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”

Guardian: Cyclone Idai ‘might be southern hemisphere’s worst such disaster’

 Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction in southern Africa – video report The devastating cyclone that hit south-eastern Africa may be the worst ever disaster to strike the southern hemisphere, according to the UN. Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe over the last few days, destroying almost everything in its path, causing devastating floods,Continue reading “Guardian: Cyclone Idai ‘might be southern hemisphere’s worst such disaster’”

NPR interview: Earthshattering: Violent SuperNovas…and other hazards to our live in our universe

Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, And Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe. Bob Berman. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Global warming, polar ice caps melting, general doom and gloom – well, how’s this for a cheery book title? “Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, And Other Hazards To LifeContinue reading “NPR interview: Earthshattering: Violent SuperNovas…and other hazards to our live in our universe”

Quartz: The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck

By Corinne PurtillMarch 16, 2018 link to article also here. Let’s say the situation at work is not good. The project (or product, or re-org, or whatever) has launched, and the best you can say is that things aren’t going as planned. At all. It’s a disaster, though the best word for it is theContinue reading “Quartz: The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck”

BBC: ‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’– its in Sweden!

By Dougal ShawBBC Stories 29 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share Anna Bergstrom had a dilemma. She loved the glitzy world of high fashion, but had also come to feel that it was unsustainable and bad for the planet. She’s now foundContinue reading “BBC: ‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’– its in Sweden!”

Guardian: Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Still from Dr. Strangelove, Kubrick, 1964 Global warming has heated the oceans by the equivalent of one atomic bomb explosion per second for the past 150 years, according to analysis of new research. More than 90% of the heat trapped by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions has been absorbed by the seas, with just a fewContinue reading “Guardian: Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second”

Guardian: ‘It’s warm water now’: climate change strands sea turtles on Cape Cod shores

The Gulf of Maine’s rapidly warming waters draws in larger numbers of Kemp’s ridley turtles, enticing them to stay longer Josh Wood in Quincy, Massachusetts Wed 26 Dec 2018 01.00 ESTLast modified on Wed 26 Dec 2018 01.02 EST Shares 131  Staff at the Turtle hospital in the Florida Keys work to intubate a cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley turtle flown inContinue reading “Guardian: ‘It’s warm water now’: climate change strands sea turtles on Cape Cod shores”

BBC: Warning against ‘volcano tourism’ risks

Thrill-seeking tourists are putting themselves in danger and hampering emergency services by heading towards volcanoes when they erupt. A report from the Royal Geographical Society warns of the growing risks caused by “volcano tourism”. Emergency authorities in countries such as Iceland now have to contend with the arrival of tourists who rush there to getContinue reading “BBC: Warning against ‘volcano tourism’ risks”

NYTimes Magazine: The Insect Apocalypse Is Here

By Brooke Jarvis Nov. 27, 2018980 Sune Boye Riis was on a bike ride with his youngest son, enjoying the sun slanting over the fields and woodlands near their home north of Copenhagen, when it suddenly occurred to him that something about the experience was amiss. Specifically, something was missing. It was summer. He wasContinue reading “NYTimes Magazine: The Insect Apocalypse Is Here”