+- +-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 41
Latest: GWarnock
New This Month: 1
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 8286
Total Topics: 226
Most Online Today: 3
Most Online Ever: 48
(June 03, 2014, 03:09:30 am)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 6
Total: 6

Post reply

Warning - while you were reading 322 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.
Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message icon:

Attach:
Help (Clear Attachment)
(more attachments)
Allowed file types: doc, gif, jpg, jpeg, mpg, pdf, png, txt, zip, rar, csv, xls, xlsx, docx
Restrictions: 4 per post, maximum total size 1024KB, maximum individual size 512KB
Verification:

shortcuts: hit alt+s to submit/post or alt+p to preview


Topic Summary

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: Today at 07:53:07 pm »



Scientist Kevin Anderson: Our Socio-Economic Paradigm Is Incompatible With Climate Change Objectives


Democracy Now!

Published on Nov 16, 2017

https://democracynow.org - Broadcasting from the United Nations Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany, we continue our conversation with Kevin Anderson, one of the world’s leading climate scientists. Anderson is deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester in Britain. The report is entitled “Can the Climate Afford Europe’s Gas Addiction?”

Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org

Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: Today at 07:33:31 pm »


Kevin Anderson & Hugh Hunt - Quit the loose talk on climate change and let's get serious!

UPFSI .org

Published on Nov 17, 2017

In this Climate Matters show live from COP-23 in Bonn, Kevin Anderson of Britain's Tyndall Center and Hugh Hunt of Cambridge University, go at it in a lively discussion of all the loose talk happening about climate change and the lack of meaningful action. A lively and light conversation for a very serious and weighty subject.

Category: Education

License: Standard YouTube License



Posted by: AGelbert
« on: Today at 07:21:42 pm »

Coming Soon to your community: WATCH this real video of DESTRUCTIVE wind shifts:
Hurricane Maria Damage Estimate of $102 Billion Surpassed Only by Katrina

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  November 22, 2017, 12:57 PM EST

SNIPPET:


Video 1. This video taken at Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, near Hurricane Maria’s landfall point shows an extraordinary reversal of Maria’s eyewall winds multiple times. The first huge gust happens around 0:50, throwing cars around. The reversal of the winds multiple times could be due to tornado-scale mesovortices embedded in the eyewall, in combination with the funneling effect of the high rise building across the street. Interestingly, a video shot by storm chaser Josh Morgerman of iCyclone just a few miles away shows a flow that is smoother and steadier, without wild directional shifts. He writes: “This makes sense, because I was right at the coast, where the wind was coming off the open ocean with very little friction.” (The weird reversing wind video was shot a couple of miles inland, where there was lots of friction.) Maria made landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico as a strong category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.


Full article with several eye opening graphics and drone video:

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/hurricane-maria-damages-102-billion-surpassed-only-katrina

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: Today at 06:50:23 pm »

Running Out of Time on Climate

Captioned for sharing with Chinese Speakers



UPFSI .org


Published on Oct 14, 2017
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: Today at 06:32:53 pm »

Agelbert NOTE: The scientists have been warning us for YEARS. The fossil fuel corrupted governments have simply chosen not to listen.



New Scientific Warning about 'Abrupt' Climate Change

Tim Weiskel

Published on Oct 9, 2017

This program, “New Scientific Warning about 'Abrupt' Climate Change,” was recorded on 15 December 2013.  It is is episode #138 of an ongoing series of educational videos from the Citizen-Science Online Learning Initiative  (CSOLI).  These educational videos focus on global climate change and its implications for the transitions we must make in our institutions and behavior in order to survive the coming decades.  See:  http://wp.me/P2iDSG-2

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 23, 2017, 05:44:04 pm »

 

NASA records 20 years of changing seasons in new global map

LAST UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 23RD, 2017 AT 11:33 PM BY TIBI PUIU

SNIPPET:

Scientists constructed the visualization with data compiled from September 1997 to September 2017. These twenty years have been condensed in two-and-a-half minutes of mesmerizing imagery that shows how Earth’s surface ebbs and flows with the seasons.

