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Nations strike climate deal with coal compromise
"Government negotiators from nearly two hundred countries have adopted a new deal on climate action after two weeks of talks envoys at the United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow Scotland accepted a compromise agreement it was aimed at keeping alive the international goal to limit global warming to one point five degrees Celsius or two point seven degrees Fahrenheit nation after nation complained that the deal isn't enough to fend off flooding heat drought and weather disasters that endanger millions but in the end said it provides some progress if not success U. S. special climate envoy John Kerry encouraged delegates to accept the N. perfect proposal you can then perfect be the enemy of the good in a last minute intervention India watered down the language on cutting emissions from coal Indian environment minister Bhupender Yadav I'm loving countries have a right to their fair share of the global carbon budget and not entitled to the responsible use of fossil fuels Glasco climate pact includes some financial incentives for poor nations and solves a long standing problem to pave the way for carbon trading I'm Jennifer king
Climate protesters plan to march through Glasgow
"Conduent protests going ahead for the second day running in Glasco police helicopters buzzed over the city as authorities prepare for more protests by climate activists demanding foster action to curb global warming despite some rain and strong winds tens of thousands of people are expected to join the rally well inside the conference hold negotiators knuckle down for a second day of talks to finish draft agreements that could be passed the ministers the political approval next week among the issues being handled over by almost two hundred countries our first commitment to the goal of capping global warming that's one point five degrees Celsius I'm Charles the last month
US Envoy Kerry Due to Talk on Climate With Chinese Officials
"China and the US officials plan to talk this week about reducing pollution by the world's two largest economies relations between Washington and Beijing have been strained by disputes over trade technology on human rights but the sides have identified the climate crisis as an area for possible cooperation now climate envoy John Kerry is schedule for meetings with his Beijing counterparts he's called for stronger efforts to curb rising temperatures to know more than one point five degrees Celsius over pre industrial levels and he's urging China to join the U. S. in urgently cutting carbon emissions I'm Charles the last month
Queen Elizabeth II to Attend UN Climate Change Conference
"The British queen will attend the U. N. climate change conference in Scotland in November a senior official adult Sharma who is president of the cop twenty six conference says he's absolutely delighted the queen will be at the event which is due to be held in Gloucester fall November the first through the twelfth details of the moment schedule though have not yet been released world leaders climate campaigners and activists from around the world the G. to attend the talks which were postponed for a year because of the pandemic the host British prime minister Boris Johnson hopes to secure emissions cutting commitments to limit global temperature rises to one point five degrees Celsius compared with pre industrial times chose to live this month London
Unpacking Fashions Role in Slowing Global Warming
"Week. The united nations intergovernmental panel on climate change released a new report from the world's top climate scientists warning that global temperatures will rise one point five degrees celsius by twenty forty and underscoring that human influences unequivocally responsible for global warming since the late nineteenth century. The fashion industry's greenhouse gas. Emissions are estimated to be between four and ten percent of the global total on this week's peo- of podcast deputy editor. Brian baskin is joined by. Michael szadkowski mrs stain ability advisor and former vice president of sustainability at nike. Leyla petrie chief. Executive of sustainability consultancy twenty fifty and hannah pang head of marketing an advocacy and sustainability consultancy for tara to unpack fashions role in slowing global warming. Here's michael cichowski. Leyla petrie and hannah pang inside passion michael. I'd like to start with you and get a little bit meta. Why is this fashion problem solve. I mean let's say i'm nike or gucci. You look around. And i say i sell clothes. Not making cars not operating a coal fire our plant. Why do i need to be thinking about the surgeon. You sure Thank you brian so I think it's important to note that It's humanities problem solve and fashion as one sector on that needs to be carbonized. Serve regardless of what Sector you find yourself in. We know that we have to reduce emissions vary significantly between now and twenty thirty and then on the way to twenty fifty and so Roughly reducing emissions by half by twenty thirty And and that's by twenty fifty There are a number of estimates of fashions greenhouse gas look rinse We can talk about this in a bit more detail. The data is not ideal But we do know that fashion does have a significant carbon footprint and as with other sectors much reduced that and so You know we know the effects and we. We know the predictions of where we're going if we keep on their business as usual trajectory And so fashion because of because of its impacts and also because it seeing the impacts of climate already happening in the supply chain in particular in places where the impacts of climate are being are happening We know that it's critical. Issue the sector to address. Thank you and love to get into the data question in a little bit on this more than any issue. We're talking about today. Hear a lot about the need for collective action for the industry to work together and you've been involved in. Some of the industry's biggest efforts on front in to tell us how that's going. I how much progress has been made in. Also why some necessary for brands you think of this as an industry problems New problems grand. I mean i think fundamentally this is a problem which no individual company consult when his i you know we have all sorts of invading intractable issues around infrastructure around incentives around policy. No-one acting really occurred within that system without being affected by it so all these brands have supply chains. Good three targets that are also dependent on And really what we realized. Is that everybody in this. Sector is co dependent on each other other actors like policy makers is to
Hot Prospects: A Sobering IPCC Report
"The intergovernmental panel on climate change as a long history of choosing its words carefully but in the latest report from the un's global climate authority released this morning. The tone is shifting for years. There was a whisper of uncertainty of unwillingness to make definitive and damning statements. It's clear from the words of ipc chairman wholesomely. That reluctance is going. I it has. It is indisputable that human activity is causing climate change and making extreme weather events more frequent as severe second is shows that climate change is affecting every region on our planet and lastly explains that strong rapid sustained reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions will be required to limit global warming. These are sobering assessments the last trench of research. The ipc will publish ahead of a mammoth clement meeting in glasgow later. This year is the most comprehensive assessment of the science behind climate. Change that the has released in is rachel. Dobbs writes about climate change for the economist represents a huge commitment by scientists. There are two hundred thirty four. Paul authors going over thousands and thousands of papers. It's has with much more certainty than we've ever had. What is driving climate change. How human actions impact on it. What the effects of it will be and the ways that we can avoid some the west consequences and its conclusions make pretty grim reading because what are of those conclusions. What's the report saying. So this report finds that. Even if countries to drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions now none of them currently show consistent downward trend of any sort the world would likely breach one point five degrees celsius of temperature rise above preindustrial levels within the next twenty years
Chinese Scientists Design Metafabric to Radiate Heat; Keep Wearer Cool
"On friday we talked about a new passive cooling fabric created by a team of chinese researchers in a recent publication in the journal science with the aim of defending humans against climate change. the researchers embedded titanium dioxide. Nanoparticles into a polymer and then coated it. With a thin layer of reflective palmer that allows for passive cooling meaning. You could cool down without needing a fan. They embedded this fabric into a vest that keeps its users about five degrees celsius cooler. Let's get into the nano science. That makes this fabric giga cruel. When something is out in the sunlight like a hot car it absorbs photons which get converted into heat while that he can be radiated back out in the form of infrared wavelengths the atmosphere around it immediately absorbs infrared light and traps the energy in the form of heat in the vicinity of the car which presents it from cooling down in the case of a human being we generate extra heat on top of that just by being alive and having a functioning metabolism with temperatures rising every year that becomes a problem the way to get around this kind of heat lies in passive cooling passive cooling takes advantage of an area on the infrared spectrum where gases can't absorb light called the atmospheric window in this window photons and therefore heat can escape rather than get absorbed allowing the object or person to cool down much easier. This is the principle behind a passive cooling material that uses two main steps to cool you down first of all the material reflects as much light as possible to avoid heat and secondly it redirects any absorbed heat into the atmospheric window making these kinds of materials into clothing however means that they need to be flexible. Washable and sweat resistant. Which is tougher than it. Sounds
North American Heat Wave "Virtually Impossible" Without Climate Change
"United States and Canada, at the end of June, would have been virtually impossible without climate change. Last week's heat dome above British Columbia Washington State in Portland, Oregon, smashed daily temperature records and led to dozens of deaths. We can speak to Frederico Auto from the World Weather ATTRIBUTION Initiative, which published this report. Welcome to the program. Usually we We think of scientific reports of coming out months, perhaps even years after an event this is Quick determination. What have you found? We have found, um that first of all, this event is extremely rare. As you have said Those records have been smashed, so we have seen records broken but up to five degrees Celsius. So that means that everything we have observed so far is is very different to this event, which makes it difficult to estimate exactly how likely this event is. Our best estimate is that in the world we live in today, It's about an a one in 1000 year event. But without human and used climate change. It would have been virtually impossible to occur. But what we have also looked at is that in a two degree world so North 0.8 degree warmer than we have. Today. This type of temperature could be reached every 5 to 10
Union of Concerned Scientists' Dr. Rachel Cleetus Discusses What the Biden Administration Needs to Do to Address the Climate Catastrophe
"To the healthcare policy podcast on the host. David intra cosso during this podcast discussed with the union of concerned. Scientists climate energy programs policy director. Dr rachel cletus. What the biden administration needs to address mitigate the effects of the worsening climate crisis. dr cletus. welcome to the program. Hello david thank you so much for having me. dr cletus. bile is of course posted on the podcast website. This is my fifteenth climate crisis related interview on background. The climate catastrophe continues to accelerate hemispheric carbon concentrations are now measured at four hundred seventeen parts per million the greatest concentration of carbon in our species existence. Not surprisingly there's a ninety nine percent chance. Twenty twenty will be among the top five warmest years. Two thirds chance for sixty six percent chance that will be the warmest year on record. This year is also experiencing a record-breaking atlantic hurricane and with thirty named storms to date and record breaking wildfires in the arctic that is warming at upwards of three times the rate of the rest of the planet the albedo effect from the loss of summarized will be equal to the release of one tree tons of carbon equivalents in the atmosphere. This amount approximates forty percent of all human caused ghg emissions. Since seventeen fifty in addition northern permafrost that holds almost twice as much carbon dioxide is currently in the atmosphere his thawing seventy years earlier than previously predicted the plan is also experiencing unprecedented biological violation. Vector-borne diseases including covid nineteen continued to proliferate and the trump administration in denying scientific reality has rescinded approximately one hundred environmental regulations that i discussed with sabin centers. Michael burger last may and finally listeners are where he federal court ruled earlier. This year. that americans do not have a constitutional right to survivable climate. So with that welcome. Dr cletus again were here discuss climate policy under the vitamin station. So before diving into that. A doctor cletus Regarding my brief assessment. Is there anything. You'd like to add or alternative. I can i alternatively i can ask the question. The union put out a document a few years ago called the title the world scientists warning to humanity. so if you prefer to answer The ladder what was in that warning. I think you've just made out a very thorough set of reality that were tainted with respect to the climate crisis. Things that climatize this morning house project are now actually happening around a severe climate crisis. If you're now it's no longer about some distant problem and it's affecting us here in the united states and around the world you mentioned the record breaking hurricane season we've seen the cocaine season moby seem pretty extraordinary type wounds on the other side of her world with the teams being. Hit back to back. In the last few weeks we've seen extraordinary heatwaves around the world in europe in asia flooding And see living wage which is inexhaustible continuing slow moving disaster that many low-lying things around the world are facing Including as in the us Especially in on that. He's been go goes. We're