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Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected



Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 400 million more people exposed to coastal flooding by 2100.
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#climate #climatechange #globalwarming
 

Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected



Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 400 million more people exposed to coastal flooding by 2100.
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#climate #climatechange #globalwarming
 

As Climate Risk Grows, Cities Test a Tough Strategy: Saying ‘No’ to Developers - The New York Times


#climateChange #housing

The New York Times: As Climate Risk Grows, Cities Test a Tough Strategy: Saying ‘No’ to Developers (By Christopher Flavelle and John Schwartz)

 

Climate change: Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits


Cutting the speed of ships has huge benefits for humans, nature and the climate. A 20% reduction would cut greenhouse gases but also curb pollutants that damage human health such as black carbon and nitrogen oxides.

This speed limit would cut underwater noise by 66% and reduce the chances of whale collisions by 78%.

#ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #ShipSpeedLimit
 

Climate change: Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits


Cutting the speed of ships has huge benefits for humans, nature and the climate. A 20% reduction would cut greenhouse gases but also curb pollutants that damage human health such as black carbon and nitrogen oxides.

This speed limit would cut underwater noise by 66% and reduce the chances of whale collisions by 78%.

#ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #ShipSpeedLimit
 
And yet we're going to waste a decade or more on a political vanity project called Brexit (where one of the slogans supporters often repeat is that Britain needs to grow more of its own food....). The children and grandchildren and grand-grandchildren of today's Brexiteers will one day ask, "why did you waste your time on Brexit instead of stopping the destruction of our environment?

Climate change could leave southern Britain ‘unable’ to support crops

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #environment #climatechange
 

Sea "boiling" with methane discovered in Siberia: "No one has ever recorded anything like this before"


We have reached the point of no return! Methane is significantly more dangerous foe speeding up the global warming than CO2.

#Environmejt #Europe #News #Science

#climatechange #climatecrisis
 

Sea "boiling" with methane discovered in Siberia: "No one has ever recorded anything like this before"


We have reached the point of no return! Methane is significantly more dangerous foe speeding up the global warming than CO2.

#Environmejt #Europe #News #Science

#climatechange #climatecrisis
 
THIS is how we win, people.

Solar and Wind Power So Cheap They’re Outgrowing Subsidies

"For years, wind and solar power were derided as boondoggles. They were too expensive, the argument went, to build without government handouts."

"Today, renewable energy is so cheap that the handouts they once needed are disappearing."

"On sun-drenched fields across Spain and Italy, developers are building solar farms without subsidies or tax-breaks, betting they can profit without them. In China, the government plans to stop financially supporting new wind farms. And in the U.S., developers are signing shorter sales contracts, opting to depend on competitive markets for revenue once the agreements expire."

#RenewableEnergy #ClimateChange #environment
 
THIS is how we win, people.

Solar and Wind Power So Cheap They’re Outgrowing Subsidies

"For years, wind and solar power were derided as boondoggles. They were too expensive, the argument went, to build without government handouts."

"Today, renewable energy is so cheap that the handouts they once needed are disappearing."

"On sun-drenched fields across Spain and Italy, developers are building solar farms without subsidies or tax-breaks, betting they can profit without them. In China, the government plans to stop financially supporting new wind farms. And in the U.S., developers are signing shorter sales contracts, opting to depend on competitive markets for revenue once the agreements expire."

#RenewableEnergy #ClimateChange #environment
 

Greta Thunberg to US politicians: 'Sorry, you're not trying hard enough' | BBC News

"Don't invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it

...[this is] not about youth activism. This is not about us... we don't want to be heard. We want the science to be heard."

Instead of submitting a personal statement... she sent Congress a major report on global warming along with eight sentences of her own.

"I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don't want you to listen to me," she said. "I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take action."

In some places, like Victoria in Australia, students and public workers are being actively encouraged to walk out of school and work.

"We want our kids to be engaged in the world around them, so we don't think it's fair to criticise students for holding a peaceful protest about an issue as important as this" [government spokesman to Melbourne-based newspaper].
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49738225

#environment #pollution #carbon #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #GlobalWarming #science #USPolitics #politics #GretaThunberg
 

Greta Thunberg to US politicians: 'Sorry, you're not trying hard enough' | BBC News

"Don't invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it

...[this is] not about youth activism. This is not about us... we don't want to be heard. We want the science to be heard."

