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Earth’s Atmospheric CO2 Soars to Highest Level in 4 Million Years

Earth’s Atmospheric CO2 Soars to Highest Level in 4 Million Years

The Defender, 9 June, 2021 New data released Monday showed atmospheric carbon dioxide reached a monthly average of 419 parts per million in May, the maximum reading ever recorded since measurements began 63 years ago and the highest level the planet has experienced in more than 4 million years. The Defender is experiencing censorship on many social channels. Be sure to stay in touch with the news that matters by subscribing to our top news of the day. It’s free. New data released Monday…

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Igor Semiletov interviewed

Igor Semiletov interviewed

Sources of Arctic Methane | Igor Semiletov | Unseen footage of methane plumes from 2020 voyage | pt1 The whole series will also be published on https://climateseries.com and https://genn.cc This is part 1 in series of three posts on methane releases from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf recorded in 2021. This is the first in a miniseries discussing the ongoing work in the Russian Arctic talking to Dr Igor Semiletov, one of the lead scientists who has been studying the…

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Scientific paper: The destruction of permafrost in the Laptev Sea provokes methane emissions

Scientific paper: The destruction of permafrost in the Laptev Sea provokes methane emissions

I do not have the time to do this justice right now. But, in brief, it seems to confirm what we already know from observations. Scientific paper discusses extensive release of methane from the East Siberian Arctic Ocean   This is the paper, just published.         PNAS , March 9, 2021  Significance Extensive release of methane from sediments of the world’s largest continental shelf, the East Siberian Arctic Ocean (ESAO), is one of the few Earth system processes that can cause a…

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China’s new Five Year Plan cuts growth and turns back on cutting emissions

China’s new Five Year Plan cuts growth and turns back on cutting emissions

China.. refrained from introducing a ban on building new coal-fired plants, and did not set a target for curbing coal power plants’ capacity for the next five years.  China Cuts Growth Outlook, Increases Military Spend, Shrugged Off Climate Change In Latest ‘Five-Year Plan’ Zero Hedge, 5 March, 2021 When it comes to official documents, China’s five-year plans (FYPs) are the mother of them all. Not only do FYPs encapsulate all major socioeconomic goals and priorities, they contain the basic assessment and strategy of…

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Reflections on tourism in NZ, coal plants in China and methane emissions

Reflections on tourism in NZ, coal plants in China and methane emissions

Sunday musings   The Great Reset meets tourism in New Zealand – “”thoughtless, heedless tourism” is no longer welcome https://seemorerocks.is/2021/03/the-great-reset-meets-tourism-in-new.html China Cuts Growth Outlook, Increases Military Spend, Shrugged Off Climate Change In Latest ‘Five-Year Plan’ https://seemorerocks.is/2021/03/chinas-new-five-year-plan-cuts-growth.html Testing waters of East Siberian Arctic Ocean suggests origin of elevated methane is reservoir located in Laptev Sea https://phys.org/news/2021-03-east-siberian-arctic-ocean-elevated.html Methane, Sea Ice & Climate Roundup with Margo (Mar. 7, 2021) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUYpBTiWXSQ Geert Vanden Bossche : Why mass vaccinaton amidst a pandemic creates an irrepressible…

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Methane and sea ice report – 7 March, 2021

Methane and sea ice report – 7 March, 2021

 Methane, Sea Ice & Climate Roundup with Margo (Mar. 7, 2021) Margo reviews methane data from CAMS & NOAA for Saturday, 3/6/21. She also shows the current state of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and looks at Climate Reanalyzer and recent earthquakes. Margo shares an article and research paper on methane reservoirs in the Laptev Sea.

China’s new Five Year Plan cuts growth and turns back on cutting emissions

China’s new Five Year Plan cuts growth and turns back on cutting emissions

China.. refrained from introducing a ban on building new coal-fired plants, and did not set a target for curbing coal power plants’ capacity for the next five years.  China Cuts Growth Outlook, Increases Military Spend, Shrugged Off Climate Change In Latest ‘Five-Year Plan’ Zero Hedge, 5 March, 2021 When it comes to official documents, China’s five-year plans (FYPs) are the mother of them all. Not only do FYPs encapsulate all major socioeconomic goals and priorities, they contain the basic assessment and strategy of…

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Scientific paper: The destruction of permafrost in the Laptev Sea provokes methane emissions

Scientific paper: The destruction of permafrost in the Laptev Sea provokes methane emissions

 I do not have the time to do this justice right now. But, in brief, it seems to confirm what we already know from observations. Scientific paper discusses  extensive release of methane  from the East Siberian Arctic  Ocean This is the paper, just published. PNAS , March 9, 2021  Significance Extensive release of methane from sediments of the world’s largest continental shelf, the East Siberian Arctic Ocean (ESAO), is one of the few Earth system processes that can cause a net…

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Carbon dioxide levels continue at record levels despite COVID-19 lockdown

Carbon dioxide levels continue at record levels despite COVID-19 lockdown

 Are We Already Above 3 C and Nearing 4 C Temperature Rise? (Nov. 27, 2020) There is no time to lose Arctic News, November,2020 Carbon dioxide levels continue at record levels, despite COVID-19 lockdown, the WMO reports. The increase in carbon dioxide from 2018 to 2019 was larger than that observed from 2017 to 2018 and larger than the average annual growth rate over the last decade. The rise has continued in 2020. The lockdown did cut emissions of many pollutants…

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Carbon emissions from this year’s wildfires burning in the Arctic Circle have already outstripped 2019’s record.

Carbon emissions from this year’s wildfires burning in the Arctic Circle have already outstripped 2019’s record.

 Arctic wildfires emit 35% more CO2 so far in 2020 than for whole of 2019 About 205 megatonnes emitted in June and July alone as Siberia hit by heatwave The Guardian, 31 August, 2020 The amount of carbon dioxide emitted by Arctic wildfires this year is already 35% higher than the figure for the whole of 2019. The latest data, provided by the EU’s Copernicus atmosphere monitoring service, shows that up to 24 August 245 megatonnes of CO2 had been…

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