at a point. Now where we are rapidly running out of time to address very new classes and as you pointed out as well we actually earn a moment for our nation is facing colliding. Place the covid nineteen pandemic as you mentioned but we also have a rapidly worsening economic crisis. We have a crisis democrats in our country. That is being made there In this moment so all of these colliding to creative patrician where underlying social economic disparities than discrimination being exacerbated and a climate crisis is holding a very inequitable way Around the world and here in the us so what we do now what the biden administration does and what future us administration to is very very important. The most significant difference. We're going to see is that we now have an administration that recognizes the fines will be guided by the signs and how they respond to the climate crisis instead of an administration that basically lied relentless me about the existence of Munchies the climate crisis that even the reality the cova christ who actually worked to make them more worse. So now we have a president who actually five instead of sidelining them and silence them yes. thank goodness. I will say As had been speculated trump's legacy will probably be moreover his Calling the crisis a hoax and of course Rescinding these operas of hundred epa mostly epa regulations. Let's get into What we might expect from the biden administration. We could start with. I did intend or ask you What did the biden campaign pledge to address the climate crisis. But let's let's pass on. That says now he's been elected you wrote In a union of concerned scientists blog post. I believe it was dated november seventh What the by presi means Relative to the climate crisis you identified Various aspects are measures that the biden ministrations should take under the title wet. President biden's should do on climate. You could note a few of these relative to what you think would be most productive coming from a biden administration. What's most important for the vitamin that administration to extend a very clear strong and early signal. They're going to take this challenge seriously. They wanna aggressive with all of that. They have so. I know that maybe have pointed out that In our democratic took them eighty the actions that the president together with the action congress that will really allow for full Aggressing of problems like climate crisis. And no doubt congress. Must say it's hard if we're going to get your They should have and comprehensive action. But there's a loss at the biden expiration can and should do on its own and much of that can be done fairly quickly Within the first hundred days of the administration taking power one quick forward and simple thing that everyone has been talking about is of course are getting back in the remount of the trump administration on november. four The final the us from the of women that is an action that puts us on the sidelines and uniquely isolated on the world stage where the only country that has actually stepped away from the therapy. We need to get back An after the responsible major nation of the world i together with other nations to raise invasion around a dozen the global climate crisis. And i miss fans there's no different the covid nineteen pandemic. we can solve the global complex challenges only when the app in concerts that other nations. So that's pretty straightforward It's not enough to just get back. In paris agreement we have to borrow A with domestic action. That shows that you are gonna take this seriously. We have to set signs and gone goals cutting He in mission here in the us. The ipc record and twenty eighteen all down some pretty cure now. Metrics are the growth of the global community would have to meet to stay below two degrees here. Aiming for one point five degrees celsius about pre industrial levels the temperature increase so. She do contribute. Its fair share to that. The us must be on a bad day to get to net zero emissions. No later than twenty for before. I'm have to be well on that. By twenty thirty having our mission show By twenty thirty to do that we're going to need action across the economy. Has inspector the biden administration should be directing every federal agency To make sure that they're incorporating climate science and their actions that they're looking for opportunities to go cut emissions as the bill climate billions to the climate impacts that are unfortunately already locked in Their action that the administration can take to the deputy voters and regulatory action to cut heat trapping emissions cosby economy. They should do so There are a number of very aggressive. Compensation decorative voter that Should be giving both back and one thing that is the has not recognize the now taking these kinds of ambitious actions requires leadership not just from the president but from his gatherer competitive agency. You'll be watching me. What appointments look like we need to have people in charge of these agencies and appointed to cabinet positions that recognize how climate change touch with every aspect of our economy and our lives and there needs to be david into their world view.
David Biello: Moving The Dial On Climate Change
"Climate. Change is a problem so vast affecting so many people in so many different ways that it's hard to know what we should do which solutions we should focus on which efforts can truly dial back global warming because the fact is we are running out of time to make the changes. We need to stop a reputable damage to our planet but there is good news. We have the technology and science to do it. And so on the show today how we can build a zero emissions future this global effort underway to accomplish exactly the skull having this ability in our toolkit central can't dot false and it can't be done on a very large scale guiding us through some promising and fascinating solutions is ted science curator. David yellow. david. Thank you so much for being here again. Thank you for having me back and today. You're bringing us ted speakers who are trying to save the planet from the state that we're in right. Yeah except it's More more important than that. I would say because it's not just saving the planet in fact it's not really saving the planet it saving ourselves in the planet has dealt with climate change many times before And honestly the planet will be fine our civilization if we don't act now and act quickly will not be fine and so let's start with the key number which is ten ten years. That is the amount of time that climate researchers say. We have to really turn things around. David wyatt decade. So in the next ten years we will have sort of made the decisions that will determine the climate for centuries if not millennia to come so if we really do want to keep global warming where it's already at around one degrees celsius or most one point five degrees celsius warming than we really have to act now and we have to act fast and that's where the ten years comes. Okay so let's get into some of the big ideas and solutions that can help us fight. Climate change and let's start with something that captures carbon dioxide and literally right beneath our feet swell soils just thin veil that covers the surface of land but it has the power to shape our planet's destiny the a six footer soul soil material that covers the surface represents the difference between life and likeness in the air system. And he can also help us. Combat climate change. If we can only stop treating it like david. I i gotta love these. Climate researchers who love puns soil researcher as morad asif wa bad. Hey tell us about her and why she likes to talk to her. Well you know. This is one of the reasons that people find. Climate change so daunting Soil sexy well. As marines is the answer because she has a certain passion for dirt as a soil bio geochemists and she has been studying it as a dirt. Detective the age of eighteen and soil is actually this really complex skin on the face of the earth that is responsible for life on land everything we do revolves through the soil and that's true for carbon as well you might recognize it from compost compost. You'll know that it creates kind of dark rich material and then spread it in your garden and suddenly you're tomatoes. Are that much better. That darkness that Is the carbon itself. And what the carbon does is allow the soil to retain moisture to retain minerals and other nutrients that the plants need to grow and as we all know when clan are growing their photo synthesizing and that means they're pulling co two out of the air and turning it into more plant and in some cases even bearing some of that co two for us back into the soil there is about three thousand billion metric tons of carbon in soil. That's roughly about three hundred and fifteen times. The amount of carbon that we'd released into the atmosphere currently and this twice more carbon in soil and the reason vegetation and think about that for a second. There's more carbon in soil than there is in all of the world's vegetation including the lush tropical rainforests and the giant sequoia if the expansive grasslands all of the cultivated systems and every kind of flora you can imagine on the face of the earth plus all the carbon that's currently up in the atmosphere combined and then twice over hence a very small change in the amount of carbon stored in soil can make a big difference in maintenance of the earth's atmosphere. Okay first of all had no idea that there was that much carbon under there that we're basically sitting on top of a carbon piggy-bank Correct me if. I'm wrong david but this is called carbon sequestration right and that is a good thing for soil. In addition to being good for the atmosphere it is a good thing. The problem is most of our. Agriculture is is designed in a way to extract that carbon. and what we've essentially done is overburdened. The earth's kind of natural carbon cycle it used to be that a certain amount of co two kind of moved between plants and the air and the land but then we came along and start digging up. All this varied carbon carbon that have been laid down by plants even millions of years ago in the form of coal and oil and when we burn that it releases this fossils co two. And that's extra to that had been locked away from the atmosphere for a very long time. And that's why we're kind of out of
The race to a zero-emission world starts now
"We are all here today because the climate countdown has begun. And we are nowhere near where we need to be. Science tells us we must lead global heating to one point five degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. We are on track facility grease at least. Billions of people are all already suffering from our failure to act. Climate Disruption due to our dated addiction to fossil fools. He's causing unprecedented wildfires more intense frequent cyclones, floods, droughts, and other weather extremes. Boksic air pollution is choking our major cities and harming our health. And bow diversity on landon season the growing pressure. No country's immune from the climate crisis. But in every country, it is the poorest and most vulnerable were hardest hit despite having lists to cause the problem. Over the past twenty, five years reach ten percent of the global population as being responsible for more than half of all carbon emissions and the poorest fifty percent were responsible for seven percent of emissions. Ranking justice sending equality of this scale is a cancer. If we don't take now. Sensory may be one of humanity's lust. The covid nineteen pandemic has laid bare the fundamental injustice inequality of our societies. Upheaval of these pandemic presents an opportunity to chart a new course when it can address every aspect of the climate crisis at on. Easterly shows that when we grab such moments we succeed. We can build a safer fairer more resilient worlds, but we need to move quickly. That is why I'm urging government. So take six climate positive actions to recover better together. Invest in Green, jobs. Not. allowed. Polluting Industries especially coal. And fossil fuel subsidies and the price on carbon. They climate risk into account in all financial and policy decisions work together in solidarity and most important leave. No one behind. These is the course of action that thousands of these city states. Regions. University isn't investors are already choosing by committing to net zero emissions by twenty fifty at the latest. Data moving to protect people and planet's momentum is building. Cities and regions with the carbon footprint greater than the United States and companies with revenues of more than eleven point four, trillion US dollars. If now committee to net zero emissions by two, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty. That's double. The number from when this initiative was launched at the Climate Action Summit in two, thousand, nine, nine. Likewise investors managing over four trillion dollars have joined the race to zero. This number also more than doubled since the initiative was first launched at the same time. But it is still necessary for governments to create the tax and regulatory frameworks that will further stimulate climate action by the private sector unions announced plans to cut its emissions at least fifty, five percent by twenty thirty and chief Clem neutrality by twenty. Fifty. And China as announced its intention to become carbon neutral before twenty sixty. And count on these and other mainly meters to present before cop twenty, six concrete plans and policies that will bring the world carbonaro throwing divide twenty-fifty. We must make sure that each country each city company bank and Interest Organization as a transition plan to reach zero net emissions. We also need to see much greater efforts to build resilience in vulnerable countries which to cause climate change, but they are the worst impacts. In the coastal Delta's the islands of the Pacific and the billion and the islands such as the efficacy trial region, we must have people of that to climate impacts as they recover from covid. Nineteen. I call on developed countries to meet their commitment to mobilize one hundred billion US dollars ear for mitigation adaptation and resilience in developing countries. We must work to create the conditions needed for a massive mobilization of funds. Also from financial institutions and private investors, we must keep building climate ambition. On the fifth anniversary of the agreement in December leaders from government business and civil society will gather online to do just that. We need to kick start the race to the Glasgow Climate Conference in Twenty Twenty. One To those who have already joined the race. I. Applaud you. But they also asked you to the Mar and much faster. You have raised your ambition and your commitment. We need you now to also raise your voices and push governments to do better. Especially, those we meet the most. To those yet to join my message is simple. We can only win the race to zero together. So I urge you. To get on boards, the countdown has begun.
