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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1635 on: January 31, 2019, 11:28:24 pm »
Global Warming and Extreme Cold: How One Leads to the Other


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TRNN Replay: Research on the connection between extreme weather – such as the severe cold snap that hit the US Northeast – and global warming, shows that these are intimately connected, despite what climate deniers such as President Trump say

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1636 on: January 31, 2019, 11:42:15 pm »
Americans’ Concern About Climate Change Surging to Record Levels

January 30, 2019

Dr. John Kotcher of George Mason University discusses a new poll about climate change and says improvements in media coverage have helped spur the public’s concern about the issue


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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1637 on: February 01, 2019, 09:48:05 pm »
JANUARY 31, 2019 / 9:11 PM

Australia had hottest month on record in January, heatwave to continue: weather bureau

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia endured its hottest month on record in January, with sweltering conditions expected to persist through April 😓, the country’s weather bureau said on Friday.

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1638 on: February 04, 2019, 11:55:54 am »

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In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike

Common Dreams Feb. 04, 2019 09:07AM EST


"We children shouldn't have to do this. But since almost no one is doing anything, and our very future is at risk, we feel like we have to continue." Photo: @GretaThunberg
   


By Greta Thunberg

If everyone listened to the scientists and the facts that I constantly refer to—then no one would have to listen to me or any of the other hundreds of thousands of school children on strike for the climate across the world. Then we could all go back to school.

Recently I've seen many rumors circulating about me and enormous amounts of hate. This is no surprise to me. I know that since most people are not aware of the full meaning of the climate crisis (which is understandable since it has never been treated as a crisis) a school strike for the climate would seem very strange to people in general.

So let me make some things clear about my school strike.

In May 2018 I was one of the winners in a writing competition about the environment held by Svenska Dagbladet, a Swedish newspaper. I got my article published and some people contacted me, among others was Bo Thorén from Fossil Free Dalsland. He had some kind of group with people, especially youth, who wanted to do something about the climate crisis.

I had a few phone meetings with other activists. The purpose was to come up with ideas of new projects that would bring attention to the climate crisis. Bo had a few ideas of things we could do. Everything from marches to a loose idea of some kind of a school strike (that school children would do something on the schoolyards or in the classrooms). That idea was inspired by the Parkland Students, who had refused to go to school after the school shootings.

I liked the idea of a school strike. So I developed that idea and tried to get the other young people to join me, but no one was really interested. They thought that a Swedish version of the Zero Hour march was going to have a bigger impact. So I went on planning the school strike all by myself and after that I didn't participate in any more meetings.

When I told my parents about my plans they weren't very fond of it. They did not support the idea of school striking and they said that if I were to do this I would have to do it completely by myself and with no support from them.

On August 20, 2018 I sat down outside the Swedish Parliament. I handed out fliers with a long list of facts about the climate crisis and explanations on why I was striking. The first thing I did was to post on Twitter and Instagram what I was doing and it soon went viral. Then journalists and newspapers started to come. A Swedish entrepreneur and business man active in the climate movement, Ingmar Rentzhog, was among the first to arrive. He spoke with me and took pictures that he posted on Facebook. That was the first time I had ever met or spoken with him. I had not communicated or encountered with him ever before.

Many people love to spread rumors saying that I have people "behind me" or that I'm being "paid" or "used" to do what I'm doing. But there is no one "behind" me except for myself. My parents were as far from climate activists as possible before I made them aware of the situation.

I am not part of any organization. I sometimes support and cooperate with several NGOs that work with the climate and environment. But I am absolutely independent and I only represent myself. And I do what I do completely for free, I have not received any money or any promise of future payments in any form at all. And nor has anyone linked to me or my family done so.

And of course it will stay this way. I have not met one single climate activist who is fighting for the climate for money. That idea is completely absurd.

Furthermore, I only travel with permission from my school and my parents pay for tickets and accommodations.

My family has written a book together about our family and how I and my sister Beata have influenced my parents' way of thinking and seeing the world, especially when it comes to the climate. And about our diagnoses. That book was due to be released in May. But since there was a major disagreement with the book company, we ended up changing to a new publisher and so the book was released in August instead.

