rpg.pbem.online

Search

Items tagged with: climatechange

Image/Photo
Bumblebees are going extinct in a time of ‘climate chaos’
Out of the 124 staple crops grown for human consumption, 70 percent depend on insect pollination.
Though the plight of honeybees tends to draw the most attention, recent research suggests that bumblebees are far more efficient pollinators. They are bigger and hairier and so can carry more pollen.
#ClimateChange #ClimateChangeIsReal
 

Carl Sagan Keynote Speech at Emerging Issues Forum (1990)

Dr. Sagan's 2/9/1990 address before the 5th Emerging Issues Forum at NCSU, broadcast live on NC Public TV. Sagan spoke at the invitation of former Gov. Jim Hunt, co-creator of the Forum. The speech begins at 6:12.
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=9Xz3ZjOSMRU

Thirty-one years ago, Carl Sagan (host of the original Cosmos television series, think of today's Neil DeGrasse Tyson) spoke on the risks and remedies of global warming and climate change. If you want to have some idea of what we knew and what was recommended at the time, and how many decades we've lost ... Watch and listen.

It's also worth emphasizing that this event was held in North Carolina, at the invitation of the governor of that state, something hard to imagine occurring today.

Though the Republican Party is revealed again as the party of denial opposed to science.

#GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #CarlSagan
 
Ronnie Chieng tells how global warming works
Image/Photo


32 sec video
#climatechange #globalwarming #Chieng
 
● NEWS ● #JacobinMag #Environment ☞ Global Elites Can’t and Won’t Ever Stop #ClimateChange
 
● NEWS ● #JacobinMag #Environment ☞ Global Elites Can’t and Won’t Ever Stop #ClimateChange
 
Scientists looked at more than 100,000 studies and found the world has a giant climate-crisis blind spot

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/11/world/climate-change-attribution-gap/index.html

#climateChange
 
Scientists looked at more than 100,000 studies and found the world has a giant climate-crisis blind spot

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/11/world/climate-change-attribution-gap/index.html

#climateChange
 

Boris Johnson's hidden agenda to cut carbon emmissions by deindustrialisation and an end to fossil fuels picks up momentum

As of today we will stop the transport of fossil fuels within the kingdom. I have always insisted that there is more to Brexit than is visible to the eye.
Image/Photo

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/26/boris-johnson-to-consider-using-army-to-supply-petrol-stations

#uk #brexit #climatechange #bj
 

Boris Johnson's hidden agenda to cut carbon emmissions by deindustrialisation and an end to fossil fuels picks up momentum

As of today we will stop the transport of fossil fuels within the kingdom. I have always insisted that there is more to Brexit than is visible to the eye.
Image/Photo

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/26/boris-johnson-to-consider-using-army-to-supply-petrol-stations

#uk #brexit #climatechange #bj
 

#Ecological #crisis: Might as well speak the truth / Rex Weyler


Why is the political process — worldwide — so slow in responding appropriately to our ecological crisis?
The popular narrative of most societies and governments today is that we have a “climate problem,” which can be solved with “renewable technologies” such as windmills, carbon capture, and efficient batteries. However, global heating is a symptom of a much larger, more fundamental ecological crisis articulated by William Rees, the Limits to Growth study, the Post-Carbon Institute and other ecologically aware observers. Humanity’s urgent and primary challenge is what ecologists call “overshoot,” the predicament of any species that grows beyond the capacity of its #environment. Wolves overshoot the prey in their watershed, algae overshoot the nutrient capacity of a lake, and humanity has overshot the entire capacity of Earth. Global heating, the biodiversity crisis, depleted soils, and disappearing forests are all symptoms of ecological overshoot.

All paths out of #overshoot (genuine solutions) involve a #contraction of the species and a decline of material/energy throughput. There are no exceptions. Furthermore, the contraction of #humanity is inevitable, so all genuine options exist within this framework, whether we respond appropriately or not. And finally, every day that we ignore this reality, the deeper humanity falls into the overshoot rut, the faster the feedbacks take over (forest fires, methane from melting permafrost), and the less chance we have of mitigation.

In several cases, scientists and other colleagues who have attempted to introduce these facts in political settings have told me: “It is a non-starter. They don’t want to hear it.” Okay. That reveals a deeper problem: political inertia and the paradigm trap. If mentioning the real problem to any given group that wants to help is a “non-starter,” I cannot imagine how that group is ever going to be effective.
full story

#ClimateChange
 


Another one from the ‘Honest Government Ad’ series.

#CCS #CCUS #ClimateChange #emissions #humour #funny #satire
 
Image/Photo

Some people have been saying that the worst consequences of global warming are inevitable.


That is simply not true.

There is a range of possible futures, and it is our collective behavior that will determine whether we ultimately get 1.5 °C or 2 °C or 3 °C or 5 °C of warming.

#GlobalWarming #ClimateCatastrophe #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #Environment #Science
 
Image/Photo

Some people have been saying that the worst consequences of global warming are inevitable.


That is simply not true.

There is a range of possible futures, and it is our collective behavior that will determine whether we ultimately get 1.5 °C or 2 °C or 3 °C or 5 °C of warming.

