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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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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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…
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…
Visualisation of sea level rise of 10 feet (3 meters), based on the risk zone map, provided by Climate Central. Current estimates about future sea level rise, consider up to 10 feet already locked in, due to the greenhouse gas emissions we have emitted so far. How fast this will happen is not certain yet.…
Breakthrough as US and China agree to ratify Paris climate deal
Campaigners hail key moment in battle against global warming as presidents Obama and Xi announce deal on eve of G20 summit in Hangzhou
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The New York Times: In Climate Deal With China, Obama May Set 2016 Theme WASHINGTON — President Obama’s landmark agreement with China to cut greenhouse gas pollution is a bet by the president and Democrats that on the issue of climate change, American voters are far ahead of Washington’s warring factions and that the environment…
Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how officially atheist, Communist China seems to be supporting a return to traditional Buddhist values in order to convince citizens to care about the environment.
Video, David McKenzie (CNN) describes China’s preparations to deal with the enormous Typhoon Rammasun, and considered the strongest typhoon in 40 years, to target China. Jeff Masters: Deadly Typhoon Rammasun is located about 440NM NW of Manila heading towards the South China Island of Hainan (population of 9 million). Latest satellite imagery estimates indicate the…
Severer storms caused record floods in the ancient Chinese town of Fenghuang (Hunan province), Guizhou province and Jiangxi province. Today (Saturday 18th, July 2014) Rammasun, a super typhoon is approaching the China coast, considered the strongest storm to target China in 40 years. The Telegraph: According to China’s official Xinhua news agency, the Tuojiang river in…
By James Hansen: As I peer through Beijing’s impenetrable smog I feel nauseous. I have long been troubled by the injustice of human – made climate change to our children and grandchildren, which may soon constitute a tragedy of epic proportions. Now I stare in the face of another tragedy. Air pollution from coal kills over…
Secretary of State John Kerry toured a factory in Beijing Saturday and announced a new joint partnership with China to work on curbing emissions and output of greenhouse gases that trap solar heat in the atmosphere. (Feb. 15) “We just don’t have time to let a few loud interest groups hijack the climate conversation” –…
Published on Jan 13, 2014: Lately there’s been a lot of talk about Chinese air pollution; smog so thick, you can barely see the streets of Beijing. But what you might not know is that China is facing a major water crisis. Rivers are drying up and there’s not enough water to go around. And…
John Hofmeister discusses with Greg Dalton how the global climate crisis is a problem that needs political help to be solved. Hofmeister states that since the political system runs on 2 year intervals, it is difficult to solve the climate crisis our planet is suffering from.
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