Instead of submitting a personal statement... she sent Congress a major report on global warming along with eight sentences of her own.

"I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don't want you to listen to me," she said. "I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take action."

In some places, like Victoria in Australia, students and public workers are being actively encouraged to walk out of school and work.

"We want our kids to be engaged in the world around them, so we don't think it's fair to criticise students for holding a peaceful protest about an issue as important as this" [government spokesman to Melbourne-based newspaper].
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49738225

#environment #pollution #carbon #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #GlobalWarming #science #USPolitics #politics #GretaThunberg
 

There was worldwide outcry when the Notre Dame cathedral was on fire. Why is there not the same level of outrage for the fires destroying the #AmazonRainforest?


#environment #globalwarming #climatechange #Brazil #forestfire #AmazonFires

Twitter: WWF UK on Twitter (WWF UK)

 

There was worldwide outcry when the Notre Dame cathedral was on fire. Why is there not the same level of outrage for the fires destroying the #AmazonRainforest?


#environment #globalwarming #climatechange #Brazil #forestfire #AmazonFires

Twitter: WWF UK on Twitter (WWF UK)

 

The New Ruins of the Melting Alps | The New Republic


Thx to @╠╣acktor | rotkca╠╣ ╠╣ɐɔʞʇoɹ | ɹoʇʞɔɐ╠╣

#ClimateChange #Ruins #AbandonedPlaces #UrbanEx
 
Iceland to lay a plaque marking it's first glacier to be lost to climate change.
The first of Iceland’s 400 glaciers to be lost to the climate crisis will be remembered with a memorial plaque – and a sombre warning for the future – to be unveiled by scientists and local people next month.

The former Okjökull glacier, which a century ago covered 15 sq km (5.8 sq miles) of mountainside in western Iceland and measured 50 metres thick, has shrunk to barely 1 sq km of ice less than 15 metres deep and lost its status as a glacier.

Researchers from Rice University in Houston, Texas, a leading Icelandic author, Andri Snær Magnason, and the geologist Oddur Sigurðsson will lead the unveiling ceremony at the site in Borgarfjörður on 18 August, local media said.

“In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path,” the plaque reads, in Icelandic and English. “This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it.”

The memorial is dated August 2019 and also carries the words “415ppm CO2”, referring to the record-breaking level of 415 parts per million of carbon dioxide recorded in the atmosphere in May this year.
#GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #Glaciers #Environment #Iceland
 
Iceland to lay a plaque marking it's first glacier to be lost to climate change.
The first of Iceland’s 400 glaciers to be lost to the climate crisis will be remembered with a memorial plaque – and a sombre warning for the future – to be unveiled by scientists and local people next month.

The former Okjökull glacier, which a century ago covered 15 sq km (5.8 sq miles) of mountainside in western Iceland and measured 50 metres thick, has shrunk to barely 1 sq km of ice less than 15 metres deep and lost its status as a glacier.

Researchers from Rice University in Houston, Texas, a leading Icelandic author, Andri Snær Magnason, and the geologist Oddur Sigurðsson will lead the unveiling ceremony at the site in Borgarfjörður on 18 August, local media said.

“In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path,” the plaque reads, in Icelandic and English. “This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it.”

The memorial is dated August 2019 and also carries the words “415ppm CO2”, referring to the record-breaking level of 415 parts per million of carbon dioxide recorded in the atmosphere in May this year.
#GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #Glaciers #Environment #Iceland
 


This data visualization depicts the last 25 years of Antarctic land ice elevation change. Areas in red indicate land ice loss. Areas in blue are regions that saw land ice elevation gains.
#ClimateChange #Antarctica #LandIce #NASA #Data
 


This data visualization depicts the last 25 years of Antarctic land ice elevation change. Areas in red indicate land ice loss. Areas in blue are regions that saw land ice elevation gains.
#ClimateChange #Antarctica #LandIce #NASA #Data
 
#uklake #climatechange #floods

"A new study of UK lake sediment records stretching back over several centuries has found that the floods that hit Northern England in 2009 and 2015 ('Storm Desmond'),were the largest in 600 years, pointing to the impact of climate changes on the frequency and magnitude of these extreme events.

