Rated: Environmental and Climate issues in the 2016 Elections

Bernie Sanders noted recently at the Democratic National Convention: This election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet. Here we take a look at the climate & environmental programs of the candidates for the November 2016 U.S. presidential elections (access date 27th July 2016). Rating is based on comparison of the different party…

What One Person Can Do About Climate Change | Ella Lagé | TEDxHamburg

Ella Lagé on “What One Person Can Do About Climate Change” at TEDxHamburg (http://www.tedxhamburg.de) Ella grew up in Germany, Italy, the U.S. and Israel. At 17, she received the Bavarian Environmental Award for significantly lowering the water consumption of her home town. As part of Fossil Free Berlin, she is campaigning for the city of…

Ice sheet deglaciation and methane emissions, with the scope on Greenland’s melt season

On June 9 2016, Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, reached the warmest temperature ever recorded for the month of June anywhere on the island, 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit). An article from NSDIC, published June 22 elaborated on the broader situation: Surface melting on Greenland’s Ice Sheet proceeded at a brisk pace, with three…

Heat wave, air pollution, mortality, and adaptation, a quick look

While summer currently gears up, during exceptional continued record global warming, temperatures are set to reach the highest so far this summer in many parts of the northern hemisphere – within the next few day’s (Germany, U.S. etc). Here we look at the past 2003 heat wave and what attributed to excess deaths during that extensive heat period…

Wetterchaos in Deutschland Sommer 2016: Hagel, Fluten, Wirbelwinde

Was ist los mit unserem Wetter? Wochenlang richteten die beiden Tiefs „Elvira“ und „Friederike“ gewaltige Schäden an. Winzige Bäche wurden plötzlich zu reißenden Strömen. Mehrere Menschen starben, viele verloren ihre Existenz. Fast täglich bildeten sich neue Gewitterfronten, Tornados schlugen Schneisen der Verwüstung, Hagelstürme vernichteten Ernten. Sind die Unwetter unvermeidbare Naturkatastrophen oder Folgen des Klimawandels? http://www.zdf.de/planet-e/anhaltende-unwetter-unvermeidbare-naturkatastrophen-oder-folgen-des-klimawandels-44161510.html