In this dance of the seasons, you can witness how Earth’s vegetation changes. By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing, which can be highly important when assessing biosphere health.

Polar ice caps and snow cover extends and retreats while oceans transition from shades of blue and green into hues of red and purple as marine life blooms or goes under. The algae bloom of 1997-1998 is particularly striking, having turned sizable areas of the Pacific into a bright green, spurred by a water-warming El Nino merged with a cooling La Nina.


Full article:

https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/climate/global-map-changing-seasons-423432/
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:31:05 pm »


  :P
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 20, 2017, 05:36:24 pm »

Agelbert NOTE: This is a nice video compilation evidencing the absolutely breathtakingly reality challenged ability of TPTB to justify doing absolutely NOTHING to change the profit over planet status quo that continues to exacerbate the Catastrophic Climate Change we are NOW experiencing. Some choice quotes spewed from the Criminal in Chief provide additional perspective on how amazingly illogical the 'greed is good' crowd he represents is.   

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:35:30 pm »

A Conversation with Guy, Paul Beckwith, and Martin Halliwell


Nature Bats Last

Published on Nov 13, 2017

www.guymcpherson.com
www.onlyloveremains.org
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:59:10 pm »

Departures from the 20th-century global average temperature for October, 1880-2017. The four warmest Octobers on record have all occurred in the last four years. Image credit; NOAA/NCEI.
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 18, 2017, 12:15:41 pm »

October 2017: Earth's 4th Warmest October on Record

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  November 17, 2017, 11:17 AM EST

SNIPPET 1:


Above: The deadliest disaster of October was Tropical Depression 23W, which made landfall over central Vietnam on October 10, triggering multiple days of torrential downpours. At least 98 people were dead or missing, with 18,000 homes damaged throughout the north of the country. Image credit: Nhan Sinh/Vietnam News Agency via AP.

SNIPPET 2:

Global ocean temperatures last month were the fourth warmest on record for any October, according to NOAA, and global land temperatures were the eleventh warmest on record.

Global satellite-measured temperatures for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were the warmest for any October in the 39-year record, according to the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) and Remote Sensing Systems (RSS).

SNIPPET 3:

Hurricane Harvey, U.S., 8/25 – 9/2, $90 billion, 84 killed
Hurricane Irma, Caribbean/Bahamas/SE U.S., 9/5 – 9/12, $60 billion, 124 killed
Hurricane Maria, Caribbean, 9/18 – 9/21, $20+ billion, 98 killed
Wildfire, U.S. (California), 10/8 – 10/30, $8+ billion, 43 killed
Flooding, China, 6/22 – 7/5, $7.5 billion, 141 killed
Flooding, China, 7/13 – 7/17, $4.5 billion, 20 killed
Typhoon Hato, Macau/Hong Kong/China, 8/23 – 8/24, $3.5 billion, 22 killed
Severe Weather, U.S. Rockies/Plains, 5/8 – 5/11, $3.25 billion, 0 killed
Flooding, Peru, 1/1 – 4/1, $3.1 billion, 120 killed
Severe Weather, U.S. Plains/Southeast/Midwest, 3/26 – 3/28, $2.75 billion, 0 killed
Drought, China, 5/1 – 8/31, $2.5 billion, 0 killed
Tropical Cyclone Debbie
, Australia, 3/27 – 4/5, $2.4 billion, 14 killed
Drought, Italy, 1/1 – 7/31, $2.3 billion, 0 killed
Severe Weather, U.S. Midwest/Plains/Southeast, 3/6 – 3/10, $2.1 billion, 0 killed
Severe Weather, U.S. Midwest, 6/11, $2.0 billion, 0 killed
Severe Weather, U.S. Midwest/Plains/Southeast/MS Valley, 4/28 – 5/01, $2.0 billion, 20 killed
Drought, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, 1/1 – 3/31, $1.9 billion, hundreds killed
Severe Weather, U.S. South, 2/27 - 3/2, $1.9 billion, 4 killed
Severe Weather, U.S. South, 1/18 - 1/23, $1.3 billion, 21 killed
Typhoon Lan, Japan/Philippines, 10/18 – 10/23, $1.0 billion, 17 killed
Tropical Storm Nanmadoll Japan, 7/4 – 7/6, $1.0 billion, 37 killed
Severe Weather, U.S. Plains/Midwest/Northeast, 6/27 – 6/30, $1.0 billion, 0 killed
Winter Weather, U.S. Plains/Midwest/Southeast/Northeast, 3/13 – 3/15, $1.0 billion, 11 killed
Severe Weather, U.S. Plains/Rockies, 6/12 – 6/14, $1.0 billion, 0 killed

Full article with several grapics:

 https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/october-2017-earths-4th-warmest-october-record
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:34:43 pm »

NASA releases atmospheric simulation of this year’s hurricane season

LAST UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 16TH, 2017 AT 8:04 PM BY ALEXANDRU MICU


Full article:

https://www.zmescience.com/other/shorties/nasa-atmosphere-sim/
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:46:15 pm »

]

Top Spots Of Climate Change Performance Index 2018 Remain Unoccupied With No Paris-Compatible Countries
November 16th, 2017 by Joshua S Hill

SNIPPET:

Unsurprisingly, the United States’ freefall to 56th position was due primarily to the Trump Administration’s backwards policies, causing the country’s ranking in the policy section to fall to “very low.” Thankfully, “A ‘high’ ratedgrowth rate of renewables over the course of the past years led to a slightly more positive rating in the renewables category compared to the other index categories.”

Full article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/16/top-spots-climate-change-performance-index-2018-remain-unoccupied-no-paris-compatible-countries/
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:07:29 pm »


SNIPPET from Video:

Quote
It's not a slogan to say another world is possible. It's not a slogan. It's part of our imagination. We believe that it's possible. If it is indeed possible, if we continue to resist, we have not been defeated, but I still feel that this might be the last president of the United States, and I say that on two levels.

The first level is, and I think Larry Wilkerson said it as well at lunch, I'm not sure if this country's façade of democracy is going to last. I think the façade might disappear sooner than the planet is destroyed, and so this might very well be the last president under the façade of democracy, and I think we should think about that a little bit, not pessimistically, not hopelessly, not in fear, but in order to sharpen our sense of what we need to do.

This might be the last president because they might annul formal democracy. This might also be the last president because this president is not a Republican. He's not even necessarily an imperialist. This president is an annihilationist. He is an annihilationist.

Not only is this president, in other words, the last president, this last president, not only is he committed to fully destroy the planet through this carbon civilization that we live in ... I quite agree. There is no such thing called climate change. There is capitalist planetary destruction. We are facing capitalist planetary destruction, not climate change.

Climate change somehow suggests that the climate has decided to change, that somehow the winds in the Atlantic Ocean have decided, "Let's spin a little faster. Let's provide more dangerous hurricanes." God might be involved in this. Dispensationalism. The dispensation might be producing some sort of shift.


This is not climate change. This is engineered by the carbon civilization required by capitalism. This is capitalistically-produced planetary destruction. He wants to speed up capitalistically-engineered planetary destruction by increasing the carbon civilization.



The Last U.S. President

November 8, 2017

Vijay Prashad: 'The Only Way to Confront a War Economy is to Confront a Culture of War'

The culture of war is a celebration of death , which is what President Trump is promoting and which we must confront, argues Vijay Prashad at the Code Pink Summit


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=20321


I will agree with you here. We are witnessing the last prez. of U.S.A. Inc.
We have yet to the witness the President of the Republic of the United States of America.
The swamp in D.C. most likely will turn into a cesspool with oceans rising for all intensive purposes.
Philly should be the new capital. However if Philly goes under, then I would think Denver will be the
new home of the Republic.


