Huffpost: 2020 Is Proving Another Disastrous Year For Our Earth’s Climate

The year already has been marked by rising global temperatures, Arctic ice melts and intensifying wildfires and storms. By Nina Golgowski Record-breaking heat, melting ice caps, raging wildfires and a particularly grim hurricane forecast may have taken a backseat in news cycles dominated by politics and a health pandemic, but that doesn’t mean these climate phenomena have gone away. The year still has more than four … Continue reading Huffpost: 2020 Is Proving Another Disastrous Year For Our Earth’s Climate

NYTimes: Konrad Steffen, Who Sounded Alarm on Greenland Ice, Dies at 68

Konrad Steffen in 2010. His Greenland research station became a destination for journalists, political leaders and other dignitaries to see climate change from the front row. Credit…William Colgan/CIRES – GEUS A renowned researcher on rising sea levels, he died after falling into the kind of crevasse that warming has created. “It looks like climate change actually claimed him as a victim,” a colleague said. By John Schwartz … Continue reading NYTimes: Konrad Steffen, Who Sounded Alarm on Greenland Ice, Dies at 68

GUARDIAN: I feel fine: fans of world-ending films ‘coping better with pandemic’ Researchers say apocalyptic movies prepare people for Covid-19 and make them more resilient

  Ian Sample Science editor @iansample Published onWed 1 Jul 2020 19.05 BST 276 For those of you who whiled away hours on the sofa watching society crumble in the face of marauding zombies, deadly aliens and infectious diseases – it’s time to reap the rewards. Psychologists have found evidence that fans of apocalyptic movies – where global order is upturned – may be more … Continue reading GUARDIAN: I feel fine: fans of world-ending films ‘coping better with pandemic’ Researchers say apocalyptic movies prepare people for Covid-19 and make them more resilient

LiveScience: Viking ‘treasure’ of rare artefacts revealed on a long-lost mountain trail

Another dog to add to the big story-PtL By Mindy Weisberger – Senior Writer 2 days ago Melting ice uncovered a long-lost trail strewn with Viking objects  Mitten found at Lendbreen, made from different pieces of woven fabric. Radiocarbon-dated to the ninth century. (Image: © Antiquity Publications Ltd/Photo: Johan Wildhagen, Palookaville) Archaeologists recently documented a rare treasure trove of Viking Age objects littering a long-forgotten … Continue reading LiveScience: Viking ‘treasure’ of rare artefacts revealed on a long-lost mountain trail

Nat Geographic: These charts show how coronavirus has ‘quieted’ the world

These charts show how coronavirus has ‘quieted’ the world see Link on image for the full set of charts. As people stopped commuting and traveling, the Earth’s surface vibrated less—and seismologists tracked the change. BY MAYA WEI-HAAS GRAPHICS BY TAYLOR MAGGIACOMO PUBLISHED APRIL 8, 2020 The sound of silence, around the globe Lecocq initially analyzed data from stations in his home city of Brussels just … Continue reading Nat Geographic: These charts show how coronavirus has ‘quieted’ the world

the Guardian: Nightingales at risk due to shorter wings caused by climate crisis

The changing climate is affecting migratory birds such as nightingales. Photograph: FLPA/Michael Durham/Rex/Shutterstock   Migration to European breeding grounds from Africa is harder due to evolutionary changes Patrick Barkham @patrick_barkham Wed 1 Apr 2020 05.00 BSTLast modified on Wed 1 Apr 2020 05.53 BST The nightingale was feted by John Keats as a “light-winged Dryad of the trees”. But the much-celebrated small bird with a beautiful song … Continue reading the Guardian: Nightingales at risk due to shorter wings caused by climate crisis

NYT: The Fires Are Out, but Australia’s Climate Disasters Aren’t Over

By Damien Cave Photographs by Matthew Abbott Feb. 23, 202 RAINBOW FLAT, Australia — Standing in thick mud between burned trees and a concrete slab where his house had been, Peter Ruprecht admitted that he was not sure how or when to rebuild. He was still dizzied by what Australia’s increasingly volatile climate had already delivered: first a drought, then a devastating bush fire, then … Continue reading NYT: The Fires Are Out, but Australia’s Climate Disasters Aren’t Over

Artspace: 5 Times Nature Won Over Art: Natural Disasters and Culture

By Artspace Editors DEC. 19, 2019 Depending on who you talk to, the world’s environmental future runs the gamut from doomed to irrelevant, but one thing’s for sure: it is seldom poised to inspire anything less than rapturous anger in its discussants. Scientists say we have about a decade to turn this ship around, but Republican-inflected corporate interests and run-of-the-mill hubris seem fully prepared to … Continue reading Artspace: 5 Times Nature Won Over Art: Natural Disasters and Culture

NYTimes: How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong

The flooded roadway into the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy.Credit…Andrew Burton/Getty Images Opinion How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong Few thought it would arrive so quickly. Now we’re facing consequences once viewed as fringe scenarios. By Eugene Linden SEE THIS LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE: Mr. Linden has written widely about climate change. For decades, most scientists saw climate change as a … Continue reading NYTimes: How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong

NYTimes: It’s the End of California as We Know It

The fires and the blackouts are connected to a larger problem in this state: a failure to live sustainably. By Farhad Manjoo Opinion Columnist Oct. 30, 2019 1930 Battling a grass fire in Knightsen, Calif., on Sunday.Credit…Jose Carlos Fajardo/San Jose Mercury News, via Associated Press 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 I have lived nearly all my life in California, and my love for this place and its people runs deep and … Continue reading NYTimes: It’s the End of California as We Know It