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nikkitajiri · an hour ago
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From my collection, Murmur Rumble Roar: Poems About Climate Change. Available on Amazon worldwide.
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thescientificinquirer · 4 hours ago
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U.S. halfway to zero-emissions target, study.
U.S. halfway to zero-emissions target, study.
Concerns about climate change are driving a growing number of states, utilities, and corporations to set the goal of zeroing out power-sector carbon emissions. To date 17 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico have adopted laws or executive orders to achieve 100% carbon-free electricity in the next couple of decades. Additionally, 46 U.S. utilities have pledged to go carbon free no later…
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haberdashing · 4 hours ago
Call me pessimistic, but I think we'll see a lot of COVID-style lockdowns in the future (btw, I do NOT mean this in a "The govt wants to control us all!" kind of way, but rather, I think global warming will get bad enough that we'll be forced into these lockdowns, either due to temperatures getting too hot in the summer (at least in certain areas of the world), or rising temperatures releasing more (and deadlier) diseases).
I’m not sure that temperatures alone would be enough to cause lockdowns even with global warming, but honestly, I see your point that more pandemics and natural disasters may well be on the horizon because of it. This is definitely going to be a... tricky bit of history in the decades and centuries to come.
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currentclimate · 5 hours ago
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thejewishlink · 6 hours ago
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CNN Director: We Worked To Oust Trump, We Create ‘Propaganda,’ Use ‘Fear’ To Pass Climate Agenda
CNN Director: We Worked To Oust Trump, We Create ‘Propaganda,’ Use ‘Fear’ To Pass Climate Agenda
EXPLOSIVE: Project Veritas released a video on Tuesday that showed CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester admitting that the network had worked to get President Donald Trump out of office and that the network creates “propaganda” on issues they know little about. While explosive, the footage likely will not come as a surprise are many; polling has shown that CNN is the least trusted cable news…
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rjzimmerman · 6 hours ago
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Excerpt from this story from the New York Times:
The Muldrow Glacier, on the north side of Denali in Alaska, is undergoing a rare surge. In the past few months the 39-mile-long river of ice has been moving as much as 90 feet a day, 100 times its usual speed.
The event has excited glaciologists, who’ve rushed to study it using satellite imaging, specialized aerial photography and global positioning system devices delicately placed on the shifting ice.
Surges often last only a few months. Most of them occur on remote glaciers and are detected only after they’ve ended — when, for example, satellite images show that a glacier front has rapidly advanced. But the Muldrow is within Denali National Park and Preserve. Planes regularly fly over the glacier carrying sightseers and climbers eager to ascend North America’s highest mountain.
In early March, the pilot of just such a flight near the Muldrow Glacier noticed large numbers of new crevasses as well as changes to lateral moraines, areas of rocky debris that build up on the edges of glaciers. “They looked all torn up,” said Chris Palm, the pilot, with K2 Aviation.
The stress and strain from rapid movement of so much ice — the glacier is up to about 1,500 feet thick and a mile and a half across — is causing all the deformation and fracturing.
Video from Denali National Park showing us the glacier cracking up. We don’t see movement, but it’s obvious the glacier is being a drama queen.
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urupotter · 6 hours ago
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I am going to become the joker
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rjzimmerman · 6 hours ago
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Excerpt from this essay from Rolling Stone, authored by Jeff Goodell:
“When it comes to the climate crisis,” says futurist Alex Steffen, “speed is everything.” Every molecule of carbon we dump into the atmosphere is another molecule of carbon that will warm the climate for centuries to come, and in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, reshape the world we live in. The changes we are making are not reversible. If we magically stopped all carbon pollution tomorrow, the Earth’s temperature would level off, but warm seas would continue melting the ice sheets and seas would keep rising for decades, if not centuries (last time carbon levels were as high as they are today, sea levels were 70 feet higher). Ocean acidification, caused by high CO2 levels, is already dissolving coral reefs and is having a major impact on the ocean food chain. Even after emissions stop, it will take the ocean thousands of years to recover.
Cutting carbon fast would slow these changes and reduce the risk of other climate catastrophes. But despite the world’s newfound ambition, political leaders are not moving anywhere near fast enough. Even the goal of holding future warming to 2 C, which is a centerpiece of the Paris Agreement and considered the outer limits of a Goldilocks climate for much of the planet, is nearly out of reach. As a recent paper in Nature pointed out: “On current trends, the probability of staying below 2 C of warming is only five percent.” If all countries meet the commitment they made in the 2015 Paris Agreement and continue to reduce emissions at the same rate after 2030, the paper argued, the probability of remaining below 2 C of warming rises to 26 percent (“As if a 26 percent chance was good,” Swedish climate wunderkind Greta Thunberg pointed out in a tweet).
The great danger is not climate denial. The great danger is climate delay. Instead of pushing for changes tomorrow, world leaders and CEOs like to make virtuous-sounding statements about what they will do in 2050. And then in 2050, they will make virtuous-sounding statements about what they will do in 2070. Climate scientist Zeke Hausfather calls this the “empty radicalism” of long-term goals.
What’s needed is action now. As climate envoy John Kerry put it at the World Sustainable Development Summit in February: “We have to now phase out coal five times faster than we have been. We have to increase tree cover five times faster than we have been. We have to ramp up renewable energy six times faster than we are. We have to transition to [electric vehicles] 22 times faster.”