 

All this has a source. All this has a root cause. You and I do not agree on the root cause.  ;)  ;D

But for the sake of non-argument, do you agree that the following is a BIG reason (somewhere down the chain af causation from the root cause) that we cannot get anything good and decent (i.e. No CFS* in the US gooberment) accomplished in this God Forsaken, Polluter OWNED country?  :P

Agelbert NOTE: The polluters AGAIN find a way to KEEP POLLUTING while they CONTINUE to shaft mostly the poor and people of color with greenwashing baloney cap and trade.



November 15, 2017

Is Carbon Trading Just a License to Pollute?

Market-based pollution credit schemes undermine environmental laws and disproportionately affect lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color, says Food & Water Watch's Scott Edwards


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=20461%27%20style=%27color:#000;
*NOTE: CFS is an acronymn for Common F'n Sense


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:27:07 pm »

 




Quote
It's not a slogan to say another world is possible. It's not a slogan. It's part of our imagination. We believe that it's possible. If it is indeed possible, if we continue to resist, we have not been defeated, but I still feel that this might be the last president of the United States, and I say that on two levels.

The first level is, and I think Larry Wilkerson said it as well at lunch, I'm not sure if this country's façade of democracy is going to last. I think the façade might disappear sooner than the planet is destroyed, and so this might very well be the last president under the façade of democracy, and I think we should think about that a little bit, not pessimistically, not hopelessly, not in fear, but in order to sharpen our sense of what we need to do.

This might be the last president because they might annul formal democracy. This might also be the last president because this president is not a Republican. He's not even necessarily an imperialist. This president is an annihilationist. He is an annihilationist.

Not only is this president, in other words, the last president, this last president, not only is he committed to fully destroy the planet through this carbon civilization that we live in ... I quite agree. There is no such thing called climate change. There is capitalist planetary destruction. We are facing capitalist planetary destruction, not climate change.

Climate change somehow suggests that the climate has decided to change, that somehow the winds in the Atlantic Ocean have decided, "Let's spin a little faster. Let's provide more dangerous hurricanes." God might be involved in this. Dispensationalism. The dispensation might be producing some sort of shift.


This is not climate change. This is engineered by the carbon civilization required by capitalism. This is capitalistically-produced planetary destruction. He wants to speed up capitalistically-engineered planetary destruction by increasing the carbon civilization.




The Last U.S. President

November 8, 2017

Vijay Prashad: 'The Only Way to Confront a War Economy is to Confront a Culture of War'

The culture of war is a celebration of death , which is what President Trump is promoting and which we must confront, argues Vijay Prashad at the Code Pink Summit


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=20321
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:14:55 pm »

 

November 13, 2017
US People's Delegation Defies Trump at Bonn Climate Summit

Thanu Yakupitiyage of 350.org and Katia R. Aviles-Vazquez of It Takes Roots report from Bonn, Germany on the People's Climate Summit, and how grassroots groups are confronting the U.S.'s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:06:45 pm »

 

 

Humanity gets its second Warning: We’re crippling the planet

LAST UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 13TH, 2017 AT 7:59 PM BY ALEXANDRU MICU 

SNIPPET:

Over 15,000 scientists from 184 countries around the world have signed the second ‘Warning to Humanity,’ urging for decisive action to preserve the planet that keeps us alive.

Over the last 25 years:

The amount of available freshwater per capita has gone down by 26%.

The number of ocean dead zones has increased by 75%, almost doubling over this time.

Almost 300 million acres of forest were lost in the same time window.

CO2 emissions have increased by 62%.

Global temperature has increased by 29%.

Vertebrate wildlife abundance has dropped by 29%.


