What Happens In The Arctic, Does NOT Stay In The Arctic

 

What Happens In The Arctic, Does NOT Stay In The Arctic // Published on May 11, 2018

The Arctic is NOT like Las Vegas.  What happens there, specifically the rapid darkening due to loss of sea-ice and snow cover is causing accelerated heating, which is disrupting global weather patterns.  Extreme weather events around the planet are increasing in frequency of occurrence, intensity, and duration; wreaking havoc on human infrastructure.  As the Arctic continues to darken, and heat up, these disruptions to our weather and climate will greatly magnify, and threatens global food supplies.
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A Day (Night) in the Life of a Climate Scientist:

I often work late days, getting in late and staying late at night, continuing on my lifelong habit as a night owl.  I was returning home from the university about 2 am last night, when I arrived in front of my house and saw a movement inside my car parked on the street in front of my house.  It was a very dark night, and the street lights are poor.

I approached the car and couldn’t believe it was mine, so walked behind it verifying my license plate.  A dude jumped out of the car, placed a wad of Canadian Tire money in my hand, and bolted to his bike and took off.  Fortunately, it had rained that morning and I was carrying an umbrella.  I ran behind his bike, and jammed my umbrella between his spokes on the back wheel.

He wiped out, got up fast, and bolted again, running and then jumping on his bike. We repeated this umbrella trick a few more times before he evaded my reach and rode off at top speed. I counted out the wad of Canadian tire money in my hand; it was a grand total of 85 cents. No damage to my car; my wife had forgot to lock it up.

In reflection afterwards, walking past my house and calling the police would have been a better plan.  Live and learn. Something new every day!
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Extinction Radio Episode 87, 7th May, 2018 – Paul Beckwith, Carolyn Baker

Video is shared at part two, from 06:00 to 1:01:52 mark: Interview: Paul Beckwith interviewed by Jennifer Hynes (famed, and justly highly regarded climate generalist, of Methane Monster kind, dk).

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Arctic Temperature Amplification Mechanisms // Published on May 7, 2018

Rapid climate change on Earth does not change everywhere at the same rates.  Since 1950, the Arctic heating pace is double that of the global average.  HOWEVER, more recently, according to US CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability), the Arctic has been warming SIX times faster than the global average.  Mostly, this is due to darkening of the Arctic, from exponentially declining sea-ice and snow cover, but there are additional feedback mechanisms as well that I discuss here.

   

Here is the link, to the last post, for those who missed it–dk.
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Methane Venting Over Arctic Sea Ice — OSFAS Lecture, WBAI Live

Methane Venting Into Air Over Arctic Sea Ice // Published on Apr 27, 2018

  • Humanity, we have a problem.  We are venting methane into the Arctic.
  • Why?  How much?  How fast?
  • What does it mean for abrupt climate change?
  • What does it mean for Arctic temperatures, sea-ice, and global extreme weather whiplashing?

Using European Satellite Data (Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service; CAMS) I show that methane is now venting into the air at the surface in the Arctic in the Kara Sea off the Russian Island of Novaya Zemlya.

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It must be seeping from the ocean floor, bubbling up through the shallow water column and working its way through the sea ice cover.

You may recall that many large “methane craters” have been discovered lately on the Yamal Peninsula (полуо́стров Яма́л) which juts out into the Kara Sea in this region.  This is not good for humanity.

And Paul reminds us that not only are donations appreciated, but go directly to and are used entirely for his research, effort, search for new ideas or solutions, webpage production, his operating expenses like reference materials, books, and travel when they occur.  Easy to use donate button shared below, using links at bottom of post (Editor/webpage producer, dk).
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Paul gave a talk Thursday night, in Ottawa, OSFAS Lecture, at the Metcalfe Auditorium, 7 to 8 pm.  Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences:

Abrupt Climate Change, Driving Weather Mayhem:  Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We are Going.
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Paul was on the air live Thursday night, streamed live with Dane Wigington of GeoEngineering Watch, and author, Economist and Financial Analyst Patrick Wood, at WBAI 99.5 FM, New York, NY.

This was on the radio show, In Other News, hosted by Geoff Brady:  Climate Change Scam?  Or Global Warming Rising.  Link not yet available, but here is the archive location, for zealous fans, end users, and deep students of the climate change discussion phenomenon.
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Ever Greater Risks to Nuclear Power Plants, From Extreme Weather Events

Ongoing Chernobyl and Fukushima Disasters // Published on Apr 26, 2018

Thirty two years ago the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine melted down.  Huge radiation releases occurred; estimates are 10x higher than Fukushima. Official deaths are ridiculously low (9,000 people). New analysis recently by Russian scientists assesses the death toll range as 1 to 1.5 million people. Fukushima deaths: 200,000 people within 10 years and 400,000 people within 50 years.
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Assessing the Ever Greater Risks of Extreme Weather Events to Nuclear Power Plants // Published on Apr 24, 2018

Abrupt climate change disruption to global heat flow in the atmosphere and oceans is amping up extreme weather events, increasing risks to nuclear power plants.  Heat waves and droughts dry up rivers making the water too hot to cool reactors.  Rising sea level and larger storms will flood coastal reactors; eg. powerful hurricanes in 2017 posed a huge threat to Florida reactors, not to mention tsunamis on top of higher sea levels (Japan).