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gloriousstrangeravenue · 6 hours ago
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Powell defends Fed’s increasing focus on climate change threats | Banks News
Powell defends Fed’s increasing focus on climate change threats | Banks News
‘Our job is to make sure that financial institutions, banks, particularly the largest ones, understand and are able to manage the significant risks that they take,’ US Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in an interview with the Economic Club of Washington, DC. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the Fed’s increasing scrutiny of the threat that climate change could pose to the…
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unlistid · 7 hours ago
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Humans Looking For Another Planet To Ruin
Humans Looking For Another Planet To Ruin
The one thing humans are good at is destruction. People have been ruining things for decades. When it started get bad, they started looking for a new planet. They have been talking about mars for the longest. They say it could have had life and that they want to discover more. Humans have been ruining earth for so long and now that it has gotten so bad, they don’t wanna fix anything. They just…
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unlistid · 7 hours ago
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The Thing About Climate Change: People Know It's Happening But Still Do Nothing
The Thing About Climate Change: People Know It’s Happening But Still Do Nothing
Climate change is a big deal because we live on this planet. This is our planet, so we should keep it clean and healthy. Unfortunately over the past decades things have went down hill. There is more pollution, litter, forest fires, and wild life problems. I hate litter and I never understood how people could just throw trash on the ground. It disgusting, unsanitary, and it shows your character.…
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tomorrowusa · 7 hours ago
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Duluth could become a destination for climate refugees. Seriously.
Think about it...
No tropical cyclones.
Not subject to rise in sea levels because it’s nowhere near an ocean.
Cool climate, so a notable increase in temperature wouldn’t make it unbearable.
Not likely to be affected by severe drought or flooding.
Not far from abundant agricultural lands.
Forest fires not a huge problem in the area.
It also has some major geological advantages.
Rare earthquakes -- practically nonexistent.
No major landslides, the hills in the region are not that tall. 
It’s located on Lake Superior, one of the largest bodies of fresh water on the planet. No need to import water from three states away.
No location is perfect. It can get quite cold even by Chicago standards. Californians who regard 50°F/10°C as chilly would be in for a major shock in winter. It is located in an area which theoretically can get tornadoes, but there has never been a tornado in Duluth or nearby Superior, Wisconsin in recorded history.
The area around Duluth and portions of Wisconsin and Michigan to the east could indeed become more popular with people fleeing fires, heat waves, hurricanes, sea level rise, and droughts in other parts of the US. 
Duluth is where I-35 begins. Yes, it’s the same I-35 that runs through San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. So if y’all wanna visit a place where the electricity stays on all winter, just hop on the interstate and keep driving north until the road stops.
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currentclimate · 8 hours ago
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politishaun · 8 hours ago
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Twice a day for the past half a century, a weather balloon to measure atmospheric conditions was released from a research station situated on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Faced with advancing seas that are set to devour it, the outpost has now been abandoned.
On 31 March, the handful of workers who operated the National Weather Service station in Chatham were evacuated due to fears the property could fall into the Atlantic Ocean. A final weather balloon was released before they left, with a demolition crew set to raze the empty site this month.
Until recently, the weather station had a buffer of about 100ft of land to a bluff that dropped into the ocean, only for a series of fierce storms in 2020 to accelerate local erosion. At times, 6ft of land was lost in a single day, forcing the National Weather Service to order a hasty retreat.
“We’d know for a long time there was erosion but the pace of it caught everyone by surprise,” said Andy Nash, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service’s Boston office. “We felt we had maybe another 10 years but then we started losing a foot of a bluff a week and realized we didn’t have years, we had just a few months. We were a couple of storms from a very big problem...”
The loss of the station will not compromise overall weather monitoring but does leave something of a gap – research sites such as Chatham are scattered about 200 miles apart along the US east coast.
Natural processes have reshaped what is now Cape Cod over millennia. Up to about 11,000 years ago, a much larger land mass jutted out into the Atlantic, only for its coastline of sand and mud to be winnowed away by the tides. More recently a favoured vacation spot for the rich and famous, Cape Cod now resembles an arm flexing its biceps, with Chatham perched at the tip of its elbow.
Andrew Ashton, an associate scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, based on Cape Cod, said that while the cape has naturally shifted shape for centuries, the rising seas and stronger storms spurred by the climate crisis will quicken the pace of change.
“It’s an extremely dynamic environment, which is obviously a problem if you are building permanent infrastructure here,” he said. “We are putting our foot on the accelerator to make the environment even more dynamic. What’s happened with the station is an indication of what we will see along the whole coast. In a way we are unprepared for how much worse things will be with climate change.”
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khelkhabr · 9 hours ago
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Warm weather affects Iditarod sled dog race
Warm weather affects Iditarod sled dog race
Warm weather affects Iditarod sled dog race – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The weather in Anchorage, Alaska, has created trouble for the annual Iditarod sled dog race. The conditions aren’t too cold and harsh, but just the opposite: It’s too warm, and there’s not enough snow. For the second consecutive year, the first leg of the race had to be shortened to account for the lack of quality snow.…
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inquisitivetree · 9 hours ago
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[Image description: a tweet by user Jason Hickel @jasonhickel saying “Think of how devastating climate breakdown has become over the past 10 years. The fires, the heatwaves, the droughts, the famines, the ice loss, the refugees. Then remember that right now the plan is to *continue heating the planet* for at least another 30 years. It is madness.” /end ID]
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