Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Robot probes the Red Sea’s carbon storage system

Warming waters and oxygen depletion in the Red Sea could slow the flow of organic carbon from the surface into the deep ocean where it can be stored, out of reach of the atmosphere. A KAUST team has used an underwater robot to investigate the little-studied mesopelagic, or "twilight," zone, at depths of between 100 and 1000 meters.

Data Sonification: A New Cosmic Triad of Sound

From NASA Nov. 30, 2020 A new trio of examples of ‘data sonification’ from NASA missions provides a new method to enjoy an arrangement of cosmic objects. Data sonification translates information collected by various NASA missions — such as the Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, and Spitzer Space Telescope — into sounds.  This image…

UPHEAVAL – A Short Novel

Susan J. Crockford -- biologist, author and bone whisperer – has today released her latest fiction effort: UPHEAVAL. and it is GREAT!

Roger Pielke Jr.’s 2020 Hurricane Season Recap

2020 Atlantic hurricane season ends today Here are updated CONUS normalized losses through 2020 2020 ranks 15th of 121 years Based on @JessicaWeinkle et al https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0165-2 And CONUS landfalling hurricanes 1900-2020 Updated from @philklotzbach et al https://journals.ametsoc.org/bams/article/99/7/1359/70330 And CONUS landfalling major hurricanes 1900-2020 Updated from @philklotzbach et al https://journals.ametsoc.org/bams/article/99/7/1359/70330 And for readers preferring a different…

Aussie State Tasmania Declares itself 100% Renewable Energy

100% renewable, except when Tasmania's politicians run down their hydro dams to critical low levels selling green electrons to the mainland, burn out the undersea inter-connector with excessive current, and have to fire up emergency diesel generators.

Massachusetts AG Tells Bloomberg Group of Plan to Use its Attorneys to Enforce Paris Climate Treaty

Small world. And — barring President Trump at long last transmitting the Paris climate treaty to the Senate — a world in which we should soon expect to see what we have all been assured would never happen: law enforcement suing to compel compliance with a purely voluntary pact that most definitely is not binding and, you can be...

LIVE STREAM: Al Gore on using satellite data to measure climate change

Ironic, since the idea of satellite temperature data from Spencer and Christy et al is rejected by people like Al Gore. Description: This panel discussion will examine ways in which new technological developments in satellites, artificial intelligence and big data could work towards an international data set to support implementation of the Paris Agreement. Innovators…

Chinese Lunar Landing Mission Challenges US Space Supremacy

An in-progress low key Chinese robotic sample and return mission is challenging the commonly held assumption that the USA is still the dominant player in deep space missions.

Climate Emergency! Save the Great British Bakeoff

According to Grist, the iconic "Great British Bakeoff" outdoor cooking competition is about to succumb to global warming, because anthropogenic CO2 is causing Britain to experience bouts of warm Summer weather in July.

Ottawa’s latest climate plan bets on expensive and unproven carbon capture technologies

Last week, the federal government released its long awaited plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Bill C-12, if passed, commits Canada to “binding” targets every five years as of 2030 with the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.