Ref:  Consequences of reactor failures, using Chernobyl and Fukushima as examples are analyzed [1].   Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, Volume 1181 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences) 1st Edition [2], Chernobyl Contamination: An Overview, Vassily B. Nesterenko Alexey V. Yablokov–First published: 30 November 2009 [3].
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[1] Pr A.Yablokov and Pr C.Busby on Fukushima victim estimations, link to video.  ‘Alexey Yablokov and Chris Busby participated in the International Radioactivity Risk Kongress in Berlin 6-8.03.2011  [editor, dk:  link to download, not facsimile].   Alexey Yablokov´s with colleges V. B. Nesterenko and A. V. Nesterenko estimation of 1,5 million early deaths in the after Chernobyl period until 2004.  Yablokov mentions even his college Khudoley, V.V. from N. N. Petrov’ Research Institute of Oncology, Center of Independent Environmental Expertise, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.

‘Yablokov urges to establish rad-monitoring of foods and water, mentioning even marine life forms. He offers the sufficient experience from Chernobyl in areas of Bio Technologies. In the very end of this sequence he even points out the crucial need of independent civil systems for measurement of radiation as industry and state constantly conceal the data, being trapped in the current systems. Yablokov strikes that data based on the ICRP estimation of dose are unscientific and incorrect, leaving governments with unreliable risk estimation models. He even informs that the radioactive milk could be reprocessed to be safe again, as there are BioTechnolgies developed for that.’  Article continues with link.

[2] ‘This volume, written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Although there has been much discussion concerning the impacts of nuclear accidents, and Chernobyl in particular, never before has there been a comprehensive presentation of all the available information concerning the health and environmental effects of the low dose radioactive contaminants that were emitted from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

‘The official discussions emanating from the IAEA and associated UN agencies (e.g. the Chernobyl Forum reports) have largely downplayed or ignored many of the findings reported in the Eastern European scientific literature and as a consequence these reports have erred on the side of negative findings simply because much of what was known was not included in their assessments. This new book provides a complete and extensive summary of all known research, including that published in Russian and Ukrainian, and provides new insights to the likely long term health and environmental consequences of nuclear accidents.

[3] Chernobyl Contamination: An Overview, link to abstract.
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Global Ocean Circulation: AMOC runs Amok

Global Ocean Circulation: AMOC runs Amok // Apr 17, 2018

What happens if the Atlantic Meridional Overturning (AMOC) slows down, or even stops? The former has happened, and if the latter occurs there will be global chaos.  How close are we to reaching the threshold for a “rewriting” of global ocean circulation? If it occurs, will it be permanent, for at least hundreds of years? How much will already extreme weather change, and how much will global food supply be impacted?
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Ocean Currents Disruption: Slower and Wavier

Ocean Currents Disruption: Slower and Wavier // Published on Apr 14, 2018

Cutting edge science finds ocean currents slowing down.  We all know the equator is warm and poles are cold. This temperature difference causes heat flow from the equator to poles. As the Arctic warms like crazy, heat flow there slows, thus jet streams slow and are wavier; the same slowing and waviness increase happens with ocean currents.  If sluggish ocean currents (slowing of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation) halt or redistribute, we are in for a heap of chaotic climate change mayhem.
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How Climate Change Affects Your Home: Two Videos for USA and Canada

Climate Atlas for USA: How will your home change? Part 2 // Published on Apr 12, 2018

Have you looked out the window lately?  You probably notice big changes in temperatures (highs, lows, averages), in precipitation (rain, snow, freezing rain), in storms (intensity, duration, frequency) and in the plants and animals around you.  Find out more about these changes, and see what climate projections say about the next decade, or two, or six for your home [USA].
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Climate Change Hitting Your Home: Part 1 // Published on Apr 11, 2018

How does climate change affect where you live?  How much will temperature increase (min, averages, max) in the next 10 years, 20 years, … , 50 years; where you live?  How much will rainfall change? How many days delay will there be for the first fall frost; how many days earlier will the last spring frost occur? Will climate be better for growing corn; how about for potatoes? I give you the tools to get insight into these changes.  Starting with Canada.

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Links for Climate Atlas, Prairie Climate Center, U.S. Climate AtlasEurope, and some on Asia (editor, dk)
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