Climate has shifted the axis of the Earth, study finds: Loss of water on land through ice melting and human-caused factors is changing the movement of the North and South poles

Climate has shifted the axis of the Earth, study finds: Loss of water on land through ice melting and human-caused factors is changing the movement of the North and South poles Date:April 25, 2021 Source:American Geophysical Union Summary:Melting glaciers redistributed enough water to cause the direction of polar wander to …

We need to rethink federal disaster aid

  If you’re a Green subscriber and want to start getting the CityLab Daily newsletter, sign up here. If you’re a CityLab subscriber and want to start getting our daily Green newsletter, sign up here. By Leslie Kaufman What makes a disaster? When we think of calamity, most of us think of …

BIODIVERSITY News

Wednesday, 5 May 2021 Daily Report 24th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice On Tuesday, delegates continued discussions on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.  Delegates then considered marine biodiversity, including ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs), and initiated discussion on the programme of work …

ESA and FAO unite to tackle food security and more

“Ethical Markets welcomes ESA’s important initiatives in using satellite information to better inform Earth System Sciences and even more important, this collaboration with FAO.  However, both these global organizations still seem to have the same blind spot: the threat of global starvation due to the reliance of global food systems …

Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level. Pine Island Glacier is a region of fast-flowing ice draining an area of West Antarctica approximately …

On Fareed Zakaria GPS

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this common sense for Fareed Zakaria.  A needed wake up call!   Hazel Henderson, Editor.“ Today’s guests and topics, plus: the battle over voting rights; Taiwan and Beijing show down over pineapples; ‘net-zero’ targets lack specificity; Iran’s veiled history; and assessing Meghan’s moment … Insights, analysis …

Mapping high-resolution methane emissions from space

The European Space Station Mapping high-resolution methane emissions from space 14/12/20202415 VIEWS54 LIKES ESA / Applications / Observing the Earth / Copernicus / Sentinel-5P Scientists have used satellite data from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, combined with the Sentinel-5P satellite, to detect individual methane emissions from space. While carbon dioxide is more abundant in the atmosphere, and therefore more commonly associated …