Before the book was released my parents made it clear that their possible profits from the book, Scener ur hjärtat, will be going to eight different charities working with environment, children with diagnoses and animal rights.

And yes, I write my own speeches. But since I know that what I say is going to reach many, many people I often ask for input. I also have a few scientists that I frequently ask for help on how to express certain complicated matters. I want everything to be absolutely correct so that I don't spread incorrect facts, or things that can be misunderstood.

Some people mock me for my diagnosis. But Asperger is not a disease, it's a gift. People also say that since I have Asperger I couldn't possibly have put myself in this position. But that's exactly why I did this. Because if I would have been "normal" and social I would have organized myself in an organization, or started an organization by myself. But since I am not that good at socializing I did this instead. I was so frustrated that nothing was being done about the climate crisis and I felt like I had to do something, anything. And sometimes NOT doing things—like just sitting down outside the parliament—speaks much louder than doing things. Just like a whisper sometimes is louder than shouting.

Also, there is one complaint that I "sound and write like an adult." And to that I can only say; don't you think that a 16-year-old can speak for herself? There's also some people who say that I oversimplify things. For example when I say that "the climate crisis is a black and white issue"; "we need to stop the emissions of greenhouse gases"; and "I want you to panic." But that I only say because it's true. Yes, the climate crisis is the most complex issue that we have ever faced and it's going to take everything from our part to "stop it." But the solution is black and white; we need to stop the emissions of greenhouse gases.

Because either we limit the warming to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels, or we don't. Either we reach a tipping point where we start a chain reaction with events way beyond human control, or we don't. Either we go on as a civilization, or we don't. There are no gray areas when it comes to survival.

And when I say that I want you to panic I mean that we need to treat the crisis as a crisis. When your house is on fire you don't sit down and talk about how nice you can rebuild it once you put out the fire.


If your house is on fire you run outside and make sure that everyone is out while you call the fire department. That requires some level of panic.

There is one other argument that I can't do anything about. And that is the fact that I'm "just a child and we shouldn't be listening to children." But that is easily fixed—just start to listen to the rock solid science instead. Because if everyone listened to the scientists and the facts that I constantly refer to—then no one would have to listen to me or any of the other hundreds of thousands of school children on strike for the climate across the world. Then we could all go back to school.

I am just a messenger, and yet I get all this hate. I am not saying anything new, I am just saying what scientists have repeatedly said for decades. And I agree with you, I'm too young to do this. We children shouldn't have to do this. But since almost no one is doing anything, and our very future is at risk, we feel like we have to continue.

And if you have any other concern or doubt about me, then you can listen to my TED talk here (or below), in which I talk about how my interest for the climate and environment began.

And thank you everyone for your kind support!

It brings me hope.

Watch Greta Thunberg's full TED Talk:


https://www.ecowatch.com/greta-thunberg-climate-strike-2627956100.html



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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1639 on: February 06, 2019, 12:22:46 pm »


On the scale of the planet, the oceans aren't that deep, so it doesn't take that much of a change to affect coastlines.
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"Facing these climatic changes will be like getting into a fight with Mike Tyson, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Jackie Chan—all at the same time," lead author Camillo Mora told CBS. "I think we are way above our heads."

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Consider Pareto’s 80-20 rule, which states that 80 per cent of something relates to 20 per cent of those involved – a surprisingly useful and robust rule of thumb. Applied to climate change this would mean that 80 per cent of emissions derive from roughly 20% per cent of the population. This relationship holds fairly well within different nations as well as globally. What if we then look at the 20 per cent group and apply Pareto to them – and then repeat the process again? What we find is that about 50 per cent of the world’s emissions come from about 1 per cent of the world population.



