SWI: Climate warming is global and fast, say Swiss experts

Melting glaciers is just one of the consequences of climate change.(Keystone/Arno Balzarini)   Swiss scientists have discounted allegations that the current climate change is a recurring phenomenon in the history of mankind. A team of researchers from the Swiss university of Bern gathered evidence showing that the previous periods of rising and dropping temperatures fromContinue reading “SWI: Climate warming is global and fast, say Swiss experts”

New Yorker: The Really Big One An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.

    EXCERPT> Soon after that shaking begins, the electrical grid will fail, likely everywhere west of the Cascades and possibly well beyond. If it happens at night, the ensuing catastrophe will unfold in darkness. In theory, those who are at home when it hits should be safest; it is easy and relatively inexpensive toContinue reading “New Yorker: The Really Big One An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.”

BBC: Stromboli: volcano erupts on Italian island

A volcano has erupted on the Italian island of Stromboli, killing one person and sending frightened tourists fleeing. The victim is a male hiker who was hit by a falling stone, while other people were injured. The navy has been deployed for a possible mass evacuation, with 70 people already evacuated. The volcano is oneContinue reading “BBC: Stromboli: volcano erupts on Italian island”

Oarfish bring omen of an immanent earthquake

Philippines on earthquake and tsunami alert after giant 14ft oarfish washes up on shore THE Philippines is on earthquake and tsunami alert following the discovery of an almost 14ft oarfish on their shores. By CLAIRE ANDERSON PUBLISHED: 03:00, Tue, Jun 25, 2019 | UPDATED: 08:12, Tue, Jun 25, 2019 0 Oarfish: Geologist explains their ‘link’ to earthquakes Play UnmuteContinue reading “Oarfish bring omen of an immanent earthquake”

Vox: Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people?

The debate over whether climate change will end life on Earth, explained. By Kelsey Piper  Jun 13, 2019, 1:30pm EDT Is climate change going to end human civilization for good, and so soon that we may as well not bother saving for retirement? That’s the theory put forward in a recent viral Vice post: “New Report Warns ‘HighContinue reading “Vox: Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people?”

ARTNET: It’s hard to make good art about climage change. Venice Biennale, Lithuanian Pavilion.

Sun & Sea, Lithuania’s contribution to the 2019 Venice Biennale. Photo: Neon Realism. So much art about climate change is bad. It’s preachy, literal, unimaginative, and hung up on aerial shots of floods or topographical maps. By contrast, Lithuania’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale, titled Sun & Sea (Marina), is a revelation. It is aContinue reading “ARTNET: It’s hard to make good art about climage change. Venice Biennale, Lithuanian Pavilion.”

Guardian: Loss of biodiversity is just as catastrophic as climate change

Robert Watson A colleague recently described how fish would swim into her clothing when she was a child bathing in the ocean off the coast of Vietnam, but today the fish are gone and her children find the story far-fetched. Another recalled his experiences just last year in Cape Town – one of the world’s mostContinue reading “Guardian: Loss of biodiversity is just as catastrophic as climate change”

the Guardian: Extinction Rebellion and Momentum join forces on climate crisis

Activists to rally at parliament urging government to declare environmental emergency Mattha Busby  @matthabusby Mon 29 Apr 2019 15.07 BST Momentum, the youth climate strikers and Extinction Rebellion are to unite in protest outside parliament on Wednesday as Labour calls on the Conservatives to declare an environmental emergency in a parliamentary vote. In the first explicit collaboration between theContinue reading “the Guardian: Extinction Rebellion and Momentum join forces on climate crisis”

BBC: Iran floods: Homes and people swept away

Rescue operations are under way across Iran as the death toll from severe flooding has reached more than 60. There are new warnings that dams in some areas could overflow, causing more devastation. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and many are in urgent need of food, water, tents and blankets. The BBCContinue reading “BBC: Iran floods: Homes and people swept away”