Science report: Who gets hotter, wetter with climate change — WANE

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of the United States. It also projects expected changes by region. OVERALL (contiguous 48 states) —The annual average temperature is already 1.18 degrees warmer the last 30 years than it was… viaContinue reading “Science report: Who gets hotter, wetter with climate change — WANE”

Climate Change

by Graham Peebles Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England January 12, 2017 In the early 1900s when the idea that industrialisation could potentially result in global warming was first posited, the consensus was that it was unlikely, and in any case, an increase in temperature was to be welcomed. What possible harm could it do? via ClimateContinue reading “Climate Change”

Intensity of hurricanes is increased by global warming — nuclear-news

Dahr Jamail | Record Heating of Earth’s Oceans Is Driving Uptick in Hurricanes http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/37877-record-heating-of-earth-s-oceans-is-driving-uptick-in-hurricanes Thursday, 06 October 2016 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report As Hurricane Matthew impacts the East Coast of the US this week, it is important to consider how rising ocean temperatures are contributing to the intensification of storms worldwide. Earlier thisContinue reading “Intensity of hurricanes is increased by global warming — nuclear-news”

Chemical engineers can help solve the climate challenge #COP21

Originally posted on IChemE:
This week saw the start of the 21st Conference of Parties, COP21. More than 190 countries and 150 global leaders have gathered in Paris, France, to discuss a new global agreement on climate change. The United Nations (UN) event will host around 40,000 people and runs right through until the end of…

Tsunami Aftermath: The Urato Islands Rebuild

THE URATO ISLANDS, near the coast of Japan, rebuilds after the Tsunami disaster: How can new ways of discussion trigger action towards sustainability?  Actions were organized by sustainability researchers in the Satoyama Initiative to discuss rebuilding and revitalization of the Urato Islands after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on the 11th of March 2011.  These sessionsContinue reading “Tsunami Aftermath: The Urato Islands Rebuild”

Educating Children with Climate Information via CBS Miami

President Obama arrives to attend fundraisers and receive the yearly hurricane preparedness briefing: US President Barack Obama walks off Air Force One at Miami International Airport in Miami on May 27, 2015 as he arrives to attend fundraisers and receive the yearly hurricane preparedness briefing. MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) —  In his second day in South Florida,Continue reading “Educating Children with Climate Information via CBS Miami”

Climate: Is this the Antarctic tipping point?

Originally posted on Summit County Citizens Voice:
Study shows widespread, simultaneous ice shelf melting Satellite data shows sudden shift in ice shelf dynamics along the southern Antarctic Peninsula. @berwyn photo. Staff Report FRISCO — Along with studies showing dramatic changes in individual ice shelves in Antarctica, new research shows widespread changes in the region since…

Even with proposed oil and gas emissions regulations, Canada won’t meet GHG target: commissioner

Ottawa, Canada dragging heels on emissions cuts  Environment Commissioner slams Feds for lack of commitment to Climate Change action OTTAWA — Canada pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to 17 per cent less than 2005 levels. That was five years ago. This week, Canada’s environment commissioner says, we’re not even close. Smoke poursContinue reading “Even with proposed oil and gas emissions regulations, Canada won’t meet GHG target: commissioner”