Animal Migrations Track Climate Change
"Change is altering the migration routes of animals worldwide. Here's a look at new research on how to species have been affected first mule deer. Every spring in Wyoming vegetation I appears at lower altitudes before progressing up the mountainside, migrating mule deer, follow and forage on this Green Bay, but as a changing climate leads to more frequent and more severe droughts. The Greenery is not as bountiful as it used to be. For Her PhD research at the University of Wyoming Ellen Atkins tracked mule deer as they to the green wave, the green up lasted across the landscape for about half as long in drought years in comparison to wet years, and also the order of green up along these routes were less sequential, so an ascents drought compresses at reshuffles the green wave, and just makes it so that this forging bonanza that dear depend on in their spring migration is really compressed in time, and although the deer were able to keep up with the faster green wave, the nutritional value is lower leaving the animals less prepared for the challenges of the year ahead. Meanwhile in Europe. The population of swans that spend the winter in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands is declining. But when researchers looked at the data more closely, they found an increase in the wintering population of swans in Germany. It turns out that since the nineteen seventies, the swans wintering habitat has shifted an average of thirteen kilometers to the east each year. What we think is that the swans like do spent time in areas where it's five degrees Celsius, and this item has shifted in the same rate as the swans shifted eastward sets a strong indications for us that and actually move with this temperature line. Russia announced of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology. Her team also found that the swans. We're spending less time in their winter homes before flying back to the Russian. Tundra to breed. Neither the mule deer, nor the Buick Swan is endangered, but the findings have broader importance for our understanding the conservation of migratory animals because If you stop thinking of protecting certain plot of land, it's not just the current situation that is their nature is dynamic, and the species that are present now might not be present in ten years time, and not because we didn't protect, but maybe because these species are actually dynamic in ways. We need to include this resilience and the dynamics of nature into our legislation and management.
Will Covid-19 have a lasting impact on the environment?
"The pandemic hit air travel in the US is down ninety five percent the morning rush hour. Traffic report has become unnecessary. Many of you are asking what impact this is having on the environment. So Lauren. Summer is with us. She covers climate change for NPR. And it's good to have you back. Lauren Hi Ari. Let's start with a question that a lot of listeners have asked this one comes from Walker in Ames Iowa the oil consumption due to know car travel and almost no air travel must be much less. Is this lack of carbon dioxide production low enough to meet the goals of the Paris accord is more than enough just to remind listeners? The goals of the Paris accord that was to keep global temperatures from going up two degrees Celsius with an aim of less than one point five degrees Celsius. What's the impact of this slowdown of the global economy? Lauren yeah so as you might expect is having an effect on global carbon emissions largely because demand for oil and coal has really fallen and this is all over not just the US. So scientists are starting to put out studies projecting. What would this look like by the end of the year? If this activity continues you know we all stay locked down a little bit and they're coming up with maybe an eight percent drop in carbon emissions for this year now okay. That would actually be unprecedented. I know it maybe sounds like a small number. That's bigger than the drops during the last recession or during World War Two. But here's the thing that is about. The level scientists save world needs to be cutting emissions every year until twenty thirty to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. That's you know that one point five degrees Celsius that you mentioned and I think scientists are also pointing out shutting down. The economy is not the way to reach. Those long-term emission cuts right. It's these bigger emissions changes like switching to renewable energy. Okay we got a lot of questions. Also about some of the short-term environmental impacts of the pandemic. This one comes from Lois in Raleigh North Carolina. Beautiful spring filled with crystal clear. Low humidity days here in North Carolina because having fewer cars on the road or the factories closed affect the weather but about the global shut down factories. Might that be affecting the weather. Here I've heard a lot of people wondering about this actually clearer. It is yes in a lot of cities gotten cleaner. People are driving less in some cities. I mean car. Traffic is down forty fifty percent. Planes are not flying either so that's actually helped improve local air quality but it is very important to say. The weather plays a huge role in your local air pollution. So if it rains you know it clears the air and the spring typically is not like the summer. It's not our worst season for air pollution. Other places actually though haven't really seen much of a drop because there are things like factories and refineries that are still emitting and trucks are still on. The Roads. Goods are still being delivered to stores. I understand you've been talking with some scientists who are studying the effect of having so few cars on the road and the what are they trying to understand exactly. Yeah I mean. This is a particular interest in cities that have really problematic air and in those cities. They have to try to figure out. What can we change to improve air quality? I mean this is actually kind of just a real world test of that one. Scientists told me that this would be like if in Los Angeles for example. A third of the cars on the road were switched to all electric cars. They don't burn gasoline. They get electricity and in California. A lot of that comes from solar and renewable. So it's cleaner. We have one listener. Who wants to know whether this pandemic could cause environmental damage? The here's Valerie in Arizona. We hear a lot about the air pollution being reduced but not much about the increased fast action Styrofoam especially in food service. What about the possible negative effects on the environment from the Corona virus? That's a good point. All of these restaurants that have switched to delivery or takeout. That's a lot of plastic. Yeah I think people are seeing a lot more containers. People are also seen masks and plastic gloves kind of thrown on the grounds. The pandemic is affecting our efforts to reduce plastic. Waste for example California. Just put a sixty day pause on. Its plastic bag ban. And that's out of concern for frontline workers right. They're the ones that are handling people's reusable grocery bags when they bring them into the store. Starbucks also is is not refilling those reusable coffee mugs for that same reason. It's about reducing exposure environmental groups. They've been largely supportive of these temporary measures because people's lives are on the line but I think they're keeping a close eye to make sure that these are actually just temporary measures and these larger initiatives to reduce plastic waste comeback at some point
How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Environment
"Since the pandemic hit air travel in the. Us is down ninety five percent the morning rush hour. Traffic report has become a necessary. Many of you are asking what impact all this is having on the environment. So Lauren summer is with us. She covers climate change for NPR. And it's good to have you back. Lauren Hi Ari. Let's start with a question that a lot of listeners have asked this one comes from Walker in Ames Iowa the oil consumption due to know car travel and almost no air travel must be much less. Is this lack of carbon dioxide production low enough to meet the goals of the Paris accord is more than enough just to remind listeners? The goals of the Paris accord that was to keep global temperatures from going up two degrees Celsius with an aim of less than one point five degrees Celsius What's the impact of this slowdown of the global economy? Lorne yes so as you might expect. It is having effect on global carbon emissions largely because demand for oil and coal has really fallen. And this is all over not just a US right. I mean so. Scientists are starting to put out studies projecting. What would this look like by the end of the year? If activity continues you know we all stay locked down a little bit and they're coming up with maybe an eight percent drop in carbon emissions For this year now okay. That would actually be unprecedented. I know it sounds like a small number. That's bigger than the drops during the last recession or World War Two But here's the thing that is about the level scientists save. The world needs to be cutting emissions every year until twenty thirty to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. That's you know that one point five degrees Celsius that you mentioned and I think scientists are also pointing out you know shutting down. The economy is not the way to kind of reach. Those long-term emission cuts right right. These bigger and missions changes like switch to renewable energy. Okay we got a lot of questions. Also about some of the short-term environmental impacts of the pandemic. This one comes from Lois in Raleigh North Carolina. This is the most beautiful spring filled with crystal clear low humidity days here in. North Carolina is having fewer cars on the road or the factories closed affect