-increased-since-2014-major-new-research/
The Japan Meteorological Agency analyzed Meranti’s central pressure at 890 millibars. This puts Meranti in the elite pantheon of the deepest tropical cyclones ever recorded anywhere on Earth. Meranti will likely make landfall on the China coast. Meranti is a very large and extremely powerful typhoon. Its highest 1-minute sustained winds were 185 mph on…