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…

Antarctic & Greenland Melt Accelerates Sea Level Rise (Eric Rignot October 2019)

In this talk from October 2019, Eric Rignot suggests the possibility of 4 meters of sea level rise per century. Just extrapolating based on Antarctic marine glaciers retreating would yield the figure Notes a new model with results in the ballpark Notes the figure is in agreement with past sea level rise estimates Not mentioned…

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…

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…

Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Good for the Climate?

Following large scale shutdown of cities and industries, the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily reduced China’s CO2 emissions by a quarter. While international government actions to contain and slow the virus spread vary in aggressiveness it appears certain that international travel – tourism will be seriously impacted for the foreseeable future. With air travel as a…