the weather brought about the global shut down factories. Might that be affecting the weather here. I've heard a lot of people wondering about this actually clearer. It is yes in a lot of cities it's gotten cleaner you know. People are driving less in some cities. I mean car. Traffic is down. Forty fifty percents. Planes are not flying either. So that's actually helped improve local air quality But it is very important to say. The weather plays a huge role in your local air pollution. So if it rains you know it clears the air and the spring typically is not like the summer. It's not our worst season for air pollution. Other places actually though haven't really seen much of a drop because there are things like factories and refineries that are still emitting and you know trucks are still on the roads. Goods are still being delivered to stores. Right I understand you've been talking with some scientists who are studying the effect of having so few cars on the road and the well. What are they trying to understand? Exactly yeah I mean. This is a particular interest in cities that have really problematic air and in those cities you know. They have to try to figure out. What can we change to improve air quality? I mean this is actually kind of just a real world test of that one. Scientists told me that you know this would be like if in Los Angeles for example. A third of the cars on the road were switched to all electric cars. Don't burn gasoline. They get electricity and in California. A lot of that comes from solar and renewable. So it's cleaner. We have one listener. Who wants to know whether this pandemic environmental damage? Here's Valerie in Arizona. We hear a lot about the air pollution being reduced but not much about the increase fiction styrofoam especially in food service. What about the possible? Negative effects on the environment from Corona virus. That's a good point. All these restaurants that have switched to delivery or takeout. That's a lot of plastic. Yeah I think people are seeing a lot more containers. People are also seeing masks and plastic gloves kind of thrown on the grounds. I think the pandemic is affecting our efforts to reduce plastic waste For Example California. Just put a sixty day pause on its plastic bag ban and that's out of concern for frontline workers right. They're the ones that are handling people's reusable grocery bags when they bring them into the store. Starbucks also is is not refilling those reusable coffee mugs for that same reason. It's about reducing exposure and are groups. You know they've been largely supportive of these temporary measures because people's lives are on the line but I think they're keeping a close eye to make sure that these are actually temporary measures. Right and these larger initiatives to reduce plastic waste kind of comeback at some point if you have a question for NPR's Lawrence Somerset to us at NPR dot org slash national conversation or on twitter use the HASHTAG NPR conversation and our next listener question comes from Laura Intel Keaton Alaska. What effect is this virus having on? Wildlife? I'm thinking of the fact that there's less people out and about and that means there's more room for wildlife I've seen some photos of a Lotta ducks resting in a parking lot while bores and sheep walking down the street. There's a lot of this on social media. Is it just that were home more? So we see the animals more or the animals actually coming out in places that they didn't ordinarily yeah. I mean that's hard to tell right. A lot of us are kind of just looking out the window. Maybe seeing things we didn't see before but some of it is a hoax. Right on social media you know. Maybe you saw those dolphins that were. They weren't actually there. Yeah I'm sorry about that but this they're actually real effects. Scientists are trying to study. You know I spoke to one wildlife rescue center in California. That said you know right now. It's seal and sea lion pumping season. You know every year some pups are concerned because of human interference like people or maybe dogs getting too close and so they're kind of that this year they merely a reprieve for them because some beaches are closed Another really good example is Wales. There's just less shipping traffic right now. And so. The oceans are less and wheels are very sensitive to sound. It's actually Something scientists after nine eleven because there was also a drop in shipping traffic and scientists could actually measure that stress hormones in right. Whales went down during that time period. Interesting we got a question about what's happening to environmental regulations during the pandemic Mike in Portland writes to the EPA suspended environmental rules so companies. Don't have to follow them any longer. Lauren Bizarre Policy Change while everyone was focused on the disease. Yeah in in March the EPA announced that it would not be finding companies if they failed to report their pollution data during the pandemic so an example of this might be that a refinery is reporting. It's air emissions to make sure that they're complying with Federal Clean Air Laws. The agency said that this needed to happen. Because the pandemic is making it harder for staff to collect the safety data and and do social distancing at the same time environmental groups really push back quite strongly. They felt this was too broad. It sent a message to industries. That maybe they would have the freedom to break environmental laws if no one was really checking during this time period just on our final moments so many of the changes were talking about depend on social distancing when the economy returns to something like normal are the gains. We've seen going to be reversed right so we all are starting to get back in our cars and fly. Go back to work industries ramping. Up You expect these of short-term Games are going to go away. I think there's some hope that the behavioral change though like maybe we'll all work from home it's possible. Npr Science correspondent Lawrence Summer. Thanks for answering these questions tonight. Thanks
How a drop in oil prices today could fuel tomorrow's energy transition
"Oil prices take a roller coaster. Ride I'm NPR. Chief meteorologist Paul Hotter here with climate. Castor oil prices fell below zero this week as much of the world shelters in place but the pandemic may also feel a six percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions. This year that's the biggest drop emissions since World War Two. So what does it mean for greenhouse gas emissions and energy as we rebuild the global economy marketplace correspondent Scott? Tong focuses on climate and Energy Scott. Welcome to climate cast. Paul needs to be with you so oil prices dipped into negative territory this week and then they spiked again. Put this into perspective. What's going on with the oil market so demand for the world's oil which until now had been kind of steady by one hundred million barrels of oil every day worldwide. That's fallen by thirty percent and now markets are Kinda flipping out trying to adjust to this whatever you call it. This pandemic normal were in now. Scott the lack of oil demand is also translating into a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions the world meteorological organization now predicts a greenhouse gas emissions will be down about six percent this year and the UN estimates global emissions must fall by around seven and a half percent every year from now until twenty thirty to stay within that one point five degrees Celsius goal on global temperature rise. How can we keep some of these emissions cuts and get the economy working again? I think there are opportunities in. There are also some challenges here. We've lost one in twenty million jobs you know. That's about one. Out of eight of us in the workforce so something has to change but the opportunity is to lock in some telecommute. You know we've learned that a lot of us can do most of our jobs Without having to commute to work there also might be an opportunity as far as our use of oil in the market right now. A lot of oil companies are in tough shape and so they're not investing in finding more oil. So what happens down? The road is if they don't find as much in demand comes back then. The kind of won't be enough in prices are GONNA go up. Then that makes it more affordable to find cheaper greener option. Say to buy electric vehicles and that kind of thing. I understand that if you shut off a well it's not easy to bring back on. Can that push markets in a cleaner greener direction right now in the oilfields of West Texas? They don't make money at the price where it is now. And so those wells are shutting down and a lot of other places that's happening to and for the older oil wells right. They need pressure from underground bringing oil. Backup and if you turn it off. In some cases it doesn't turn back on if oil. Some of that oil has to stay in the ground. Then we kind of have a scenario like Europe right where we're gasoline is just expensive by policy and in places where gasoline at tends to be more expensive greener options become much more affordable and we've seen renewable energy jobs booming. We know that climate solutions can produce jobs. Of course now. We see the oil sector jobs in kind of a bus cycle. So are we likely to see more job shocks and transitions going forward? As our energy balance changes we've seen a lot of oil jobs disappear already. I've done some reporting long distance reporting talking folks in the Permian Basin in West Texas where there had been a lot of energy jobs in those drying up pretty quickly so there are going to be winners and losers in every kind of transition for sure. The job search going to migrate to the industry's tomorrow. Marketplace correspondent Scott Tong. Thanks for sharing your perspective on climate cast today. Of Course Ball. Nice to be with you. That's climate cast. I'm NPR chief meteorologist Paul.
