Jet contrails will likely affect climate by 2050

Climate impact of clouds made from airplane contrails may triple by 2050 From the EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION In the right conditions, airplane contrails can linger in the sky as contrail cirrus – ice clouds that can trap heat inside the Earth’s atmosphere. Their climate impact has been largely neglected in global schemes to offset aviation…

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Is a great iron fertilization experiment already underway?

News Release 26-Jun-2019 Is a great iron fertilization experiment already underway? University of South Florida (USF Innovation) ST. PETERSBURG, FL – It’s no secret that massive dust storms in the Saharan Desert occasionally shroud the North Atlantic Ocean with iron, but it turns out these natural blankets aren’t the only things to sneeze at. Iron…

Return to Earth

Guest post by Philip Mulholland and Stephen Wilde “No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated.” Richard P. Feynman. In this dual scene montage, we see on the left the Earth viewed by the DSCOVR: Deep Space Climate…

The Water Future of Earth’s ‘Third Pole’

From NASA June 26, 2019 Himalaya. Karakoram. Hindu Kush. The names of Asia’s high mountain ranges conjure up adventure to those living far away, but for more than a billion people, these are the names of their most reliable water source. Snow and glaciers in these mountains contain the largest volume of freshwater outside of…