#GlobalWarming #ClimateCatastrophe #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #Environment #Science
 

Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida


Black smoke rises from Shell’s petrochemical plant in Norco, Louisana, after Hurricane Ida knocked out the facility’s power.

Power outages from the storm have left air quality tracking systems out of commission, making public health concern hard to gauge

#environment #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #ClmateEmergency #Economy #HurricaneIda
 

Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida


Black smoke rises from Shell’s petrochemical plant in Norco, Louisana, after Hurricane Ida knocked out the facility’s power.

Power outages from the storm have left air quality tracking systems out of commission, making public health concern hard to gauge

#environment #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #ClmateEmergency #Economy #HurricaneIda
 

NYC: Waist-deep is the new black


Crosswalks are being replaced by cross-swims.

https://nitter.eu/ohheyjenna/status/1433270546834333703

#HurricaneIda #ClimateChange #NewYorkCity #NYC #flood
 

Meanwhile on the Left Coast: Entire city of South Lake Tahoe evacuated as weather drives Caldor Fire

The entire city of South Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas along the west and south shores have been ordered to evacuate due to the raging Caldor Fire, which has been creeping toward the lake for more than two weeks since igniting near Pollock Pines.

The formal exodus comes after South Lake Tahoe’s roughly 22,000 residents were given an evacuation warning late Sunday, told to be ready at a moment’s notice to evacuate. Nearly 30,000 residents had already been evacuated from the eastern half of El Dorado County.

At 10 a.m., fire and sheriff’s officials upgraded the warning to a mandatory order for all but the northeastern corner of the city, near Stateline. Authorities expanded the order at 11 a.m. to include the entire city. ...
Lake Tahoe is on the California-Nevada border, in the Sierra Nevada, where the eastern border of California takes a bend from directly southward to south-southeast. It's about 180 miles (290 km) from San Francisco, and lies on US Highway 50 (to the south) and US Interstate 80 (to the North).. The Caldor Fire is approaching from the west, and is the second fire this season to traverse the entire Sierra crest. This is the first year in modern history in which any fire has done so.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/fires/article253849183.html

#Wildfire #Disasters #California #LakeTahoe #SouthLakeTahoe #Evacuations #CaldorFire #ClimateChange
 
Extinction Rebellion have started two weeks of action in London. Good coverage from #Channel4.
#XR #activism #climatechange
 
Ben Jennings on A-level results for young people facing a future on fire. #cartoon #ClimateChange

 
Once more, in #haiku:

New IPCC

"It's really very bad now!"

Teacup in a storm


#climatechange #IPCC
 
Image/Photo

Perfect image of our world today!!

No one cares, Life goes on and we ignore the catastrophe we are facing.

#climateChange #ForestFires #GlobalWarming #climatrEmergency
 
Image/Photo

Perfect image of our world today!!

No one cares, Life goes on and we ignore the catastrophe we are facing.

#climateChange #ForestFires #GlobalWarming #climatrEmergency
 
"The really, really scary thing about the climate crisis is that every single achievement of every human society on Earth occurred under a climate that no longer exists"
World’s #climate scientists to issue stark warning over global heating threat

#IPCC’s landmark report will be most comprehensive assessment yet as governments prepare for pivotal UN talks in November.

The fires, floods and extreme #weather seen around the world in recent months are just a foretaste of what can be expected if global heating takes hold, scientists say, as the world’s leading authority on climate change prepares to warn of an imminent and dire risk to the global climate system.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will on Monday publish a landmark report, the most comprehensive assessment yet, less than three months before vital UN talks that will determine the future course of life on Earth.

#climatechange
 

Here comes the second round!


I'm so sorry for people in Belgium.

Cars were carried down a street as the Meuse River flooded after heavy rainfall in Dinant, Belgium on Saturday. The extreme weather comes weeks after storms killed 36 in the country. https://t.co/OyJw50V0em

#climatecatastrophe #floods #europe #belgium #globalwarming #climatechange
 

Here comes the second round!


I'm so sorry for people in Belgium.

Cars were carried down a street as the Meuse River flooded after heavy rainfall in Dinant, Belgium on Saturday. The extreme weather comes weeks after storms killed 36 in the country. https://t.co/OyJw50V0em

#climatecatastrophe #floods #europe #belgium #globalwarming #climatechange
 
Image/Photo

US: Buffalo’s first, code approved grass parking lot at Five Points Bakery is one year old today.


It can absorb 3” of rainfall keeping water out of our storm sewers.
It reduces heat island effect, provides habitat for insects, helps mitigate global warming by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, looks nicer for our neighbors, helps to filter the water to keep our oceans cleaner. its cheaper than concrete, stronger than asphalt, and so much more.
We are so happy and thankful to be able to keep pioneering in Buffalo.
#Environment #Activism #GlobalWarming #SmartSolutions #ClimateChange #CliamatEmergency
 
Image/Photo

US: Buffalo’s first, code approved grass parking lot at Five Points Bakery is one year old today.