Coronavirus: China reports 121 new deaths
"China reported another one hundred twenty one deaths from corona virus that country's death toll going on fourteen hundred the number of people confined to the diamond princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama Japan who've tested positive for the disease increased their up to sixty eleven of them Americans Utah's Kerry menace Khalkhal talk with ABC news they gave us miner's is to take our temperatures throughout the day and the day because it is about thirty seven point five degrees Celsius in or to report a fifteenth coronavirus case has been confirmed in Texas in individual already in quarantine of a military
Pot Making The Kettle Sicker
"Welcome to you did what now. A podcast where we discuss stories and science and tech the because ask exactly that everyone. Thanks for listening. I'm your host Stephanie. Educator and science aficionado Michael Programmer took A. How's your week Michael of the week? I'm having trouble this week. I need a drink is what I need to. Whiskey POD whiskey pod. I need a world coldest Martini rounds. Call this where do you get? The world's coldest Martini is a couple of his bar. Brooklyn a couple places. Is this a product called to this converge? I GUESS? From Jab from Japan as Super Cooling Magic it basically keeps water at like negative five degree Celsius water a negative five hundred Celsius so free is zero and this is negative five not frozen just has to do with the way the. I don't know I don't really understand. Visit science science soup. They add something to it or maybe alcohol has maybe aware freezing rate. I'm not sure no it's not The the the so this is just water. It's not actually the alcohols not actually yet cocktail with it. So the part of it. I don't have to dive into the crazy physics of it Look it up if you want. I'm sure it's out there. So it's a it's a frigid holds eighty like little vials of liquid. Which you're they're they're basically naked degree so they're already. They should be frozen but they're not for whatever reason the technology and the whatever they do so but when you pour it over your Martini or like on your drink or whatever you want to drink it basically instantly freezes so you get this little like stalactites owning my thing grow as of his little like crystal pile out of the water as it pours is like a little. It's obviously just water. But then you mix it with a Martini. And it's just like a cool little like instagram. -Able showmanship type stuff of point during our fancy over their new Yankees. Yeah I'm sure it's expensive too so but Everything Interesting Job. Yeah. Let's talk about. Do you know found this. I found a fact that I found very surprising to me. that over supposedly according to this one source over eighty percent of people will contract. Hp At some point in their life you heard of this vaguely. I people throw numbers around and help. And whatever the we've vaccine for that now though right. We do have a vaccine. Are you vaccinated? No okay well I mean vaccinated not for that and are you under forty five so far so far. I'm working on it then. You're still at risk of of being one of the eighty percent of people that apparently has Hp in the nation and so on then so in addition to that you know all these people are developing these STD's apparently but you know it doesn't doesn't always lead to that's the big thing with HIV is that it could cause some sort of some sort of cancer related disease in the body But it doesn't always lead to cancer growth by its of these eighty percent of the people that are contracting HIV. How what percentage of those people do you think are smoking pot? I probably the same percentage of the people that are smoking pot seventy-nine nine percent of the people. Hpv are also smoking marijuana. That's that's yeah no but This is this may be a problem because they've just found a study that does it. Cannabis accelerates growth of common tumor such as those caused by HP seller. It's the rural town. Okay I that's interesting for the most part people have said that there's really no side effects to pod and no danger so this is maybe that maybe it's not as natural inorganic as as people might otherwise suggest what can be organic. But that doesn't Sharia the growth of the ground and it's an opium can be organic natural. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't have any doesn't have any drawbacks to it. But it can affect affect your body negative ways so yeah you know and. I think it's interesting. There's a there's a big push right now at least here in Austin Texas to maybe not decriminalize but definitely lesser. The effects of people that are caught with small amounts of marijuana drug either on their body or in their car. And I don't know if at some point it will become legal here in Texas and other states. I don't know what's the status in New York is it is illegal in New York. Don't say legalize it just legalize I. I can't keep track. I don't know pot or not yet anyway. New Jersey. It's it's still medically legal in New York and New Jersey and supposedly and this is it's them for two or three years now. I remember when the last when we ousted Christie but everybody was saying that once we once Chris Christie and the next governor would pretty much Make legal like all around but so far that hasn't been the case. They haven't expanded that the legalization New Jersey for whatever for mostly. I'm sure political and economical reasons. They're just waiting to find me. The people that are GONNA MAKE. The money are waiting to find the right way to make money. Yeah well that's stuff. Well I I would predict that within the next five to ten years. It's just going to be nationally legal because it's you know it's already becoming legal and all these different states and I feel like one states. Make a certain legal. It doesn't take very long for it to become legal everywhere in the United States for the most bird. Yeah Yeah but you know. A lot of people argue that it's you know it has maybe health benefits to it. I know One person a friend of a friend who claims that it. It cured her cancer. She's decided not to do Chemo For whatever cancer she had and instead just you know. Smoke her whatever. Yeah I know it can in certain cancer patients it can. It can definitely help. Treat the nausea and other side effects saying they might have from but yes no. She actually claims it. It cured her cancer But that is unfounded unfounded unproven claim. Yes this there's some of those out there for sure but Nobody thought this article is interesting because it was it was. They found a direct link between the between the cell lines in they. Will they tested both both? The actual cancer cells the human cancer cells that that had a this cancer cancerous growth and then they tested the mice that they that they gave an HP virus to and then they monitored the growth of the cancer cells in those mice that were injected with THC. Those another question I had is like how do you? How do you have my smoke pot all day birthday? Give him little tiny tiny cigarettes to smoke gas. Just throw some teams like going to a party in the village yeah. That's an interesting job if your job is to get mys- holiday but no they they just They do the scientific way and inject them straight with teach C- So yeah so. They found that it actually interferes with cellular pathway. That stops the growth of the cancer Okay that's interesting. I guess it's still. There's a it's basically blocking your immune system from fighting the cancer. Yeah I mean it's it's not your immune system necessarily yourself have systems that will will shut down cell growth and that's how it should happen in cells the at some point the cells need to stop dividing right. So if you're if you have a cut on your arm and the cells around the cut need to need to grow go. They need to divine so that it can steal the wound. Right will wendo cells touch each other when a cell is surrounded by cells on every side of it there are certain triggers in their certain pathways. That will turn off the dividing mechanisms. So and what they found was that the thc in these cancer cells actually disrupts those mechanisms at turn off the cell growth and so yeah the mice that were The mice that were delivered. Thc had faster cellular growth of the cancer but this is the HP specific prompted. A prompt is not the right word. But the cancers caused by HP v S early all cancer not necessarily all cancer yet. They I don't know that they have studied other types of cancer. I think they were sitting specifically. Hpv related head and neck cancer. Because it is one of the fastest growing
2019 Was The 2nd-Hottest Year On Record
"Last year was the second hottest ever recorded. It's the latest scientific confirmation that the planet is getting steadily hotter and NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports. This fact is is more and more obvious to humans going about their daily lives. Twenty nineteen was the second hottest year on record. According to the latest data released by the National Oceanic and atmospheric ear could ministration and NASA records. Go back more than a century so twenty nineteen is the second hottest twenty sixteen was the hottest and the third hottest artist was two thousand. Fifteen Gavin Schmidt is the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The fact is is Wilmington. Every year we add one extra. The data points to this cross. The main thing here is is not really the ranking but is the consistency of the long term trends that we're seeing. The long term trend goes back decades AIDS. The two thousand ten were the hottest decade ever before that the two thousands had that title and so on the earth getting steadily hotter every decade. Today the planet is about one degree Celsius warmer than it was in the Mid Twentieth Century. Twenty eighteen report. By the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on climate change warned that warming of one point five degrees Celsius would be catastrophic for millions of people the warming up until now cincinnati seventeen has been quite close Oceania kind of extrapolate. That Ford knew would imagine that we would cost one point five in around twenty thirty five but of course that depends on what we do with emissions human emissions of greenhouse gases are the overwhelming driver of global warming and right now global emissions are rising the US has omitted the most total co two. Who of any country? The data released today also illustrate how different regions are being affected. The Arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet. Hot Hot Ocean. Water helped power dangerous. Cyclones in disrupted fisheries in the continental. US rain patterns are changing. D.C Aren't works on. Forecasting Noah Noah he says hotter temperatures are making droughts more severe. A warmer atmosphere is a thirstier atmosphere sucking up moisture and dumping rain all at once. It's or seeing the largest event getting larger that means more flood risk for example in two thousand nineteen big rainfall events drove record breaking floods along the Mississippi tippy river and its tributaries and as the Earth keeps getting hotter. All of these trends will keep getting more pronounced. Rebecca Hersher N._p._R.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on AP News
"Cigarettes hippies Mike roster reports the scientists say the flavorings used in them could lead to heart trouble researchers at Stanford university's cardio vascular institute report the flavoring in E. cigarettes may be harmful to the heart the researchers report in the journal of the American college of cardiology they grew cells that normally line healthy blood vessels in laboratory dishes and expose the cells to six different Eastern Europe flavorings the cells and. cells bathed in blood taken from people right after we had an E. cigarette showed signs of damage and inflammation cinnamon and menthol seemed the most toxic flavorings and expert who was not part of the study says small studies like this aren't definitive but there should be additional testing Mike Rossio Washington. airline customer service agency they often give verbal threats from passengers and a new report says sometimes they turn into physical confrontations the agency alcohol airline fees and long lines can anger passengers the government accountability office reported more than half the one hundred four agents it's surveyed reported threats or other harmful action by customers in the past year about ten percent say they were physically assaulted a twenty eighteen law required airlines to train agents in de escalating conflicts but airlines missed the deadline for submitting plans for handling passenger assaults Congress ordered the GAO to investigate violence against customer service agents after media coverage of passenger miss behavior interfering with an airline crew on board a flight is a federal crime incidents at airports are usually covered by state or local laws Switzerland says it'll stop adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by twenty fifty other countries including Britain France and Sweden have approved similar goals this was government says it's setting the target faced a new scientific findings published last year by the U. ones panel of climate experts the government says by mid century Switzerland should not emit more greenhouse gases than can be absorbed naturally or by technical means scientists say while achieving that zero emissions requires significant changes to nations economies and the almost total and to burning fossil fuels it's the only way to stop global warming going beyond one point five degrees Celsius or two point seven degrees Fahrenheit this century. trump call the Ukraine's president I'm to McGuire with an A. P. newsman in a phone call on July twenty fifth president trump urge the president Ukraine to investigate hunter Biden former vice president Joe Biden's son who work for a gas company in Ukraine sources with knowledge of what happened so the call and other events led to a whistle blower complaint by someone in the intelligence community setting off a showdown between congressional Democrats and the administration which has refused to turn over the formal complaint or even describe its contents Pentagon sending additional troops a missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to the recent attack on Saudi oil facilities blamed by the U. S. another's on Iran Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren campaigning in Iowa says a deployment could further destabilize the region..