Tuesday, 13 November 2018

You could win $3 million

quote [ The Global Cooling Prize is an international competition launching November 12, 2018, to call upon participants around the world to develop a breakthrough residential cooling technology that has at least 5x less climate impact when compared to a baseline unit. ]

If Steele wins, he may drop SE. A better write up here.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by yunnaf@12:55amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 12 November 2018

Dangerous conditions, strong winds as crews battle deadly Camp Fire

quote [ The Camp Fire ? now the most destructive in California history ? has already burned some 111,000 acres, claimed the lives of at least 23 people, reduced the city of Paradise to ashes, and destroyed more than 6,700 homes and businesses. Three firefighters have suffered injuries in the conflagration, which was 25 percent contained Sunday and still threatening 15,000 structures. ]

Our new normal here in California
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by knumbknutz@2:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The Alaska Town Climate Change Will Kill

quote [ A small Arctic village is on the front line of climate change. The biggest problem? It's too expensive to move away. ]

Quaint little villages here and there.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

One killed as Wales battered by storms

quote [ Rivers burst their banks, homes were flooded and travel was hit as Wales was battered by Storm Callum. The River Towy has already burst its banks and breached the town's flood defences and it is critically high as flood warnings remain in place across Wales. ]

We'll just keep seeing these once-every-x-decades storms way more frequently.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by knumbknutz@3:31pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 11 October 2018

UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It?s Actually Worse Than That.

quote [ But it is, actually, worse than that ? considerably worse. That is because the new report?s worst-case scenario is, actually, a best case. In fact, it is a beyond-best-case scenario. What has been called a genocidal level of warming is already our inevitable future. The question is how much worse than that it will get. ]

At what point do we have permission to kill Republicans as a matter of self-defense?

(Not a repost, but I realized after posting it might have been better as a comment on steele's post than as a follow-up. I think it's pretty important, but feel free to downmod if it makes you feel less depressed.)
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Informative]
[by hellboy@8:03amGMT] [13 comments]

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The Mountain That Japan Hid From The World

quote [ Inside the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, in the island of Hokkaid?, not far from the active stratovolcano, Mount Usu, there is a 400-meter tall volcanic peak called Sh?wa-shinzan. Sh?wa-shinzan is Japan?s youngest mountain. It appeared on 28 December 1943 out of a wheat field accompanied by strong tremors and hot lava. ]

My mountain is hidden in a pile of trees
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+9 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:21amGMT] [13 comments]

Monday, 8 October 2018

Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040

quote [ A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy. ]

Direct link to the IPCC Report which it should be noted, is considered to be largely conservative in its estimates.

Trump administration predicts a 7F (~4C) global temperature rise. Its policies assume planet?s fate is sealed.

In case you were wondering how that 'not going extinct in a hundred years' thing was working out for us. #YourMomIsAnEndangeredSpecies

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Underrated]
[by steele@5:30pmGMT] [29 comments]

Why a US national park is holding a 'Fat Bear Week' contest

quote [ Bulky bears are facing off online in an annual competition hosted by a US National Park. ]

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+5]
[by arrowhen@5:04amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Murdered man's body found after tree 'unusual for the area' grew from seed in his stomach

quote [ Ahmet Hergune was killed during the conflict between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots in 1974 ]

shall fall unto the earth, even as a fig tree
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+10 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Massive boom hopes to corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash

quote [ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Engineers are deploying a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

The 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom is being towed from San Francisco to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch ? an island of trash twice the size of Texas. ]

Very challenging project due to the extremely low density of material, not to mention the small particulate size. I would like to see the Asian countries that are now contributing more than 80 percent of new plastic from their rivers, step up and start doing upstream cleanups as well.

Nevertheless, it's a start, and I look forward to the results of this attempt.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+5 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@2:47pmGMT] [3 comments]

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