Full article:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/second-warning-scientists-earth/

Agelbert NOTE: Another data point that may interest you (see below) is that over the past 25 PLUS years, Big Oil has LIED 24/7 about what they KNEW was coming, even as they used all their profit over planet money to finish destroying democracy in the USA.  Have a nice day.




The Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or     PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:03:05 pm »


11 Dangerous Signs of Climate Change

Talltanic

Published on Apr 18, 2017

From storms hitting harder and more dangerous from warming temperatures, drought, to facts about climate changing rapidly.

Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr

4 - Change in Seasons

Several of the effects of climate change have already begun to disrupt our cycles of seasons ranging from spring to fall especially. The increase in the carbon dioxide levels has led to spring arriving approximately 11 days earlier than it did back in 1960. And with winter as well, the frost season now seems to come progressively later inside the Northern hemisphere since 1840. Lakes and river average freezing 9 days later and ice cover begin melting 10 days sooner than it used to base on records from 150 years ago. A study from 2003 showed that these changes have led to earlier blooming of plants, breeding egg-laying and migration patterns in animals. On the East coast of the United States winters are getting noticeably shorter and on the Southern ends, summers are lasting longer, the rising temperatures are becoming more obvious as they are beginning to be felt by all no matter their location. 

3 - The Rise in Temperatures

Research groups for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, Britain's Hadley Center and Climatic Research Unit and Japan's Meteorological Agency have all agreed that global temperature trends are on the rise, and there has been a particularly rapid increase in the past few decades. According to all of their statistics, since 1901 the global average surface temperature for the planet have risen at an average rate of 0.13 degrees Fahrenheit per decade. However, the United States has warmed at nearly twice that global rate since the 1970s. Sea surface temperatures have also begun to rise higher than ever before, over the last 30 years these temperatures have risen at a rate of 0.21 Fahrenheit degrees per decade.

2 - Feeling the Heat

Forecasts in Earth's weather patterns are now saying that there will be an increase of approximately 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century, at least. In Texas for example, the July heat index is predicted to rise by 25 degrees Fahrenheit over this coming century. The United Kingdom is also feeling the heat, during the summer of 2002 a ravenous heat wave spread viciously through Europe and India, over 50,000 were hospitalized due to heat related illnesses and injuries, 20,000 people in Europe and 1,500 in India didn't make it through the devastating increase in temperatures. Urban areas are said to be are far greater risks for these kinds of heat related problems, all that black cement, asphalt and tar roofs effectively act as a giant conductors for the already extremely high temperatures. It's called a heat island effect and nearly every major city across the world is due to feel the effects as the temperatures continue to rise worldwide. The elderly and the young are said to be especially vulnerable to these raising patterns of heightened heat. The United Nations weather agency says that large cities can expect to suffer twice as many injuries, illnesses and deaths as a result from heat waves by the year 2020.

1 - Sea Levels Rising

Core samples, tide gauge readings and satellite measurements all have the same results, the Global Sea level is rising and fast! Over the past century, the Global sea level have risen by 4 to 8 inches, over the past 20 years, the annual rate has been 0.13 inches a year, which is roughly twice the average speed of the previous 80 years. When water heats up, it expands, warmer oceans occupy more space. Even a small increase can have devastating effects such as erosion, flooding, soil contamination, loss of habitats for fish, birds, plants and even people. Hundreds of millions of people live within areas which are vulnerable to flooding, these higher sea levels could force many to abandon their homes and lose their domiciles forever. Low-lying islands are theorised to possibly disappear completely within only a few years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stated that they expect the oceans to rise between 11 and 38 inches by 2100, enough to swamp entire cities lingering along the United States East Coast. The direst of estimates maintains that if the ice sheets continue to melt effectively making sea levels rise even faster, than the sea level could rise up to 23 feet, which is enough to submerge London.

Collaborator Wacky Universe
Category Science & Technology
License Standard YouTube License
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:51:48 pm »

The Story of Climate Change


Climate State

Published on Apr 20, 2017

Bill McKibben from http://350.org Jim Hansen, Katharine Hayhoe and others give us an update on the science and solutions to climate change.