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And we have eleven years to cut emissions by about half that is what the report says so yeah it is true that there is a clock ticking and we've already warm the planet by one degree Celsius and if we want to reduce it or limited to one point five degrees Celsius there is a time line of course if we don't meet that target it's not like the world explodes on the first day of twenty thirty one and then the other thing I would say that has begun to break through is climate impacts are actually happening California is burning on both ends decimating an entire town called paradise coverage of the damage caused by Michael the category four storm was the most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida's panhandle Imelda first striking Freeport Texas some areas could see upwards of eighteen inches of rain and the media has not done a great job of linking peoples lived experiences to climate change but that is starting to catch hold for a long time scientists said that it wasn't wise to attribute the cause of any particular weather event to climate change weather was too complex for that but I'll tribunician science as it's called has gotten a lot better right it's now possible to connect the dots between some instances of extreme weather and climate change public citizen this NGO wrote a report that showed that only one in five articles that talk about heat waves even mention climate change at all he waves are the most easy to attribute to climate change every time I open up an article I look for climb it and I look for global warming and I usually come up empty. handed Leah why do you think that is is it still regarded as a political issue and it's a question of perceived balance. climate change is actually.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"We have eleven years to cut emissions by about half that is what the report says so yeah it is true that there is a clock ticking and we've already warm the planet by one degree Celsius and if we want to reduce it or limited to one point five degrees Celsius there is a time line of course if we don't meet that target it's not like the world explodes on the first day of twenty thirty one and then the other thing I would say that has begun to break through is climate impacts are actually happening California is burning on both ends decimating an entire town called paradise coverage of the damage caused by Michael the category four storm was the most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida's panhandle Imelda first striking Freeport Texas some areas could see upwards of eighteen inches of rain and the media has not done a great job of linking peoples lived experiences to climate change but that is starting to catch hold for a long time scientists said that it wasn't wise to attribute the cause of any particular weather event to climate change weather was too complex for that but I'll tribunician science as it's called has gotten a lot better right it's now possible to connect the dots between some instances of extreme weather and climate change public citizen this NGO wrote a report that showed that only one in five articles that talk about heat waves even mention climate change at all he waves are the most easy to attribute to climate change every time I open up an article I look for climb it and I look for global warming and I usually come up empty. handed Leah why do you think that is is it still regarded as a political issue and it's a question of perceived balance. climate change is actually.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on AP News
"Is available in English and Spanish and can be found on iOS and android your listening to the AP digital news network a bear cub found himself stuck in a trash bin near Lake Tahoe motel locally police were able to help the cub reunite with its family the card can be heard crying from inside a metal dumpster in video recorded by placer county sheriff's deputies on Tuesday while their mother keeps watch the bear sibling first attempts to rescue the trapped bear initially trying to climb a light pole with a note lock it then climbs on the side of the trash container but fails to open the heavy lid finally deputies come to the rescue with the bear family a few paces away and watching from behind a tree a deputy opens the trash container with a pole and a second deputy quickly places a ladder inside the container the deputies back away allowing the Cup to climb the ladder and scurry off to rejoin it's family Switzerland says it'll stop adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by twenty fifty other countries including Britain France and Sweden have approved similar goals this was government says it's setting the target based on new scientific findings published last year by the U. ones panel of climate experts the government says by mid century Switzerland should not emit more greenhouse gases than can be absorbed naturally or by technical means scientists say while achieving that zero emissions requires significant changes to nations economies and the almost total and to burning fossil fuels it's the only way to stop global warming going beyond one point five degrees Celsius or two point seven degrees Fahrenheit this century Volkswagen is going to have to correct fuel economy labels for about ninety thousand gas powered cars of the order comes from the U. S. environmental protection agency the revisions of about one mile per gallon cover VW's as well as affiliated brands Audi Porsche and Bentley all are from the twenty thirteen through twenty seventeen model years the EPA said Friday that it investigated the gas cars after finding that V. W. cheated on diesel emissions in twenty fifteen the agency found that transmission software on the gas vehicles made them shift differently during government lab tests on treadmills so they got better mileage and polluted less than when they were on the road the softer was on about one million vehicles but only ninety eight thousand were found to have lower mileage than stated on EPA window stickers an upgrade on Dorian I'm to acquire than a P. newsman at the national hurricane center says hurricane door in as a category four storm top sustained winds just under one hundred thirty miles per hour as it churns toward the north western part of the Bahamas center director can Graham hurricane warning south proportions the north Bahamas with that a major hurricane here so a lot of wind a lot of rain Graham says the high winds could do a lot of damage to the Bahamas over the weekend the forecast calls for the storm to go along a path toward Florida bringing the high winds and heavy rain you could get places with six to ten inches of rain and even ten to fifteen Graham says a typical category four storm surges ten feet or more president trump.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Of discussion the rate no middle ground right there is no middle ground is no middle ground okay so somebody gets up and say well so there's no middle ground are you driving a car and he's got nothing about I'm a change course what ways would you take the practice what you preach if you were to become president I know it's stressful yet to travel a lot yet use fossil fuels no I'm not gonna walk the California art you know look you know I understand that you know we we do the path we can as an example but I'm not gonna sit here and tell you that we're not going to use fossil fuels all all well well but I thought I thought we had no choice and no middle ground I cannot give you any one even one specific way in which I am a boosted my carbon footprint it is a wall and we must be something right is a beautiful thing about being on the left it's a war against poverty but I'm not gonna spend my money on it I must mention the else's money on it it's a war against climate change but like I'm going to continue to apply my private jet to Iowa and out of Iowa and and again sympathy can be measured according to Democrats in how many dollars when somebody else's pocket expense you get Bernie saying that people are telling me money the plan we just released to combat climate change is expensive and you know what yeah right but the cost of doing nothing is far more expensive yes that this is always the the easy thing to say right the cost of doing nothing it turns out until you reach about two point five degrees Celsius in global climate change actually the cost of doing nothing is less expensive and William your house the noble prize winner economics last year is an entire book I recommended on the show call clinic as you know he does not reject climate change is not reject the climate is changing and and he actually believes in a carbon tax but even your house as yeah they're actually is an economic tipping point at which it is not worth it to actually invest in stopping climate change below a certain point Bernie Sanders just full of it but again it's about people's intentions in politics these days it's not about their actual the actual activity this is how you but but what what here's what hilarious about this the DNC recognizes that this is an argument for a very like the worst thing they can do is picture climate change plans in public they're fine with with pretending that they care deeply about these crazy climate change plans put out by AOC and Bernie Sanders and want to talk about it publicly how do we know this because the committee within the DNC on Thursday voted down a proposal for a debate focused on climate change the DNC resolution voted against the measure the resolution calling for climate change today could still be considered for a vote by the full committee on Saturday the committee defeated the resolution in a seventeen to eight vote to member that time that every Democrat said this is the greatest crisis in the history of humanity and they're like what's all the debate on it right now you know because then we'll have to talk about how we want to get rid of everybody's car and killed accounts that's it it is it is hilarious Democrats love talking about problems and then if somebody propose an actual solution to the problem and get mad at the solution they say the actual solution to the problem should be feelings feelings just change the language make it's a convicted rapist is not a convicted felon they're just as involved person make it so that a homeless person sleeping on the street you have sympathy for them so much sympathy you're going to allow them to lawyer in public and pee in the gutter and do drugs on the open streets and defecate that's simple thing right there and if you say you want to clean that up your arrest people for later in the want their garbage to be thrown away because it is in fact piles of garbage if you suggest that there have to be consequent at the people who are who are mentally ill and living on the street need to be put in a place where they can be taken care of without their permission if they are seriously mentally ill because many of these people cannot actually make intelligent rational decisions if you are schizophrenic I have schizophrenia in my my grandfather was schizophrenic that is not somebody was capable of making rational decisions if you said all your unsympathetic sympathy and crappy policy matter a lot more than sympathy and good policy so long as you can castigate good policies unsympathetic apparently is the way all of this works okay in just a second how to get to the G. seven because the United States is in fact involved in the G. seven it's going to be pretty dicey this time around we'll get to that in just a second but first for weeks now my friends over at freedom works and I have warned you about the dangers of putting price controls on America's medical system price controls generally do not achieve what they seek to achieve that bring down prices right except the problem is that very often you achieve shortages lack of innovation lack of investment price controls on medicines and services could do all of that medical industry which is exactly what you need innovation and investment and shortages they could set medical research back decades lead to shortages of vital medicines give the government even more control of your health care well lot of folks on the radical left or not stopping their assault on.