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Optimistic Researchers Say There Still Time To Head Off Climate Change Before It Starts Killing Rich People. BERKELEY, CA—In a rare silver lining amid increasingly dire assessments of the climate crisis, optimistic researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, released a report Friday suggesting there was still time to head off environmental catastrophe before it started killing rich people.

Optimistic Researchers Say There Still Time To Head Off Climate Change Before It Starts Killing Rich People

“Though rising sea levels and powerful storms are devastating coastal areas, it’s not too late to stop floods from threatening those who live high above the water in multimillion-dollar penthouses,” said climatologist and report author Dennis Gibson, explaining that by 2030, the wealthiest 0.01% of Americans would need to increase investment in charter helicopter services to ensure they would have a way to travel from a metropolitan high-rise to a vacation home without inconvenience.

“Similarly, rich people’s ski chalets in Wyoming, Vermont, and the Alps are at elevations that provide them with natural protection against flooding rivers. U.S. Responds To Rising Sea Levels By Patting East Coast With Towels. The Melting of Large Icebergs is a Key Stage in the Evolution of Ice Ages. Climate migration — Quartz Weekly Obsession. The climate fix you’ve been waiting for: Rock dust? Scientists have been trying to figure out how to make use of one of nature’s tricks for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere with rock and rain.

The climate fix you’ve been waiting for: Rock dust?

As rain washes away tiny particles of rock, newly exposed minerals bind with carbon, transforming carbon dioxide into new chemicals. It’s a simple combination of basic chemistry and erosion. We can speed the process up by speeding up erosion, crushing tons and tons of rock and spreading it across the earth’s surface, if we had the money to do it and a vast area where inhabitants don’t mind trucks covering everything with a layer of rock dust once a year. Farms are the most likely candidate for such a massive undertaking, because farmers already do some incidental advanced weathering as a byproduct of “liming”, where they apply crushed limestone to fields when their soils become too acidic.

Will Florida be lost forever to the climate crisis? Few places on the planet are more at risk from the climate crisis than south Florida, where more than 8 million residents are affected by the convergence of almost every modern environmental challenge – from rising seas to contaminated drinking water, more frequent and powerful hurricanes, coastal erosion, flooding and vanishing wildlife and habitat.

Will Florida be lost forever to the climate crisis?

If scientists are right, the lower third of the state will be underwater by the end of the century. Yet despite this grim outlook, scientists, politicians, environment groups and others are tackling the challenges head on. Below are some of the biggest threats posed by the climate crisis to south Florida today, along with solutions under consideration. Some of these solutions will have a lasting impact on the fight. Others, in many cases, are only delaying the inevitable. Study reveals one climate strategy could save the world $616 trillion. Climate change isn't all about cost.

Study reveals one climate strategy could save the world $616 trillion

It can be about gain, too. A new study reveals following one climate change-mitigation strategy could save the world as much as $616 trillion. In the study, researchers simulate a number of possible scenarios to determine the ideal way the world can combat the worst effects of climate change — and what might happen if we don't do anything to curb its insidious effects. It comes down to countries cooperating at a global scale. New decade starts with climate change bills, regulatory rollbacks and investor pressure - Axios. Where it stands: It was easy to miss those developments with all of the alarming headlines of the last 13 days.

New decade starts with climate change bills, regulatory rollbacks and investor pressure - Axios

America flirted with a Mideast war, the oil market surprisingly shrugged it off, a plane was shot from the sky, the impeachment saga feels like old news but is still very much a thing, and Australia is burning. Cue a modern-day rendition of 1989’s We Didn’t Start The Fire. NASA releases 50-year timelapse video of earth’s changing glaciers. NASA has released a new time-lapse video capturing the earth’s glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space, providing scientists with new insights into how the planet’s frozen regions are changing. the video, which takes images from the landsat mission dating back to 1972 and continuing though 2019, shows the speed-up of glacial retreat starting in 2000, as well as meltwater ponds spreading to higher elevations, potentially speeding up ice flow, and revealing lakes hidden beneath the winter snow.

