Concerns of young protesters are justified
The world's youth have begun to persistently demonstrate for the protection of the climate and other foundations of human well-being.
Very long list of signatories (pdf):
In the Arctic, things are changing fast.
"Arctic permafrost isn’t thawing gradually, as scientists once predicted. Geologically speaking, it’s thawing almost overnight."
The glaciers of #Iceland seemed eternal. Now a country mourns their loss
His research suggests that methane from biological sources (cows,bogs..) has less carbon-13 relative to carbon-12 (denoting the weight of the carbon atom at the centre of the methane molecule) than methane from conventional natural gas and other #FossilFuels such as #coal.
... the process of forcing chemicals and water into rock to release gas – the process known as fracking – causes the increased methane emissions.
Nations—and their #militaries—are scrambling to control long-frozen #resources and new shipping routes.
“The region has become an arena for power and for competition, and the eight Arctic states must adapt to this new future,” he said. “We’re entering a new age of #strategic #engagement … complete with new threats to the Arctic and its real estate, and to all of our interests in that region.”
July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190815130854.htm #climatechange #climatecrisis
Plant-based diet can fight climate change - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49238749
Note that the warming numbers given by IPCC are up to the mean over 2006-2015, not up to the present. If you remove interannual noise by a low-pass filter (or just eyeballing) you see that land areas have warmed about 1.8 °C until today, and global mean temperature by 1.1 °C. https://twitter.com/BrigitteKnopf/status/1159390077447004161
'It feels like something out of a bad sci-fi movie'
A top climate scientist quit #USDA, following others who say #Trump has politicized science.
One of the nation’s leading #ClimateChange scientists is quitting the Agriculture Department in protest over the Trump administration’s efforts to bury his groundbreaking study about how #rice loses #nutrients due to rising #CarbonDioxide in the #atmosphere.
The simulation found that the slow-growing plant species survive better when elephants are present. These species aren't eaten by elephants and, over time, the forest becomes dominated by these slow-growing species. Wood has a large number of carbon molecules in it...
Stop abusing land, scientists warn
Scientists are poised to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage people are wreaking on Earth's land surface.
Uncultivated land covered with vegetation protects us from #overheating because the plants absorb the warming gas #CO2 from the air and fix it in the #soil.
But the scientists meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, will say the way we farm and grow #timber often actually increases emissions of #CarbonDioxide.
11B tons of ice melted in Greenland – in just one day - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/11-billion-tons-of-ice-melted-greenland-just-one-day/
IPCC finally starting to take on the third horseman of the climate change apocalypse: Food production. And in particular, meat: “Among the measures put forward by the report is the proposal of a major shift towards vegetarian and vegan diets”.
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