This report includes the floods and landslides in China; the wildfire in Spain; the heatwave and wildfires in Siberia and also the ongoing wildfires in the USA.
Why Natural Gas is not a bridge fuel Too much reliance on natural gas to generate electricity means the Paris climate target will be missed and money wasted on underused pipelines. http://climatenewsnetwork.net/natural-gas-cannot-help-to-curb-climate-change CAT report 2017 http://climateactiontracker.org/assets/publications/briefing_papers/CAT-2017-06-16-DecarbonisationSeries-NaturalGas.pdf Is Methane Clean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1mKMLrIx-0 Daniel Jacob talks Methane Emissions (2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xayX5AZ0Qmk Music by Stephen Lu http://chibola.com Patreon http://patreon.com/Climatestate My…Details
Tropical Storm Cindy, caused widespread flooding and power outages https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-week-made-it-clear-climate-change-is-a-threat-to-our-infrastructure/2017/06/23/2ae38e30-576b-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html Reed Timmer https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Overview https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions Tropical Depression Cindy Slogs Through Arkansas https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/tropical-depression-cindy-slogs-through-arkansas Brian McNoldy, radar loop https://twitter.com/BMcNoldy/status/878316977369956356 Leaf River hydrograph http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=mob&gage=mclm6 Tropical Storm Cindy spawns Alabama tornado http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/tropical-storm-cindy-spawns-alabama-tornado Cindy’s remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/cindy-expected-drench-tennessee-kentucky-west-virginia-48229317 Tropical Storm…Details
Climeworks, the swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025 https://www.carbonbrief.org/swiss-company-hoping-capture-1-global-co2-emissions-2025 Carbon Brief: A plant that captures CO2 directly from the air has just opened in Switzerland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l-0zOnULQQ Climeworks – Capturing CO2 from air https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63S0t4k_Glw For more infos visit http://www.climeworks.com Patreon http://patreon.com/Climatestate My GoFundme page https://www.gofundme.com/climatestate Paypal email for donations is…Details
This episode reports on the extreme weather in the USA including Tropical Storm Cindy; a windstorm in Canada; Tropical Storm Bret; A landslide in Guatemala and the European heatwave.
China claims breakthrough in mining ‘flammable ice’ (2017) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39971667 Methane hydrate: Dirty fuel or energy saviour? (2014) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27021610 China extracts 235,000 cubic meters of combustible ice from #SouthChinaSea, beating previous expectations for the mining operation https://twitter.com/XHNews/status/877834019701891074 Methane clathrates (hydrates) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate Music by Stephen Lu http://chibola.comDetails
Tropical Storm Cindy Triggers Flooding Along Gulf Coast; State of Emergency Declared in Alabama https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-cindy-impacts-gulf-coast Deadly heat waves becoming more common due to climate change http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/19/world/killer-heat-waves-rising/index.html Phoenix Flights Cancelled Because It’s Too Hot For Planes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E75PeHDnkBw ‘This is on another level’: They came, they camped, they baked at Death Valley http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/20/us/death-valley-california-extreme-heat/index.html Number of heat days…Details
This episode reports more on the fires in Central Portugal; the heatwave and wildfires in the USA and also floods in Jamaica, West Africa and Taiwan.
US: Dangerous heatwave set to hit the southwest http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/dangerous-heatwave-set-hit-southwest-170619081429468.html Heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/heat-wave-creates-health-hazard-in-southwestern-us/2017/06/19/5b77786c-54bf-11e7-840b-512026319da7_story.html ‘Very unhealthy’ smog levels expected during heat wave, SoCal regulators warn http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-air-quality-heat-20170615-story.html Dangerous heat wave to scorch the Southwestern US http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/16/us/weather-dangerous-heat-wave/index.html UK weather: Government issues heatwave alert as temperatures soar to 34C http://www.independent.co.uk/Weather/uk-weather-today-latest-heat-wave-alert-temperatures-soar-34c-met-office-hot-sun-sweltering-humid-a7796766.html How to keep cool…Details
This episode covers the central Portugal wildfire; the ongoing heatwave in the south west USA as well as flooding in Chile and China.
Huge forest fires in Portugal kill at least 43 people https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/18/portugal-more-than-20-people-killed-in-forest-fires DEVASTATING FOREST FIRE KILLS MORE THAN 40 IN CENTRAL PORTUGAL http://www.euronews.com/2017/06/18/at-least-19-people-have-died-in-a-forest-fire-in-central-portugal-interior Dörfer von Flammen eingekesselt – viele Tote http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/waldbrand-in-portugal-zahlreiche-tote-durch-feuer-a-1152666.html Forest fires Portugal, Vulnerabilities – Changes in the past – Mediterranean https://www.climatechangepost.com/portugal/forest-fires WHAT IMPACT DID CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE ON PORTUGAL’S DEADLY WILDFIRE? http://www.euronews.com/2017/06/18/what-impact-did-climate-change-have-in-portugal-s-deadly-wildfireDetails