Footage of Floods in Canada and China (May 2017)

Rainfall broke several records. Jiulongzhen broke the daily rainfall record for Guangzhou, while Xintangzhen broke the three-hour rainfall record for the province. Rivers in Huadu district saw the biggest flood in 20 years. Water overflew three dikes, damaging one of them http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=182565 Carbon dioxide sources from Alaska driven by increasing early winter respiration from Arctic tundra http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/05/02/1618567114…

Zombie Fires and Wildfires Rage in Yakutia, Russia (Again)

In May locals reported fires burning near Khandyga, 380 km northeast of Yakutsk – a region hit by last summer’s wildfires, with temperatures diving as low as -58ºF (-50ºC) during the winter months. StrangeSounds May 6th 2021: Last week, authorities put Novobirsk’s 1.7 million residents under what’s known as a “black sky” air quality warning…

Will President Biden bring forward the carbon fee-and-dividend?

Climate scientist James Hansen in his latest blog, Fighting the Battles, Winning the War – once again reminds us of the carbon fee-and-dividend. And that President Joe Biden has the authority to bring it forward. Meanwhile, Canada already has a carbon fee-and-dividend, with British Columbia operating a system very similar to Fee and Dividend, as…

G20: World Leaders Stand United against Donald ‘Climate Villain’ Trump

The Leaders of the G20 met in Osaka, Japan from 28-29 June 2019, and declared united efforts to address major global economic challenges, to foster global economic growth, while harnessing the power of technological innovation, in particular digitalization, and its application for the benefit of all. The G20 had been at risk of ending without a…

Why Saudi Arabia should be excluded from Climate Talks (unless they start to take climate seriously)

The Climate Wars: Saudi Web servers were among the first used to post the stolen materials, and Saudi Arabia was the first country to call for an investigation of climate scientists in what came to be known as climategate, leading some to suggest that Saudi Arabia – the world’s single largest exporter of oil –…

India heatwave temperatures pass 50 Celsius 123.4 F. in Churu

Temperatures passed 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in northern India as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages and heatstroke. Churu in the western part of the desert state of Rajasthan was the hottest place in the country at 50.8 degrees Celsius, nine notches above normal, according to the MeT department office in Jaipur.…

Climate tipping-point potential and paradoxical production of methane in a changing ocean

Authors: Hongyue Dang, Jia Li Dang, H. & Li, J. Sci. China Earth Sci. (2018) 61: 1714. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-017-9265-y Access and read the PDF with inline linkages, and reference list here. Abstract The global warming potential of methane (CH4) is about 30 times stronger than that of carbon dioxide (CO2) over a century timescale. Methane emission is hypothesized…