Notice there is a typo, the chart at around 10:03 should read 1880 1900, not 1880 1990.

 




Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:34:55 pm »

Climate Change: What Happens If The World Warms Up By 2°C?

118,609 views


Two degrees is the target for limiting the global temperature increase. But even that limit will have a dramatic effect on the world's climate.
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:22:53 pm »


Animation: How temperature has changed in each country since 1900


Carbon Brief

Published on Aug 2, 2017

How has temperature changed in each country over the last century? This data visualisation shows temperature anomaly – the departure from the long-term average – by country from 1900-2016. Visualisation by Antti Lipponen (@anttilip) of the Finnish Meteorological Institute based on GISTEMP data (CC BY 2.0).

http://carbonbrief.org

Music credit: Into Infinity artists Unrecognisable Now, Naohito Uchiyama, Languis (CC BY-NC 3.0 US).

Category News & Politics
License Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)
Source videos View attributions





Fossil Fuel (Trump, Pruitt, Tillerson, Zinke, etc. et al) Government/Industry Reaction to the above Irrefutable Data:
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:28:55 pm »

Flash Storm lasting "two intense minutes" devastates an Australian town without warning blowing washing machines and dryers down the street  :o

Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Photo theherald.com.au

IT lasted barely two minutes but felt 'like a typhoon' when 100km/h winds tore through the Hunter Valley town of Kurri Kurri.

Dozens of buildings on the main street were badly damaged with the town library, pub and public school bearing the brunt as the ferocious storm hit at about 2pm.

Two women had to be rescued by police after becoming trapped when the roof of the library collapsed.

The pair was taken to Maitland Hospital with minor injuries.

A lightning strike ripped a hole in the roof of the Kurri Kurri Hotel and did it so rapidly that patrons didn't even have time to get off their stools.

"It happened really quickly, the chimney blew over.

It's a heritage building so it's going to be really hard to get it back to what it was," publican Jim
Sullivan said, describing the storm as a mini typhoon. Mark Roberts said he had "never seen anything like it".

"There were hailstones coming in. You could barely see out the window," Mr Roberts said.

Baker Cheryl Baker said the whole town was "devastated" by the "flash storm" which brought trees and power lines down.

"Washing machines and dryers from the second-hand shop got picked up and have been flying down the road with the storm," she said.

"There are trees down on cars and it is raining really heavy. The lightning struck the pub and there is now a hole in its roof. The library roof has also fallen onto the power lines over the Centrelink building. We've got no electricity at all."

The roof of the ambulance hall, which housed an after-school childminding service, was ripped off, while at Kurri Kurri Public School huge trees came down and the playground was covered in debris. Central Hunter Police Superintendent Craig Jackson described the storm as "two intense minutes" that struck the town without warning.

"The storm has taken roofs of various businesses in the town centre of Kurri, taken off awnings and we've had two women rescued from a partially collapsed building,"

Supt Jackson said. "It's one of the more powerful storms I've seen, there is quite a lot of damage. There was no warning for the intensity.

It has taken everyone by surprise. "Between the emergency services, it's going to be a busy night." At the height of the storm, there were almost 2300 homes without power in Kurri Kurri, Weston and Mulbring. State Emergency Service spokeswoman Sue Pritchard said the SES had close to 100 calls for help in the Kurri Kurri area.

"There are so many jobs but the worst has been roofs of houses, an office block affected, leaking roofs, fences down on driveways and generally quite a lot of damage," she said.

"We are expecting the winds to keep continuing and we are asking people to protect their properties because this is just the start of a few months of the storm season."

The SES responded 500 calls for assistance across NSW. Illawarra recorded up to 150mm of rain and Sydney had 70mm.

Hail the size of golf balls fell at Narrabri, and 10cm of snow was recorded at Perisher.

