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…

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

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Media, Political Leaders React to U.S. Paris Climate Exit

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

Trump motivated by Bannon to exit Paris Deal? And what about the Jobs?

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…

Incredible footage of the strongest Typhoon Meranti in 2016

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…

Watch how cities will get flooded with 10 feet sea level rise

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.…

U.S. and China ratify Paris climate agreement (3D Edition)

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.

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