Now Hiring: The Growth of America’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs

The solar and wind industries are each creating jobs at a rate 12 times faster than that of the rest of the U.S. economy, according to a new report. References Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy http://fortune.com/2017/01/27/solar-wind-renewable-jobs/ Click to access the_growth_of_americas_clean_energy_and_sustainability_jobs.pdf Hansen et al quote Click to…

How Scientists Study Antarctic Ice Melt

NASA Launches Eighth Year of Antarctic Ice Change Airborne Survey (Oct. 17, 2016) http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-launches-eighth-year-of-antarctic-ice-change-airborne-survey Getz Ice Shelf: Iceberg B-34 Makes Its Debut off Antarctica http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=85727 NASA is tracking a gargantuan iceberg, escaped from Antarctica (2014) http://earthsky.org/earth/nasa-is-tracking-a-gargantuan-iceberg-escaped-from-antarctica Iceberg B31 Heads West (2014) http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=84795 Mapping Polar Ice (2013) https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11194 Operation IceBridge 2012 Antarctic https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11135 Getz Ice Shelf…

Extreme Vietnam Floods Footage Compilation 2016 (Oct 14, 2016)

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…

Katrina-like floods in North Carolina #Aerial Footage (Oct 10, 2016)

President Obama declared a federal emergency in North Carolina, where Hurricane Matthew has killed over a dozens of people. Rescuers are still pulling people on board to safety, but flooding have left thousands stranded without living areas. Hurricane Matthew Floodwaters Slowly Recede https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3476 Music by Kevin MacLeod https://www.youtube.com/user/kmmusic/featured Teaser image via FEMA

Potential abrupt cataclysmic change and the Atlantic

A slowdown or even collapse of the Gulf Stream System as a result of global warming has long been a concern of climate scientists and has fuelled the imagination of Hollywood. Recent studies provide evidence for a AMOC slowdown. Release via Earth101 (Follow and subscribe to their channel too) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmiVhT5cHpw Related German article http://scilogs.spektrum.de/klimalounge/qa-zum-golfstromsystem-und-dem-cold-blob-im-atlantik/ Related…