We’re looking for $600 (and more!) to fund prizes to authors with the best visions in 4 categories: storyteller, practitioner, under-25, and from lower-income country.
The deadline to contribute $ is 25 June (more here)
The deadline to send your “vision” is 31 July (more here)
…as climate change progresses under our influence:
The Climate Clock is (re-)calibrated based on existing and emerging scientific evidence and models.
“United Arab Emirates to tow iceberg from Antarctica to relieve drought“… claiming that the iceberg will provide drinking water (for a year) as well as local cooling. Yeah, right.
If you don’t know, this is the premier “popular science” publication in the US. Luckily for its readers, NG is pushing back on the CC-deniers with Seven things to know about climate change, e.g.,
The Economist reports:
The thaw is happening far faster than once expected. Over the past three decades the area of sea ice in the Arctic has fallen by more than half and its volume has plummeted by three-quarters (see map). SWIPA estimates that the Arctic will be free of sea ice in the summer by 2040. Scientists previously suggested this would not occur until 2070. The thickness of ice in the central Arctic ocean declined by 65% between 1975 and 2012… The most worrying changes are happening in Greenland, which lost an average of 375bn tonnes of ice per year between 2011 and 2014—almost twice the rate at which it disappeared between 2003 and 2008 (see chart). This is the equivalent of over 400 massive icebergs measuring 1km on each side disappearing each year.
At a recent Water Innovations Lab workshop, we were exploring different scenarios for 2030. This one got my attention: