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…

The Coronavirus Crisis a Taste of Climate Food Scarcities

People all around the world have one thing in common besides the potential exposure to the new emerging novel pathogen, best know as simply the coronavirus, or designated as SARS-CoV-2 by officials, with the clinical illness called COVID-19, finding empty shelves at their local supermarket. The image is internationally the same, markets running out of…

Threat Assessment Research: Comparing Global Phenomena, Coronavirus vs Climate Change

If you follow the public input on the emerging coronavirus and look at how it compares to the history of the climate change learning curve, there are overlapping similarities. The similarities of a virulent Pandemic and Climate Change Global Magnitude Rate of change/emergence: Affected regions, unprecedented, when accounting for phenomena emergence, i.e. the rate of…

Climate change and pathogens [Wuhan Coronavirus]

The frequency with which new, serious disease epidemics have been occurring is briefly mentioned, also in light of climate change, and climate and other pathogens. Columbia University State of the Planet (2014), Renee Cho wrote: [Generally], when it’s warmer, the disease transmission system speeds up. Some scientists think that climate change, with its increase in…

Ice Tsunamis: Can Ice Stream Collapse accelerate Sea Level Rise?

A Never-Before-Seen Event Is Collapsing an Ice Sheet in the Russian Arctic – Will ice stream collapse accelerate Sea Level Rise super extreme? Scientists have discovered a rare event, a collapsing ice sheet. With already multi meter sea level rise estimates from global warming, this highlighted event may accelerate trends further, with serious implications for…