ScienceCasts: The Cloudy Future of Arctic Sea Ice

As climate change continues to hammer Arctic sea ice, pushing back its summertime boundaries to record-high latitudes, NASA is flying an innovative airborne mission to find out how these developments will affect worldwide weather. NASA: Oct 15, 2014: Climate change is a global phenomenon, yet Earth scientists are keeping a wary eye on one place…

Bill McGuire: Modelling suggests with ice cap melt, an increase in volcanic activity

Climate State interviewed Bill McGuire, Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the University College London, one of Britain’s leading volcanologists and contributing author to the 2011 IPCC report. He called for an early tsunami warning system (2004, The Guardian) and warned in his book The Waking Giant, of the Earth response (more earthquakes, tsunamis and…

Millionen Menschen auf der Flucht vor der Flut (Indien und Pakistan)

Der SPIEGEL berichtet aktuell über den tagelangen Starkregen der Flüße ansteigen ließ und so für die verheerendsten Fluten seit Jahrzehnten sorgte. Tagelanger Starkregen löste die Fluten aus SPIEGEL: Durch die Anfang September von tagelangem Starkregen im Himalaya ausgelösten Überflutungen sind laut der Katastrophenschutzbehörde (NDMA) bereits rund 280 Menschen in der ostpakistanischen Provinz Punjab und im…

Water’s Edge the crisis of rising sea levels: Accomack County, Virginia, under siege

As the seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at America’s shores A REUTERS investigation: Analysis finds that flooding is increasing along much of the nation’s coastline, forcing many communities into costly, controversial struggles with a relentless foe. From centuries-old fishing communities on Chesapeake Bay to a NASA space center on the Atlantic coast, a Virginia…

What Is Biochar Gardening?

Expert tree care Tallahassee gardening services. CBS – MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar.Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening.“They really increase the soil fertility,…

Experts: Arctic craters could be ‘Visible Effect’ of Global Warming

The preliminary results from scientists studying the mysterious holes (craters), that began emerging in recent times in Siberia, indicate that climate change may be a cause. The Russian crater research team led by Alexei Plekhanov of the Scientific Centre of Arctic Studies, explained a possible mechanism, in a Nature interview. The past two summers were…

Sandmücken wandern in Deutschland ein, Gefahr durch Infektionskrankheit

Der SPIEGEL berichtet am 4 August über die potenzielle Gefahr durch die mit dem Klimawandel eingewanderte Sandmücke. SPIEGEL: Der Klimawandel verändert Lebensräume – und kann damit auch die Gesundheit von Deutschen bedrohen. Forscher haben jetzt Sandmücken, potenzielle Überträger der gefährlichen Leishmaniose, in Hessen gefunden – so weit nördlich wie nie zuvor. “Es handelt sich um…