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Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida Panhandle, prompting evacuations

Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida Panhandle, prompting evacuations That's when Michael will be moving through our area, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. It also was about 200 miles (325 kilometers) south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida . Bay County Public Works placed sand for bagging at Pete Edwards Field at 7300 McElvey Rd., Panama City Beach and at the Deer Point Dam located on the NW side. [Full Article...]

Virgin Galactic is weeks away from reaching space, CEO says

Virgin Galactic is weeks away from reaching space, CEO says Tuesday, Branson said the test flights are near. Speaking to CNBC in Singapore, the billionaire Virgin founder said the company was "more than tantalisingly close" to launching its first mission to space, and that he himself hoped to briefly leave Earth within "months not years". [Full Article...]

Which message best motivates change: IPCC or the Nobel Prize?

That would in turn cause massive migration in the tens of millions, leading to more conflicts and wars. They say the worldwide community should focus less on how much carbon can still be emitted and more on setting concrete timelines for transitioning to a net-zero carbon world. [Full Article...]

Scientist warning over climate change and global warming - CBBC Newsround

Scientist warning over climate change and global warming - CBBC Newsround But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge. If emissions continue at the current rate, temperatures will bust the Paris agreement limits by the year 2040. Geden suggests that the updated carbon budget is likely to inspire "a huge debate" among scientists about the methods used to calculate it. Tallas told VOA that people can help save the planet by changing the way the... [Full Article...]

Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis If global emissions continue as per the commitments made under Paris Agreement , the carbon budget (the amount of CO2 that the world can emit) for 1.5°C warming will be exhausted by 2030, the CSE said referring to the report . Although the report says that emissions would not be the sole contributor to temperatures above 1.5°C, the future rates of emission reductions will determine whether tem... [Full Article...]

4 maps predicting Hurricane Michael's path, timing, wind speeds, and rainfall

4 maps predicting Hurricane Michael's path, timing, wind speeds, and rainfall The governor warned the hurricane is expected to strengthen to a Category 3 storm when it makes landfall Wednesday . "The threat for tornadoes will increase late tonight into Wednesday over parts of the Florida Panhandle, the northern Florida Peninsula, and southern Georgia", the hurricane center said. [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully

SpaceX rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully The rocket launched the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit and then the rocket landed back on the west coast. "Falcon 9 is the first orbital class rocket capable of reflight", notes the SpaceX website . Argentina's satellite will reportedly track natural disasters, crop yields and soil-moisture levels from 385 miles (620km) above the earth. The SAOCOM launch marks SpaceX's 17th launch of the... [Full Article...]

New United Nations report details looming climate crisis

Meeting the 1.5C limit would demand "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change in all aspects of society", the panel said . "Climate activists have been calling for decades for leaders to show responsibility and take urgent action, but we have barely scratched the surface of what needs to be done". [Full Article...]


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