⚛️The 7 reasons why nuclear energy is not the answer to solve #ClimateChange
The increased extent of wetlands in Tropical Africa, especially in South Sudan, is linked to one third of the global #methane emission increase in the last decade.
📷 INPE via Flickr
🌋 Large volcanic eruptions produced exceptionally dry conditions in North America, Europe and Asia in the last millennium.
Human rights are at threat from #ClimateChange, but can also provide solutions
Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet
#ClimateChange is almost too big a problem to study. The solution? Volcanoes. 🌋
"As #CO2 has built up in the atmosphere over the past decades, many tree species have also been growing faster. By taking carbon out of the atmosphere and locking it away in their bodies, trees have partially been making up for the CO2 we continue to spew from our power plants, tailpipes, and factories".
"Ocean color has become a vital metric in #ClimateScience in recent years, since it is difficult, if not impossible, to measure surface temperature across the world’s vast oceans". 🌊
"If climate scientists would act as if climate change is a personal choice problem, rather than a tragedy of the commons, that may give the wrong impression".
Blog post by @VictorVenema
"The Saudis didn't refuse to welcome the (IPCC) report because they don't believe the science is right.
They did so because they know it is".
Originally written for the German public but valid for all of us:
#ClimateChange: The Coming Calamity
Our op-ed on the critical Brazilian elections and the impact it can have on the Amazon and climate science in general has been published by Mongabay.com
Brazil's presidential elections
A fascist candidate might win next elections and the Amazon forest is at risk.
"This is not just a Brazilian problem. Amazonia’s huge carbon stocks in the vegetation and in the soil put this region at the center of global concerns about a “runaway greenhouse” because any substantial release of Amazonia’s carbon stocks would make it difficult to control global warming".
Europe is planning to build miniature CO2-monitoring satellites to determine whether nations are meeting pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
The Anthropocene ❓
The #Anthropocene magazine is Future Earth journal. You can read the story in the following article by Andrew Revkin:
I personally hesitate about the use of the 'Anthropocene' term because of two main reasons:
1- When did the Anthropocene start? Is there a stratigraphic marker we can use?
2- 'Anthropo' means human. Are all humans to blame for this geological change?
Wet season's precipitation rate 💦 in the northern Amazon rainforest has been increasing in the last 30 years due to warming ♨️ of the Atlantic Ocean, study finds.
El Niño is getting stronger due to #ClimateChange
Our recent study on #BlackCarbon light absorption over central Amazonia was published today on ACP
The significant increase of black and brown carbon during El Niño 2015/6 shows how the atmosphere can be affected if warmer and drier conditions are more prevalent in the future.
Temperate crops will be strongly affected by #ClimateChange.
"Eleven European countries are predicted to see 75 percent or higher increases in insect-induced wheat losses, including the U.K., Denmark, Sweden and Ireland".
Focus on atmospheric particulate matter.
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