Quantifying the Economic Risks of Climate Science Uncertainty SOURCE: Sandia National LaboratoriesA map developed by Sandia Labs shows the GDP risk due to climate uncertainty in 48 US states between 2010 and 2050, in billions of dollars at a 0% discount rate. What we don’t know about climate science can really hurt us. What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us
When the news broke that a tsunami was headed for Hawaii and California, I feared someone would be crazy enough to paddle out ahead of the massive wave and try to ride it. I was right. Turns out the physics of riding such a wave make it impossible even for a professional surfer. According to the University of Hawaii at Hilo, there are several reasons why it won't work: 1 – Tsunami waves are thicker than normal waves. Why Surfing A Tsunami Wave Won't Work
Earth Impact Effects Program Robert Marcus, H. Jay Melosh, and Gareth Collins Welcome to the Earth Impact Effects Program: an easy-to-use, interactive web site for estimating the regional environmental consequences of an impact on Earth. This program will estimate the ejecta distribution, ground shaking, atmospheric blast wave, and thermal effects of an impact as well as the size of the crater produced. Please enter values in the boxes below to describe your impact event of choice and your distance away.
WWF - WWF's International Smart Gear Competition Through the Smart Gear competition, WWF supports innovation in solving the problem of fisheries bycatch. The competition brings together conservation interests with industry and government for unique cross-sector collaboration. Open to all, the competition has attracted entries from all kinds of people who care about fishing— from gear technologists and fishermen to engineers and chemists. Our international judges panel includes fisheries experts, gear technologists, fishermen, scientists, researchers and conservationists. In addition to running the competition, WWF also helps advance the winners toward implementation by the fishing industry. This may include further modification work, additional field trials or even help in navigating bureaucratic channels.