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Last-ditch Ways To Survive Climate Change

Last-ditch Ways To Survive Climate Change Here are some strategies researchers have put forth to hack the planet and combat climate change. Geoengineering is a term that refers to technology that can alter Earth’s natural cycles to cool down the planet. It’s being increasingly discussed as a potential way to address climate change. Putting mirrors in space, capturing carbon dioxide, and seeding clouds with particles are all ways of manipulating weather or the atmosphere. But some scientists and politicians think...

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Climate Change: Cities will Seem 500 Miles South

Climate Change: Cities will Seem 500 Miles South “Within the lifetime of children living today, the climate of many regions is projected to change from the familiar to conditions unlike those experienced in the same place by their parents, grandparents, or perhaps any generation in millennia,” said Matt Fitzpatrick of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. “Many cities could experience climates with no modern equivalent in North America.” In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is...

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Global Warming is like a Terror Movie

Global Warming is like a Terror Movie Global warming is posing such wide-ranging risks to humanity, involving so many types of phenomena, that by the end of this century some parts of the world could face as many as six climate-related crises at the same time, researchers say. This chilling prospect is described in a paper published Monday in Nature Climate Change, a respected academic journal, that shows the effects of climate change across a broad spectrum of problems, including heat waves, wildfires, sea level rise,...

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Arctic Wildfires

Arctic Wildfires In July of 2018, there were 11 wildfires occurring north of the Arctic Circle. That’s more than ever before…. In July of 2018, there were 11 wildfires occurring north of the Arctic Circle. It is a fitting visual backdrop to the recently published study led by NASA that concludes that the Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up. Carbon spends 13% less time locked in frozen soil in the Arctic Circle than it did 40 years ago, which means that the landscape in the region is now leaning...

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Runaway Global Warming

Runaway Global Warming A new study out Monday warns of the possibility of out-of-control global warming if humans fail to band together to fight the worst effects of climate change. The analysis, conducted by researchers at the Australian National University and the Stockholm Resilience Center, among other institutions, outlines the potential for a “threshold” that, if crossed, would lead to runaway warming patterns and the advent of a “Hothouse Earth.” If such a threshold is crossed, the...

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Floods – Disaster Prepardness

Floods – Disaster Prepardness Floods – Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods may: Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems. Develop slowly or quickly – Flash floods can come with no warning. Cause outages, disrupt...

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Wildfire Evacuation Preparation

Wildfire Evacuation Preparation PREPARE YOUR FAMILY How to Prepare for evacuation from a Wildfire Evacuation plans for families with young children should include helping toddlers understand how to quickly respond in case of fire, and how adults can escape with babies. Prepare ahead of time by practicing your family’s fire escape plan, and what to do to be safe when there is a wildfire nearby.It is important to talk to toddlers and small children at a level that they understand and that does not frighten. Here are a few...

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Mass Extinction Prediction

Mass Extinction Prediction A mass extinction that wipes out humanity will be under way by the year 2100, scientists have claimed. By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our species. In the past 540 million years, the planet has endured five such wipeouts — including the extinction of the dinosaurs. The worst took place 252 million years ago and is known as the...

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What About Preparing For Ocean Warming?

What About Preparing For Ocean Warming? Due to Ocean Warming, fisheries and corals are in grave danger, hurricanes are increasing, and toxic algae blooms are on the rise. The world is ignoring the oceans at its peril. In late August, President Obama announced he would create the world’s largest marine sanctuary around Hawaii—an area that contains 7,000 species and covers more than 58,000 square miles. But no matter how much area a world leader protects, there’s no protecting the ocean from the rising temperatures that will...

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Alarming ocean discovery

Alarming ocean discovery A frightening new discovery could have tremendous implications for our own species. Scientists are seeing something in the ocean that makes them very, very concerned: dangerously high temperatures that suggest our lives could be changing very quickly and much sooner than we think. A paper published by the International Union for the Onservation of Nature seeks to explain ocean warming and its consequences, and describes quickly warming seas as the “great hidden challenge of our...

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