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"And drifts over time we know that the physical consistency of the various they'd imports was also optimize and then it goes into more details on that and then re analysis of all this what to do when they they they take wobbles in all these things into consideration and come up with something better so we put an update and this was August sixth reading we have a problem evidence that E. R. five based global temperatures have Spurrier's warming as a follow up to my post about whether July twenty nineteen was the warmest rely on record globally average I've been comparing reanalysis datasets since nineteen seventy nine it appears that the E. R. A. five reanalysis upon which the W. M. O. record temperature permount pronouncements are made might have a problem with Spurrier's warmth in recent years so it could be all of these are you know the warmest I've been in the last five to a stand they they got all this stuff wrong they got bad data coming in and they just keep reporting and instead of fixing where the data is coming from how many does a comparison of the global average surface air temperature variations from different data sets I need to get to know why and mass and all these other ones in the and then he talks about B. E. R. eighty five and he says has substantially warmer Tran then the other two by differencing ERA five with the other data sets we can see that they're in some states systematic changes that occur so they've got several things that they're using to track this temperature one of them is going haywire angle and hot and the other two were not they're just regular normal **** temperatures nothing out of the ordinary so what you got the met office the W. M. all the rest these folks will they take the one that's the anomaly and they say well look at this man the temperatures going up well what about these other measurements that you got the don't show what they can't be right it's gotta be global warming man that we we've been predicting it it's going to be coming true and Royce Spencer is saying that something's up you have three major ways to check the surface temperature one's going up the other two were not and they only pick the one that's going up and report that to the news you think the same political O. M. G. he says these kinds of changes suggest to me differences and how the satellite deep layer air temperatures from M. S. U. N. A. M. S. U. R. hand handled which through the data assimilation process can affect surface temperatures because they use some satellite stuff and to tell you which is another thing I mean what if you're giving a surface temperatures while using weather balloons and airplanes and satellites I thought this was surface station temperatures but they're not that seat they dip into whatever they can dip into to create the picture they want to create and then they feed it to the world as fact and it's not he said the the W. in most pronounced with the July would be at or near record warmth which is based upon the E. R. A. five reanalysis within the Penn on how they did their satellite data adjustments so I'm so no longer standing by my previous statement of the current reanalysis Davis that should be used for determining record warm months and this one is not even clear to me that the reanalysis data sets are better for inferring record high or low surface temperatures then our satellite data set is even though the satellite since is much more of the tropics fewer than a dozen the surface this is all very preliminary and I'm open to other interpretations he says he's got a bunch comments on this from different people that are trying to figure out what's going on it looks like to me they just but again you say this and it's the the Baader Meinhof phenomenon where people go one of course is global warming my god sees sure live with all and even if we do find out the July was the warmest well it's official it is what they're saying zero point nine five degrees Celsius above the twentieth century average when I'm talking to fold the green above the twentieth century average and these folks are freaking out so in other words it's like saying the the record high was a hundred and one instead of a hundred oh my gosh well that's your that's that's different that's completely decide that that's not a hand I mean we can't survive in a hundred one hundred may be I mean but a hundred one come on folks please get a grip on.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"And his work has suggested that alarm ism would be the wrong idea he's the father of the so called dice model which is one of the models used by the Obama administration in determining regulatory strategy on global warming but nor house argues that the optimal trajectory for climate would end with a three point five degrees Celsius increasing global temperature by twenty one hundred not one point five and not even to your house as the international target for climate change with a limit of two degrees Celsius is infeasible so basically you're screwed not gonna happen a target of two point five degrees Celsius is it technically feasible but would require extreme and virtually universal global policy measures in the near future keeping the change the two one five degrees Celsius according to your house could ever ninety one trillion dollars of damage over the course of the century but would cost a hundred thirty four trillion dollars just to handle so why should we be quite as work well because people are pretty good at adapting the fact is that in terms of global disaster losses as a proportion of global GDP it's actually gone down since nineteen ninety two people talking that increase disasters in the cost of increases after number one it's because we've been building more stuff that is in the path of storms but number two global GDP has consistently risen or in Cassin's Manhattan institute has pointed out the by twenty twenty one hundred regardless of plan to change the world is six times more wealthy than in twenty fifteen under this model I mean we should be worried about the environmental impact of emissions probably but American emissions have been falling steadily since two thousand at least seven point five percent according to the EPA and all the other countries were using faster than any of them faster than any of them the countries that are fastest increase our China and India since signing.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on 790 KABC
"And his work has suggested that alarm ism would be the wrong idea is the father of the so called dice model which is one of the models used by the Obama administration in determining regulatory strategy on global warming but nor house argues that the optimal trajectory for Klein it would end with a three point five degrees Celsius increasing global temperature by twenty one hundred not one point five it not even to your house as the international target for climate change with a limit of two degrees Celsius is infeasible so basically you're screwed not gonna happen a target of two point five degrees Celsius is it technically feasible require extreme and virtually universal global policy measures in the near future keeping the change the two point five degrees Celsius according in our house could ever ninety one trillion dollars of damage over the course of the century but would cost a hundred thirty four trillion dollars just to handle so why should we be quite as worked well because people are pretty good at adapting the fact is that in terms of global disaster losses as a proportion of global GDP it's actually gone down since nineteen ninety two people are talking about increased disasters in the cost of increases after number one it's because we've been building more stuff that is in the path of storms but number two global GDP has consistently risen or in Cassin's Manhattan institute has pointed out the by twenty twenty one hundred regardless of plan to change the world is six times more wealthy than in twenty fifteen under this model when we should be worried about the environmental impact of emissions probably but American emissions have been falling steadily since two thousand at least seven point five percent according to the EPA and all the other countries were using faster than any of them faster than any of them the countries that are fastest increase our China and India so sending.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"And his work has suggested that alarm isn't would be the wrong idea he is the father of the so called dice model which is one of the models used by the Obama administration in determining regulatory strategy on global warming but nor house argues that the optimal trajectory for climate would end with a three point five degrees Celsius increasing global temperature by twenty one hundred not one point five it not even to your house as the international target for climate change with a limit of two degrees Celsius is infeasible so basically you're screwed not gonna happen a target of two point five degrees Celsius is it technically feasible I would require extreme and virtually universal global policy measures in the near future keeping the change the two point five degrees Celsius according in our house could ever ninety one trillion dollars of damage over the course of the century but would cost a hundred and thirty four trillion dollars just to handle so why should we be quite as white well because people are pretty good at adapting the fact is that in terms of global disaster losses as a proportion of global GDP it's actually gone down since nineteen ninety two people talking that increase disasters in the cost of increases asters number one it's because we've been building more stuff that is in the path of storms but number two global GDP has consistently risen or in cast in Manhattan institute has pointed out the by twenty twenty one hundred regardless of plan to change the world is six times more wealthy than in twenty fifteen under this model when we should be worried about the environmental impact of emissions probably but American emissions have been falling steadily since two thousand at least seven point five percent according to the EPA and all the other countries while reducing faster than any of them faster than any of them the countries that are fastest increase our China and India so signing.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily
"Me cry tears of joy and gratitude for your service, and every other individual who decides to wear a uniform to put America's safety and the safety of those around the world, I tweeted, former star brandy Chastain. Now onto today's lineup of stories, which includes a look at the challenges of Afghan peace talks, what it's like to report from Capitol Hill, and the work of a bridge builder between Mexicans in the US and their home country. Our first story after years of treating the environment as a secondary concern when it comes to politics, many Europeans now bringing their worries about climate change into the voting booth, the success of the green parties, and the weekend's European parliamentary elections came as a surprise to most, but it came as the environment weighs heavily on voters minds in the prosperous, north western European countries where the greens did best, the recent impetus has come partly from too alarming reports on the potentially catastrophic future. Mankind faces if global temperatures continue to rise. Last october. The added nations intergovernmental panel on climate change warned the world has just twelve years in which take radical action. If temperature rises are to be held to one point five degrees celsius earlier this month. A UN study spelled out how seriously humans are destroying nature predicting that when million species of wildlife risk of becoming extinct within decades if the green surfed away of renewed, Clement activism, they also profited at the European elections from a marked falloff in support for traditional centrist parties voters, don't feel so tribally attached to left or right wing parties anymore says Christopher routes an expert on the international environmental movement. When centrist parties become discredited. The greens are well placed to take advantage of that. This story was reported by Peter Greer in Paris, and too.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Sidenote
"Hi, Hello show. Onto. I just actually I'm doing pretty good today. Hi, that's cry. It's deceiving. Lee ho outside. It's not. I mean, everything's melting snows. Hovering around zero celsius. I actually think it's like five degrees outside it. Really? Yes. It is your day to walk the dog. But I'd fall him. So I actually have the most pertinent recent evidence. So it is. Amounts beans, so cold and trial, though, minus thirty five degrees celsius the wind chill with the wind chill, which is an important shell. Interestingly is nearly the same temperature in parent height mice. It's like minus thirty five is around where they collide. Yeah. So like Americans, you can get it too. But also change your system actually change a lot of things. But yeah, no it's been so cold like the other day, we went outside with Ernie. Gosh, all we do is ever talked about earning. And he wouldn't even put his paws on the cold. I loved it. I love the cold, and we will get to that later in the debate. But first we have to talk about what we learn. Who is that go from SNL once again? Lady from kids cartoon show. I am so bad. With names. Was that kids literally mix loving my? I'm the hormone Munster. Bubble by bubble. Maya Rudolph as the female hormone monster. But first, let's get into what did you learn this week? This week. I have ground breaking information today. For me groundbreaking. And it's something I think about all the time, and it is like front page of Reddit as everyone know about this. I saw it as a big a study came out..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"Puff themselves up, and that's really very effective insulation. And also, I mean, Steve it would be interesting you bird watch a lot from your balcony. Right. Like, not you don't just go out and place if but Uber, so you you probably have such a good understanding of the environment around your house that you can see things that you might not have been able to see when you first started bird-watching there. And I'd be interested to see if they're birds in trees in torpor around your house right now that aren't flying. They just seemed to not be doing anything on these little branches in their trees. You don't see them because birds very good at hiding very good at hiding only usually see birds when they move. Yep. Especially this is the big burly hawk, obviously. But like little little birds songbirds if they're if they're not at my feeder. Yeah. I. We'll only see them when they fly from one branch to another branch. So if they're like hunkered down forget about it. You're not going to say them. Yeah. And the birds tend to gain up this body mass and fat in order to boost their metabolism. And then to us what this one researcher was calling facultative hypothermia, which is where they actually down regulate. Their core body temperature to reduce that heat loss and to save energy. Like, they'll go from forty two degrees down to thirty five degrees celsius at their core body temperature. But also they can't fly when they're doing this. These are tiny birds like tit, my cinching Indies. Yeah. Or even on the colts gets here. I still see them at my feeder, the there were still active. Well, yeah, they gotta eat right to maintain all of that metabolic processing. I wonder I wonder if we're changing their behavior by hang here. Here's a whole bunch of calories. Probably. So they maybe they can stay more active. Yeah. Exactly. Because that is the interesting thing, right? It's sort of a catch twenty two for a lot of these organisms that they need to have their their metabolism. Oftentimes, they'll cool down in order to conserve some of that energy. They would need for their metabolism..