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climate changeA walls and dams will delay major sea level rise for a few centuries and cost 1000 times less

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Princeton researchers recommend targeted geoengineering to preserve continental ice sheets. “Geoengineering interventions can be targeted at specific negative consequences of climate change, rather than at the entire planet,” postdoctoral research associate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Michael Wolovick said. The …

climate changeWorld CO2 emissions increased in 2017 and clean energy addition needs to be over 7 times higher to fix by 2050

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Global energy demand grew by 2.1% in 2017, according to IEA preliminary estimates, more than twice the growth rate in 2016. Global energy demand in 2017A reached an estimated 14 050 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), compared with 10 …

climate changeScience is still learning about the variable activity of our Sun over ten thousand years

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Contrary to popular belief, SCIENCE still hasn’t a working theory as to why the Sun is somewhat aperiodically oscillatory. There are lots of theories, but they contradict. None of the theories predict well. There was the still unexplained 200-year long …

astronomyLonger winters are coming in reality and will partially blunt global warming for 50 years

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Reduced sunspot activity has been observed and indicates the sun is heading into a 50 year reduced solar activity similar to what happened in the mid-17th century. Comparison to similar stars indicates the reduced activity will cause 0.25% less UV …

canadaUS Navy $440 million fast agile Littoral Combat Ship has been stuck in ice since Christmas eve

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The $440 million Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock’s maiden journey was complicated by unusually heavy ice conditions that have kept it in Montreal since Christmas Eve. The U.S. Navy has decided to wait until weather conditions improve before allowing …

air pollutionNew York Suing Oil Companies but how about suing New York For shutting nuclear reactors

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New York is blaming the oil companies for climate change and for the damage from hurricanes and for supporting Republicans. In 2021, the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant in Westchester County will shut down its two nuclear reactors under an …

climate changeWas there global warming in the 1880s? Because 25 hurricanes hit the USA in that decade

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A total of 293 Atlantic tropical cyclones have produced hurricane-force winds in every state along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, as well as Pennsylvania. Florida more than any other hurricane. CNN and Jeffrey Sachs are blaming the three …

climate changeImproved analysis of global warming means no catastrophe this century but serious to bad is possible

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The UU.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) worst-case predictions of an increase of 4.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 are too high according to a new climate study. University of Exeter Peter Cox and his fellow researchers have a new …

canadaIron fertilization of the ocean is as natural as whale poop and it can save the planet

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Iron fertilization of the ocean is the simulation of natural processes. Hundreds of years ago there were more whales and humans killed the whales. Large whales pooping in the ocean had the same effect as putting iron sulphate into the …

agricultureRegions in southern hemisphere would be at risk desertification at 2-degree warming but difference on when it happens

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A 2 °C warming (one more degree than where we are today) would put 20-30% of the world at risk of desertification and drought by 2050. The regions that will be most affected by an average temperature increase are those located …