Greenland’s melting down as well as at edges

Click thru to see several stunning photos and a fine video. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/12/23/climate-moulins-greenland/ Scientists descended into Greenland’s perilous ice caverns — and came back with a worrying message Vertical ice caves in Greenland, called ‘moulins,’ drain water from the ice to the sea — and they’re even bigger than we thought By Chris Mooney Dec. 23, 2020 … Continue reading Greenland’s melting down as well as at edges

World’s largest iceberg heading for South Georgia

Click thru for the photos that are of National Geographic's useful high quality. This is an event of a size and effect that's difficult to imagine. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2020/12/world-largest-iceberg-a68-heading-for-south-georgia-wildlife/ The world’s largest iceberg is headed for South Georgia Island—and its wildlife Scientists worry the iceberg could be a “taste of things to come” as Antarctica begins to … Continue reading World’s largest iceberg heading for South Georgia

A hidden trove of coral that’s escaped destruction (so far)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/15/happy-corals-climate-crisis-sanctuary-teeming-with-life-found-off-east-africa? 'Happy corals': climate crisis sanctuary teeming with life found off east Africa Rare discovery of reef cooled by channels formed during creation of Kilimanjaro is ‘something to hope for’, say scientists Coral reef off the shore of Tanzania, where scientists have discovered an area where cool water is protecting marine life. Photograph: Michael Markovina/WCS by … Continue reading A hidden trove of coral that’s escaped destruction (so far)

Recent horrendous hurricane season linked directly to climate crisis

Nice to have scientific confirmation of the linkage. What this means for the future is somewhat frightening. Just think of year after year of increasingly record-breaking storms. Certain coastal areas will become uninhabitable. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/15/scientists-link-record-breaking-hurricane-season-to-climate-crisis Scientists link record-breaking hurricane season to climate crisis Evidence is not so much in the number of tropical storms the Atlantic … Continue reading Recent horrendous hurricane season linked directly to climate crisis

A generational divide on whether the climate is a crisis

This article strikes me as incredibly sad. I'm known among my friends for being environmentally conscious, but that status should not be rare in my generation or those above age 30. But, unfortunately, I think this article paints an accurate portrait of the vast gulf in level of concern between the young who will be … Continue reading A generational divide on whether the climate is a crisis

Methane (more dangerous than CO2) beginning to release in Arctic

There have been leaks of methane from places like peat bogs, underwater deposits, and even fossil fuel production, but the methane deposits in the Arctic are far larger than any of these and more dangerous. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/27/sleeping-giant-arctic-methane-deposits-starting-to-release-scientists-find 'Sleeping giant' Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off … Continue reading Methane (more dangerous than CO2) beginning to release in Arctic

Extreme Heat And Extreme Drought Are Occurring Together With Terrifying Frequency

Heat waves and droughts are each bad enough on their own. A new study found that the two hazards are occurring simultaneously in the United States with startling frequency. — Read on http://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2020/09/26/extreme-heat-and-extreme-drought-are-occurring-together-with-terrifying-frequency/