The Doomsday Glaciers in East Antarctica | Earth Under Water

A new study suggests that the East Antarctica Ice Sheet in the Wilkes Basin may have completely disappeared around 400,000 years ago. Currently the Wilkes Basin is only hold back by the Cook, Mertz, and the Ninnis glacier – the Cook Glacier shelf has already collapsed. There is also the Totten Glacier farther to the…

Climate on Steroids in the Arctic, Blue Ocean Event 2020?

It has long be debated, estimated, projected when the Arctic Ocean becomes essentially ice free, in terms of the so called Blue Ocean definition – typically defined as less than 1 million square kilometers of ice, or less than 10% of the basin. YALE: Relentless high pressure and cloud-free skies have allowed the Arctic Ocean’s sea…

Trump’s Disconnect on COVID-19’s Long-Term Effects #Coronavirus

What is basically among the worst response types one can imagine, the Trump administration gambles with the health of the public for years to come. I can’t shake Covid-19: Warnings from young survivors still suffering https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/18/health/long-term-effects-young-people-covid-wellness/index.html A complete failure in leadership. https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1284912895151792133 Chair of UK Vaccine Taskforce, Kate Bingham says “there has never been a…

Joe Biden has a Climate Plan

The climate initiatives follow the unveiling of lengthy policy recommendations from joint task forces created by Biden and his onetime primary rival, the progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. https://www.npr.org/2020/07/14/890814007/biden-outlines-2-trillion-climate-plan A comprehensive guide to Joe Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan Consisting of admirable highlights, noteworthy inclusions, and some blatant omissions, democratic nominee Joe Biden’s new…

Extreme Rainstorms in North America Linked to Climate Change

We can link extreme weather in recent history to climate change, and intense rainstorms are no exception. A new report published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that anthropogenic activity is responsible for increased rainfall in North America. Human activity responsible for greenhouse gas emissions is not only upping the frequency of precipitation, but…

When will the Netherlands disappear below sea level?

It’s difficult to imagine, but currently the Netherlands is on a trajectory to be swept away by sea level rise. Previous measures are no longer sufficient enough in light of more recent knowledge. The question is not if the Netherlands will disappear below sea level, but when https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-question-is-not-if-the-netherlands-will-disappear-below-sea-level-but-when As sea levels rise, how long until…