Don’t Panic – Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike South Asia… this century

I have been warning about this sort of development for years:

In South Asia, a region of deep poverty where one-fifth of the world’s people live, new research suggests that by the end of this century climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection.

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Biggest Dead Zone – Ever

The biggest ever dead zone has just been recorded in the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists say the oxygen-depleted region is about the size of New Jersey, covering 8,776 square miles (22,720 square kilometers). A dead zone is where there is not enough oxygen to support marine life. The cause is human (fertilizer and effluent runoff).

The nutrients, which get carried down from the river, feed plankton blooms that die and sink. Their resulting decay uses oxygen

Studies based on nitrogen and phosphorus in the Mississippi River had predicted one of the largest dead zones ever. Unwanted record: Biggest ever dead zone in Gulf of Mexico[...] Read More

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Tag Cloud

I’ve added a “tag cloud” to the blog – but I’ve only been able to find the time to tag about 18 months worth of articles (250 out of nearly 3000), so the cloud will probably get much, much bigger. It will also then reflect the real emphasis of the tag titles (topics) written over the years.

It’s not exactly what I want. What is really needed is a index of articles, with article summaries for each listing.[...] Read More

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Ocean Shipping – A World View of Incredible Activity

Want to get some perspective on the impacts humans are having on the world’s oceans? Check this out:

Click on the image, zoom in to see finer details. There are THOUSANDS of ships running around ALL over the planet.

Anybody else realize that this is not sustainable? The impact these ships are having is absolutely enormous.

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Severe Disconnect From Reality

If you want to get your barf on, Scribbler’s article on the Tesla 3 release ought to do it – A Beautiful Machine to Change the World — Model 3 to Transform Global Automobile Markets, Open Pathway For Rapid Energy Transition (I do not link to Scribbler because he censors comments – a despicable practice he endorses to support his false narrative).[...] Read More

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Famine Early Warning System Warns 70+ Million May Need Emergency Food in 2017

The combined magnitude, severity, and geographic scope of anticipated emergency food assistance needs during 2017 is unprecedented in recent decades. Given persistent conflict, severe drought, and economic instability, FEWS NET estimates that 70 million people, across 45 countries, will require emergency food assistance this year. Four countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen – face a credible risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5). In order to save lives, continued efforts to resolve conflict and improve humanitarian access are essential. In addition, given the scale of anticipated need, donors and implementing partners should allocate available financial and human resources to those areas where the most severe food insecurity is likely.[...] Read More

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Earth May Be The Only Inhabitable Planet Ever Found

For science and technology geeks, this is interesting news – Planet Earth may be the only planet that can harbor life, ever. If this is true, this makes Earth particularly unique and special and will dash the hopes of ever finding organic life forms anywhere else.

The reason is the liquid-water phase that comes from a warm planet. For organic life to exist, a planet must not be too hot or too cold – and it must have liquid water. It was previously thought that this would occur in what is now known as the “Goldilocks zone” where a planet is at just the right distance from a nearby star to warm up and melt water, but it turns out that more then this is required.[...] Read More

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Young People’s Burden

There is a lot of important information in this video.

The only hope for a human-survivable Earth is technological removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – which in itself will create more carbon emissions. Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul is a situation we never wanted to be in.

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