global warming

David Gilmour auctioned 126 guitars to raise money to fight climate change

It’s great to see wealthy people trying to save the environment. Per this story, “Pink Floyd's David Gilmour auctioned 126 of his guitars for a record-breaking $21 million at a New York charity auction Thursday to fight against climate change.” Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay bought the “Black Strat” for ~$4M, and apparently he’s going to make it available to the public.

The disappearing Pedersen Glacier in Alaska

The image here shows two photos of the Pedersen Glacier in Alaska. The black and white image is from 1917, and the open green field is from 2005. I found those photos in this YouTube video after viewing a short video about how warm it is in the Arctic Circle this year, where glaciers are melting during the winter instead of forming new ice.

For more information, the USGS has this page which shows many more examples of disappearing glaciers in Alaska.

Is there a ticking time bomb under the Arctic? alvin January 25, 2018 - 10:41am

With the Earth’s atmosphere getting warmer, NPR has an article, Is there a ticking time bomb under the Arctic? (The short story is that there’s twice as much carbon in the thawing permafrost as their is in the Earth’s atmosphere.)