Posted by  Gary Walton  at  10:09 am

http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/11/flash-storm-lasting-two-intense-minutes.html
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:22:53 pm »


VUW professor warns of “remarkable” increase in global warming

November 12, 2017

Wellington.Scoop

Professor James Renwick of the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, said this week that the recent rate of change of warming globally has been really remarkable.

He was commenting on a statement from the World Meteorological Organisation which said 2017 is set to be in the top three hottest years on record, with record-breaking extreme weather.

“We now appear to be well and truly through the 1 degree of warming (compared to pre-industrial) barrier, heading for 2 degrees,” said Professor Renwick. “What’s really striking is that this year is coming in as probably the second warmest year on record, after the big El Niño-influenced 2016. The fact that we have such warmth this year without an El Niño, and in fact with a slightly cooling La Niña developing in the Tropical Pacific, tells me that the background warming trend (from greenhouse gas increase) is really becoming apparent.

“The main way we experience climate change is through extreme events, and this year has seen extraordinary extremes around the world. From record floods and fires in North America to record monsoon rains in Bangladesh and India, to heatwaves in many parts of the globe, 2017 has already been exceptional.

“Here in New Zealand, we have seen several major flood events, including Edgecumbe in April and the eastern South Island from Dunedin to Christchurch in July. While the analysis has yet to be done, it is very likely that these events have a climate change ‘fingerprint’, as a warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, making heavy rain events more frequent. Sea levels continue to rise, and the latest science shows that we may see considerably more than 1 metre this century, with many more metres to come, unless we cap greenhouse gas emissions urgently.

“The Bonn ‘COP23’ meeting is on this week and now is the time for countries to demonstrate action on climate change. To stay below the 2 degree Paris limit, the world economy needs to be carbon-free within 50 years. A huge ask, but the costs of inaction or failure are almost incalculable. Rather than a burden, this is a real opportunity for government and business to lead the way into the green economy.”

http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=104791
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 11, 2017, 01:50:36 pm »

MV Ever Smart Arrives in Los Angeles with Toppled Containers

November 10, 2017 by gCaptain


MV Ever Smart alongside in Los Angeles on November 9, 2017.

The MV Ever Smart arrived at the port of Los Angeles on Wednesday showing clear evidence of the dozens of containers which were lost from the vessel during its voyage across the Pacific.

As gCaptain reported previously, the British-flagged Ever Smart lost 42 containers overboard approximately 700nm east of Japan on October 30, 2017. The UK MAIB has launched an investigation into the incident.

The incident occurred as the ship was underway from Taipei, Taiwan to the Port of Los Angeles.

Although the MAIB investigation will seek to determine the cause of the accident, on the day the containers were lost, meteorologists were tracking a powerful hurricane force low-pressure system over the northwestern Pacific.



http://gcaptain.com/mv-ever-smart-arrives-in-los-angeles-with-toppled-containers/

Agelbert NOTE: Catastrophic Climate Change will eventually make blue water cargo shipping impossible (details below).

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:22:52 pm »

 

November 10, 2017
Empire Files: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge
 

After a flurry of media attention, the devastation in Houston, Texas from Hurricane Harvey faded from public view. But after unprecedented floods and widespread destruction, the story is far from over. In Part 1 of her investigation, Abby Martin travels to Houston one month later


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=20406%27%20style=%27color:#000;
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 09, 2017, 11:09:03 pm »



EcoWatch

Moyers and McKibben: What to Do When Time Is Running Out for the Planet

By Bill Moyers

SNIPPET:

Moyers: For me the question now is how much time do we have? When it comes to global warming, all signs suggest we are running out of time.

