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Analysis of Present Surface Methane Hot Spots

A contextual analysis of present surface methane emission sources and rates of atmospheric accumulation.

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  1. wharf rat

     /  September 1, 2018

    NASA Discovers Bubbling Lakes In The Remote Arctic – A Sign Of Global Warming

    NASA has released videos of bubbling lakes in the remote Arctic tundra, where warming continues to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates.

    The international research team, funded by NASA as part of their Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), recently published their results in Nature Communications. What they found are bubbling lakes as greenhouse gases are released from the previously frozen ground, leading to increased greenhouse gas emissions and a warming positive feedback.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/08/30/nasa-discovers-bubbling-lakes-in-the-remote-arctic-a-sign-of-global-warming/#d4

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  2. mlp in nc

     /  September 1, 2018

    The poets, if obliquely, are lending their voices to climate change. Here is one that is open to other interpretations, but one seems like climate change to me.
    http://poems.com/feature.php?date=17776

    Shipwreck—The shore
    Leslie Harrison

    The sea mutters its curses its prophesies along
    the lip of sand and dune and granite gray by
    star gray by broken gray by cliff gray by sky
    by tourist loud in the glade of his fifty week
    sorrow listen that is Cassandra that is the ocean
    speaking every secret every song every prayer
    on its vast and dying mind while cameras while
    phones freeze the foam to spilled white milk
    and the gulls steal from the hands of children
    deaf to everything deaf to all that will chill them
    until blue rises through their seas until it clots
    like paint in their soft in their softly crying lips

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  3. kassy

     /  September 3, 2018

    An article about a bunch of global warming visualizations:
    https://www.sciencealert.com/climate-change-data-visualisation-antti-lipponen

    The main one they discuss is pretty neat:

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  4. kassy

     /  September 3, 2018

    Billionaire Clinton donor joins Trump administration in bid to save Navajo coal plant

    Private equity fund negotiates acquisition of largest coal plant in the West.

    *A long piece well worth reading. It’s about air , but also about jobs. Some want to keep their jobs but there will be some cuts* :

    Tucson Electric Power has projected that it would cost an average of $56 to $57 per megawatt-hour to operate and maintain the Navajo Generating Station from 2020 to 2030. According to David Schlissel, director of resource planning analytics for research and consulting firm the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), it is extremely unlikely the Navajo Generating Station could sell power at anywhere near that price on the wholesale market or through bilateral agreements with an electric utility or another power customer.

    But Middle River Power’s analysis shows the Navajo Generating Station could sell electricity at $26.84 per megawatt-hour, less than half of what Tucson Electric Power forecasts. Such a price is achievable only if production costs at the power plant are cut drastically, Schlissel wrote in a report on the Navajo Generating Station published last month.

    “To get where it needs to be profit-wise, Middle River or any other owner would have to lay off workers and cut wages and benefits for remaining employees at the plant,” Schlissel said. “Miners at Kayenta Coal Mine, which supplies the plant, likely would be similarly affected.”

    Also:

    Members of the Navajo Nation breathe some of the dirtiest air in the country. The Clean Air Task Force, a nongovernmental organization, estimates that pollution from the Navajo Generating Station, contributes to 16 premature deaths, 25 heart attacks, 300 asthma attacks, and 15 asthma-related emergency-room visits each year, with annual health costs of more than $127 million.

    https://thinkprogress.org/billionaire-clinton-donor-joins-trump-administration-in-bid-to-save-navajo-coal-plant/

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    • Robert in New Orleans

       /  September 4, 2018

      This is the perfect scenario for Elon Musk and Tesla Solar to step into and show the Navajo Nation that there is a clean alternative to dirty coal and harmful emissions.

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  5. Ronald

     /  September 5, 2018

    And about Siberian rivers releasing carbon:
    Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180904103229.htm

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