Faster than Expected

FTE21 ~ Arctic Sea Ice Volume

The Arctic Sea Ice Volume is 2017 at it’s ever recorded low. Maybe this sounds somehow special, but what‘s going on in the Arctic now has huge consequences for the climate of the planet. In this episode I have an interview with Torstein Viddal from Norway, now living on Greenland. He is a novelist, has a master in information science and is an eco activist since decades. Torstein is following data of ice extent and volume in the Arctic very closely. Now in 2017 he has observed the lowest ice volume of millions of years. Prof. Peter Wadhams gives us an introduction, why the Arctic sea ice is so important.

Arctic Sea Ice and the Precious Life

arctic sea ice licence free

During the coming weeks I want to focus my attention on the Arctic. During the summer 2017 there has not been a blue ocean event, what had meant that the Arctic Ocean is nearly ice-free. This would have an enormous influence on the world‘s climate, because the Arctic is one of the global climate motors.

Finland‘s president Niinistö has put it in a nutshell during a meeting in North Russia:

If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World

FTE19 ~ worldwide connected ~ Burden on Other Species

co-hosted episode with Kevin from New Zealand and Wolfgang from Germany

This episode we want to dedicate to the animals and the burden inflicted on the other species by us, Homo sapiens. In times of abrupt climate change or ongoing anthropogenic climate disruption, there is no doubt, we are in the sixth mass extinction event. Billions of animals are dying and suffering. And 200 species (of animals and plants) are going extinct every day.

 

Why Climate Change is Faster Than Expected

Since I am concerned with abrupt climate change - and it‘s not a very long period, 3 or 4 years - I can observe a game in mainstream media and their publications about climate change: The period of time until the temperature of our planet is rising so steep, that we are facing consequences. First the period has been infinite, because in most publications it has been mistrusted if there is a measurable climate change. If yes, it may not be anthropogenic. Then in some publications, that agree to climate change, the prognosis has been maybe 2° C until 2100.

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