Aliens? Part of Meteor transmits Earth Message

NASA just confirmed that asteroid Oumuamua broke apart, and a smaller meteorite was injected into Earth orbit! Remains found at the impact site near San Francisco included a small capsule. The capsule, or device continuously transmits the following message, oddly enough obtained from Earth. Watch the full talk from Stefan Rahmstorf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io3FI-PLCXA Meteor footage https://twitter.com/amsmeteors/status/1075709900330811393…

Prefab Housing Bolsters Climate Change Prevention Efforts Significantly

Despite valiant efforts by environmentally-conscious individuals worldwide, both the impacts and costs of global warming are expected to be far more severe than expected according to an assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was released in October this year in South Korea. With the past decade being riddled with an increasing number of forest…

Sir Tim Smit: We enter Era where Nations not matter much

He climbed a 4500 years old tree, mentions that we know something is out of control, and that the secret is the Beatles. In this keynote presentation he speaks about, humans are a part of nature, and not apart from it, and related learnings, insights and wisdoms. Sir Timothy Bartel Smit KBE (born 25 September…

Does Climate Change affect Conflict?

Climate & Migration Coalition provides a perspective on the current literature about climate change and the spectrum of conflicts. #ClimateSecurity What do we know about the links between climate change and conflict? Will life on a hotter planet be on with more armed violence? This webinar explores the existing evidence connecting climate change with conflict.…

NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2018

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2018 – Tracking recent environmental changes, with 14 essays prepared by an international team of 81 scientists from 12 different countries and an independent peer-review organized by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Arctic Council. See https://www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card Release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XntO9a-NpeM

Global Warming and Changes in East Antarctic Glaciers #AGU2018

East Antarctica, which holds the potential of raising global sea level by almost 200 feet, has long been considered stable and unlikely to change in the future. But recent observations have hinted that East Antarctica is starting to wake. #TottenGlacier In this briefing, researchers will present new findings on how a group of glaciers in…

How burning Forests melt Ice Sheets

Forest fires can melt glaciers thousands of miles away by changing the colour of the ice – all thanks to a heavy little particle called black carbon. This strange story of smoke, dust and algae looks at the lesser-known half of a positive feedback loop: not only does climate change make fires bigger and badder,…

NASA’s Permafrost Special “All Hell Breaks Lose”

This week, #NASAExplorers head back in time…by going underground. In the Arctic, a frozen layer of soil – permafrost – trapped dead plants and animals for thousands of years. As the climate warms, that soil is beginning to thaw, releasing carbon dioxide and methane. Release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7ZbghndiwQ

High Stakes as International Climate Conference Begins #COP24

A major international climate conference kicked off Sunday in Poland. #COP24 https://www.npr.org/2018/12/03/671243911/high-stakes-as-international-climate-conference-begins At COP24 countries will finalize the Paris Agreement Implementation Guidelines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX1gyNmyCKc Teaser image by Czarek Sokolowski, a power plant near Katowice, Poland, the host city for a major global climate conference that began on Dec. 2, 2018. It is the most important climate…