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…
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…
Global Extreme Freak Weather July 2018 – Footage Compilation.
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
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
Music by Stephen Lu http://chibola.com
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
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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…
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
Watch a new Climate State video series made entirely in 3D.
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.