Archive for 'Nature'
The first-ever map of how Antarctica’s ice is moving across that continent has been created by researchers at the University of California, Irvine. The map, along with an associated animation (below) developed by NASA, reveals that ice is flowing fastest in coastal ice shelves and their tributaries, shown in this illustration in bright purple and [...]
Posted: August 20th, 2011 under Climate Change, Foundation News, Nature, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: Antarctica, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, glacial melt, global warming, icesheet loss, science, Tipping Points, West Antarctic
As extreme weather events multiply, scientists are still in the early stages of understanding how more energy is influencing complex weather phenomena. Despite America’s intense political polarization over climate change, the scientific measurement of global warming is not in dispute. Since 1900, the earth as a whole has warmed by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, an empirical [...]
Posted: August 2nd, 2011 under Climate Change, General, Nature, World News.
Tags: Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, CO2 levels, droughts, extreme weather events, floods, global warming, heat waves
Scientists who predicted a few years ago that Arctic summers could be ice-free by 2013 now say summer sea ice will probably be gone in this decade. The original prediction, made in 2007, gained Wieslaw Maslowski’s team a deal of criticism from some of their peers. Now they are working with a new computer model [...]
While the discussions continue about climate change, this is a sobering presentation as to the outcome for the Arctic and some of its inhabitants. var showHover=false;
Posted: April 9th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: arctic, Climate Change, endangered wildlife, Ice free Arctic, icesheet loss, Tipping Points
Is a Disaster Looming for the U.S. Treasuries Market and the Global Monetary System from Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami?
I have written many times about the link between climate change (extreme weather events) and the future of the insurance industry and or the economic impact on countries. There is little doubt that Mother Nature and Gaia have no regard for where pain is inflicted. This as we have recently seen in Japan can happen [...]
The death of the Amazon and the Amazon rainforest will be a catastrophe outstripping any man has known in our short history. The Amazon rainforest are the lungs of the earth and without its regulatory impact on our lives the future will be bleak. We must halt rainforest clearing in the Amazon for ranching and [...]
Posted: March 20th, 2011 under General, Nature, World News.
Tags: Amazon Rainforest, catastrophic climate change, climate change emissions reductions, deforestation, global warming, natural systems, Tipping Points
Who cares about the loss of an endangered species? Man has a direct impact with its invasive expansion into ecosystems we indeed ourselves need to protect to survive. The loss of one species leads to another and then another. Along the isolated coastline of northern Tanzania there is a 90 kilometre strip between Moa, Kwale, [...]
Recently on a trip to Esperance on Western Australia’s southern most coast, I took a day to visit Cape Le Grand National Park and Frenchman’s Peak, just over 50 kilometres east of Esperance. Named by the French in 1792 the Peak stands 262 metres above sea level. At the base of the impressive rock formation, [...]
November 2, 2010 – From Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media. Another sign from the research community that Earth’s temperature is rising: The volume of fresh water flowing down the world’s rivers has increased markedly since 1994, new satellite data confirms. The study (also see here) led by the University of California, Irvine, [...]
Posted: November 5th, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, Nature, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, glacial melt, global warming, icesheet loss, natural systems, World News
Melt water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating the thermal response of an ice sheet to climate change, according to a new study involving the University of Colorado at Boulder. The new study showed ice sheets like the Greenland Ice [...]
Posted: November 5th, 2010 under Climate Change, General, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, glacial melt, global warming, greenland, icesheet loss, natural systems, Tipping Points