It can absorb 3” of rainfall keeping water out of our storm sewers.
It reduces heat island effect, provides habitat for insects, helps mitigate global warming by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, looks nicer for our neighbors, helps to filter the water to keep our oceans cleaner. its cheaper than concrete, stronger than asphalt, and so much more.
We are so happy and thankful to be able to keep pioneering in Buffalo.
#Environment #Activism #GlobalWarming #SmartSolutions #ClimateChange #CliamatEmergency
 
 

Death toll exceeds 180 as Germany and Belgium hit by devastating floods

The death toll from catastrophic floods in western Germany and Belgium has risen to more than 180, as emergency services continued their search for hundreds still missing.

The German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said he was “stunned” by the devastation caused by the flooding and pledged support to the families of those killed and to cities and towns facing significant damage. It is Germany’s worst natural disaster in more than half a century. ...
Other stories report over 1,000 people unaccounted for, with widespread telephone and electrical outages.

Overall, the disaster looks to rival the North Sea Floods of 1953 in which 2,551 lost their lives.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/16/western-germany-floods-angela-merkel-horror-catastrophe-deaths-missing-search-flooding-belgium

#floods #europe #germany #belgium #ClimateChange #risk
 

Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored)

In August 1974, the CIA produced a study on “climatological research as it pertains to intelligence problems”. The diagnosis was dramatic. It warned of the emergence of a new era of weird weather, leading to political unrest and mass migration (which, in turn, would cause more unrest). The new era the agency imagined wasn’t necessarily one of hotter temperatures; the CIA had heard from scientists warning of global cooling as well as warming. But the direction in which the thermometer was travelling wasn’t their immediate concern; it was the political impact. They knew that the so-called “little ice age”, a series of cold snaps between, roughly, 1350 and 1850, had brought not only drought and famine, but also war – and so could these new climatic changes.

“The climate change began in 1960,” the report’s first page informs us, “but no one, including the climatologists, recognised it.” Crop failures in the Soviet Union and India in the early 1960s had been attributed to standard unlucky weather. The US shipped grain to India and the Soviets killed off livestock to eat, “and premier Nikita Khrushchev was quietly deposed”. ...
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jul/05/sixty-years-of-climate-change-warnings-the-signs-that-were-missed-and-ignored

This is a long-form piece with captivating detail of earlly recognition, and dismissal, of the risks of climate change and its potential for global destabilisation, dating to the 1960s. It's very much about 60 years of lost time in tackling the challenge. It covers the CIA, Stephen Schneider, Helmut Landsberg, Rafe Pomerance, Gordan MacDonald, The Jasons, Exxon, James G. Watt, and more.

The article itself is an except of a book just published by Alice Bell, Our Biggest Experiment: An Epic History of the Climate Crisis (the Guardian's bookshop link, purchases support The Guardian newspaper.)

#ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #BookExceprts #AliceBell #StephenSchneider #GordonMacDonald #RafePomerance #TheJasons
 

Kolyma highway in Yakutia, also known as the Road of Bones, is on fire and temporarily shut

More than 2,000 people are deployed in extinguishing wildfires raging around Russia’s coldest inhabited territory, Yakutia, now in the third year of extremely intense season of wildfires.

The first of them ignited as early as the beginning of May right outside the world-famous Pole of Cold, the village of Oymyakon in northeastern Yakutia known for its record low temperatures.

Wildfires continued through May and June, with extra fire extinguishing forces needing to be sent from other regions to help republic’s own teams.

Today Kolyma highway, the major road connecting republic’s capital Yakutsk and the port town of Magadan on the Sea of Okhotsk, had to be shut because the fire got too close to the road and was much too fierce for safe driving.
After looking at the heat and subsequent fires in the Pacific Northwest, I looked through Nullschool's Earth viewer for other areas under peril.

The Yakutia region of Siberia is under a staggering amount of wildfire. The fires seem to have been burning since May, though by both particulate and CO channels at Nullschool, have exploded in size and intensity in just the past 48 hours or so (that would be after the dateline of this article).

Several videos on the article show conditions on the ground.

A snapshot of current conditions as noted by Nullschool:

Particulate channel, shows the location generally of smoke. I've selected the PM1 rather than PM2.5 channel as the latter is somewhat noisier, though it's generally what's used for smoke tracking. Both are fine particulate matter.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#2021/07/02/2200Z/particulates/surface/level/overlay=pm1/orthographic=-204.37,53.63,974/loc=135.098,61.931

CO channel, where carbon monoxide is a much more specific indication of where there is current combustion. These signal regions themselves are immense. My eyeball estimate is that this is roughly the size of the state of Oregon.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#2021/07/02/2200Z/chem/surface/level/overlay=cosc/orthographic=-204.37,53.63,974/loc=135.098,61.931

The region on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/@61.9357692,135.147793,8z/data=!5m1!1e4?hl=en

https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/kolyma-highway-in-yakutia-also-known-as-the-road-of-bones-is-on-fire-and-temporarily-shut/

#wildfire #bushfire #siberia #yakutia #nullschool #ClimateChange #SiberianTimes
 
Later posts Earlier posts