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"he United States has far greater domestic energy resources than Iceland or Sweden. We sit atop the second-largest geothermal resources in the world. The American Midwest is the Saudi Arabia of wind. Solar installations across just 19 percent of the most barren desert land in the Southwest could supply nearly all of our nation’s electricity needs even if every American owned an electric car." --  Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1640 on: February 06, 2019, 12:31:34 pm »

The Annihilation of Nature : Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals

By (author)  Gerardo Ceballos , By (author)  Anne H. Ehrlich , By (author)  Paul R. Ehrlich
 
Gerardo Ceballos, Anne H. Ehrlich, and Paul R. Ehrlich serve as witnesses in this trial of human neglect, where the charge is the massive and escalating assault on living things. Nature is being annihilated, not only because of the human population explosion, but also as a result of massive commercial endeavors and public apathy.

Despite the well-intentioned work of conservation organizations and governments, the authors warn us that not enough is being done and time is short for the most vulnerable of the world's wild birds and mammals. Thousands of populations have already disappeared, other populations are dwindling daily, and soon our descendants may live in a world containing but a minuscule fraction of the birds and mammals we know today.

The Annihilation of Nature is a clarion call for engagement and action. These outspoken scientists urge everyone who cares about nature to become personally connected to the victims of our inadequate conservation efforts and demand that restoration replace destruction. Only then will we have any hope of preventing the worst-case scenario of the sixth mass extinction.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Annihilation-Nature-Gerardo-Ceballos/9781421417189
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« Reply #1641 on: February 06, 2019, 10:56:26 pm »
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1642 on: February 07, 2019, 01:30:34 pm »
Guillemot is the common name for several species of seabird in the Alcidae or auk family (part of the order Charadriiformes). In British use, the term comprises two genera: Uria and Cepphus. In North America the Uria species are called "murres" and only the Cepphus species are called "guillemots". The common guillemot is one of the most abundant seabirds in temperate and colder parts of the northern hemisphere, with very large populations in the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, and adjacent areas of the Arctic Ocean. In the northeast Atlantic its range extends from Portugal in the south to Svalbard and Novaya Zemlya in the north and includes the Baltic. The common guillemot has a more southerly breeding distribution than the Brünnich's guillemot, but the two species do overlap in some places.

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« Reply #1643 on: February 07, 2019, 02:39:59 pm »
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1644 on: February 07, 2019, 05:08:09 pm »

February 7, 2018,

Today’s resolution presents a plan to transition America to 100% clean and renewable energy. It offers a just transition for all communities and workers who have been impacted by climate change, and a job guarantee with a family-sustaining wage for everyone in our society.

The Green New Deal has made it to the halls of Congress because of grassroots support in every corner of the country. We still have a long road ahead to pass the bold policies we’ve been fighting for, and I can’t wait to see what we will do together.

Click here to demand that your elected official support the Green New Deal.
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1645 on: February 07, 2019, 09:39:53 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Don't miss these excellent, and extremely educational, videos on the situation in Antarctica.

Paul Beckwith 

Published on Feb 4, 2019

Total melt of west Antarctic glaciers would raise global sea levels about 5 meters; Greenland glacier melt would add 7 meters; east Antarctic plus mountain glacier melt would add 60 meters (total about 72 meters = 238 feet). I discuss how melt rates of Antarctica glaciers are rapidly increasing due to warm salty ocean water incursions under the ice; in fact under Thwaites Glacier in west Antarctica an enormous hole (about 4 km wide x 10 km long by 300 meters high) has appeared in only a few years.

Please support my independent climate system science research and videos by donating to my website http://paulbeckwith.net

Huge Cavity Melted Out in Antarctic Glacier: Part 1 of 2


Huge Cavity Melted Out in Antarctic Glacier: Part 2 of 2

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« Reply #1646 on: February 08, 2019, 12:14:43 am »
Life on a Shrinking Planet

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Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use. These images and video clips are widely drawn from the internet to illustrate these points and to educate the public.

"How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet" is based on an article written by Bill McKibben which was published in the New Yorker for the issue for November 26, 2018.

Full article:
 

"How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet" is a co-production and created by eco-information activist, Jennifer Hynes and WIGO Voices of Dissent Host / mover and shaker, Dougie The Abolitionist. Jennifer Hynes is known worldwide for her Methane Monster videos, as well as a commentator and sought-after guest about abrupt climate change and its dire consequences to humanity. Dougie The Abolitionist is the host of Voices of Dissent,
voicesofdissent.org, which is hosted each Saturday afternoon on WIGO AM 1570 in Atlanta, Georgia.

