Vapor Ragnarok…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming, Research More moisture in a warmer atmosphere is fueling intense hurricanes and flooding rains. The summer of 2021 was a glaring example of what disruptive weather will look like in a warming world. In mid-July, storms in western Germany and Belgium dropped up to eight inches of rain inContinue reading “Vapor Ragnarok…”

The Eye of Horus…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming, Human Rights, Politics Note: Because certain states are tied umbilically to coal, fossil fuels, and natural gas, this is a quandary. The same industry that’s known about this problem since 1979 (my senior year in high school) hired the same law firms that obfuscated the risk of lung cancerContinue reading “The Eye of Horus…”

On Fire…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming The hundreds of climate experts who compiled the mammoth new climate report released today by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had to work under unprecedented pandemic conditions. At vast meetings forced online, scientists wrestled with how to convey the extent of the global crisis and the urgent needContinue reading “On Fire…”

The Caveat of Cul De Sacs…

Topics: Climate Change, Economics, Environment, Existentialism, Global Warming The finding comes out of an effort to map where vegetation is emitting and soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Earth’s trees and plants pull vast amounts of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere during photosynthesis, incorporating some of that carbon into structures like wood. AreasContinue reading “The Caveat of Cul De Sacs…”

Thirty-Three Point Eight…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming, Politics Fahrenheit to Celsius Celsius to Fahrenheit (5/9)(°F – 32) = °C (9/5) °C + 32 = °F Handy-Dandy Conversion Table Even though the Big Think video is informative, my critique is it presumes much regarding the audience, presumably the species. The assumption is that even with the equivalentContinue reading “Thirty-Three Point Eight…”

Power Density…

Topics: Alternate Energy, Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming, Green Tech, Thermodynamics Optimizing the placement of turbines within a wind farm can significantly increase energy extraction – but only until the installation reaches a certain size, researchers in the US conclude. This is just one finding of a computational study on wind turbines’ effects on theContinue reading “Power Density…”

Last Ice…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming The “Last Ice Area,” an Arctic region known for its thick ice cover, may be more vulnerable to climate change than scientists suspected, a new study has found. This frozen zone, which lies to the north of Greenland, earned its dramatic name because even though its ice grows and shrinks seasonally, much of theContinue reading “Last Ice…”

The Edge of the World…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming Antarctica’s monster Pine Island Glacier—one of the fastest melting glaciers on the continent—is giving climate scientists new reasons to worry. The trouble has to do with its ice shelf, a frozen ledge at the edge of the Pine Island Glacier. The ice shelf helps stabilize and contain the vastContinue reading “The Edge of the World…”

Argonne, Assemble…

Topics: Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Existentialism, Global Warming, Green Tech Thankfully, we’re not. Hat tip to Marvel, and Rotten Tomatoes. Scientists aren’t superheroes. Or are they? Superheroes defend the defenseless and save humanity from any number of disasters, both natural and unnatural, often using powers of logic and some really hip techno-gadgets. The Earth isContinue reading “Argonne, Assemble…”

Eight Years and Counting…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming The year 2028 could be one of stunning accomplishment or somber failure, depending on how society at large reacts to the current global warming crisis. An initiative called ClimateClock, created by a pair of activists/artists intends to ensure that we land in the former category. And if they’re not successful, don’t sayContinue reading “Eight Years and Counting…”