Climate change is ranked the number one threat to the survival of humans, fauna, and flora. No longer is the campaign about saving the world for future generations, the world is already in a state that requires immediate saving for our own survival as well. In order to better discuss climate change, it is essential…Details
At the end of the last ice age, geological fingerprints recorded in ocean sediments suggests glacier retreat of 50 meters a day, 18 km a year.For comparison the fastest retreating glaciers in Antarctica today are the Pope, and the Smith glacier system, retreating about 2.9 km a year. The study data was obtained in the…Details
Significant changes have taken place on Denman Glacier and Shackleton Ice Shelf. The floating section of the glacier experiences vigorous ice melt in contact with the ocean, which suggests the presence of Circumpolar Deep Water. However, there is no historical oceanographic data near the glacier. https://www.pnas.org/content/116/4/1095 Denman Glacier, located in East Antarctica retreated about 5…Details
A new study suggests that the East Antarctica Ice Sheet in the Wilkes Basin may have completely disappeared around 400,000 years ago. Currently the Wilkes Basin is only hold back by the Cook, Mertz, and the Ninnis glacier – the Cook Glacier shelf has already collapsed. There is also the Totten Glacier farther to the…Details
In this talk from October 2019, Eric Rignot suggests the possibility of 4 meters of sea level rise per century. Just extrapolating based on Antarctic marine glaciers retreating would yield the figure Notes a new model with results in the ballpark Notes the figure is in agreement with past sea level rise estimates Not mentioned…Details
Teaser image Cat 5 Hurricane Lane approaching Hawaii in 2018.
Crafoord Laureate Susan Solomon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA. Introduction by Martin Jakobsson, member of the Crafoord Prize Committee. From: The Crafoord Symposium in Geosciences – Earth´s climate system, 2018-05-23.
Andrew Thurber, Oregon State University on his research on methane seeps, and his studies on Cinder Cones in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. REF AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles: Video Chat with Dr. Andrew Thurber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDv1PjJX1I First active leak of sea-bed methane discovered in Antarctica https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/22/first-active-leak-of-sea-bed-methane-discovered-in-antarctica NSF: Methane Munching Microbes https://antarcticsun.usap.gov/science/4310/ Methane GWP https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/global-warming-potential and…Details
It has long be debated, estimated, projected when the Arctic Ocean becomes essentially ice free, in terms of the so called Blue Ocean definition – typically defined as less than 1 million square kilometers of ice, or less than 10% of the basin. YALE: Relentless high pressure and cloud-free skies have allowed the Arctic Ocean’s sea…Details
Speaker: Daniel Schrag, Harvard University https://climatechange.environment.harvard.edu/daniel-schrag
What is basically among the worst response types one can imagine, the Trump administration gambles with the health of the public for years to come. I can’t shake Covid-19: Warnings from young survivors still suffering https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/18/health/long-term-effects-young-people-covid-wellness/index.html A complete failure in leadership. https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1284912895151792133 Chair of UK Vaccine Taskforce, Kate Bingham says “there has never been a…Details
Global methane emissions soar to record high https://news.stanford.edu/2020/07/14/methane-emissions-climb/ President Trump on Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl1Rnz4zNkg Background video https://pixabay.com/videos/bokeh-green-background-blur-lights-5243/ CBS segment https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-noaa-2019-climate-report-billion-dollar-floods-storm-damage/ Trump administration opens sensitive Arctic areas to oil development https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-oil-alaska/trump-administration-opens-sensitive-arctic-areas-to-oil-development-idUSKBN23W3FS The Lincoln Project https://twitter.com/ProjectLincolnDetails