McKibben: The question of time is the question that haunts me. I remain optimistic enough to think that in general human beings will figure out the right thing to do eventually, and Americans will somehow get back on course. Of course, there'll be a lot of damage done in the meantime. But with climate change in particular—the gravest of the problems we face—time is the one thing we don't have. It's the only problem we've ever had that came with a time limit. And if we don't solve it soon, we don't solve it. Our governments so far have not proven capable of dealing with this question. They simply haven't been able to shake off the self-interest and massive power of the fossil-fuel industry. It's going to take a lot of work and a lot of effort to get us onto renewable energy quickly and everywhere. It's doable technically; the question is whether it's doable politically or not. There I don't know.

Full Interview Transcript: 


https://www.ecowatch.com/moyers-mckibben-interview-2508046318.html
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:23:14 pm »

Agelbert NOTE: ANOTHER "gift", compliments of the Fossil Fuel Industry. The "gifts" will increase in frequency and duration. We, not the fossil Fuel Industry, will be billed for the damages. We are screwed. Have a nice day.

November 2017

Storm Herwart Sweeps Across Germany, Czech Republic, Poland

History in ruins - In Oldenswort in Schleswig Holstein, a historic windmill fell victim to storm Herwart. Windmill Catharina was built in 1786 and was a huge draw among tourists, who could rent a room inside the historical structure.


Under the water - The Elbe River breached its banks in Hamburg, flooding a nearby parking lot. Fire fighters in the city have received 500 calls to deal with emergency situations.


Berlin: state of emergency - The Berlin fire brigade declared a state of emergency early Sunday as Herwart roared over the German capital. One person was seriously injured when scaffolding from a construction site fell on him.


Flood of calls - The Berlin fire brigade said it had received 100 emergency phone calls between 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) and 7 a.m. It has requested all volunteer fire fighters to report for duty


Trees uprooted - The storm has uprooted several trees in the affected regions. No casualties or injuries have been reported in Germany so far due to falling trees.

More info and graphics:

http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/environment/s-11798]http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/environment/s-11798
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:33:51 pm »


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:17:25 pm »

Radio Ecoshock

November 1, 2017

THIS ISN’T NORMAL!  :o

“Normal” TV weather casting sucks so badly. We just had amazing record heat in California at the end of October. When it’s over 100 degrees day after day in California, it’s way too late to deny climate change is real. Then we have very strong storms (can you say “extreme weather event”) in New England. And of course the American press doesn’t even bother reporting even stronger storms in Germany and Eastern Europe. In the port of Hamburg the seas were more than a meter above normal, flooding the fish market. Millions lost power, with flooding all over. It’s NOT NORMAL!!

Thank you for listening this week, and my thanks to everyone who supports this show. Many of you did make donations, or signed up as subscribing listeners. Frankly, I got enough to cover the costs of producing and distributing the program, but not enough to actually pay me any kind of wage for doing this. Oh well, I love the opportunity you give me to talk with such brilliant people. Plus, I just can’t quit while a series of threats are so plainly developing. On with the show!

If you can still help, please find out how here.

Please tell your friends and your electronic friends about Radio Ecoshock. That helps get the word out too.


https://www.ecoshock.org/2017/11/expect-a-sudden-sea-level-event.html
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 04, 2017, 06:30:19 pm »

+-Recent Topics

Global Warming is WITH US by AGelbert
Today at 07:53:07 pm

Future Earth by AGelbert
Today at 06:03:38 pm

Mechanisms of Prejudice: Hidden and Not Hidden by AGelbert
Today at 02:45:24 pm

Batteries by AGelbert
Today at 02:09:36 pm

Wind Power by AGelbert
November 23, 2017, 06:03:43 pm

Fossil Fuel Propaganda Modus Operandi by AGelbert
November 23, 2017, 05:54:49 pm

Robotics by AGelbert
November 23, 2017, 05:51:33 pm

End Times according to the Judeo Christian Bible by AGelbert
November 23, 2017, 05:04:44 pm

Resisting Brainwashing Propaganda by AGelbert
November 23, 2017, 03:40:28 pm

War Provocations and Peace Actions by AGelbert
November 23, 2017, 02:26:52 pm

Free Web Hit Counter By CSS HTML Tutorial