Chain reaction of fast-draining lakes poses new risk for Greenland ice sheet:
“When one lake drains, the water quickly spreads under the ice sheet, which responds by flowing faster. The faster flow opens new fractures on the surface and these fractures act as conduits for the drainage of other lakes. This starts a chain reaction that can drain many other lakes, some as far as 80 kilometres away.These cascading events – including one case where 124 lakes drained in just five days – can temporarily accelerate ice flow by as much as 400%, which makes the ice sheet less stable, and increases the rate of associated sea level rise.“
Sign the Petition: Kick Climate Deniers out of Science Museums:
Rebekah Mercer sits on the board of one of our nation’s largest and most respected natural history museums – the American Museum of Natural History – while she bankrolls groups that deny climate science.
More than 200 top climate and Earth scientists have signed a letter urging the museum to cut ties to Mercer. Add your voice to theirs.
Sign this petition to the American Museum of Natural History: It’s time to get science deniers out of science museums. Kick Mercer off the board!
Icy Europe, balmy North Pole: the world upside down:
“A Siberian cold front has spread sub-zero temperatures across Europe, carpeting southern cities and palm-lined Mediterranean beaches with snow.On Sunday, meanwhile, air temperatures at the North Pole—which won’t see the Sun until March—rose above freezing.“
It was really cold… < -10 cold.
Sunday shows’ climate coverage in 2017 included few women, fewer minorities, and zero scientists:
For the second consecutive year, Sunday news shows failed to feature a single scientist in a climate-related segment, research from Media Matters for America shows.