Tag: Tipping Points
With a gargantuan crack slowly splitting it apart, Antarctica‘s fastest-melting glacier is about to lose a chunk of ice larger than all of New York City, scientists say. (Also see “Manhattan-Size Ice Island Cracks in Half.”) The crevasse stretches 19 miles (30 kilometers) long and up to 260 feet (80 meters) wide, as shown in [...]
Posted: February 5th, 2012 under Climate Change, General, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, Antarctica, glacial melt, global warming, icesheet loss, Pine Island Glacier, science, sea level rise, Tipping Points, West Antarctic, World News
The Reality is we are altering the future for those who will inherit it from us. The Reality is that we presently have within our grasp the opportunity to do something about it. The Reality is that this opportunity is fast slipping away. The Reality is that unless we collectively take responsibility to move away [...]
Posted: September 14th, 2011 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Foundation News, General, World News.
Tags: 350ppm, activism, Climate Change, climate change emissions reductions, climate negotiations, CO2 levels, coal, global warming, Tipping Points, World News
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
An irreversible climate “tipping point” could occur within the next 20 years as a result of the release of huge quantities of organic carbon locked away as frozen plant matter in the vast permafrost region of the Arctic, scientists have found.Billions of tons of frozen leaves and roots that have lain undisturbed for thousands of [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, global warming, methane, permafrost, Siberia, Tipping Points
Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency. The shock rise means the goal of preventing a temperature rise of more than 2 [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, catastrophic climate change, China, Climate Change, climate change emissions reductions, CO2 levels, Coal Fired Power Stations, emissions reductions, global warming, greenhouse emissions, science, Tipping Points, World News
The Antarctic Peninsula has warmed rapidly for the last half-century or more, and recent studies have shown that an adjacent area, continental West Antarctica, has steadily warmed for at least 30 years, but scientists haven’t been sure why. New University of Washington research shows that rising sea surface temperatures in the area of the Pacific [...]
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