Europe dodged a Bullet during Record June Heatwave

During the unprecedented extreme record breaking June Europe heatwave of 2019, many countries experienced the highest temperature for this month, some even set all time new temperature records, e.g. in the southern village of Gallargues-le-Montueux in France the thermometer settled at 45.9C (114.6F).[1] Europe’s five hottest summers since 1500 have all been in the 21st…

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 –…

The Climate Warnings in 1969 and 1977 (published in The New York Times)

1969 Scientists Caution on Changes In Climate as Result of Pollution The New York Times (December 21, 1969) Scientists have warned the human race that it is running the risk of allowing pollution to destroy life in the oceans and to alter the earth’s climate by raising temperatures. E.D. Goldberg, an oceanographic chemist, told a…

New Mechanism for Methane Hydrate Dissociation Discovered

Methane hydrates are ice like structures forming a solid similar to ice. Significant amounts have been located under sediments on the ocean floors of the Earth. Generally, methane hydrates are more stable in fresh water than in salt water. A region allowing the formation for methane hydrates (largely dependent on depth and pressure) is called…