After World War 2, the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany was under British occupation. The future of the automaker was unclear, the Volkswagen company which was formed during the war years, only built a few hundreds of private cars, and otherwise was focused on delivering military vehicles. Since the factory was originally constructed to built…Details
MUST WATCH: @KatyTurNBC speaks with @MichaelEMann and @LtGrusselHonore about this week’s extreme weather events, climate change, and the consequences of science denial—all on the eve of the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Yes, it is very unsettling to learn that large parts of Americans still support someone for presidency who like no one else has divided the country. According to demographics the majority of his supporters come from rural America, regions which do not usually witness the struggles of people living in larger cities, also Trump voters…Details
Footage Reed Timmer https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu Space Station https://twitter.com/Astro_SEAL/status/1298703689960443904 Simon Brewer https://twitter.com/SimonStormRider/status/1298834519215296514 NWS Corpus Christi https://twitter.com/NWSCorpus/status/1298938988699344896 Dakota Smith https://twitter.com/weatherdak Hurricanes are now stronger, wetter, and more frequent https://www.insider.com/hurricane-laura-climate-change-warming-water-2020-8Details
Sources Article slide on California fires https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/science-people-stoking-brew-makes-california-burn-72489748 Natural gas introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o50Tu0M26JsDetails
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.