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Society. Oh, could pose then sprinkling of applause that direct challenged the to some of the world's most powerful people, and we can go live to Davos now, talk to critter Timberg herself credit to thank you for speaking to Newsday at what was at the heart of your message to the leaders in Davos. My message snatch the most emissions are caused by a few people the very rich people who the people who are here at devils. Some of those people indeed who will have flown in on a private jet to then talk about climate change. Yeah. What does that? Did they react to you? When you put that message across quite a brave thing to do stand up in front of these people talk to them directly. How did they respond? They became very awkward, and they didn't know what to do with a sudden lashing tapping nervously. I think so what would you like to see concrete steps could these important people do in the next months to to make a real concrete difference? I mean, these people have very much power. They can really change something. So I I think that they have a huge responsibility and they need to put their economic goals beside to safeguard living conditions humankind future. And yet some people would say that it's not in their interest to do. So these people in many cases, have got rich because of the very policies that you wish to see them change. How did you convince them to do otherwise? Yes. I mean, it's going to be hard. They I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to want to do that. But they have to do that. Because we have no all the choice, the future of humankind rests in their hands and also perhaps in in your hands. Your generation one of the things you've been doing is convincing students people to stay away from school to protest tennis about how you've done that. I started in August. I started school striking for the climates outside the Swedish parliament before the election. After that. I've set every Friday outside the Swedish parliament's and today since I am in devils finger into sit outside the World Economic Forum, and it has spread it to to other countries in the continent in the world except on Tortuga and over one hundred thousand children in the world have been striking from school for climate action. That's an amazing things it. Yes. I think so. What's the next step encouraging more and more people to do this to go on strike? I'm going to sit there until Sweden Israel with perish agreement and hope that more and more people around the world to do the same. I think a lot of people around the world when they think about Sweden would probably assume that Sweden is doing all right on the environment on on climate change. What convinced you that things needed to change that things needed to get better quickly. I mean, Sweden is not a role model Sweden is one of the top ten countries in the world with highest ecological footprints per capita. And that is not that is not good. So we we since we are very rich country. We have recurred be a role model. We could be. In front of everyone else in this. But we are not. And we need to do. I wonder how people have reacted to this campaign not just in Davos, but in Sweden elsewhere in the world will serve response is getting. The response is very positive almost only positive comments. Okay. Great. Good to hear Greta gratuity, sixteen years old talking to us live from Davos, having addressed some of the most powerful people in the world previously. And in fact in the next fifty minutes, or so we'll be live in Australia as it swelters under an extreme heat. Wave temperatures peaked at forty nine point five degrees celsius one hundred and twenty five in one town on Thursday..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"What about the rest of it feels like? Tennis has his like about three days ago that we were talking about Katie. Katie Boulter everybody today. What I mean it was actually yesterday. She is. After one it's one fifteen in the morning, thanks. This is the dedication. We have to you here on the tennis podcast Kickstarter Mattis, having a baptism of Australia. Matt is being here since about nine o'clock this morning. I mean, his enthusiasm is off the scale. This is what you've done folks kicking brought grad matted here. He is a way after his bedtime. He's air at one fifteen in the morning should say Allen, we gone to so Kickstarter clauses that twelve hours twelve hours, folks. So if you want to take some of the predictions, you still can't if you wanna just do your bit. And I don't know by by grad matter, a bear get get Catherine get Catherine the cheese board and. Now, you kind of your cheese ball passing cheese? Yeah. So gee, anyway. Yeah. You go about twelve hours to guy fights, I kicked out dot com. Such the tennis podcast. So Katie Boulter. She had this win today. And my goodness today yesterday, wasn't she brilliant. I did not know she had that. Yeah. What a bull strike her to both strike as she read it on new. She had a new Abol strike. I thought she when the first six love this is against Katrina Makarova, who's a very very good player. The bit that I was really shocked by was a thought riot Makarevich going to try and drag are into third set into the trenches make or could. And it was so hot today wasn't. It was thirty five degrees celsius, and they were playing in the heat is building. And I thought if the moment went into a third set thought no chance bell to wins. This completely wrong. She stuck in. And she ended up getting into a final set tiebreak the first ever champions tiebreak at your strain open, the first ten pointer. And there was that magical moment where bowl to completely forgot the rules and started celebrating the win at seven points to four because you thought she'd wanna time break as you actually clenched his fish goes to the net. She's taking visor off. She's taken all the applause crown crab thinks she's one as well. Because I don't know the rules say I am one year Chatwin three more points. She did tell you. The problem is communicating it to the fan. Funds inconsistency. She's blooming. Good. She really was. And I agree with you. I'd all but written her off in that final set. In fact, is seen as she sort of went down in the second. So an owner owned by this point we'd already seen to Brits lease because her dauntless six love six love. And actually, I actually seen the doctor harsh school. I thought she was better than six love six today. I watched the match and she had a lot of game points in that match. And just didn't take them. I mean. I think that's generous. I I like Harry dots game. And she's you know, she's the the very beginning of her career in this immense improvements to make I think our attitude is good. She desperate learned from it. She was appropriately. Gutted by what happened today? I really do. I think you know, she missed out on a game too. Well, by one point that's tennis. Davidson moisture person that I if United. I mean, that's I mean is horribly Brita thing say, isn't it that she she was worthy of love enough defeat. But. She was really good and she played it. So she just kept the pressure on all the time. AKC Volta back to the winds down Evans. Dan evans. I was out there for now. Then so I was sent out starter set T down to the first six to something Tatsumi ITO. He's. I missed that one six six sent out. The start started the second set because topsy Morita his his opponent is basically on leg to medical time out. He's getting treatment every change of end. He's basically sort of at death's door, right? So Unicom cameraman head out courtside. It's any forty four degrees. You'll be fine. Have a seat courtside and just be on standby because Ito's going to retire anytime. And then you can interview with the Donovan's and about fifty hours later Tatsumi ITO has had some sort of leg replacement while he was in his bathroom break. He's got his fourth wind. And you know, he's going to flip him win the tournament..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"For seventy or average. But that means somewhere else in the hemisphere most likely because the trend is downward overall most likely somewhere else having an exceptionally one similar period. And that's been true for the last seventy is. Did you find any similar tendencies, I guess or trends in the southern hemisphere vortex? Same thing is true. In the southern we to a lesser extent the decree the rate of decreases a little bit less there because the continent in the atmosphere is considerably less than it is in the northern hemisphere. That's pretty remarkable stuff. Now, did you stop somewhere near? Well. You said eight hundred eighty what if you went up near the trouble pause or went up into the stratosphere the stratospheric polar vortex. Did you see did you look for civil? And if you did did you see changes there as well? I haven't done that yet. But that's easy to do. It would be the exact same calculation with different variable at a different level. But it'd be really interesting to know, I suspect we'd probably see a cooling in the stratosphere and the lower part of the stratosphere. Withdrawal higher. Yeah. That's consistent. With what the satellites are telling us, John. I think that the diagnostic that you've developed have been applying over the last several years is really a nice comprehensive one the look at measures of as you described it the the shrinkage of the cold air during the wintertime, and you look at this also during the rest of the year. Yeah. It shrinks away to almost zero in the northern hemisphere around July tenth to the twentieth. But the the day on which disappears and reappears is interesting to you can kind of see that gap widening a little bit. So even into the summertime its discernible signal to a nice measure of the global nature of climate. Yeah. Yeah. That's right. Right. What do you think that would change the distribution or statistics of the cyclones that roam around the periphery of the polar vortex or the circum polar flow of the the weather systems? In other words that go by the world, you know, that we get our snowstorms arrangements. Is it short of shape and intensity of? Of that coal pool is that going to change the storms that we get trying to bring this into practical terms, say live in New York where you live in Chicago or anybody gonna change anything. I would think in John this is just John's diagnostic look to this a lot. But if that five degrees celsius isotherm mine. Lies in the bundle of isotherm 's that characterizes the northern hemisphere's main barracuda city if that's shrinking might say something about the shift in the location of the psych loans..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"Of air that was as cold as minus five degrees celsius at about a mile above sea level in minus five at that level tends to be the rains, no dividing line and went to storms or something close to it as anyway. So that was what I was in my mind, and it it occurred to me, you can calculate the aerial extent of this cold air every single day in the wintertime any other time years. Well, and then with the availability of these long-term time series of reanalysis data one can look at this back seventy years. And so I started to look at has this areal extent on average in a winter season. January and February been changing over the last seventy and to my surprise. Maybe not to my surprise to my Joe, my I was happy about it. We found out that it systematically shrinking at every threshold level that you choose at eight hundred and fifty mill about one mile of the ground. So the the aerial extent of cold air around the northern hemisphere. North Pole in the wintertime is getting smaller each Windass since nineteen forty eight. And it doesn't seem to have any explanation other than the southern edges of it keep on getting eroded by the fact that we have an increase over those seventy is of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that re radiates energy back to the surface and a road some of the cold air that is remarkable. And there's no clear example of sort of this depleting resource of cold air that doesn't mean we're not getting winter doesn't mean we're not getting snow, but there is the typically less and less of both. It sounds like. Yeah. And this hemispheric haven't. In any given longitude sector like sense as central North America. You may well have a period where it's exceptionally cold even against the standard that's been set.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Post Reports
"It's pretty clear that US greenhouse gas emissions. Went up twenty eighteen at a time. When the world is saying that we need to make a sharp turn and everybody's emissions. Need to go down and need to go down fast. So it really raises in a big way. The question of what the US is role is going to be or is not going to be in contributing to that. Scientists have warned that the impacts of client change will be devastating and likely irreversible. If global temperatures rise by just one point five degrees celsius we are already up one degree and to keep that temperature from rising more the world has just a decade to dramatically reduce carbon emissions but climate reporter. Chris Mooney says that that reduction did not happen this year. Not by a long shot. We're looking here at the emissions of only carbon dioxide, it's the main greenhouse gas, and it's coming from a variety of sectors of the economy that we all participate in various ways, the generating of electricity the driving of vehicles or flying of planes, the production of goods in factories and industrial facilities and the living in buildings or working in buildings that a needle kinds of power air conditioning, all kinds of other. That also draw trinity. And so the conclusion was that all of those things in two thousand eighteen oh, those things in two thousand eighteen led the United States emissions to go up which flies in the face of the trend, which is that they've been going slowly downward, which was good news..