Wildfires were always part of a complex system. Climate change—carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases raising the overall temperature of the planet—added to the complexity. The implications of that will play out for millennia.
OAK Media Perspective: It seems the one thing scientists have been wrong about so far is HOW QUICKLY CLIMATE CHANGE is happening. We hear words like “much faster than predicted” and “overwhelmingly rapid” as more is reported from around the globe. Drastic changes in the Arctic Ocean that weren’t EXPECTED UNTIL THE END OF THE CENTURY ARE HAPPENING NOW. Climate change processes are occurring exponentially and it seems we’re already at the point of no return. The consequences of humanity’s destruction of the Earth’s delicate balances are – or will be very soon – rolling right up on all of us.
A region in the Arctic Ocean is undergoing a historic identity crisis.
Previously, simulations had suggested that conditions in the northern Barents Sea will be indistinguishable from the Atlantic by the end of the century. But this study’s findings suggest that the sea’s “Atlantification” is likely to come much sooner, the scientists reported.
Having a stressful day? We got you covered! Sit back, turn the volume up and enjoy a relaxing moment brought to you by ESA and Lufthansa exploring the countries which make up the European Space Agency with images taken by Sentinel-1A, Sentinel-2A, Sentinel-3A, Proba-V and Envisat satellites.
Record-low temperatures and bone-chilling winds in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States have many of us saying “enough already” and wishing for Spring.
But too bad, Old Man Winter says it’s not happening. So here’s some more images of beautiful snowy, cold, winter landscapes. Enjoy!
Tree off Mountain Road toppled during severe winds on October 29, 2017
On the night of Sunday, October 29, 2017, extremely strong winds from a cold front moving through Pennsylvania brought down trees and interrupted power in this part of the United States and points northward. The damage included an old tree next to the farmhouse.
As the tree fell, it took with it the electric power line attached to the house and the cable for internet and wi-fi. Electric was restored rather quickly, however no wi-fi or internet service until Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Ten days off the grid was an eye opener.
No WordPress, no YouTube, no Spotify, no Facebook, no Twitter, no Flickr, no Pinterest, no Vimeo, no Google and no Tumblr. You get the idea. Also the lack of wi-fi and internet disrupted my part-time job from home so there went that “extra income”.
At Best Buy a few days ago, one of the associates said he would rather go without water than go without wi-fi or internet. He went on to say you can buy bottled water and bring it home but not wi-fi/internet, so the choice was simple.