NASA releases 50-year timelapse video of earth’s changing glaciers

‘we now have this long, detailed record that allows us to look at what’s happened in alaska,’ comments mark fahnestock of the university of alaska fairbanks, who has stitched together six-second time-lapses of every glacier in alaska and the yukon. ‘when you play these movies, you get a sense of how dynamic these systems are and how unsteady the ice flows.’ in the past 50 years, glaciers are birthing more ice into the ocean than ever before through meltwater lakes. Juliana neira I designboom. Climate Change: Florida Will See Disastrous King Tides, Wastewater from Septic Tanks. While the nation's attention is directed at the ongoing burlesque of democratic government in Washington, D.C. those clever Chinese climate hoaxsters are hard at work giving places like Florida a sneak preview of coming attractions.

Climate Change: Florida Will See Disastrous King Tides, Wastewater from Septic Tanks

From the Weather Channel: Higher sea levels threaten the systems that carry wastewater away from more than one in five households in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes use septic tanks that rely on dry soil to work properly. America's great climate exodus is starting in the Florida Keys.

Lori Rittel is stuck in her Florida Keys home, living in the wreckage left by Hurricane Irma two years ago, unable to rebuild or repair.

America's great climate exodus is starting in the Florida Keys

Now her best hope for escape is to sell the little white bungalow to the government to knock down. Her bedroom is still a no-go zone so she sleeps in the living room with her cat and three dogs. She just installed a sink in the bathroom, which is missing a wall, so she can wash her dishes inside the house now. Weather reports make her nervous. “I just want to sell this piece of junk and get the hell out,” she said. ‘Mystery’ volcano that cooled the ancient world traced to El Salvador. The sixth century was a rough time to be alive: Lower-than-average temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere triggered crop failure, famine, and maybe even the onset of bubonic plague.

‘Mystery’ volcano that cooled the ancient world traced to El Salvador

The ultimate culprit, scientists say, were two back-to-back volcanic eruptions—one in 536 C.E. and another around 540 C.E. The first likely happened in Iceland or North America. But the location of the second one has remained a mystery—until now. Researchers studying ancient deposits from El Salvador’s Ilopango volcano knew that a massive eruption had taken place there sometime between the third and sixth centuries. That event, dubbed Tierra Blanca Joven (TBJ), or “white young earth,” sent a volcanic plume towering nearly 50 kilometers into the atmosphere. These Are the US Military Bases Most Threatened by Climate Change. The belated lists arrived just ahead of a GAO report that says the Pentagon is failing to use climate projections in planning.

These Are the US Military Bases Most Threatened by Climate Change

After a five-month delay, U.S. lawmakers can finally see which military bases are most threatened by climate change — information that arrived just ahead of a Congressional finding that the Defense Department has little idea how to prepare for these threats. Each service evaluated its infrastructure’s vulnerability to increased flooding, drought, and wildfires; thawing permafrost; rising rivers and coasts; and other effects of climate change.

Changes in ocean 'conveyor belt' foretold abrupt climate changes by four centuries. Hattip geofish The oceans are a huge factor in global climate change. A fact that is always glossed over by the anti life carbon cult. How is that even realistic? Considering the oceans cover more then 70 percent of the planet. While holding 97 percent of earth's water.Link. 50 Photos That Show Just How Insanely Cold It Is In America Right Now. Bloomberg - Are you a robot? Huge ancient ice wall across the Bering Strait may have triggered Ice Age. First geoengineering experiment to dim the sun on track for 2019. Harvard scientists will attempt to replicate the climate-cooling effect of volcanic eruptions with a world-first solar geoengineering experiment set for early 2019. The Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) will inject calcium carbonate particles high above the earth in an attempt to reflect some of the sun's rays back into space.

It will likely mark the first time the controversial concept of dimming the sun — more scientifically known as stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) — will be tested in the real world. Existing understanding of SAI comes from computer modelling and also from observing the natural effects of volcanoes, which create a haze of sulphate particles that effectively cool the planet. The 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines, for instance, caused the average global temperature to drop by about 0.6 degrees Celsius in the following 15 months. Harvard team plans to launch experiment in early 2019. Global Warming Is Setting Fire to American Leadership.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t believe” climate change is real. Guess what? The global environment doesn’t care. Oxygen could have been available to life as early as 3.5 billion years ago. Climate change prompts a rethink of Everglades management. Efforts to restore the rich ecology of the Florida Everglades have so far focused on fighting damage from pollutant runoff and reestablishing the natural flow of water.

But now, an expert panel is calling for federal and state agencies to reassess their plans in light of threats from climate change and sea-level rise. A congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, released on 16 October, asks the managers of the 18-year-old Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to conduct a “midcourse assessment.” The new evaluation should account for likely conditions in the wetlands in “2050 and beyond” and model how existing restoration projects would fare under various sea-level rise scenarios. “I use the analogy of a hockey player,” says environmental economist William Boggess at Oregon State University in Corvallis, who is chair of the panel behind the new report.

Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting. ‘Can Anyone Hear Me?’ Shout Terrified Climate Scientists Frantically Waving Arms As Passersby Walk Straight Through Them. Today Is A Good Time To Talk To Florida Voters About Climate Change. Rock-solid evidence shows how Earth's eccentric orbit affects climate change. The Earth goes through regular, large-scale cycles of ice ages and warmer periods, driven by a whole range of factors. The Future of Drought Has Come Early in Australian Town Broken Hill.

The mind-bending physics of Scandinavian sea-level change. New evidence that Siberian volcanic eruptions caused extinction 250 million yrs ago - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News. A team of scientists has found new evidence that the Great Permian Extinction, which occurred approximately 250 million years ago, was caused by massive volcanic eruptions that led to significant environmental changes. Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News. Eight low-lying Pacific islands swallowed whole by rising seas. Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape. You can find evidence of a changing climate everywhere on Earth.

Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 years - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News. Satellite Snafu Masked True Sea Level Rise for Decades. Joe Raedle/Getty. Scientists are starting to clear up one of the biggest controversies in climate science. This color-coded map displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies from 1880 through 2015.

Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower then normal temperatures are shown in blue. ‘I’m open-minded, you’re not’: Tucker Carlson melts down after Bill Nye schools him on climate change. 100-year-old expedition logbooks reveal Antarctic sea ice patterns. Donald Trump thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax. China begs to differ. Dreaded Polar Vortex May Be Shifting. Theconversation. AP Exclusive: US ignored rising-sea warnings at radar site. Climate-exodus expected in the Middle East and North Africa – HeritageDaily.

New ice age knowledge – HeritageDaily. Catastrophic Canadian Wildfire Is a Sign of Destruction to Come. Mounting evidence suggests early agriculture staved off global cooling. Department of Defense Confronts Climate Change. Miami is Flooding. Climate Change Review. Explainer: how scientists know climate change is happening. The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing. Page 7 of The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here. Why the Arctic's Big Mosquito Problem Is Getting a Lot Worse. Climate Change vs Wine: A Snapshot of Year 2050. Soil & Carbon: Soil Solutions to Climate Problems. Nature’s Global Warming Fix. Greenland Vikings outlived climate change for centuries. What It Would Really Take to Reverse Climate Change. Refreeze the Arctic?

Changing Climates of History. Global warming’s winter warfare: Why climate deniers are reigniting their bogus cold-weather crusade. How Climate Change Will End Wine As We Know It. Does Our Military Know Something We Don't About Global Warming? Geoengineering Climate Change. Oceans Getting Hotter Than Anybody Realized. These actions have done the most to mitigate climate change.

Rebecca Solnit: The politics of pretending are killing us. Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs. Meet the scientists who sat Rick Scott down and explained climate change to him. Mysterious Craters Are Just the Beginning of Arctic Surprises. How Western civilization ended, circa 2014. Stopping harmful climate change is surprisingly cheap - environment - 04 July 2014.

The Mathematically Correct Way to Debate Climate Change. We have a problem: The science behind rising seas. Study links stronger Pacific trade winds to pause in global warming. Washington and the Oil Industry Know the Truth About Climate Change. Pink marine sediments reveal rapid ice melt during the Ice Age. Less ice in Greenland 3,000 years ago than today.

Obama signs executive order to prepare the U.S. for climate change. Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt. Warmer in Southern Europe, wetter in the North. Abandoned Russian farmland soaks up 50 million tons of carbon every year. A Reprieve From Warming, Thanks to the Pacific. CIA Backs $630,000 Scientific Study on Controlling Global Climate. Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown. Taking X-rays of CO2. Arctic waters growing alarmingly acidic.

Oceans drive climate change. Greening the Planet – Dr. Matt Ridley. Graph of the Day - Why solving climate change is simple. New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise - environment - 07 February 2013. Sun-kissed sulphur reveals volcanic effects on climate. Seeking Clues About Sea Level From Fossil Beaches. DNA drilled up from the bottom of Greenland’s ice sheet. Humanity’s march towards self-destruction. Did Climate Change Cause Hurricane Sandy? Ask Randall: Climate Change.