Model S prototype ‘set a new benchmark for the entire automotive industry’ Independent: A Tesla vehicle equipped with a next-generation battery was able to travel more than 1,200km (750 miles) on a single charge. The first road test of the Gemini battery, developed by Detroit-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE), achieved nearly double the typical range that…Details
(CNN)A tsunami has hit Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu, and reportedly sent waves flooding into the capital after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on Saturday, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air.Satellite imagery shows a massive ash cloud and shockwaves spreading from the eruption. The…Details
Related videos https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=denver+wildifire CBS News: DENVER — Winds driving fast-moving fires that forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes outside Denver have died down and predicted snow has started to fall on the area, officials said during a news conference Friday. The hurricane-force winds had gusted up to 105 mph Thursday as fires engulfed parts…Details
Recent published research shows the danger of massive, potentially irreversible, global sea-level rise within the next couple of centuries should temperatures overshoot 2°C. Perhaps most sobering, this loss may become rapid and permanent, with no halt in ice loss even should CO2 concentrations return t pre-industrial levels; and rates approaching 5 cm/year by 2150, and…Details
Klimawandel – Was, wenn wir nichts tun? Waldbrände, Eisschmelze, Unwetter: Der Mensch spürt die Erderwärmung. Wie sieht die Zukunft aus?
Michael Mann discusses the impact of climate change on the recent tornado outbreak with Newsy (Dec 13, 2021).
Mike Mann and others on Tornadoes and Climate https://climatecrocks.com/2021/12/12/mike-mann-and-others-on-tornado-disaster/
At the fall 2021 meeting of the American Geophysical Union on 13 December, a presentation on the latest for the Thwaites Glacier (also dubbed the Doomsday Glacier) highlighted processes at the ice shelf of the glacier, which will likely result in dramatic changes within 10 years. Meaning, acceleration of ice discharge into the Ocean, and…Details
Climate impacts on global agriculture emerge earlier in new generation of climate and crop models: Potential climate-related impacts on future crop yield are a major societal concern. Previous projections of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project’s Global Gridded Crop Model Intercomparison based on the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 identified substantial climate impacts…Details
According to Boris Johnson the Cop26 success is six out of ten. Success, here we talk about limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5C, among a few others things. But, can the world not tackle climate change – limiting the warming, if this particular event fails? The Hype Of course it would be optimal if…Details
The Guardian: Pope Francis has urged world leaders to take “radical decisions” at next week’s global environmental summit in a special message recorded for BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. Leaders attending the Cop26 conference in Glasgow must offer “concrete hope to future generations”, the pontiff said. Teaser image Filippo Monteforte/AFPDetails
The Biden administration announced a vast spending bill, with hundreds of billions of dollars allocated to support clean energy, electric vehicles and new defenses against extreme weather events. The Guardian notes: This proposed framework includes $555bn in incentives, investments and tax credits aimed at bolstering the deployment of renewable energy such as solar and wind, as well…Details