In a paper published in the journal `Earth Surface Processes and Landforms', a team of researchers led by the Universities of Liverpool and Southampton, analysed the lake sediment records from the extreme floods of 2009 and 2015, and compared them with a 558 year record from the bottom of Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria.

A distinct layer of coarser sediment is left in the lake sediment record as material washes in from the surrounding hills and streams providing researchers with a means of recording each flooding event. Sediment layers with the largest grain sizes reflect flooding that was higher energy and more extreme in magnitude.

This is the first time a long term insight into the changing frequency and size of flood events has been produced using lake sediment records for the UK, and it shows how these archives can extend river flows used in conventional flood estimation, which only span relatively short period of 30-50 years.

Richard Chiverrell, Professor of Physical Geography with the University of Liverpool's School of Environmental Sciences and lead author of the study, said: "This research study places recent the extreme flooding events of the last 20 years in a far longer context, providing new insights into the frequency and magnitude of the really large flood events."

(The unprecedented nature of the recent phase of extreme floods accords with statements from the Environment Agency that climate changes and associated impacts on the frequency and magnitude of extreme events are one of the greatest challenges facing our society)."

Lake sediment records reveal recent floods in NW England (UK) unprecedented | EurekAlert! Science News #ViaDiasporaNativeWebApp
 
#uklake #climatechange #floods

"A new study of UK lake sediment records stretching back over several centuries has found that the floods that hit Northern England in 2009 and 2015 ('Storm Desmond'),were the largest in 600 years, pointing to the impact of climate changes on the frequency and magnitude of these extreme events.

In a paper published in the journal `Earth Surface Processes and Landforms', a team of researchers led by the Universities of Liverpool and Southampton, analysed the lake sediment records from the extreme floods of 2009 and 2015, and compared them with a 558 year record from the bottom of Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria.

A distinct layer of coarser sediment is left in the lake sediment record as material washes in from the surrounding hills and streams providing researchers with a means of recording each flooding event. Sediment layers with the largest grain sizes reflect flooding that was higher energy and more extreme in magnitude.

This is the first time a long term insight into the changing frequency and size of flood events has been produced using lake sediment records for the UK, and it shows how these archives can extend river flows used in conventional flood estimation, which only span relatively short period of 30-50 years.

Richard Chiverrell, Professor of Physical Geography with the University of Liverpool's School of Environmental Sciences and lead author of the study, said: "This research study places recent the extreme flooding events of the last 20 years in a far longer context, providing new insights into the frequency and magnitude of the really large flood events."

(The unprecedented nature of the recent phase of extreme floods accords with statements from the Environment Agency that climate changes and associated impacts on the frequency and magnitude of extreme events are one of the greatest challenges facing our society)."

Lake sediment records reveal recent floods in NW England (UK) unprecedented | EurekAlert! Science News #ViaDiasporaNativeWebApp
 
Die grüne Kurve ist die Greta-Kurve. Sie steht für ökologisches Siehmalachneguckmalda-Bewusstsein in Deutschland in den letzten drei Jahren. Bis diesen Winter wurde nur über Flüchtlinge geredet. Bei 4°C Global Warming kommen davon übrigens schnell noch zehn mal mehr ...
 

Die Greta-Kurve

Die grüne Kurve ist die Greta-Kurve. Sie steht für ökologisches Siehmalachneguckmalda-Bewusstsein in Deutschland in den letzten drei Jahren. Bis diesen Winter wurde nur über Flüchtlinge geredet. Bei 4°C Global Warming kommen davon übrigens schnell noch zehn mal mehr ...
 


Sea level rise is already redrawing coastlines around the world. What happens when the coast retreats through a major city? We look at how the world map will change in the year 2100, and what coastal cities can do to defend themselves.
#ClimateChange #SeaLevelRise
"#CoastalCity" is misleading, #Montreal for instance will be affected and it's far from the coast.

P.S. Climate change (climate disruption) and sea level rise will continue well after 2100...

Unless we act now

 
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