This production was narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini from the podcast "How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet" created by Audm at https://www.audm.com/

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1647 on: February 09, 2019, 03:36:06 pm »
RADIO ECOSHOCK
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Global Heat Alert?   ???

Posted on January 24, 2019, by Radio Ecoshock

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While Washington spins, here is the real alert. We may be in a rapid shift of warming on Earth. Interviews with top ice scientist Eric Rignot on Antarctic ice rush; Yangyang Xu – fast heat from air cleanup; and Julio Herrera Estrada on super drought science.

It’s very serious. Australia has been hit with yet another summer from Hell. The government warns citizens to stay inside, as temperatures went over 45 degree C, 113 Fahrenheit in parts of New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria. As reported in thebigwobble blog “In the South Australian town of Port Augusta, temperatures hit 48.5C on Tuesday, the highest since records began in 1962… According to the country’s meteorological bureau, the past four days are among Australia’s top ten warmest days on records.”

Bats and birds are dropping dead ☠️ out of the sky from the heat 🌡️. Millions of fish died. Crops are damaged, and more humans will die ☠️ from heat 🚩.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, December was 3 degrees C, over 5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than normal, day and night. The U.S. South and East have been battered by storm after storm, as has California. The Polar vortex split, spattering bitter cold into pockets around the world for short periods, including the U.S. Northeast and Canada where temperatures went up and down as much as 27 degrees in a single day. London was set for “Thunder Snow”. We are in climate disarray.

I am on the phone with scientists trying to find out why things are jumping instead of ramping up more slowly. Last week I covered new science titled “Global warming will happen faster than we think.” Grab that if you missed it. This week I talk with the lead author of that paper, Yangyang Xu. We zero in on the way a cleanup of air pollution, particularly in China, may be revealing hidden heat built up over decades of fossil fuel emissions. Later we will explore the way warming makes big droughts worse, with scientist Julio Herrera Estrada.

But first, we get a briefing from Eric Rignot, Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and one of the top ice experts in the world. Eric has more staggering news, this time from Antarctica.

ANTARCTICA MELTING 6 TIMES FASTER! – ERIC RIGNOT

Here is the latest shocking headline in this age of climate change: “Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now, than 40 years ago”. To explain the breaking science we are joined by Dr. Eric Rignot, Chair of Earth System Science at University of California, Irvine, and Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

SNIPPET 2:

Look for my follow-up interview with Antarctic specialist Dr. Richard Levy from New Zealand in an upcoming Radio Ecoshock show. There is more amazing (but frightening) new science to come.

It really worthwhile to follow Eric Rignot on Twitter (@erignot)

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https://www.ecoshock.org/2019/01/global-heat-alert.html
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« Reply #1648 on: February 09, 2019, 05:28:14 pm »
An enormous waterfall gushes off the Nansen Ice Shelf. Credit: Jonathan Kingslake

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ANTARCTIC ICE DOUBLE-WHAMMY – DR. RICHARD LEVY

When it comes to sea level rising by feet or meters, the biggest fear is melting mountains of ice piled up on Antarctica. Recently NASA scientist Eric Rignot told us those glaciers are melting six times faster now than in the 1950’s. In another just-published paper, scientists discovered the marriage of two forces making that happen. This could determine the future map of the world, as disastrous sea flooding invades farmlands, cities, and whole nations.

The science is challenging. It involves a 34 million year history of Antarctic ice, tiny single-celled animals, carbon dioxide, and the astronomical place of Earth in space. All of that. Fortunately we have the lead author Dr. Richard Levy here to help. Dr. Levy is a Paleoclimate Scientist and Programme Leader at New Zealand’s GNS Science, a government Crown Corporation. Levy is a veteran of scientific expeditions to Antarctica, with many papers about the coldest continent on Earth. He is the co-author of the paper “Antarctic ice-sheet sensitivity to obliquity forcing enhanced through ocean connections” as published in Nature Geoscience 2019.

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